Stock Analysts’ updated eps estimates for Tuesday, August 22nd:

Acacia Communications (NASDAQ:ACIA) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a strong sell rating. According to Zacks, “Acacia Communications, Inc. designs, develops, manufactures and markets communication equipments. The Company offers coherent optical interconnect products for cloud infrastructure operators and content and communication service providers. It operates primarily in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and the Asia Pacific region. Acacia Communications, Inc. is headquartered in Maynard, Massachusetts. “

Allergy Therapeuti (NASDAQ:AGYTF) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a sell rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “Allergy Therapeutics Plc is a specialty pharmaceutical company focused on allergy vaccination. The company’s product pipeline consists of PollinexTrees(R), Pollinex Grasses + Rye(R), Skin Prick Testing, Diagnostic Products and Service. Allergy Therapeutics Plc is based in Worthing, the United Kingdom. “

Aixtron Se (ETR:AIXA) was given a €7.25 ($8.53) price target by analysts at Baader Bank. The firm currently has a neutral rating on the stock.

Alstom ADR (OTCMKTS:ALSMY) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a buy rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “Alstom SA develops and markets systems, equipment and services for the railway sector. Its product includes bogies, traction systems, electrification, track laying and urban integrated solution. It also offers services such as parts and repairs, maintenance, customisation, modernisation and support services. Alstom SA is headquartered in France. “

Absolute Software (NASDAQ:ALSWF) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a buy rating. The firm currently has $6.75 target price on the stock. According to Zacks, “Absolute Software Corporation engages in the business of providing firmware-persistent endpoint security and management solutions. It provides solutions for computer security monitoring and endpoint management industry. The company’s solutions include data protection, lifecycle management, enterprise mobility management and IT service management as well as data loss prevention. Absolute Software Corporation is headquartered in Vancouver, Canada. “

AnaptysBio (NASDAQ:ANAB) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a buy rating. They currently have $25.00 price target on the stock. According to Zacks, “AnaptysBio, Inc. is a biotechnology company. It involved in the discovery and development of therapeutic antibodies for inflammation and immuno-oncology primarily in the Unites states. AnaptysBio, Inc. is based in San Diego, California. “

Andeavor Logistics (NASDAQ:ANDX) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a strong sell rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “Andeavor Logistics LP engages in the ownership, operation, development and acquisition of crude oil and refined products logistics assets. It operating segments consist of Gathering, Processing and Terminalling and Transportation. Gathering segment consists of crude oil, natural gas and produced water gathering systems in the North Dakota Williston Basin/Bakken Shale area and the Uinta, Vermillion and greater Green River basins. Processing segment consists of gas processing complexes, including an interest in Green River Processing LLC, which owns fractionation facility and gas processing complexes. Terminalling and Transportation segment consists of regulated common carrier products pipeline running from Salt Lake City, Utah to Spokane, Washington and a jet fuel pipeline to the Salt Lake City International Airport. Andeavor Logistics LP, formerly known as Tesoro Logistics LP, is headquartered in San Antonio, TX. “

Allianz SE (NYSE:AZ) had its buy rating reissued by analysts at J P Morgan Chase & Co.

BHP Billiton plc (LON:BLT) had its sell rating reissued by analysts at Liberum Capital. They currently have a GBX 800 ($10.39) target price on the stock.

Continental AG (ETR:CON) was given a €232.00 ($272.94) price target by analysts at Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The). The firm currently has a buy rating on the stock.

Dynagas LNG Partners (NYSE:DLNG) had its buy rating reissued by analysts at Jefferies Group LLC. The firm currently has a $19.00 target price on the stock.

Golar LNG Partners (NASDAQ:GMLP) had its buy rating reaffirmed by analysts at Jefferies Group LLC.

Healthcare Services Group (NASDAQ:HCSG) had its hold rating reissued by analysts at Jefferies Group LLC. The firm currently has a $49.00 price target on the stock.

HMS Holdings Corp (NASDAQ:HMSY) had its hold rating reissued by analysts at Jefferies Group LLC. The firm currently has a $21.50 target price on the stock.

Hochschild Mining Plc (LON:HOC) had its hold rating reiterated by analysts at Numis Securities Ltd.

Honeywell International (NYSE:HON) had its buy rating reiterated by analysts at Jefferies Group LLC. Jefferies Group LLC currently has a $155.00 price target on the stock.

Hostelworld Group PLC (LON:HSW) had its buy rating reiterated by analysts at Numis Securities Ltd.

Lockheed Martin Corporation (NYSE:LMT) had its hold rating reaffirmed by analysts at Jefferies Group LLC. They currently have a $265.00 target price on the stock.

El Pollo Loco Holdings (NASDAQ:LOCO) had its buy rating reissued by analysts at Jefferies Group LLC. They currently have a $15.00 target price on the stock.

Medidata Solutions (NASDAQ:MDSO) had its hold rating reiterated by analysts at Jefferies Group LLC. Jefferies Group LLC currently has a $78.00 price target on the stock.

Cie Gnrl des Etblsmnts Michelin SCA (EPA:ML) was given a €137.00 ($161.18) target price by analysts at Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The). The firm currently has a buy rating on the stock.

Provident Financial plc (LON:PFG) had its under review rating reiterated by analysts at Shore Capital.

Provident Financial plc (LON:PFG) had its sell rating reaffirmed by analysts at Numis Securities Ltd.

Persimmon plc (LON:PSN) had its hold rating reiterated by analysts at Numis Securities Ltd.

Persimmon plc (LON:PSN) was downgraded by analysts at Shore Capital to a hold rating.

Persimmon plc (LON:PSN) had its hold rating reiterated by analysts at Liberum Capital. They currently have a GBX 2,382 ($30.92) target price on the stock.

Stag Industrial (NYSE:STAG) had its buy rating reaffirmed by analysts at Jefferies Group LLC. They currently have a $31.00 target price on the stock.

Secure Trust Bank Plc (LON:STB) had its buy rating reaffirmed by analysts at Shore Capital.

Secure Trust Bank Plc (LON:STB) had its under review rating reissued by analysts at Peel Hunt.

UBM Plc (LON:UBM) had its buy rating reaffirmed by analysts at Shore Capital.

Vulcan Materials (NYSE:VMC) had its hold rating reaffirmed by analysts at Jefferies Group LLC. The firm currently has a $114.00 target price on the stock.

Vertex Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:VRTX) had its buy rating reaffirmed by analysts at Jefferies Group LLC.

Williams Partners (NYSE:WPZ) had its buy rating reissued by analysts at Jefferies Group LLC. The firm currently has a $44.00 target price on the stock.

zooplus AG (ETR:ZO1) was given a €180.00 ($211.76) target price by analysts at Commerzbank Ag. The firm currently has a neutral rating on the stock.