Research Analysts’ updated eps estimates for Thursday, January 4th:

Ashtead Group (LON:AHT) had its buy rating reaffirmed by analysts at Peel Hunt. Peel Hunt currently has a GBX 2,200 ($29.42) target price on the stock.

Amerisur Resources (LON:AMER) had its hold rating reissued by analysts at Peel Hunt. Peel Hunt currently has a GBX 20 ($0.27) target price on the stock.

ASOS (LON:ASC) had its buy rating reissued by analysts at Peel Hunt. They currently have a GBX 7,000 ($93.60) target price on the stock.

Atalaya Mining (LON:ATYM) had its buy rating reaffirmed by analysts at Peel Hunt. Peel Hunt currently has a GBX 230 ($3.08) price target on the stock.

Auto Trader Group (LON:AUTO) had its buy rating reiterated by analysts at Peel Hunt. The firm currently has a GBX 400 ($5.35) price target on the stock.

Beazley (LON:BEZ) had its reduce rating reiterated by analysts at Peel Hunt. They currently have a GBX 320 ($4.28) price target on the stock.

B&M European Value Retail (LON:BME) had its buy rating reaffirmed by analysts at Peel Hunt. Peel Hunt currently has a GBX 485 ($6.48) target price on the stock.

Boohoo.Com (LON:BOO) had its buy rating reiterated by analysts at Peel Hunt. The firm currently has a GBX 300 ($4.01) target price on the stock.

Burberry Group (LON:BRBY) had its overweight rating reiterated by analysts at Barclays PLC. Barclays PLC currently has a GBX 1,900 ($25.40) price target on the stock.

Charter Court Financial Services Grp (LON:CCFS) had its buy rating reissued by analysts at Peel Hunt. Peel Hunt currently has a GBX 305 ($4.08) price target on the stock.

Centamin (LON:CEY) had its outperform rating reaffirmed by analysts at Royal Bank of Canada. The firm currently has a GBX 170 ($2.27) target price on the stock.

Circassia Pharmaceuticals (LON:CIR) had its hold rating reiterated by analysts at Peel Hunt. The firm currently has a GBX 130 ($1.74) target price on the stock.

Coats Group (LON:COA) had its buy rating reaffirmed by analysts at Peel Hunt. They currently have a GBX 90 ($1.20) price target on the stock.

Costain Group (LON:COST) had its buy rating reiterated by analysts at Liberum Capital. Liberum Capital currently has a GBX 545 ($7.29) target price on the stock.

Costain Group (LON:COST) had its buy rating reaffirmed by analysts at Peel Hunt. They currently have a GBX 500 ($6.69) price target on the stock.

Countryside Properties (LON:CSP) had its buy rating reissued by analysts at Peel Hunt. The firm currently has a GBX 420 ($5.62) target price on the stock.

CVS Group (LON:CVSG) had its buy rating reiterated by analysts at Peel Hunt. They currently have a GBX 1,350 ($18.05) target price on the stock.

Cyanconnode (LON:CYAN) had its corporate rating reaffirmed by analysts at FinnCap.

Debenhams (LON:DEB) had its sector performer rating reaffirmed by analysts at Royal Bank of Canada. Royal Bank of Canada currently has a GBX 42 ($0.56) price target on the stock.

Debenhams (LON:DEB) was downgraded by analysts at Peel Hunt to a sell rating. Peel Hunt currently has GBX 55 ($0.74) price target on the stock.

Fenner (LON:FENR) had its buy rating reaffirmed by analysts at Peel Hunt. They currently have a GBX 425 ($5.68) target price on the stock.

4imprint Group (LON:FOUR) had its add rating reiterated by analysts at Peel Hunt. Peel Hunt currently has a GBX 1,840 ($24.60) target price on the stock.

Fox Marble (LON:FOX) had its speculative buy rating reaffirmed by analysts at Beaufort Securities. The firm currently has a GBX 24 ($0.32) price target on the stock.

Mj Gleeson (LON:GLE) had its hold rating reissued by analysts at Peel Hunt. Peel Hunt currently has a GBX 715 ($9.56) target price on the stock.

Barclays PLC started coverage on shares of Greencore Group (LON:GNC). The firm issued an overweight rating and a GBX 253 ($3.38) target price on the stock.

GYM Group (LON:GYM) had its buy rating reiterated by analysts at Peel Hunt. The firm currently has a GBX 260 ($3.48) price target on the stock.

Hochschild Mining (LON:HOC) was downgraded by analysts at Royal Bank of Canada to a sector performer rating. The firm currently has GBX 260 ($3.48) price target on the stock.

