Equities Research Analysts’ Updated EPS Estimates for August, 29th (ADI, AMC, BAYN, GNTX, GSM, HEI, HMLP, HRIBF, HWDJY, ICLR)
Analog Devices (NASDAQ:ADI) had its buy rating reiterated by analysts at BMO Capital Markets. The firm currently has a $96.00 target price on the stock.
AMC Entertainment Holdings (NYSE:AMC) was given a $16.00 price target by analysts at Barclays PLC. The firm currently has a hold rating on the stock.
Bayer AG (FRA:BAYN) was given a €137.00 ($163.10) target price by analysts at Jefferies Group LLC. The firm currently has a buy rating on the stock.
Bayer AG (FRA:BAYN) was given a €125.00 ($148.81) target price by analysts at UBS AG. The firm currently has a buy rating on the stock.
Gentex Corporation (NASDAQ:GNTX) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a sell rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “Gentex Corporation is an international company that provides high-quality products to the worldwide automotive industry and North American fire protection market. The Company develops, manufactures and markets proprietary electro-optic products, including interior and exterior electrochromic, automatic-dimming Night Vision Safety automotive rearview mirrors that dim in proportion to the amount of headlight glare from trailing vehicle headlamps, and an extensive line of fire protection products for commercial applications. “
Ferroglobe PLC (NASDAQ:GSM) had its buy rating reissued by analysts at B. Riley. The analysts wrote, “We expect F3Q results to be in line, but believe F4Q outlook could be slightly below consensus as the latest industry data suggests a mixed demand environment. Although the company is not exposed to the ongoing Chinese slowdown, a number of comm equipment companies such as Infinera (INFN) and Viavi (VIAV) have recently reported that the overall telecom spending environment remains choppy. This demand dynamic is due to several factors, particularly M&A activity, which could slow the ongoing US metro upgrade cycle. While India and the DCI (Datacenter Interconnect) segment continue to be robust growth drivers, we are uncertain if they will be strong enough to meet the Street’s Q/Q revenue growth expectation of +5.9%.””
Heico Corporation (NYSE:HEI) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a buy rating. The firm currently has $94.00 price target on the stock. According to Zacks, “Heico Corporation is engaged primarily in certain niche segments of the aviation, defense, space and electronics industries through its Hollywood, FL-based HEICO Aerospace Holdings Corp. subsidiary and its Miami, FL-based HEICO Electronic Technologies Corp. subsidiary. HEICO’s customers include a majority of the world’s airlines and airmotives as well as numerous defense and space contractors and military agencies worldwide in addition to telecommunications, electronics and medical equipment manufacturers. “
Hoegh LNG Partners (NASDAQ:HMLP) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a strong sell rating. According to Zacks, “Hoegh LNG Partners LP is a provider of floating LNG services under long-term contracts. The Company owns and operates floating storage and regasification units (FSRUs) which act as floating LNG import terminals, and LNG carriers which transport the LNG to its markets. Hoegh LNG Partners LP is based in Hamilton, Bermuda. “
Horiba (NASDAQ:HRIBF) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a buy rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “Horiba Ltd. engages in manufacture and sale of instruments and systems for industrial applications. Its operating segments include Automotive Test Systems, Process and Environmental Instruments, Semiconductor Instruments, Medical-Diagnostic Instruments and Systems and Scientific Instruments and Systems. The company operates primarily in America, Asia and Oceania, Japan and Europe. Horiba Ltd is engaged in Kyoto, Japan. “
Howden Joinery Gr (NASDAQ:HWDJY) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a strong-buy rating. Zacks Investment Research currently has $24.00 price target on the stock. According to Zacks, “Howden Joinery Group Plc is involved in the manufacture, sale and distribution of kitchens and joinery products. It offers kitchen cabinets and frontals, doors and worktops and breakfast bars; appliances. The company operates primarily in the United Kingdom, France, Belgium, the Netherlands and Germany. Howden Joinery Group Plc is headquartered in London, the United Kingdom. “
Icon Plc (NASDAQ:ICLR) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a buy rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “ICON plc is a global full service clinical research organisation. The company provides contract clinical research services to the pharmaceutical industry worldwide. “
Imperial Brands PLC (NASDAQ:IMBBY) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a buy rating. Zacks Investment Research currently has $47.00 price target on the stock. According to Zacks, “Imperial Brands PLC manufactures, markets and sells tobacco and tobacco-related products. It offers cigarettes, fine cut tobacco, papers, cigars, snus and smokeless tobacco products. Imperial Brands PLC, formerly known as Imperial Tobacco Group PLC, is based in Bristol, the United Kingdom. “
Inphi Corporation (NYSE:IPHI) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a sell rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “Inphi Corporation operates as a provider of fabless high-speed analog semiconductor solutions for the communications and computing markets. Its solutions provides interface between analog signals and digital information in high-performance systems such as telecommunications transport systems, enterprise networking equipment, datacenter and enterprise servers, storage platforms, test and measurement equipment and military systems. The Company’s products are designed into systems sold by OEMs, including Agilent Technologies, Inc., Alcatel-Lucent, Cisco Systems, Inc., Danaher Corporation, Dell Inc., EMC Corporation, Hewlett-Packard Company, Huawei, International Business Machines Corporation and Oracle Corporation. Inphi Corporation is headquartered in Santa Clara, California “
Investors Bancorp (NASDAQ:ISBC) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a sell rating. According to Zacks, “Investors Bancorp, Inc. operates as the holding company for Investors Savings Bank, which provides a range of banking services in the United States. The company generates deposits and originates loans. The company operates from its corporate headquarters in Short Hills, New Jersey, and fifty-three branch offices located in Essex, Hunterdon, Middlesex, Monmouth, Morris, Ocean, Somerset, Union and Warren Counties, New Jersey. The Bank is engaged in the business of attracting deposits from the public through its branch network and borrowing funds in the wholesale markets to originate loans and to invest in securities. It originates mortgage loans secured by one-to four-family residential real estate and consumer loans, the majority of which are home equity loans and home equity lines of credit. “
Sprouts Farmers Market (NASDAQ:SFM) had its hold rating reissued by analysts at BMO Capital Markets. BMO Capital Markets currently has a $24.00 target price on the stock.
United Natural Foods (NASDAQ:UNFI) had its hold rating reiterated by analysts at BMO Capital Markets. BMO Capital Markets currently has a $38.00 price target on the stock.