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

Arch Coal, Inc. Class A (NASDAQ:ARCH) had its buy rating reaffirmed by analysts at MKM Partners. They currently have a $98.00 target price on the stock, up from their previous target price of $93.00.

BAE Systems plc (LON:BA) had its buy rating reiterated by analysts at Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The). The firm currently has a GBX 750 ($9.74) target price on the stock.

Peabody Energy Corporation (NYSE:BTU) had its buy rating reiterated by analysts at MKM Partners. The firm currently has a $38.00 price target on the stock, up from their previous price target of $32.00.

Salesforce.com (NYSE:CRM) had its buy rating reaffirmed by analysts at Oppenheimer Holdings, Inc.. Oppenheimer Holdings, Inc. currently has a $100.00 price target on the stock.

Salesforce.com (NYSE:CRM) had its buy rating reiterated by analysts at MKM Partners. The firm currently has a $104.00 price target on the stock.

Dixons Carphone PLC (LON:DC) had its not rated rating reissued by analysts at Investec.

DSW (NYSE:DSW) had its neutral rating reaffirmed by analysts at Susquehanna Bancshares Inc. The firm currently has a $21.00 price target on the stock.

Northland Securities assumed coverage on shares of Flexion Therapeutics (NASDAQ:FLXN). They issued an outperform rating on the stock.

Fujifilm Holdings Corp. (OTCMKTS:FUJIY) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a sell rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “Over the last month, Fujifilm’s shares have outperformed the industry. The company reported robust results for first-quarter fiscal 2018. Earnings per American Depositary Receipt (“ADR”) came in at 90 cents, comfortably surpassing the Zacks Consensus Estimate of 21 cents. The figure also came in higher than the year-ago tally of 23 cents. The company is poised to boost its financials on the back of new business contract wins, strategic Wako acquisition and greater operational efficacy. However, the tepid Document Solutions business remains a major cause of concern. Moreover, headwinds such as adverse foreign currency translation or stiff industry rivalry are expected to thwart the company’s performance in the near term.”

Corning (NYSE:GLW) had its positive rating reaffirmed by analysts at Susquehanna Bancshares Inc. The firm currently has a $35.00 target price on the stock.

Warrior Met Coal (NYSE:HCC) had its neutral rating reaffirmed by analysts at MKM Partners. The firm currently has a $21.00 target price on the stock, up from their previous target price of $18.00.

HP (NYSE:HPQ) had its hold rating reiterated by analysts at Maxim Group. They currently have a $22.00 target price on the stock, up from their previous target price of $21.00. The analysts wrote, “Printing supplies continues to traject up 2% y/y on an adjusted basis. Management increased FY17 guidance slightly. We raise our 12-month price modestly to $22, from $21.””

Host Hotels & Resorts (NYSE:HST) was upgraded by analysts at Boenning Scattergood from a neutral rating to an outperform rating. They currently have $20.00 price target on the stock.

IGAS Energy PLC (LON:IGAS) had its buy rating reaffirmed by analysts at Canaccord Genuity. Canaccord Genuity currently has a GBX 200 ($2.60) price target on the stock.

Kimberly-Clark Corporation (NYSE:KMB) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a sell rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “Kimberly-Clark posted dismal second quarter 2017 results, wherein both earnings and revenues lagged the Zacks Consensus Estimate. The company also anticipates soft earnings guidance for full year. Shares of Kimberly-Clark, which have been declining since quite some time, have shown improvement as compared to the industry in the last one month. We believe the company’s higher cost savings, continued product innovation, strong international presence have been the positive catalysts. However, we cannot ignore the fact that Kimberly-Clark has been witnessing slower organic sales growth, due to highly competitive promotional activity since past many quarters. Also, Kimberly-Clark was unable to pull off second quarter earnings due to higher input cost inflation and lower sales due to softness in North America. A difficult economic environment in Latin America also remain a concern.”

LaSalle Hotel Properties (NYSE:LHO) was downgraded by analysts at Boenning Scattergood from an outperform rating to a neutral rating.

Lloyds Banking Group PLC (LON:LLOY) had its sell rating reiterated by analysts at Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The). They currently have a GBX 58 ($0.75) price target on the stock.

Luminex Corporation (NASDAQ:LMNX) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a strong-buy rating. They currently have $22.00 target price on the stock. According to Zacks, “Luminex’s second quarter saw a strong top line, solid cash flow and soaring profits. The company also beat the Zacks Consensus Estimates on both lines. Luminex’s Assay business is likely to be its key growth driver over the long term. The company also witnessed favorable tidings at the regulatory front in the second quarter. In this regard, the recent CE-IVD mark for the ARIES Norovirus Assay,  the FDA approval of ARIES C. difficile Assay and the reimbursement approval of VERIGENE assay in Japan are noteworthy. Luminex is on the verge of completing its clinical study for Group A Strep and is close to submitting the same for FDA review. On the flipside, the company slashed its third-quarter revenue guidance. Luminex expects revenues at the segment to be impacted by funding challenges related to a multi-year bulk bead contract from a life science customer.”

Gabelli started coverage on shares of NeoGenomics (NASDAQ:NEO). The firm issued a buy rating on the stock.

Roth Capital initiated coverage on shares of Netlist (NASDAQ:NLST). The firm issued a buy rating and a $2.00 price target on the stock.