Hiscox (LON:HSX) had its reduce rating reiterated by analysts at Peel Hunt. Peel Hunt currently has a GBX 910 ($12.17) price target on the stock.

Joules Group (LON:JOUL) had its buy rating reiterated by analysts at Peel Hunt. The firm currently has a GBX 330 ($4.41) target price on the stock.

Ladbrokes Coral Group (LON:LCL) had its overweight rating reiterated by analysts at Barclays PLC. They currently have a GBX 191 ($2.55) price target on the stock.

Lancashire (LON:LRE) had its add rating reiterated by analysts at Peel Hunt. The firm currently has a GBX 690 ($9.23) target price on the stock.

M.P. Evans Group (LON:MPE) had its buy rating reissued by analysts at Peel Hunt. Peel Hunt currently has a GBX 880 ($11.77) target price on the stock.

Melrose Industries (LON:MRO) had its buy rating reaffirmed by analysts at Peel Hunt. The firm currently has a GBX 240 ($3.21) target price on the stock.

Melrose Industries (LON:MRO) had its buy rating reissued by analysts at Liberum Capital. They currently have a GBX 235 ($3.14) target price on the stock.

WM Morrison Supermarkets (LON:MRW) had its neutral rating reaffirmed by analysts at Goldman Sachs Group Inc.

Middlesex Water (NASDAQ:MSEX) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a buy rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “Middlesex Water Company treats, stores and distributes water for residential, commercial, industrial and fire prevention purposes. “

Marshalls (LON:MSLH) had its buy rating reaffirmed by analysts at Peel Hunt. The firm currently has a GBX 490 ($6.55) target price on the stock.

MSC Industrial Direct (NYSE:MSM) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a buy rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “MSC Industrial Direct Co., Inc., together with its subsidiaries, markets and distributes various ranges of metalworking and maintenance, repair, and operations (MRO) products primarily in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom. The company’s MRO products comprise cutting tools, measuring instruments, tooling components, metalworking products, fasteners, flat stock, raw materials, abrasives, machinery hand and power tools, safety and janitorial supplies, plumbing supplies, materials handling products, power transmission components, and electrical supplies. It offers approximately 1,000,000 stock-keeping units through its master catalogs; weekly, monthly, and quarterly specialty and promotional catalogs; brochures; and the Internet, such as its Websites comprising mscdirect.com and use-enco.com. The company serves primarily through its distribution network of 85 branch offices and 12 customer fulfillment centers. “

Microvision (NASDAQ:MVIS) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a sell rating. According to Zacks, “Microvision, Inc. develops information display and related technologies that allow electronically generated images and information to be projected onto a viewer’s eye. They defined three distinct business platforms relating to the delivery of images and information in this manner: Retinal Scanning Displays, Imaging Solutions, Optical Material technology. “

Myers Industries (NYSE:MYE) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a buy rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “Myers Industries, Inc. is an international manufacturer of polymer products for industrial, agricultural, automotive, commercial, and consumer markets. The Company is also the largest wholesale distributor of tools, equipment, and supplies for the tire service and undervehicle repair industry in the United States. “

Mysquare (LON:MYSQ) had its speculative buy rating reiterated by analysts at Beaufort Securities. They currently have a GBX 21 ($0.28) target price on the stock.

Navigators Group (NASDAQ:NAVG) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a buy rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “The Navigators Group, Inc. is a holding company with twelve active wholly owned subsidiaries. They primarily write marine, onshore energy, engineering and construction insurance, and a contractors’ general liability program. As underwritten by Navigators, marine insurance includes hull, energy, liability and cargo; onshore energy primarily covers property damage with an emphasis on the oil and petrochemical sectors; and engineering and construction primarily covers construction projects including machinery, equipment and loss of use due to delays. “

Nostrum Oil & Gas (LON:NOG) had its buy rating reiterated by analysts at Peel Hunt. Peel Hunt currently has a GBX 600 ($8.02) target price on the stock.

NEXT (LON:NXT) had its sell rating reiterated by analysts at Goldman Sachs Group Inc. The firm currently has a GBX 4,240 ($56.69) price target on the stock.

NEXT (LON:NXT) had its neutral rating reiterated by analysts at JPMorgan Chase & Co.. JPMorgan Chase & Co. currently has a GBX 4,830 ($64.58) price target on the stock.

Osram Licht (OTCMKTS:OSAGF) had its buy rating reaffirmed by analysts at DZ Bank AG.

On The Beach Group (LON:OTB) had its buy rating reaffirmed by analysts at Peel Hunt. They currently have a GBX 500 ($6.69) price target on the stock.

Phoenix Group (LON:PHNX) was downgraded by analysts at Deutsche Bank AG to a hold rating. Deutsche Bank AG currently has GBX 800 ($10.70) price target on the stock, down from their previous price target of GBX 875 ($11.70).

