Investment Analysts’ updated eps estimates for Monday, August 21st:

Aldermore Group PLC (LON:ALD) had its overweight rating reaffirmed by analysts at Barclays PLC.

British Land Company PLC (LON:BLND) was downgraded by analysts at HSBC Holdings plc to a hold rating. HSBC Holdings plc currently has GBX 678 ($8.80) price target on the stock, down from their previous price target of GBX 738 ($9.58).

BP plc (LON:BP) had its overweight rating reiterated by analysts at Barclays PLC.

Bovis Homes Group plc (LON:BVS) had its buy rating reissued by analysts at Deutsche Bank AG.

UBS AG started coverage on shares of Croda International Plc (LON:CRDA). UBS AG issued a buy rating and a GBX 4,200 ($54.52) price target on the stock.

UBS AG initiated coverage on shares of Elementis plc (LON:ELM). The firm issued a buy rating and a GBX 340 ($4.41) target price on the stock.

Concepta PLC (LON:FRI) had its buy rating reissued by analysts at Liberum Capital. Liberum Capital currently has a GBX 850 ($11.03) target price on the stock.

Grand City Properties SA (FRA:GYC) had its buy rating reiterated by analysts at DZ Bank AG.

Imperial Brands PLC (LON:IMB) was upgraded by analysts at Royal Bank Of Canada to an outperform rating. The firm currently has GBX 3,600 ($46.74) price target on the stock, up from their previous price target of GBX 3,500 ($45.44).

JD Sports Fashion PLC (LON:JD) had its overweight rating reiterated by analysts at Barclays PLC.

UBS AG started coverage on shares of Johnson Matthey PLC (LON:JMAT). They issued a sell rating and a GBX 2,650 ($34.40) target price on the stock.

Jupiter Fund Management PLC (LON:JUP) was upgraded by analysts at Macquarie to a neutral rating. The firm currently has GBX 471 ($6.11) target price on the stock, up from their previous target price of GBX 393 ($5.10).

Morses Club PLC (LON:MCL) had its buy rating reiterated by analysts at Beaufort Securities.

PRA Health Sciences (NASDAQ:PRAH) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a buy rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “PRA Health Sciences, Inc. operates as a global contract research organizations providing outsourced clinical development services to the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries. It offers therapeutic services in the areas of cardio-metabolic, biosimilars, infectious diseases, immunology, neurology and psychiatry, oncology and hematology, rare diseases, and respiratory needs. The Company engages in bioanalytical laboratory, clinical pharmacology, clinical development, strategic solutions, post marketing research, clinical informatics, clinical diagnostics, and safety and risk management activities. PRA Health Sciences, Inc. is based in Raleigh, North Carolina. “

Rathbone Brothers plc (LON:RAT) had its sell rating reaffirmed by analysts at N+1 Singer.

Royal Dutch Shell Plc (LON:RDSA) had its overweight rating reaffirmed by analysts at Barclays PLC.

RealPage (NASDAQ:RP) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a sell rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “RealPage, Inc. provides on-demand property management solutions that enable owners and managers of single-family and a wide variety of multi-family rental property types to manage their marketing, pricing, screening, leasing, accounting, purchasing and other property operations. The Company’s products include OneSite Solutions, to increase occupancy and reduce operating expenses through streamlined operations; CrossFire, a sales and marketing system to capture more leads, manage and retain more residents, and provide residents with the means to sign up for utilities and other services; YieldStar, to optimize asset values through revenue management, portfolio management, and market intelligence; LeasingDesk, a risk mitigation system; Velocity, to generate comprehensive utility and convergent bills for properties and deliver superior submetering services; OpsTechnology, a spend management system. RealPage, Inc. is headquartered in Carrollton, Texas. “

South32 (LON:S32) had its hold rating reaffirmed by analysts at Deutsche Bank AG.

Savannah Resources Plc (LON:SAV) had its corporate rating reiterated by analysts at Northland Securities.

Schneider Electric SE (EPA:SU) had its buy rating reissued by analysts at Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The).

Sula Iron and Gold PLC (LON:SULA) had its speculative buy rating reaffirmed by analysts at VSA Capital.

UBS AG assumed coverage on shares of Synthomer PLC (LON:SYNT). The firm issued a sell rating and a GBX 460 ($5.97) target price on the stock.

Monotype Imaging Holdings (NASDAQ:TYPE) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a buy rating. The firm currently has $21.00 target price on the stock. According to Zacks, “Monotype Imaging is a global provider of text imaging solutions for manufacturers and developers of consumer electronics devices including laser printers, copiers, mobile phones, digital televisions, set-top boxes, digital cameras and software applications and operating systems. The company also provides printer drivers and color imaging technologies to OEMs. Monotype Imaging technologies are combined with access to more than nine thousand typefaces from the Monotype, Linotype and ITC typeface libraries home to some of the world’s most widely used designs, including the Times New Roman, Helvetica and ITC Franklin Gothic typefaces. Fonts are licensed to creative and business professionals through custom font designs, direct sales or e-commerce portals. Monotype Imaging offers fonts and industry-standard solutions that support all of the world’s major languages. “

UBS AG began coverage on shares of Victrex plc (LON:VCT). They issued a neutral rating and a GBX 2,050 ($26.61) target price on the stock.

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