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

Accelerize (NASDAQ:ACLZ) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a strong sell rating. According to Zacks, “Accelerize Inc. is an online based media and customer acquisition solutions provider. It owns and operates CAKE, a software-as-a-service enterprise platform providing online tracking and analytics solutions for advertisers, affiliate marketers, and lead generators. The Company also offers cupCAKE, a campaign management solution for small and medium sized affiliate marketers. Accelerize Inc., formerly known as Accelerize New Media, Inc., is headquartered in Newport Beach, California. “

Addus HomeCare Corporation (NASDAQ:ADUS) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a buy rating. Zacks Investment Research currently has $39.00 target price on the stock. According to Zacks, “ADDUS HOMECARE is a comprehensive provider of a broad range of social and medical services in the home. The company’s services include personal care and assistance with activities of daily living, skilled nursing and rehabilitative therapies, and adult day care. Its consumers are individuals with special needs who are at risk of hospitalization or institutionalization, such as the elderly, chronically ill and disabled. Its payor clients include federal, state and local governmental agencies, the Veterans Health Administration, commercial insurers and private individuals. Addus operates its business through two divisions, home & community services and home health services. The home & community services are social, or non-medical, in nature and include assistance with bathing, grooming, dressing, personal hygiene and medication reminders, and other activities of daily living whereas the home health services are medical in nature and include physical, occupational and speech therapy, as well as skilled nursing. “

Allstate Corporation (The) (NYSE:ALL) had its buy rating reissued by analysts at Wells Fargo & Company. The analysts wrote, “We had not expected ALL to hit its cat reporting threshold (of $150 million) although given its low cat reporting threshold the industry loss figures (which were low in July) are not necessarily the best indicator of ALL’s cat load. Our Q3 2017 EPS estimate remains $1.66 as we are including $565 million of losses, inĀ­line with the third quarter average over the past ten years and leaving $384 million for August and September. We do not expect much movement in the ALL shares in response to the loss announcement. We didn’t expect ALL to hit its cat reporting threshold for July given that industry insured losses for the month are estimated at $426 million according to PCS and the losses we saw from Progressive yesterday. ALL does not rely on PCS for its cat load but instead a cat is any loss over $1 million gross involving two or more policyholders.””

Atico Mining Corp (CVE:ATY) had its buy rating reaffirmed by analysts at Eight Capital.

Capstone Mining Corp (TSE:CS) had its buy rating reissued by analysts at Eight Capital.

First Quantum Minerals Limited (TSE:FM) had its buy rating reissued by analysts at Eight Capital.

Hudbay Minerals (TSE:HBM) (NYSE:HBM) had its buy rating reaffirmed by analysts at Eight Capital.

Kinder Morgan Canada (TSE:KML) had its outperform rating reissued by analysts at Scotiabank. They currently have a C$24.00 price target on the stock.

Labrador Iron Ore Royalty Corporation (TSE:LIF) had its neutral rating reiterated by analysts at Eight Capital.

Lundin Mining (TSE:LUN) had its buy rating reissued by analysts at Eight Capital.

Nevsun Resources (TSE:NSU) (TSE:NSU) had its neutral rating reissued by analysts at Eight Capital.

NetApp (NASDAQ:NTAP) had its sell rating reiterated by analysts at Barclays PLC. Barclays PLC currently has a $38.00 price target on the stock, up from their previous price target of $35.00.

Polaris Materials Corp (TSE:PLS) had its buy rating reaffirmed by analysts at Eight Capital.

Plaza Retail Reit (TSE:PLZ.UN) was upgraded by analysts at Desjardins from a hold rating to a buy rating. Desjardins currently has C$5.25 price target on the stock.

Sidoti started coverage on shares of Rayonier Advanced Materials (NYSE:RYAM). The firm issued a buy rating and a $19.00 target price on the stock.

Teck Resources (TSE:TECK.B) had its buy rating reissued by analysts at Eight Capital.

Tahoe Resources (TSE:THO) (NASDAQ:TAHO) had its neutral rating reissued by analysts at Eight Capital.

TMAC Resources (TSE:TMR) was downgraded by analysts at Royal Bank Of Canada from an outperform rating to a sector perform rating. The firm currently has C$13.00 target price on the stock, down from their previous target price of C$20.00.

Turquoise Hill Resources (TSE:TRQ) (NYSE:TRQ) had its buy rating reiterated by analysts at Eight Capital.

Tyson Foods (NYSE:TSN) had its buy rating reissued by analysts at Fundamental Research. Fundamental Research currently has a $1.82 price target on the stock.

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