Equities Research Analysts’ updated eps estimates for Tuesday, August 8th:

AAON (NASDAQ:AAON) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a sell rating. According to Zacks, “Aaon Inc. is a manufacturer of air-conditioning and heating equipment consisting of rooftop units, chillers, air-handling units, condensing units and coils. Its products serve the new construction and replacement markets. The Company has successfully gained market share through its semi-custom product lines, which offer the customer value, quality, function, serviceability and efficiency. “

Ares Commercial Real Estate Corporation (NYSE:ACRE) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a buy rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “Ares Commercial Real Estate Corporation is a specialty finance company focused on originating, investing in and managing middle-market commercial real estate loans and other commercial real estate investments. The Company’s financing solutions are comprised of its target investments, which include the following: Transitional senior mortgage loans, Stretch senior mortgage loans, Subordinate debt mortgage loans and Other CRE debt and preferred equity investments. Ares Commercial Real Estate Corporation is based in Chicago, Illinois. “

Advanced Disposal Services (NASDAQ:ADSW) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a sell rating. According to Zacks, “Advanced Disposal Services, Inc. is a waste management company. It offers waste collection, transfer, recycling and disposal services for residential, commercial and industrial customers. The company serves primarily in United States. Advanced Disposal Services, Inc. is based in Ponte Vedra, FL. “

American Equity Investment Life Holding (NYSE:AEL) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a buy rating. The firm currently has $31.00 price target on the stock. According to Zacks, “American Equity Investment Life Holding Company, through its wholly-owned operating subsidiaries, is a full service underwriter of a broad line of annuity and insurance products, with a primary emphasis on the sale of fixed rate and index annuities. “

Agios Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:AGIO) had its buy rating reiterated by analysts at SunTrust Banks, Inc.. They currently have a $80.00 price target on the stock, up from their previous price target of $68.00.

Alteryx (NYSE:AYX) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a buy rating. They currently have $26.00 price target on the stock. According to Zacks, “Alteryx, Inc. provides self-service data analytics software platform. The Company’s product consists of Alteryx Designer, Alteryx Server and Alteryx Analytics Gallery. Alteryx Designer offer data preparation, blending and analytics which could be deployable in the cloud and on premise; Alteryx Server, a secure and scalable product for sharing and running analytic applications in a Web-based environment and Alteryx Analytics Gallery, a cloud-based collaboration offering which allows users to share workflows in a centralized repository. Alteryx, Inc. is headquartered in Irvine, California. “

BHP Billiton PLC (NYSE:BBL) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a strong sell rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “BHP Billiton Plc is engaged in production of minerals which includes iron ore, metallurgical coal, copper and uranium as well as oil, gas and energy coal. BHP Billiton Plc is based in Collins Street, Melbourne Victoria. “

Amplify Snack Brands, inc. (NYSE:BETR) had its hold rating reiterated by analysts at Wedbush.

Brookfield Infrastructure Partners (NYSE:BIP) (TSE:BIP.UN) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a buy rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “BROOKFIELD INFRASTRUCTURE PARTNERS L.P. was established by Brookfield Asset Management as its primary vehicle to own and operate certain infrastructure assets on a global basis. Brookfield Infrastructure operates high quality, long-life assets that generate stable cash flows, require relatively minimal maintenance capital expenditures and, by virtue of barriers to entry and other characteristics, tend to appreciate in value over time. Its current business consists of the ownership and operation of premier electricity transmission systems and timberlands in North and South America, and it seeks acquisition opportunities in other infrastructure sectors with similar attributes. “

Benefitfocus (NASDAQ:BNFT) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a buy rating. The firm currently has $31.00 price target on the stock. According to Zacks, “Benefitfocus, Inc. offers cloud-based software solutions to consumers, employers, insurance carriers and brokers. The Company’s platform of products and services enable customers to efficiently shop, enroll, manage and exchange benefits information. Benefitfocus, Inc. is based in Charleston, South Carolina. “

Audentes Therapeutics (NASDAQ:BOLD) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a buy rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “Audentes Therapeutics, Inc. is a biotechnology company which focused on developing and commercializing gene therapy products for patients suffering from serious, life-threatening rare diseases. The company’s product pipeline consists of AT132 for the treatment of X-linked myotubular myopathy; AT342 for the treatment of crigler-najjar syndrome type 1; AT307 for the treatment of the CASQ2 subtype of catecholaminergic polymorphic ventricular tachycardia and AT982 for the treatment of pompe disease, which are in pre-clinical trial stage. Audentes Therapeutics, Inc. is based in San Francisco, California. “

