Analysts’ updated eps estimates for Thursday, August 17th:

Alliance Data Systems Corporation (NYSE:ADS) had its sell rating reiterated by analysts at Credit Suisse Group. They currently have a $174.00 target price on the stock.

Allied Minds PLC (LON:ALM) had its hold rating reiterated by analysts at Numis Securities Ltd. The firm currently has a GBX 165 ($2.14) target price on the stock.

Andeavor Logistics (NASDAQ:ANDX) had its buy rating reaffirmed by analysts at Scotiabank. Scotiabank currently has a $59.00 target price on the stock.

Basf Se (ETR:BAS) had its buy rating reiterated by analysts at Deutsche Bank AG.

Chemring Group plc (LON:CHG) had its equal weight rating reiterated by analysts at Barclays PLC. The firm currently has a GBX 200 ($2.60) price target on the stock.

The Descartes Systems Group (NASDAQ:DSGX) (TSE:DSG) had its buy rating reissued by analysts at Canaccord Genuity. They currently have a $28.00 target price on the stock.

Encana Corporation (NYSE:ECA) (TSE:ECA) had its buy rating reiterated by analysts at Canaccord Genuity. Canaccord Genuity currently has a $11.50 target price on the stock.

Evotec AG (NASDAQ:EVTCY) had its sell rating reissued by analysts at DZ Bank AG.

Hikma Pharmaceuticals Plc (LON:HIK) had its hold rating reissued by analysts at Peel Hunt. Peel Hunt currently has a GBX 2,150 ($27.91) price target on the stock.

Hikma Pharmaceuticals Plc (LON:HIK) had its add rating reissued by analysts at Numis Securities Ltd. Numis Securities Ltd currently has a GBX 1,560 ($20.25) target price on the stock.

Halma plc (LON:HLMA) was downgraded by analysts at Barclays PLC to an equal weight rating. Barclays PLC currently has GBX 1,160 ($15.06) price target on the stock, up from their previous price target of GBX 1,150 ($14.93).

Intelligent Energy Holding PLC (LON:IEH) had its underweight rating reissued by analysts at Barclays PLC. They currently have a GBX 5 ($0.06) target price on the stock.

IMI plc (LON:IMI) had its overweight rating reissued by analysts at Barclays PLC. They currently have a GBX 1,428 ($18.54) target price on the stock.

Linde AG (ETR:LIN) had its buy rating reissued by analysts at Deutsche Bank AG.

Melrose Industries PLC (LON:MRO) had its overweight rating reaffirmed by analysts at Barclays PLC. Barclays PLC currently has a GBX 255 ($3.31) target price on the stock.

Marshalls plc (LON:MSLH) had its add rating reissued by analysts at Numis Securities Ltd.

ArcelorMittal (NYSE:MT) had its buy rating reissued by analysts at Deutsche Bank AG.

Oxford Instruments plc (LON:OXIG) had its overweight rating reiterated by analysts at Barclays PLC. They currently have a GBX 1,145 ($14.86) target price on the stock.

Qiagen N.V. (NASDAQ:QGEN) had its buy rating reissued by analysts at Commerzbank Ag.

QinetiQ Group plc (LON:QQ) was upgraded by analysts at Barclays PLC to an overweight rating. The firm currently has GBX 285 ($3.70) price target on the stock.

DS Smith plc (LON:SMDS) had its overweight rating reissued by analysts at Barclays PLC. The firm currently has a GBX 565 ($7.33) target price on the stock.

Symrise Ag (NASDAQ:SYIEY) had its buy rating reiterated by analysts at Deutsche Bank AG.

Syntel (NASDAQ:SYNT) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a buy rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “Syntel is a worldwide provider of advanced technology services to Fortune 1000 companies, as well as to government entities. Their service offerings are grouped into three segments: e-Business, Application Outsourcing, and Teamsourcing. E-Business consists of practice areas in Web Solutions, Customer Relationship Management, Data Warehousing/Business Intelligence, and Enterprise Application Outsourcing services. “

ThyssenKrupp AG (FRA:TKA) had its buy rating reaffirmed by analysts at Deutsche Bank AG.

Tempur Sealy International (NYSE:TPX) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a buy rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “Tempur Sealy International, Inc. is involved in the development, manufacturing and marketing of bedding products primarily in North America and internationally. It provides mattresses, adjustable bases, pillows and other sleep and relaxation products. The company’s brand portfolio includes Tempur(R), Tempur-Pedic(R), Sealy(R), Sealy Posturepedic(R), Optimum(TM) and Stearns & Foster(R). Tempur Sealy International, Inc., formerly known as Tempur-Pedic International Inc., is headquartered in Lexington, Kentucky. “

Trinity Industries (NYSE:TRN) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a buy rating. The firm currently has $32.00 target price on the stock. According to Zacks, “Trinity Industries, Inc. is engaged in the manufacture, marketing, and leasing of a wide variety of products consisting of the following business segments or groups: Railcar Group, Inland Barge Group, Parts and Services Group, Highway Construction Product Group, Concrete & Aggregate Group, Industrial Group, and others. Others includes transportation services, the company’s captive insurance company, and other peripheral businesses. “

The Trade Desk (NASDAQ:TTD) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a strong-buy rating. The firm currently has $59.00 price target on the stock. According to Zacks, “The Trade Desk, Inc. is a provider of technology platform for advertising. The company through self-service, cloud-based platform, ad buyers create, manage and optimize data-driven digital advertising campaigns which includes display, video, audio, native and social, on a multitude of devices, such as computers, mobile devices and connected TV. It operates primarily in the United States, Europe and Asia. The Trade Desk, Inc. is headquartered in Ventura, CA. “

Twin Disc, (NASDAQ:TWIN) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a buy rating. They currently have $20.00 price target on the stock. According to Zacks, “TWIN DISC, INC. designs, manufactures and sells heavy duty off-highway power transmission equipment. Products offered include: hydraulic torque converters; power-shift transmissions; marine transmissions and surface drives; universal joints; gas turbine starting drives; power take-offs and reduction gears; industrial clutches; fluid couplings and control systems. Principal markets are: construction equipment, industrial equipment, government, marine, energy and natural resources and agriculture. “

Weir Group PLC (LON:WEIR) had its overweight rating reaffirmed by analysts at Barclays PLC. Barclays PLC currently has a GBX 2,350 ($30.51) price target on the stock.

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