Equities Research Analysts’ updated eps estimates for Wednesday, August 30th:

Abzena PLC (LON:ABZA) had its buy rating reiterated by analysts at FinnCap. The firm currently has a GBX 80 ($1.03) price target on the stock.

Bank of America Corporation (NYSE:BAC) was upgraded by analysts at Vetr from a buy rating to a strong-buy rating. The firm currently has $26.59 target price on the stock.

Beazley PLC (LON:BEZ) had its reduce rating reissued by analysts at Peel Hunt. They currently have a GBX 370 ($4.79) price target on the stock.

Crh Plc (LON:CRH) was given a GBX 3,100 ($40.09) price target by analysts at UBS AG. The firm currently has a buy rating on the stock.

First Solar (NASDAQ:FSLR) had its buy rating reiterated by analysts at Axiom Securities.

Hiscox (LON:HSX) had its reduce rating reiterated by analysts at Peel Hunt. Peel Hunt currently has a GBX 980 ($12.67) price target on the stock.

Peel Hunt initiated coverage on shares of Inspired Energy PLC (LON:INSE). The firm issued a buy rating and a GBX 25 ($0.32) price target on the stock.

JA Solar Holdings, Co. (NASDAQ:JASO) was downgraded by analysts at Axiom Securities from a hold rating to a sell rating. The firm currently has $5.00 target price on the stock.

aTyr Pharma (NASDAQ:LIFE) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a buy rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “aTyr Pharma, Inc. is a bio-therapeutics company. The Company is involved in the discovery and development of medicines for severe, rare diseases of physiological modulators. aTyr Pharma, Inc. is a based in SAN DIEGO, United States. “

Lancashire Holdings Limited (LON:LRE) had its add rating reissued by analysts at Peel Hunt. The firm currently has a GBX 760 ($9.83) price target on the stock.

LSL Property Services PLC (NASDAQ:LSLPF) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a buy rating. The firm currently has $3.25 price target on the stock. According to Zacks, “LSL Property Services PLC provides residential property services. The company’s principal segments consist of Estate Agency and Related Services and Surveying and Valuation Services. It services consists of residential sales, lettings, surveying, conveyancing, advice on mortgages ,non-investment insurance products, valuations and panel management services, asset management and property management services. LSL Property Services PLC is headquartered in London, the United Kingdom. “

LATAM Airlines Group (NYSE:LTM) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a strong sell rating. According to Zacks, “LATAM Airlines Group S.A. offers domestic and international passenger and cargo air services. The Company operates primarily in Chile, the United States, the South Pacific, Europe and Latin America. LATAM Airlines Group S.A., formerly known as Lan Chile S.A, is headquartered in Santiago, Chile. “

lululemon athletica inc. (NASDAQ:LULU) was upgraded by analysts at Vetr from a buy rating to a strong-buy rating. Vetr currently has $66.00 price target on the stock.

Marks and Spencer Group Plc (NASDAQ:MAKSY) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a buy rating. The firm currently has $9.00 target price on the stock. According to Zacks, “MARKS & SPENCER is one of the UK’s leading retailers, offering high quality, great value clothing, as well as home products and outstanding quality food. M&S employs over 75,000 people and has over 600 stores in the UK and over 275 stores in 39 territories around the world. “

M.D.C. Holdings (NYSE:MDC) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a sell rating. According to Zacks, “M.D.C. HOLDINGS, INC. is engaged in the construction, sale and related financing of residential housing and the acquisition and development of land for use in its homebuilding activities and sale to others, in the Denver, Phoenix, Maryland, Virginia, mid Atlantic region, Las Vegas, Dallas, California metropolitan areas. They are also is involved in real estate brokerage, property management, condominium conversions and fee construction of apartment and commercial buildings. “

MeetMe (NASDAQ:MEET) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a sell rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “The Meet Group, Inc. is a social media technology company. It offers information sharing, social interaction and mobile application development services. The company’s app consists of currently MeetMe (R), Skout(R), Tagged(R) and Hi5(R). The Meet Group Inc., formerly known as MeetMe Inc., is headquartered in New Hope, Pennsylvania. “

Mesoblast Limited (NASDAQ:MESO) had its buy rating reiterated by analysts at Cantor Fitzgerald. The analysts wrote, “Accelerating Chronic Heart Failure (CHF). Mesoblast recently outlined its plans to seek a potential accelerated approval pathway for its MPC-150-IM product in patients with advanced cardiac heart failure. Based on the significant unmet need and serious complications of the disease, the company believes its 159-patient Phase 2b study with end-stage (Class IV) CHF patients that require left ventricular device (LVAD) assistance could support an accelerated approval. Completion of enrollment is imminent, and top-line data from the study are expected in 1Q18. The primary endpoint of the study will assess the number of times patients are able to undergo weaning off LVAD assistance. Enrolling in Advanced CHF. Mesoblast is also conducting a large 600-patient Phase 3 study in advanced (Class II/III) CHF patients that could serve as a confirmatory study and has enrolled over 400 patients so far. This study will assess recurrent, non-fatal, HF-related major adverse cardiac events between MPC-treated and sham-treated patients. Data are expected to be released in 2019. Attractive Markets. We estimate a large, multi-billion-dollar market for Mesoblast’s cell portfolio (combined royalties of ~$6 billion) when it reaches peak market penetration.””

M/I Homes (NYSE:MHO) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a buy rating. Zacks Investment Research currently has $27.00 target price on the stock. According to Zacks, “M/I Homes, Inc. is one of the nation’s leading builders of single-family homes. Their homes are marketed and sold under the trade names M/I Homes and Showcase Homes. They have homebuilding operations in Columbus and Cincinnati, Ohio; Indianapolis, Indiana; Tampa, Orlando and Palm Beach County, Florida; Charlotte and Raleigh, North Carolina; Virginia and Maryland. “

Motorcar Parts of America (NASDAQ:MPAA) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a buy rating. They currently have $29.00 price target on the stock. According to Zacks, “Mototcar Parts & Accessories Inc. is a leading manufacturer of replacement alternators and starters for imported and domestic cars and light trucks in the United States and Canada. The company’s full line of alternators and starters are remanufactured for vehicles imported from Japan, Germany, Sweden, France and Korea. The imported vehicles for which the company remanufactures alternators and starters also include vehicles produced by GM, Chrysler and Ford. The company also assembles and distributes ignition wire sets for imported and domestic cars and light trucks. “

Novae Group Plc (LON:NVA) had its hold rating reiterated by analysts at Peel Hunt. They currently have a GBX 715 ($9.25) target price on the stock.

Rio Tinto plc (LON:RIO) had its buy rating reiterated by analysts at HSBC Holdings plc. The firm currently has a GBX 3,800 ($49.15) target price on the stock.

Raytheon (NYSE:RTN) was downgraded by analysts at Vetr from a buy rating to a hold rating. They currently have $187.08 price target on the stock.

DS Smith plc (LON:SMDS) had its add rating reiterated by analysts at Peel Hunt. They currently have a GBX 550 ($7.11) target price on the stock, up from their previous target price of GBX 520 ($6.73).

Ubiquiti Networks (NASDAQ:UBNT) was downgraded by analysts at Vetr from a strong-buy rating to a buy rating. They currently have $65.54 target price on the stock.

Vesuvius Plc (LON:VSVS) had its price target boosted by Peel Hunt from GBX 700 ($9.05) to GBX 740 ($9.57). The firm currently has a buy rating on the stock.

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