Stock Analysts’ updated eps estimates for Friday, August 18th:

Barrick Gold Corporation (NYSE:ABX) (TSE:ABX) had its outperform rating reiterated by analysts at Royal Bank Of Canada.

John Hancock Financial Opportunities Fund (NYSE:BTO) had its outperform rating reissued by analysts at Royal Bank Of Canada.

Coach (NYSE:COH) had its buy rating reissued by analysts at Buckingham Research. They currently have a $56.00 price target on the stock, down from their previous price target of $58.00.

Coach (NYSE:COH) had its buy rating reissued by analysts at Robert W. Baird. They currently have a $52.00 price target on the stock, down from their previous price target of $54.00.

Firstgroup (NASDAQ:FGROY) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a sell rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “FirstGroup Plc provides passenger transport services primarily in the UK and North America. The company’s operating divisions consists of First Student, First Transit, Greyhound, UK Bus and UK Rail. First Student division provides student transportation with a fleet of yellow school buses. First Transit division provides transit management and contracting, managing public transport systems. Greyhound division is a national provider of scheduled intercity coach transportation services. UK Bus division serves a number of communities. UK Rail division operates passenger rail networks. FirstGroup Plc is headquartered in Aberdeen, the United Kingdom. “

Floor & Decor Holdings (NYSE:FND) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a buy rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “Floor & Decor Holdings, Inc. is a multi-channel specialty retailer of hard surface flooring and related accessories which offering a broad in-stock assortment of tile, wood, laminate and natural stone flooring. Floor & Decor Holdings, Inc. is headquartered in Smyrna, Georgia. “

Ferro Corporation (NYSE:FOE) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a buy rating. Zacks Investment Research currently has $21.00 target price on the stock. According to Zacks, “FERRO CORP. is a worldwide producer of specialty materials for industry by organic and inorganic chemistry. It operates in 21 countries worldwide. Ferro produces a variety of specialty coatings, colors, ceramics, plastics, chemicals, and related products and services. Ferro’s most important product is frit produced for use in porcelain enamels and ceramic glazes. Ferro specialty materials require a high degree of technical service on an individual customer basis. “

GKN plc (NASDAQ:GKNLY) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a sell rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “GKN plc operates as an engineering business serving the automotive, industrial, off-highway, and aerospace markets. It sells its products primarily to vehicle and aircraft manufacturers as well as, in Aerospace, to other tier one suppliers. It operates in four different business areas. Automotive segment supplies driveshaft, geared components, torque management devices, structural and engine components and substrates for catalytic converters. Powder Metallurgy segment produces powdered metal and sintered components for automotive and other industrial customers. OffHighway segment mainly designs and manufactures steel wheels and driveline products for the agricultural, construction and mining, and industrial machinery markets. Aerospace segment’ activities are concentrated on the production of airframe and engine structures, components and assemblies for both military and civil aerospace markets. GKN plc is headquartered in Redditch, the United Kingdom. “

Graphic Packaging Holding (NYSE:GPK) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a sell rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “GRAPHIC PACKAGING CORPORATION, headquartered in Marietta, Georgia, is a leading provider of paperboard packaging solutions for a wide variety of products to food, beverage and other consumer products companies. Graphic Packaging’s customers include some of the most widely recognized companies in the world. “

Great Western Bancorp (NYSE:GWB) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a sell rating. According to Zacks, “Great Western Bancorp Inc. is a full-service regional bank holding company. It focuses on business and agribusiness banking, complemented by retail banking and wealth management services. The Bank’s loan portfolio consists primarily of business loans, comprised of commercial and industrial, and agribusiness loans. It also provides a range of deposit and loan products to its retail customers through several channels, including its branch network, online banking system, mobile banking applications and customer care centers. The Bank provides wealth management solutions consisting of financial planning, private banking, investment management, and trust services. Great Western Bancorp, Inc. is headquartered in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. “

Home Depot, Inc. (The) (NYSE:HD) had its buy rating reaffirmed by analysts at UBS AG. UBS AG currently has a $175.00 target price on the stock.

Hewlett Packard Enterprise (NYSE:HPE) had its equal weight rating reiterated by analysts at Morgan Stanley. Morgan Stanley currently has a $18.00 target price on the stock.

International Business Machines Corporation (NYSE:IBM) had its sector perform rating reaffirmed by analysts at Royal Bank Of Canada. They currently have a $160.00 price target on the stock.

Kinross Gold Corporation (NYSE:KGC) (TSE:K) had its outperform rating reiterated by analysts at Royal Bank Of Canada.

Ross Stores (NASDAQ:ROST) had its outperform rating reaffirmed by analysts at Cowen and Company. The firm currently has a $55.00 target price on the stock.

Twilio (NYSE:TWLO) had its hold rating reaffirmed by analysts at Argus.

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