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

Barrick Gold Corporation (NYSE:ABX) (TSE:ABX) had its hold rating reissued by analysts at BMO Capital Markets. They currently have a $18.00 price target on the stock.

Hansteen Holdings plc (LON:HSTN) was upgraded by analysts at Numis Securities Ltd to an add rating. They currently have GBX 143 ($1.86) target price on the stock, up from their previous target price of GBX 135 ($1.75).

Kennametal (NYSE:KMT) had its hold rating reiterated by analysts at BMO Capital Markets. The firm currently has a $45.00 target price on the stock.

Life Storage (NYSE:LSI) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a sell rating. According to Zacks, “Life Storage, Inc. is a fully integrated, self-administered and self-managed real estate investment trust which acquires and manages self-storage properties. The company’s brand name consists of Life Storage(R) and Uncle Bob’s Self Storage(R). Life Storage, Inc., formerly known as Sovran Self Storage, Inc., is headquartered in Buffalo, New York. “

Methode Electronics (NYSE:MEI) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a sell rating. According to Zacks, “Methode Electronics, Inc. manufactures component devices world-wide for Original Equipment Manufacturers of information processing and networking equipment, voice and data communications systems, consumer electronics, automobiles, aerospace vehicles and industrial equipment. Products employ electrical, electronic and optical technologies as sensors, interconnections and controls. The company manufactures bus systems and provides independent laboratory services for qualification testing and certification of electronic and optical components. “

MICHELIN (CGDE) (NASDAQ:MGDDY) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a buy rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “Compagnie Generale des Etablissements Michelin manufactures and sells tires for all kinds of vehicles, publishes maps and guides and operates a number of digital services. It manufactures and sells tires for cars, two-wheel vehicles, trucks, construction machinery, tractors and aircrafts. It also sells various car and bicycle accessories like pumps, manometers bicycle helmets, hubcaps, replacement components for tires and transport accessories. Other products sold by the company include protective clothing, table tennis rackets, shoe insoles along with many other items designed for road users. Compagnie Generale des Etablissements Michelin is based in Clermont-Ferrand, France. “

Newmont Mining Corporation (NYSE:NEM) had its buy rating reiterated by analysts at BMO Capital Markets. The firm currently has a $40.00 target price on the stock.

Neos Therapeutics (NASDAQ:NEOS) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a strong-buy rating. The firm currently has $8.00 target price on the stock. According to Zacks, “Neos Therapeutics, Inc. is engaged in developing, manufacturing and commercializing products for the treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder using drug delivery technologies. Its product candidates include NT-0102 methylphenidate XR orally disintegrating tablet for the treatment of ADHD; NT-0202 amphetamine XR orally disintegrating tablet for the treatment of ADHD; NT-0201 amphetamine XR liquid suspension for the treatment of ADHD and Generic Tussionex, which are in different clinical development stage. Neos Therapeutics, Inc. is headquartered in Grand Prairie, Texas. “

Nexus Infrastructure PLC (LON:NEXS) had its buy rating reaffirmed by analysts at Numis Securities Ltd. The firm currently has a GBX 229 ($2.97) price target on the stock.

Provident Financial plc (LON:PFG) was upgraded by analysts at Numis Securities Ltd to a buy rating.

Restaurant Group PLC (LON:RTN) had its buy rating reiterated by analysts at Numis Securities Ltd. They currently have a GBX 430 ($5.58) price target on the stock.

John Wood Group PLC (LON:WG) had its buy rating reaffirmed by analysts at Numis Securities Ltd. The firm currently has a GBX 820 ($10.65) price target on the stock.