Analysts’ updated eps estimates for Thursday, August 31st:

Analog Devices (NASDAQ:ADI) was upgraded by analysts at Instinet from a reduce rating to a neutral rating.

bluebird bio (NASDAQ:BLUE) had its price target increased by BMO Capital Markets from $225,000.00 to $300,000.00. The firm currently has an outperform rating on the stock.

Citigroup Inc. assumed coverage on shares of BioMarin Pharmaceutical (NASDAQ:BMRN). They issued a buy rating and a $98.00 price target on the stock.

Bayerische Motoren Werke AG (ETR:BMW) was given a €120.00 ($142.86) price target by analysts at Deutsche Bank AG. The firm currently has a buy rating on the stock.

Barnes & Noble Education (NYSE:BNED) had its buy rating reiterated by analysts at Craig Hallum. Craig Hallum currently has a $10.00 price target on the stock, down from their previous price target of $16.00.

Box (NYSE:BOX) was upgraded by analysts at Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group to an overweight rating.

Carrefour Sa Spon (NASDAQ:CRRFY) was downgraded by analysts at Natixis from a buy rating to a neutral rating.

Deutsche Bank AG (NYSE:DB) was downgraded by analysts at Keefe, Bruyette & Woods to a market perform rating.

Diageo plc (LON:DGE) had its buy rating reiterated by analysts at J P Morgan Chase & Co.

Dycom Industries (NYSE:DY) had its buy rating reiterated by analysts at Craig Hallum. They currently have a $90.00 target price on the stock, down from their previous target price of $115.00. They noted that the move was a valuation call. The analysts noted that the move was a valuation call.

Ericsson (NASDAQ:ERIC) was downgraded by analysts at Danske from a buy rating to a hold rating.

Fielmann AG (FRA:FIE) was given a €57.00 ($67.86) price target by analysts at Kepler Capital Markets. The firm currently has a neutral rating on the stock.

William Blair assumed coverage on shares of Gilead Sciences (NASDAQ:GILD). William Blair issued an outperform rating and a $87.00 target price on the stock.

Givaudan Sa (NASDAQ:GVDNY) had its neutral rating reiterated by analysts at UBS AG.

Givaudan Sa (NASDAQ:GVDNY) had its neutral rating reiterated by analysts at Kepler Capital Markets.

Gerresheimer AG (ETR:GXI) was given a €99.40 ($118.33) target price by analysts at J P Morgan Chase & Co. The firm currently has a buy rating on the stock.

Grand City Properties SA (FRA:GYC) was given a €21.50 ($25.60) price target by analysts at J P Morgan Chase & Co. The firm currently has a buy rating on the stock.

HeidelbergCement AG (OTCMKTS:HDELY) was upgraded by analysts at Citigroup Inc. from a neutral rating to a buy rating.

H&R Block (NYSE:HRB) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a sell rating. According to Zacks, “H&R Block beat first-quarter fiscal 2018 earnings estimates by a penny.  The company remains focused on expanding its client base and lowering operating costs through stringent cost-cutting initiatives to drive future growth. The company made several enhancements to its online digital tax software to improve monetization and conversion. However, H&R Block has underperformed the industry year-to-date, with an average return of 27.1% compared with 33.1% gain for the latter. The company faces unfavorable foreign currency translation and employment-related lawsuits remain headwinds. Moreover, its debt-to-equity ratio compares unfavorably with the sector average. Additionally, the cash position of the company is fluctuating in nature. In addition, it uses multiple digital technologies to collect, transmit, and store high volumes of personal client information, which increases information security risks.”

BNP Paribas assumed coverage on shares of Julius Baer Gruppe (NASDAQ:JBAXY). They issued an outperform rating on the stock.

Juno Therapeutics (NASDAQ:JUNO) had its reduce rating reissued by analysts at Standpoint Research.

LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton SE (EPA:MC) was given a €242.00 ($288.10) target price by analysts at UBS AG. The firm currently has a buy rating on the stock.