Bazaarvoice (NASDAQ:BV) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a buy rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “Bazaarvoice, Inc. provides social commerce solutions through Bazaarvoice, a Software-as-a-Service platform that enable clients to capture, display, and analyze online word of mouth. It serves clients in the retail, consumer products, travel and leisure, technology, telecommunications, financial services, healthcare, and automotive industries. Bazaarvoice offers its products particularly in the United States, Europe, Singapore, and Australia. The Company’s software builds online communities for the brand names of clients. Bazaarvoice, Inc. is headquartered in Austin, Texas. “

Broadwind Energy (NASDAQ:BWEN) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a sell rating. According to Zacks, “Broadwind Energy is a precision manufacturer of structures, equipment & components for clean tech and other specialized applications. Their most significant presence is within the U.S. wind energy industry, although they have diversified into other industrial markets in order to improve their capacity utilization and reduce their exposure to uncertainty related to favorable governmental policies currently supporting the U.S. wind energy industry. Within the U.S. wind energy industry, they provide products primarily to wind turbine manufacturers. Outside of the wind energy market, they provide precision gearing and specialty weldments to a broad range of industrial customers for oil and gas, mining, steel and other industrial applications. “

CBS Corporation (NYSE:CBS) had its buy rating reaffirmed by analysts at Needham & Company LLC. They currently have a $80.00 target price on the stock.

CBS Corporation (NYSE:CBS) had its outperform rating reiterated by analysts at Royal Bank Of Canada. The firm currently has a $77.00 target price on the stock, up from their previous target price of $75.00.

CDW Corporation (NASDAQ:CDW) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a strong sell rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “CDW Corporation offers information technology products and services to business, government, education and healthcare customers primarily in the United States and Canada. Its hardware products comprise network communications, notebooks/mobile devices, data storage, video monitors, printers, desktops and servers as well as NetComm products. The company’s software services include licensing, licensing management, software solutions and services. In addition, it offers configuration services which include virtualization, collaboration, security, mobility, data centre optimization and cloud computing. CDW Corporation is headquartered in Vernon Hills, Illinois. “

City Office REIT (NYSE:CIO) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a sell rating. According to Zacks, “City Office REIT, Inc. is a real estate investment trust. It focuses on acquiring, owning, and operating office properties in the United States. The Company invests in properties located in metropolitan areas in the Southern and Western United States. City Office REIT, Inc. is based in Vancouver, Canada. “

SEACOR Holdings (NYSE:CKH) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a buy rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “SEACOR and its subsidiaries are engaged in the operation of a diversified fleet of offshore support vessels that service oil and gas exploration and development activities in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico, the North Sea, West Africa, Asia, Latin America and other international regions. Other business activities primarily include environmental services, inland river operations, and offshore aviation services. “

Dean Foods (NYSE:DF) was downgraded by analysts at Vertical Research from a buy rating to a hold rating.

Esperion Therapeutics (NASDAQ:ESPR) was upgraded by analysts at Jefferies Group LLC from a hold rating to a buy rating.

Honeywell International (NYSE:HON) had its outperform rating reaffirmed by analysts at Cowen and Company. They currently have a $150.00 target price on the stock, up from their previous target price of $140.00.

MDC Partners (NASDAQ:MDCA) had its sector perform rating reaffirmed by analysts at Royal Bank Of Canada. The firm currently has a $12.00 price target on the stock, up from their previous price target of $10.00.

Mimecast Limited (NASDAQ:MIME) had its buy rating reiterated by analysts at Needham & Company LLC. The firm currently has a $35.00 price target on the stock, up from their previous price target of $33.00.

Matinas BioPharma Holdings (NASDAQ:MTNB) had its buy rating reiterated by analysts at Maxim Group. They currently have a $6.00 target price on the stock.

Netflix (NASDAQ:NFLX) had its overweight rating reiterated by analysts at Piper Jaffray Companies. Piper Jaffray Companies currently has a $215.00 target price on the stock, up from their previous target price of $198.00.

Spin Master Corp (TSE:TOY) was upgraded by analysts at BMO Capital Markets from a market perform rating to an outperform rating. BMO Capital Markets currently has C$68.00 price target on the stock, up from their previous price target of C$36.00.

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