Ocado Group PLC (LON:OCDO) had its buy rating reiterated by analysts at Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The). Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) currently has a GBX 440 ($5.71) price target on the stock.

Omeros (NASDAQ:OMER) had its hold rating reiterated by analysts at Cantor Fitzgerald.

OneSavings Bank PLC (LON:OSB) had its buy rating reissued by analysts at Investec. The firm currently has a GBX 455 ($5.91) target price on the stock.

Dave & Buster's Entertainment (NASDAQ:PLAY) had its buy rating reiterated by analysts at Maxim Group. Maxim Group currently has a $78.00 target price on the stock. The analysts wrote, “We maintain our Buy rating and $78 price target on Dave & Buster’s Entertainment (PLAY) ahead of the release of F2Q17 (July) results after the close on Tuesday, September 5.””

Paratek Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:PRTK) had its strong-buy rating reaffirmed by analysts at Raymond James Financial, Inc.. The firm currently has a $36.00 price target on the stock.

PVH Corp. (NYSE:PVH) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a buy rating. They currently have $135.00 price target on the stock. According to Zacks, “PVH Corp. has outperformed the industry year to date driven by its superb earnings history and brand strength. The company posted better-than-expected earnings and sales results for second-quarter fiscal 2017. While sales marked its fourth consecutive beat, earnings retained its positive surprise trend for the 13th straight time. Results continued to gain from solid momentum at its Calvin Klein and Tommy Hilfiger brands, particularly in the international regions. Further, the company raised earnings outlook for fiscal 2017. However, concerns regarding the volatile macroeconomic and geopolitical environment remain. While currency rates improved in second quarter, currency headwinds are expected to hurt fiscal 2017 earnings by 20 cents per share. Apart from this, a volatile retail scenario and greater marketing costs may hurt performance. Nonetheless, the company’s efforts to keep pace with the evolving consumer trends bode well.”

PVH Corp. (NYSE:PVH) had its buy rating reissued by analysts at UBS AG. The firm currently has a $140.00 price target on the stock, up from their previous price target of $128.00.

Rotork p.l.c. (LON:ROR) had its buy rating reaffirmed by analysts at Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The). The firm currently has a GBX 280 ($3.63) target price on the stock.

J.M. Smucker Company (The) (NYSE:SJM) was downgraded by analysts at J P Morgan Chase & Co from an overweight rating to a neutral rating.

Teck Resources (NYSE:TECK) (TSE:TECK) had its buy rating reissued by analysts at MKM Partners. They currently have a $28.00 price target on the stock, up from their previous price target of $25.00.

Teradyne (NYSE:TER) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a buy rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “Teradyne is a leading provider of automated test equipment. On a year-to-date basis, the stock has outperformed the Zacks Electronics – Testing Equipment industry. Also, Teradyne’s second quarter results surpassed the Zacks Consensus Estimate on earnings and revenue. A recovery in the core semiconductor business (processors, MCUs and power management), long-term opportunities in the high-growth wireless test market, growing memory market exposure, strong product lineup, lean cost structure and strong balance sheet are positives. Given the popularity of its products, the Universal Robots acquisition and the continuous design win momentum; the company is optimistic long-term prospects. However, weakness in the wireless test market could be a concern in the near term.”

William Blair initiated coverage on shares of USA Technologies (NASDAQ:USAT). William Blair issued an outperform rating on the stock.

Vornado Realty Trust (NYSE:VNO) was upgraded by analysts at Argus from a hold rating to a buy rating.

Westmoreland Coal (NASDAQ:WLB) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a strong sell rating. According to Zacks, “Westmoreland Coal Company’s principal activities are: the production and sale of coal from the Powder River Basin in eastern Montana; the ownership of interests in cogeneration and other non-regulated independent power plants; and the leasing of capacity at Dominion Terminal Associates, a coal storage and vessel loading facility. “

VCA (NASDAQ:WOOF) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a buy rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “VCA Inc. is a national animal healthcare company operating primarily in the United States and Canada. It owns, operates and manages veterinary hospitals and veterinary-exclusive clinical laboratories in the country, supplies diagnostic imaging equipment and other medical technology products and related services to the veterinary industry, and provides various communication, professional education and marketing solutions to the veterinary community. VCA Inc., formerly known as VCA Antech, Inc., is headquartered in Los Angeles, California. “

Williams-Sonoma (NYSE:WSM) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a buy rating. Zacks Investment Research currently has $48.00 target price on the stock. According to Zacks, “Williams-Sonoma’s earnings beat streak continued for the fourth time in second-quarter fiscal 2017. The company reported earnings of 61 cents per share, beating the Zacks Consensus Estimate of 59 cents by 3.4%. The company’s quarterly earnings per share also increased 5.2% from the year-ago level. Net revenue of $1.202 billion came in line with the Zacks Consensus Estimate but improved 3.7% year over year. The upside primarily reflects operational excellence and successful innovations. Williams-Sonoma enjoys a competitive advantage owing to its multi-brand/multi-channel business model. The company is focused on enhancing customer experience through improved and innovative marketing techniques. Although shares of Williams-Sonoma have underperformed its industry so far this year, earnings estimates for the current year have moved north over the last 90 days.”

Williams-Sonoma (NYSE:WSM) had its hold rating reiterated by analysts at Oppenheimer Holdings, Inc..

Gabelli began coverage on shares of Zimmer Biomet Holdings (NYSE:ZBH). They issued a buy rating on the stock.