Investment Analysts’ updated eps estimates for Wednesday, December 6th:

Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) had its strong-buy rating reaffirmed by analysts at Tigress Financial.

Aetna (NYSE:AET) had its neutral rating reissued by analysts at Credit Suisse Group AG. The firm currently has a $195.00 price target on the stock, up from their previous price target of $174.00.

Anthem (NYSE:ANTM) had its buy rating reiterated by analysts at B. Riley.

AutoZone (NYSE:AZO) had its buy rating reissued by analysts at UBS AG. They currently have a $750.00 target price on the stock, down from their previous target price of $810.00.

BT Group (LON:BT.A) had its outperform rating reiterated by analysts at Royal Bank Of Canada. They currently have a GBX 410 ($5.52) target price on the stock.

Consolidated Water (NASDAQ:CWCO) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a sell rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “Consolidated Water is presently utilizing the most advanced technology to convert seawater to potable water. Apart from expanding organically, the company is also working to broaden its operation through strategic acquisition. To further expand its drinking water and wastewater services, the company is working relentlessly to expand its existing operations in the Cayman Islands, The Bahamas and Belize. However, Consolidated Water’s shares have gained lower than the industry in the last 12 months. Its earnings per share in the third quarter were lower than the Zacks Consensus Estimate. Hurricane Irma has affected operations of the company’s water treatment plants but its impact was minimal in the reported quarter. In addition, risk of losing major customer accounts or failure to renew long term contracts with major customers as well as foreign exchange fluctuation are other headwinds for the company.”

Sandler O’Neill initiated coverage on shares of Ellington Financial (NYSE:EFC). The firm issued a buy rating on the stock.

R. F. Lafferty started coverage on shares of Enable Midstream Partners (NYSE:ENBL). The firm issued a buy rating and a $19.00 target price on the stock.

First Solar (NASDAQ:FSLR) had its outperform rating reaffirmed by analysts at Cowen Inc. Cowen Inc currently has a $77.00 target price on the stock, up from their previous target price of $60.00.

Hammerson (LON:HMSO) had its hold rating reaffirmed by analysts at Peel Hunt. They currently have a GBX 550 ($7.40) price target on the stock.

Evercore ISI began coverage on shares of Netflix (NASDAQ:NFLX). The firm issued an in-line rating and a $210.00 target price on the stock.

Old Dominion Freight Line (NASDAQ:ODFL) had its outperform rating reissued by analysts at Credit Suisse Group AG. Credit Suisse Group AG currently has a $142.00 target price on the stock, up from their previous target price of $128.00.

Shaftesbury (LON:SHB) had its hold rating reaffirmed by analysts at Numis Securities Ltd. Numis Securities Ltd currently has a GBX 1,019 ($13.71) price target on the stock.

Toll Brothers (NYSE:TOL) had its outperform rating reiterated by analysts at Wells Fargo & Company. They currently have a $54.00 price target on the stock, up from their previous price target of $42.00.

United Overseas Bank (OTCMKTS:UOVEY) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a buy rating. The firm currently has $44.00 price target on the stock. According to Zacks, “UOB is a leading bank in Singapore that provides a wide range of financial services through its global network of over 500 offices in 18 countries and territories in Asia-Pacific, Western Europe and North America. It has banking subsidiaries in Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand and mainland China. UOB is committed to playing an active and meaningful role in the community with our focus on children, education and the arts. “

Oppenheimer Holdings Inc. assumed coverage on shares of Varonis Systems (NASDAQ:VRNS). The firm issued an outperform rating and a $57.00 target price on the stock.

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