Analysts’ updated eps estimates for Thursday, August 24th:

Anglo Pacific Group plc (LON:APF) had its outperform rating reissued by analysts at Macquarie. The firm currently has a GBX 185 ($2.40) price target on the stock.

British American Tobacco plc (LON:BATS) had its buy rating reaffirmed by analysts at Jefferies Group LLC. They currently have a GBX 6,500 ($84.38) target price on the stock.

Beazley PLC (LON:BEZ) had its reduce rating reiterated by analysts at Peel Hunt. They currently have a GBX 370 ($4.80) target price on the stock.

Peel Hunt initiated coverage on shares of CityFibre Infrastructure Holdings PLC (LON:CFHL). The firm issued an add rating and a GBX 62 ($0.80) price target on the stock.

Costain Group PLC (LON:COST) had its buy rating reiterated by analysts at Beaufort Securities.

Concepta PLC (LON:CPT) had its speculative buy rating reissued by analysts at Beaufort Securities.

Croda International Plc (LON:CRDA) had its hold rating reissued by analysts at Deutsche Bank AG.

Gem Diamonds Limited (LON:GEMD) had its neutral rating reiterated by analysts at J P Morgan Chase & Co.

Greencore Group plc (LON:GNC) had its buy rating reiterated by analysts at Shore Capital.

Greencore Group plc (LON:GNC) had its buy rating reaffirmed by analysts at Whitman Howard.

Hilton Food Group plc (LON:HFG) had its buy rating reissued by analysts at Peel Hunt.

Hilton Food Group plc (LON:HFG) had its buy rating reiterated by analysts at Shore Capital.

Hansteen Holdings plc (LON:HSTN) had its underweight rating reaffirmed by analysts at J P Morgan Chase & Co.

Hiscox (LON:HSX) had its reduce rating reiterated by analysts at Peel Hunt. They currently have a GBX 980 ($12.72) target price on the stock.

Numis Securities Ltd initiated coverage on shares of Hunting plc (LON:HTG). Numis Securities Ltd issued a buy rating on the stock.

Johnson Matthey PLC (LON:JMAT) had its buy rating reissued by analysts at Deutsche Bank AG. The firm currently has a GBX 3,600 ($46.74) target price on the stock.

Lancashire Holdings Limited (LON:LRE) had its add rating reiterated by analysts at Peel Hunt. They currently have a GBX 760 ($9.87) target price on the stock.

Novae Group Plc (LON:NVA) had its hold rating reiterated by analysts at Peel Hunt. The firm currently has a GBX 665 ($8.63) target price on the stock.

OneSavings Bank PLC (LON:OSB) had its add rating reaffirmed by analysts at Peel Hunt.

OneSavings Bank PLC (LON:OSB) had its buy rating reiterated by analysts at Liberum Capital.

OneSavings Bank PLC (LON:OSB) had its buy rating reiterated by analysts at Shore Capital.

Phoenix Group Holdings (LON:PHNX) had its buy rating reissued by analysts at Shore Capital.

Playtech PLC (LON:PTEC) had its buy rating reaffirmed by analysts at Shore Capital.

Sportech plc (LON:SPO) had its buy rating reiterated by analysts at Peel Hunt.

Synthomer PLC (LON:SYNT) had its buy rating reaffirmed by analysts at Deutsche Bank AG.

Tharisa Plc (LON:THS) had its buy rating reiterated by analysts at Peel Hunt.

Utilitywise PLC (LON:UTW) had its buy rating reissued by analysts at Liberum Capital.

Utilitywise PLC (LON:UTW) had its buy rating reissued by analysts at Shore Capital.

Victrex plc (LON:VCT) had its hold rating reaffirmed by analysts at Deutsche Bank AG.

Vodafone Group plc (LON:VOD) had its overweight rating reiterated by analysts at J P Morgan Chase & Co.

William Hill plc (LON:WMH) had its hold rating reaffirmed by analysts at Investec.

Wpp Plc (LON:WPP) had its overweight rating reaffirmed by analysts at J P Morgan Chase & Co.

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