Paddy Power Betfair (LON:PPB) had its overweight rating reaffirmed by analysts at Barclays PLC. They currently have a GBX 9,400 ($125.69) price target on the stock.

Purplebricks Group (LON:PURP) had its buy rating reiterated by analysts at Peel Hunt. The firm currently has a GBX 460 ($6.15) target price on the stock.

Rotork (LON:ROR) had its add rating reissued by analysts at Peel Hunt. The firm currently has a GBX 280 ($3.74) price target on the stock.

Rotork (LON:ROR) had its hold rating reaffirmed by analysts at Liberum Capital. They currently have a GBX 265 ($3.54) price target on the stock.

Restore (LON:RST) had its buy rating reaffirmed by analysts at Peel Hunt. They currently have a GBX 528 ($7.06) target price on the stock.

Rentokil Initial (LON:RTO) had its buy rating reissued by analysts at Peel Hunt. They currently have a GBX 348 ($4.65) price target on the stock.

Banco Santander (BME:SAN) had its buy rating reaffirmed by analysts at JPMorgan Chase & Co..

J Sainsbury (LON:SBRY) had its sell rating reiterated by analysts at Goldman Sachs Group Inc.

J Sainsbury (LON:SBRY) had its underweight rating reissued by analysts at JPMorgan Chase & Co.. They currently have a GBX 200 ($2.67) target price on the stock.

Severfield (LON:SFR) had its buy rating reiterated by analysts at Peel Hunt. Peel Hunt currently has a GBX 100 ($1.34) target price on the stock.

Supergroup (LON:SGP) had its buy rating reaffirmed by analysts at Peel Hunt. They currently have a GBX 2,300 ($30.75) target price on the stock.

Standard Life Aberdeen (LON:SLA) had its overweight rating reiterated by analysts at Barclays PLC. The firm currently has a GBX 520 ($6.95) target price on the stock.

Sopheon (LON:SPE) had its corporate rating reiterated by analysts at FinnCap. FinnCap currently has a GBX 620 ($8.29) target price on the stock.

Spire Healthcare Group (LON:SPI) had its neutral rating reissued by analysts at JPMorgan Chase & Co.. They currently have a GBX 339 ($4.53) target price on the stock.

Serica Energy (LON:SQZ) had its buy rating reiterated by analysts at Peel Hunt. The firm currently has a GBX 105 ($1.40) target price on the stock.

Synthomer (LON:SYNT) had its buy rating reaffirmed by analysts at Peel Hunt. Peel Hunt currently has a GBX 550 ($7.35) price target on the stock.

Synthomer (LON:SYNT) had its buy rating reiterated by analysts at Deutsche Bank AG. They currently have a GBX 565 ($7.55) price target on the stock.

Salzgitter (ETR:SZG) had its sell rating reaffirmed by analysts at DZ Bank AG.

TBC Bank Group (LON:TBCG) had its buy rating reissued by analysts at Peel Hunt. They currently have a GBX 2,000 ($26.74) target price on the stock.

Telford Homes (LON:TEF) had its buy rating reissued by analysts at Peel Hunt. Peel Hunt currently has a GBX 505 ($6.75) target price on the stock.

UNITE Group (LON:UTG) had its buy rating reissued by analysts at Peel Hunt. Peel Hunt currently has a GBX 775 ($10.36) price target on the stock.

Victrex (LON:VCT) had its hold rating reissued by analysts at Deutsche Bank AG. Deutsche Bank AG currently has a GBX 2,200 ($29.42) target price on the stock.

Vectura Group (LON:VEC) had its buy rating reiterated by analysts at Shore Capital.

Vectura Group (LON:VEC) had its hold rating reissued by analysts at Peel Hunt. Peel Hunt currently has a GBX 160 ($2.14) target price on the stock.

Wilmington (LON:WIL) had its buy rating reiterated by analysts at Peel Hunt. The firm currently has a GBX 300 ($4.01) price target on the stock.

Watkin Jones (LON:WJG) had its speculative buy rating reiterated by analysts at Beaufort Securities. Beaufort Securities currently has a GBX 225 ($3.01) target price on the stock.

Workspace Group (LON:WKP) had its buy rating reissued by analysts at Peel Hunt. The firm currently has a GBX 1,050 ($14.04) price target on the stock.

Whitbread (LON:WTB) had its hold rating reiterated by analysts at Liberum Capital. The firm currently has a GBX 4,150 ($55.49) target price on the stock.

ZPG (LON:ZPG) had its buy rating reaffirmed by analysts at Peel Hunt. They currently have a GBX 400 ($5.35) target price on the stock.

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