Investment Analysts’ updated eps estimates for Friday, August 25th:

Henry Boot plc (LON:BHY) had its buy rating reissued by analysts at FinnCap. The firm currently has a GBX 398 ($5.17) price target on the stock.

Henry Boot plc (LON:BHY) was downgraded by analysts at Numis Securities Ltd to a hold rating. They currently have GBX 295 ($3.83) target price on the stock, up from their previous target price of GBX 265 ($3.44).

Crh Plc (LON:CRH) was given a GBX 3,400 ($44.14) target price by analysts at Societe Generale. The firm currently has a buy rating on the stock.

Daimler AG (ETR:DAI) was given a €90.00 ($105.88) price target by analysts at Deutsche Bank AG. The firm currently has a buy rating on the stock.

Deutsche Post AG (FRA:DPW) was given a €41.00 ($48.24) target price by analysts at Commerzbank Ag. The firm currently has a buy rating on the stock.

ECO (ATLANTIC) OIL & GAS LTD COM (LON:ECO) had its buy rating reiterated by analysts at VSA Capital. The firm currently has a GBX 25 ($0.32) price target on the stock.

Genel Energy PLC (LON:GENL) had its target price increased by Numis Securities Ltd from GBX 140 ($1.82) to GBX 200 ($2.60). They currently have a buy rating on the stock.

Hargreaves Lansdown PLC (LON:HL) was upgraded by analysts at Macquarie to an outperform rating.

BNP Paribas initiated coverage on shares of Hastings Group Hldg PLC (LON:HSTG). BNP Paribas issued a neutral rating and a GBX 350 ($4.54) price target on the stock.

Hostelworld Group PLC (LON:HSW) was upgraded by analysts at Investec to a buy rating.

Hunting plc (LON:HTG) had its underperform rating reaffirmed by analysts at Macquarie.

Indus Holding AG (ETR:INH) was given a €63.00 ($74.12) price target by analysts at equinet AG. The firm currently has a neutral rating on the stock.

Melrose Industries PLC (LON:MRO) had its hold rating reiterated by analysts at Deutsche Bank AG. They currently have a GBX 220 ($2.86) price target on the stock.

Management Resource Solutions PLC (LON:MRS) had its hold rating reaffirmed by analysts at Peel Hunt. They currently have a GBX 8 ($0.10) target price on the stock.

Novae Group Plc (LON:NVA) had its buy rating reiterated by analysts at Shore Capital. Shore Capital currently has a GBX 698 ($9.06) price target on the stock.

Old Republic International (NYSE:ORI) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a sell rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “Old Republic International Corporation is Chicago-based and is an insurance holding company whose subsidiaries market, underwrite and provide risk management services for a wide variety of coverages in the property and liability, mortgage guaranty, title and life and health insurance fields. “

Patrick Industries (NASDAQ:PATK) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a buy rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “PATRICK INDUSTRIES, INC. is a manufacturer and supplier of building products and materials to the manufactured housing and recreational vehicle industries. In addition, they are expanding as a supplier to certain other industrial markets, such as furniture manufacturing, marine and the automotive aftermarket. They manufacture decorative vinyl and paper panels, cabinet doors, countertops, aluminum extrusions, drawer sides and wood adhesives. “

Deutsche Pfandbriefbank AG (FRA:PBB) was given a €12.00 ($14.12) price target by analysts at equinet AG. The firm currently has a neutral rating on the stock.

