Analysts’ updated eps estimates for Saturday, August 12th:

Anglo Amer Adr (OTCMKTS:NGLOY) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a buy rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “Anglo American PLC is a mining company. Its portfolio includes iron ore, manganese, metallurgical coal, copper, nickel, platinum and diamonds. The company operates primarily in Africa, Europe, North and South America, Asia and Australia. Anglo American PLC is headquartered in London, the United Kingdom. “

New Mountain Finance Corporation (NYSE:NMFC) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a buy rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “New Mountain Finance Corporation is a Business Development Company specializing in investments in middle market companies and debt securities at various levels of the capital structure, including first and second lien debt, unsecured notes, bonds, and mezzanine securities. It invests in various industries that include software, education, business services, distribution and logistics, federal services, healthcare services and products, healthcare facilities, energy, media, consumer and industrial services, healthcare Information Technology, Information Technology and services, specialty chemicals and materials, telecommunication, retail, and power generation. It seeks to invest in United States. The Company’s investment objective is to generate current income and capital appreciation through the sourcing and origination of debt securities at all levels of the capital structure, including first and second lien debt, notes, bonds and mezzanine securities. “

National Research Corporation (NASDAQ:NRCIA) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a buy rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “National Research Corporation offers analytics and insights that facilitate revenue growth, patient, employee, customer retention and patient engagement for healthcare providers, payers and other healthcare organizations. Its services include capture, interpretation, transmittal and benchmarking of critical data elements from various healthcare consumers. National Research Corporation is headquartered in Lincoln, Nebraska. “

New Residential Investment Corp (NYSE:NRZ) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a sell rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “New Residential Investment Corp. is a real estate investment trust. It focuses on investing in, and actively managing, investments related to residential real estate. The Company primarily target investments in excess mortgage servicing rights, residential mortgage backed securities, residential mortgage loans and other related investments. New Residential Investment Corp. is based in New York. “

NanoString Technologies (NASDAQ:NSTG) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a buy rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “NanoString Technologies, Inc. is engaged in the development, manufacture and sale of life science tools. It provides nCounter Analysis System which supports research and development of clinical applications from basic discovery to the development of future molecular diagnostic tests on a single platform. The company also offers nSolver Analysis software, gene expression panels, miRNA expression assay kits, cancer copy number variation panels, nCounter leukemia fusion gene expression assay kits and human karyotype panels, custom CodeSets and master kits that are ancillary reagents, cartridges, tips and reagent plates to setup and process samples in its instruments. It markets its systems and related consumables to researchers in academic, government and biopharmaceutical laboratories primarily in North America, Europe, the Middle East and the Asia Pacific. NanoString Technologies, Inc. is headquartered in Seattle, Washington. “

Natera (NASDAQ:NTRA) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a buy rating to a sell rating. According to Zacks, “Natera, Inc. offers genetic testing and diagnostics with proprietary bioinformatics and molecular technology. Natera, Inc. is headquartered in San Carlos, California. “

New Home Company Inc. (The) (NYSE:NWHM) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a sell rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “The New Home Company LLC is a homebuilder. The company focused on the design, construction and sale of innovative and consumer-driven homes primarily in the San Francisco Bay area and metro Sacramento. It operates primarily in two segments: homebuilding and fee building. The New Home Company LLC is based in Suite, United States. “

Northwest Natural Gas (NYSE:NWN) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a buy rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “NW Natural is principally engaged in the distribution of natural gas. The Oregon Public Utility Commission (OPUC) has allocated to NW Natural as its exclusive service area a major portion of western Oregon, including the Portland metropolitan area, most of the fertile Willamette Valley and the coastal area from Astoria to Coos Bay. NW Natural also holds certificates from the Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission (WUTC) granting it exclusive rights to serve portions of three Washington counties bordering the Columbia River. “

Nexeo Solutions (NASDAQ:NXEO) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a sell rating. According to Zacks, “Nexeo Solutions, Inc. distributes chemicals and plastics products. The company’s line of business consists of Chemicals, Plastics and Environmental Services. It operates primarily in North America, Europe, the Middle East and Africa and Asia. Nexeo Solutions, Inc. is based in The Woodlands, Texas. “

On Deck Capital (NYSE:ONDK) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a buy rating. Zacks Investment Research currently has $5.50 target price on the stock. According to Zacks, “On Deck Capital, Inc. is an on-line platform that uses a big data, analytic model to source, underwrite, and fund loans to small businesses. The Company offers online tools and resources including data aggregation and electronic payment technology, and to evaluate the health of small businesses. It’s small business loans include dental loans, restaurant loans, medical financing, restaurant financing, fast small business loans, fast small business financing, online small business loans, online applications for small business loans, small business loans online, retail capital, fast small business financing, short-term business loans, business equipment financing, small business equipment financing and merchant cash advance. On Deck Capital Inc. is based in United States. “

Opko Health (NASDAQ:OPK) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a buy rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “OPKO Health is a multinational biopharmaceutical and diagnostics company that seeks to establish industry-leading positions in large, rapidly growing markets by leveraging its discovery, development and commercialization expertise and novel and proprietary technologies. “

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