RTL Group (EBR:RTL) had its neutral rating reissued by analysts at J P Morgan Chase & Co.

STADA Arzneimittel AG (ETR:SAZ) was given a €65.53 ($78.01) price target by analysts at Nord/LB. The firm currently has a sell rating on the stock.

Shoe Carnival (NASDAQ:SCVL) had its target price increased by Susquehanna Bancshares Inc from $18.00 to $19.00. The firm currently has a neutral rating on the stock.

SOUTH32 LTD SPON (NASDAQ:SOUHY) was downgraded by analysts at Macquarie from an outperform rating to a neutral rating.

BNP Paribas started coverage on shares of UBS AG (NYSE:UBS). BNP Paribas issued an outperform rating on the stock.

Volkswagen AG (ETR:VOW3) was given a €213.00 ($253.57) target price by analysts at J P Morgan Chase & Co. The firm currently has a buy rating on the stock.

WebMD Health Corp (NASDAQ:WBMD) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a buy rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “WebMD announced today that is has signed an agreement to acquire Conceptis Technologies Inc., a Montreal-based provider of online and offline medical education and promotion aimed at physicians and other healthcare professionals. Conceptis has been successful in developing a strong online presence in the cardiology community and is highly respected for the depth and breadth of content contained on its flagship. With the combination of two of the leading cardiology channels on the Internet, Medscape Cardiology and www.theheart.org, WebMD is well positioned to further its lead and penetration in this high value segment of medical marketing. “

WD-40 (NASDAQ:WDFC) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a buy rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “WD-40 Company sells a petroleum-based product, known as WD-40. WD-40 is a multi-purpose product which acts as a lubricant, rust preventative, penetrant, cleaner and moisture displacer. They also sell the 3-IN-ONE Oil. 3-IN-ONE Oil is a lower cost general purpose lubricant that is useful when precise applications of a lubricant are needed. “

William Demant Hol (NASDAQ:WILYY) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a buy rating. The firm currently has $15.00 price target on the stock. According to Zacks, “William Demant Holding A/S develops, manufactures and sells products and equipment designed to aid the hearing and communication of individuals. The Company focuses on three business areas: Hearing Devices, Diagnostic Instruments and Personal Communication. William Demant Holding A/S is headquartered in Smorum, Denmark. “

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. “

58.com (NYSE:WUBA) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a strong-buy rating. They currently have $72.00 target price on the stock. According to Zacks, “58.com Inc. operates online marketplace serving local merchants and consumers in China. It offers housing rental, recruitment, second-hand product, travel, catering, entertainment, and group-buying information. 58.com Inc. is based in Beijing, China. “

Yanzhou Coal Mining Co (NASDAQ:YZCAY) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a buy rating. They currently have $11.00 price target on the stock. According to Zacks, “Yanzhou Coal Mining Company Limited is engaged in the underground mining of prime quality, low-sulfur coal from its mines in Shandong Province, China and is one of China’s largest coal producers and coal exporters. Based on coal output per production employee, the company is one of the most efficient underground coal mining enterprises in China.(Press Release) “

Zte Corp. (OTCMKTS:ZTCOY) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a buy rating. Zacks Investment Research currently has $6.00 price target on the stock. According to Zacks, “ZTE Corporation is engaged in providing telecom equipment and networking solutions to telecom operators. The company offers wireless communications systems, wireline switch and access equipment, optical and data communications equipment, mobile phone handsets, data card products, and telecommunications software systems. It also engages in the production of remote control switch systems, multimedia communications systems, and communications transmission systems. The company also provides technical design, development, consultation, and related services for the research, manufacture and production of mobile communications systems equipment, satellite communications, microwave communications equipment, beepers, computer hardware and software, closed-circuit TVs, microwave communications, automated signal control, computer information processing, process monitoring systems, and fire alarm systems. ZTE Corporation is based in Shenzhen, the People’s Republic of China. “

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