Analysts’ updated eps estimates for Wednesday, August 23rd:

Adamas Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:ADMS) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a strong sell rating to a sell rating.

Anglo Pacific Group plc (LON:APF) had its buy rating reiterated by analysts at FinnCap. They currently have a GBX 150 ($1.95) price target on the stock.

Anglo Pacific Group plc (LON:APF) had its buy rating reiterated by analysts at Peel Hunt. They currently have a GBX 156 ($2.03) target price on the stock.

Allianz SE (NYSE:AZ) had its buy rating reaffirmed by analysts at Deutsche Bank AG.

BHP Billiton plc (LON:BLT) was downgraded by analysts at Citigroup Inc. to a neutral rating. Citigroup Inc. currently has GBX 1,400 ($18.17) price target on the stock, up from their previous price target of GBX 1,350 ($17.53).

Capital & Regional plc (LON:CAL) had its overweight rating reiterated by analysts at J P Morgan Chase & Co. J P Morgan Chase & Co currently has a GBX 75 ($0.97) target price on the stock.

Capital & Counties Properties PLC (LON:CAPC) had its overweight rating reissued by analysts at J P Morgan Chase & Co. They currently have a GBX 75 ($0.97) target price on the stock.

Compass Minerals International (NYSE:CMP) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a strong sell rating to a sell rating.

Cairn Energy PLC (LON:CNE) had its overweight rating reiterated by analysts at J P Morgan Chase & Co. J P Morgan Chase & Co currently has a GBX 228 ($2.96) price target on the stock.

Costain Group PLC (LON:COST) had its buy rating reaffirmed by analysts at Peel Hunt. They currently have a GBX 500 ($6.49) price target on the stock.

Costain Group PLC (LON:COST) had its buy rating reissued by analysts at Liberum Capital. The firm currently has a GBX 510 ($6.62) target price on the stock.

Derwent London Plc (LON:DLN) had its neutral rating reissued by analysts at J P Morgan Chase & Co. J P Morgan Chase & Co currently has a GBX 3,200 ($41.54) target price on the stock.

Goldplat plc (LON:GDP) had its buy rating reaffirmed by analysts at VSA Capital.

Game Digital PLC (LON:GMD) had its hold rating reiterated by analysts at Liberum Capital. Liberum Capital currently has a GBX 23 ($0.30) price target on the stock.

Hansteen Holdings plc (LON:HSTN) had its buy rating reaffirmed by analysts at Peel Hunt. Peel Hunt currently has a GBX 135 ($1.75) price target on the stock.

Hansteen Holdings plc (LON:HSTN) had its buy rating reissued by analysts at Liberum Capital. They currently have a GBX 135 ($1.75) target price on the stock.

Humana (NYSE:HUM) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a sell rating to a hold rating.

Legal & General Group Plc (LON:LGEN) had its buy rating reaffirmed by analysts at HSBC Holdings plc. The firm currently has a GBX 290 ($3.76) target price on the stock.

Meggitt plc (LON:MGGT) was upgraded by analysts at Jefferies Group LLC to a buy rating. They currently have GBX 600 ($7.79) price target on the stock, up from their previous price target of GBX 500 ($6.49).

AG Mortgage Investment Trust (NYSE:MITT) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a hold rating to a buy rating.

Metro Bank PLC (LON:MTRO) had its sell rating reaffirmed by analysts at Citigroup Inc.. The firm currently has a GBX 3,000 ($38.95) price target on the stock.

Nektar Therapeutics (NASDAQ:NKTR) was downgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a hold rating to a sell rating.

Prairie Mining Limited (LON:PDZ) had its buy rating reissued by analysts at Beaufort Securities. They currently have a GBX 32 ($0.42) price target on the stock.

Provident Financial plc (LON:PFG) was downgraded by analysts at Barclays PLC to an equal weight rating.

Provident Financial plc (LON:PFG) was downgraded by analysts at Deutsche Bank AG to a neutral rating.

Provident Financial plc (LON:PFG) was downgraded by analysts at J P Morgan Chase & Co to a neutral rating. They currently have GBX 1,200 ($15.58) target price on the stock, down from their previous target price of GBX 3,200 ($41.54).

Premier Oil PLC (LON:PMO) had its hold rating reaffirmed by analysts at Jefferies Group LLC. They currently have a GBX 68 ($0.88) target price on the stock.

Premier Oil PLC (LON:PMO) had its buy rating reissued by analysts at Peel Hunt. The firm currently has a GBX 80 ($1.04) target price on the stock.

Playtech PLC (LON:PTEC) had its buy rating reaffirmed by analysts at Liberum Capital. The firm currently has a GBX 1,020 ($13.24) price target on the stock.

Robinson PLC (LON:RBN) had its corporate rating reaffirmed by analysts at FinnCap. FinnCap currently has a GBX 180 ($2.34) price target on the stock.

Stone Energy Corporation (NYSE:SGY) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a sell rating to a hold rating.

Staples (NASDAQ:SPLS) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a strong sell rating to a sell rating.

TriMas Corp (NYSE:TRS) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a hold rating to a buy rating.

Wpp Plc (LON:WPP) had its buy rating reiterated by analysts at Liberum Capital. They currently have a GBX 2,000 ($25.96) target price on the stock.

Wpp Plc (LON:WPP) had its hold rating reaffirmed by analysts at Shore Capital. They currently have a GBX 1,594 ($20.69) target price on the stock.