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

American Assets Trust (NYSE:AAT) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a buy rating. The firm currently has $45.00 price target on the stock. According to Zacks, “American Assets, Inc. is a real estate investment trust, or REIT, that owns, operates, acquires and develops retail and office properties primarily in Southern California, Northern California and Hawaii. The trusts assets include retail properties, office properties, Waikiki Beach Walk property and multifamily properties. American Assets, Inc. is based in San Diego, California. “

AllianceBernstein Holding L.P. (NYSE:AB) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a buy rating. They currently have $26.00 target price on the stock. According to Zacks, “ALLIANCE CAP MANAGEMENT L.P. provides diversified investment management services, primarily to pension funds, endowments, foreign financial institutions, and to individual investors. “

Allison Transmission Holdings (NYSE:ALSN) had its sell rating reiterated by analysts at Piper Jaffray Companies. The firm currently has a $31.00 target price on the stock.

Brown Forman Corporation (NYSE:BF.B) had its hold rating reiterated by analysts at Cowen and Company. The firm currently has a $52.00 target price on the stock.

BHP Billiton Limited (NYSE:BHP) had its hold rating reaffirmed by analysts at Cowen and Company. The firm currently has a $43.00 target price on the stock.

Bioverativ (NASDAQ:BIVV) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a sell rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “Bioverativ Inc. is a biotechnology company. It focuses on the discovery, research, development, and commercialization of innovative therapies for the treatment of hemophilia and other blood disorders. Bioverativ Inc. is based in Waltham, United States. “

Chesapeake Energy Corporation (NYSE:CHK) had its hold rating reaffirmed by analysts at Piper Jaffray Companies. They currently have a $6.00 price target on the stock.

Centrica PLC (NASDAQ:CPYYY) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a buy rating. The firm currently has $12.00 target price on the stock. According to Zacks, “Centrica is a top thirty FTSE100 company with growing energy businesses in the UK, North America and Europe. They secure and supply gas and electricity for millions of homes and businesses and offer a distinctive range of home energy solutions and low-carbon products and services. “

CPI Aerostructures (NYSEMKT:CVU) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a buy rating. They currently have $9.75 target price on the stock. According to Zacks, “CPI Aerostructures, Inc. is comprised of two distinct entities: CPI Aerostructures, Inc. and Kolar, Inc. CPI is engaged in contract production of structural aircraft parts and sub-assemblies for the commercial and military sectors of the aircraft industry. In connection with its commercial assembly operations, CPI provides engineering, technical and program management services to its customers. Kolar manufactures precision machine parts and sub-assemblies for the electronics industry, including computer and microwave device manufacturers. “

Curtiss-Wright Corporation (NYSE:CW) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a buy rating. The firm currently has $106.00 price target on the stock. According to Zacks, “CURTISS-WRIGHT CORP. produces precision components for the aerospace, industrial and marine companies. Aerospace components consist of control and actuation systems. Co. also provides shot-perring & heat treating for industrial markets and the target rock subsidiary produces engineered valves for the United States Navy. “

Corrections Corp. of America (NYSE:CXW) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a buy rating. Zacks Investment Research currently has $28.00 price target on the stock. According to Zacks, “CoreCivic, Inc. is a real estate investment trust which provides correctional, detention and residential reentry facilities. It designs, constructs, owns, manages and renovates jails, prisons, government agencies and inmate transportation companies. CoreCivic, Inc., formerly known as Corrections Corporation of America, is based in Nashville, Tennessee. “

Employers Holdings (NYSE:EIG) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a buy rating. The firm currently has $47.00 price target on the stock. According to Zacks, “Employers Holdings, Inc. is a specialty provider of workers compensation insurance focused on select small businesses engaged in low to medium hazard industries. It markets its products through independent local, regional, and national agents and brokers, as well as through its strategic partnerships and alliances and relationships with national, regional, and local trade groups and associations. Employers Holdings, Inc. is headquartered in Reno, Nevada. “

FirstCash (NASDAQ:FCFS) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a buy rating. The firm currently has $66.00 target price on the stock. According to Zacks, “FirstCash Inc. is an operator of pawn stores. The company focuses on serving cash and credit constrained consumers through its retail pawn locations, which buy and sell jewelry, consumer electronics, power tools, household appliances, sporting goods, musical instruments and other merchandise. It operates primarily in the U.S., Mexico, Guatemala and El Salvador. FirstCash, Inc., formerly known as First Cash Financial Services Inc., is based in Arlington, United States. “

Guess? (NYSE:GES) had its hold rating reiterated by analysts at Cowen and Company. They currently have a $14.00 price target on the stock.

Hancock Holding (NASDAQ:HBHC) had its buy rating reissued by analysts at Piper Jaffray Companies. Piper Jaffray Companies currently has a $52.00 price target on the stock.

Intra-Cellular Therapies (NASDAQ:ITCI) had its hold rating reissued by analysts at Piper Jaffray Companies.

Coca-Cola Company (The) (NYSE:KO) had its hold rating reiterated by analysts at Cowen and Company. They currently have a $42.00 target price on the stock.

Lowe’s Companies (NYSE:LOW) had its hold rating reiterated by analysts at Piper Jaffray Companies.

Northrop Grumman (NYSE:NOC) had its hold rating reissued by analysts at Cowen and Company. The firm currently has a $275.00 price target on the stock.

Splunk (NASDAQ:SPLK) had its hold rating reaffirmed by analysts at Mizuho. They currently have a $60.00 price target on the stock. The analysts wrote, “We note that: 1) interest for the product offering remains high within ITOM and SIEM; 2) discounting levels were largely in-line with recent quarters; 3) pricing remains a key area of pushback among customers looking to expand deployments, SPLK seems more open to considering options for its largest customers; 4) we continue to pick up on complementary solutions being deployed alongside SPLK to limit data volume growth.””

Vantiv (NYSE:VNTV) had its hold rating reissued by analysts at Piper Jaffray Companies. The firm currently has a $77.00 target price on the stock.

Wabco Holdings (NYSE:WBC) had its buy rating reiterated by analysts at Piper Jaffray Companies. The firm currently has a $147.00 price target on the stock.

Wingstop (NASDAQ:WING) had its buy rating reiterated by analysts at Cowen and Company.