Pattern Energy Group (NASDAQ:PEGI) (TSE:PEG) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a buy rating. They currently have $28.00 target price on the stock. According to Zacks, “Pattern Energy Group Inc. is a premium power company. It engages in developing, constructing, owning and operating wind power. The company’s project situated primarily in the United States, Canada and parts of Latin America. Pattern Energy Group Inc. is based in San Francisco, United States. “

PennantPark Floating Rate Capital (NASDAQ:PFLT) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a buy rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “PennantPark Floating Rate Capital Ltd. is a business development company. It is a closed-end, externally managed and non-diversified investment company. Its investment objectives are to generate current income and capital appreciation by investing primarily in floating rate loans and other investments made to the United States middle-market companies. The firm provides first lien secured debt and other opportunistic financings (mezzanine, private high yield debt, preferred and common stock) to middle market sponsors and companies. Its investments may include equity features, such as direct investments in the equity securities of borrowers or warrants or options to buy a minority interest in a portfolio company. It has investments in various sectors, including aerospace and defense; consumer services; healthcare and pharmaceuticals, and others. The firm has a value-oriented, bottoms-up investment philosophy. Its investment activities are managed by the investment advisor, PennantPark Investment Advisers LLC. “

Pengrowth Energy Corporation (NYSE:PGH) (TSE:PGF) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a sell rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “Pengrowth Energy Trust is a Canadian energy trust with crude oil and natural gas properties in the Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin and offshore the East Coast of Canada. “

Parker Drilling (NYSE:PKD) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a buy rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “Parker Drilling Company provides high-performance contract drilling solutions, rental tools and project management services to the worldwide energy industry. “

Park-Ohio Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ:PKOH) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a buy rating. Zacks Investment Research currently has $45.00 target price on the stock. According to Zacks, “Park Ohio Holdings Corp. operates through two segments, Manufactured Products and Logistics, which serve a wide variety of industrial markets. Manufactured Products designs and manufactures a broad range of high quality products engineered for specific customer applications. The principal customers of Manufactured Products are original equipment manufacturers and end-users in the automotive, railroad, truck and aerospace industries. Logistics is a leading national supplier of fasteners (e.g., nuts, bolts and screws) and other industrial products. “

Plantronics (NYSE:PLT) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a sell rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “Plantronics, Inc. is a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of lightweight communications headsets and headset accessories and services. In addition, the company manufactures and markets specialty telephone products, such as amplified telephone handsets and specialty telephones for hearing-impaired users, and noise-canceling handsets for use in high-noise environments. “

PolyOne Corporation (NYSE:POL) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a sell rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “PolyOne Corporation is an international polymer services company with operations in thermoplastic compounds, specialty resins, specialty polymer formulations, engineered films, color and additive systems, elastomer compounding and thermoplastic resin distribution. PolyOne was formed from the consolidation of the former M.A. Hanna Company and The Geon Company. Information on the Company’s products and services can be found at www.polyone.com. “

Persimmon (NASDAQ:PSMMY) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a strong-buy rating. Zacks Investment Research currently has $77.00 target price on the stock. According to Zacks, “Persimmon plc designs, develops and builds residential housing. It operates primarily under brand name Persimmon Homes which offers studio apartments and family homes. The Charles Church brand provides premium homes. The Space4 brand engaged in timber frame manufacturing and Westbury Partnership deals. Persimmon plc is headquartered in Fulford, the United Kingdom. “

Playtech PLC (LON:PTEC) had its buy rating reiterated by analysts at Citigroup Inc.. They currently have a GBX 1,250 ($16.23) target price on the stock.

Renishaw plc (LON:RSW) had its hold rating reaffirmed by analysts at Investec.

RWE AG (FRA:RWE) was given a €23.50 ($27.65) target price by analysts at HSBC Holdings plc. The firm currently has a buy rating on the stock.

South32 (LON:S32) had its outperform rating reiterated by analysts at Macquarie.

South32 (LON:S32) was downgraded by analysts at Citigroup Inc. to a neutral rating. Citigroup Inc. currently has GBX 190 ($2.47) price target on the stock, up from their previous price target of GBX 170 ($2.21).

Standard Life Plc (LON:SLA) was upgraded by analysts at Citigroup Inc. to a buy rating. They currently have GBX 490 ($6.36) target price on the stock.

Zalando SE (FRA:ZAL) was given a €45.00 ($52.94) target price by analysts at Stifel Nicolaus. The firm currently has a buy rating on the stock.