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

Amryt Pharma PLC (LON:AMYT) had its speculative buy rating reissued by analysts at Beaufort Securities. The firm currently has a GBX 62 ($0.80) price target on the stock.

Antofagasta plc (LON:ANTO) was upgraded by analysts at Jefferies Group LLC to a buy rating.

Arrow Global Group PLC (LON:ARW) had its buy rating reiterated by analysts at Shore Capital.

Bezant Resources plc (LON:BZT) had its speculative buy rating reissued by analysts at Beaufort Securities.

21st Century Technology PLC (LON:C21) had its corporate rating reiterated by analysts at FinnCap.

Centrica PLC (LON:CNA) was upgraded by analysts at Jefferies Group LLC to a hold rating. They currently have GBX 190 ($2.46) price target on the stock.

Hays plc (LON:HAS) had its buy rating reiterated by analysts at Liberum Capital. The firm currently has a GBX 180 ($2.33) target price on the stock.

Shore Capital started coverage on shares of Halma plc (LON:HLMA). They issued a hold rating on the stock.

HSS Hire Group PLC (LON:HSS) was downgraded by analysts at Beaufort Securities to a hold rating.

IFG Group PLC (LON:IFP) had its neutral rating reissued by analysts at Macquarie. The firm currently has a GBX 135 ($1.75) target price on the stock.

KAZ Minerals PLC (LON:KAZ) was upgraded by analysts at Jefferies Group LLC to a buy rating.

Ladbrokes Coral Group PLC (LON:LCL) had its buy rating reiterated by analysts at Shore Capital.

London Stock Exchange Group Plc (LON:LSE) had its neutral rating reiterated by analysts at Macquarie. They currently have a GBX 3,752 ($48.53) target price on the stock.

Morses Club PLC (LON:MCL) had its buy rating reissued by analysts at Shore Capital.

Melrose Industries PLC (LON:MRO) had its buy rating reissued by analysts at Liberum Capital. Liberum Capital currently has a GBX 260 ($3.36) price target on the stock.

Northwest Natural Gas (NYSE:NWN) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a buy rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “NW Natural is principally engaged in the distribution of natural gas. The Oregon Public Utility Commission (OPUC) has allocated to NW Natural as its exclusive service area a major portion of western Oregon, including the Portland metropolitan area, most of the fertile Willamette Valley and the coastal area from Astoria to Coos Bay. NW Natural also holds certificates from the Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission (WUTC) granting it exclusive rights to serve portions of three Washington counties bordering the Columbia River. “

Natl Express Grp (NASDAQ:NXPGF) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a buy rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “National Express Group plc is a transport operator. It provides bus, coach and rail services primarily in the UK, Continental Europe, North Africa, North America and the Middle East. National Express Group plc is based in Birmingham, United Kingdom. “

Otter Tail Corporation (NASDAQ:OTTR) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a buy rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “OTTER TAIL’s primary business is the production, transmission, distribution and sale of electric energy. The Company, through its subsidiaries, is also engaged in other businesses which are referred to as Health Services Operations and Diversified Operations. “

Oxford BioMedica plc (LON:OXB) had its buy rating reiterated by analysts at Jefferies Group LLC. They currently have a GBX 13 ($0.17) target price on the stock.

Oxford Industries (NYSE:OXM) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a buy rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “Oxford Industries Inc.’s primary business is the design, manufacture, marketing and sale of consumer apparel products in the popular to better price ranges. Substantially all of their distribution facilities, offices and customers are located in the United States. Oxford is organized into four operating groups that reflect four major product lines: Oxford Shirt Group, Lanier Clothes, Oxford Slacks and the Oxford Womenswear Group. “

Paddy Power Plc (LON:PAP) had its buy rating reissued by analysts at Deutsche Bank AG. They currently have a £105 ($135.80) target price on the stock.

Patrick Industries (NASDAQ:PATK) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a buy rating. The firm currently has $82.00 target price on the stock. 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. “

Perry Ellis International (NASDAQ:PERY) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a buy rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “Perry Ellis International, Inc. is a leading designer, distributor and licensor of a broad line of high quality men’s and women’s apparel, accessories, and fragrances. The company’s collection of dress and casual shirts, golf sportswear, sweaters, dress and casual pants and shorts, jeans wear, active wear and men’s and women’s swimwear is available through all major levels of retail distribution. The company, through its wholly owned subsidiaries, owns a portfolio of nationally and internationally recognized brands including Perry Ellis, Jantzen, Cubavera, Munsingwear, Savane, Original Penguin, Grand Slam, Natural Issue, Pro Player, the Havanera Co., Axis, Tricots St. Raphael, Gotcha, Girl Star and MCD. The company enhances its roster of brands by licensing trademarks from third parties including Dockers for outerwear, Nike and JAG for swimwear, and PING and PGA TOUR for golf apparel. “

Petrofac Limited (LON:PFC) had its buy rating reissued by analysts at Jefferies Group LLC. Jefferies Group LLC currently has a GBX 500 ($6.47) target price on the stock.

Petrofac Limited (LON:PFC) had its buy rating reaffirmed by analysts at Kepler Capital Markets. Kepler Capital Markets currently has a GBX 700 ($9.05) target price on the stock.

Premier Foods Plc (LON:PFD) had its hold rating reissued by analysts at Shore Capital.

Provident Financial plc (LON:PFG) was downgraded by analysts at Jefferies Group LLC to a hold rating. They currently have GBX 940 ($12.16) price target on the stock, down from their previous price target of GBX 3,478 ($44.98).

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 $44.00 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. “

Pennon Group plc (LON:PNN) had its outperform rating reaffirmed by analysts at Macquarie. They currently have a GBX 920 ($11.90) price target on the stock.

PolyOne (NYSE:POL) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a sell 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. “

Polymetal International PLC (LON:POLY) had its underperform rating reissued by analysts at Jefferies Group LLC. Jefferies Group LLC currently has a GBX 725 ($9.38) price target on the stock.

Paddy Power Betfair Plc (LON:PPB) had its buy rating reaffirmed by analysts at Deutsche Bank AG. The firm currently has a £105 ($135.80) price target on the stock.

ParkerVision (NASDAQ:PRKR) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a sell rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “ParkerVision, Inc. operates two segments – the Video Products Division and the Wireless Technology Division. The Video Division is engaged in the design, development and marketing of automated video camera control systems, marketed under the tradename CameraMan and automated production systems, marketed under the tradename PVTV Studio. The Wireless Division is engaged in the development and initial commercialization of its Direct2Data, or D2D, technology. “

PAREXEL International Corporation (NASDAQ:PRXL) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a buy rating. They currently have $98.00 target price on the stock. According to Zacks, “Parexel International Corporation is one of the largest biopharmaceutical outsourcing organizations in the world, providing a broad range of knowledge-based contract research, medical marketing and consulting services to the worldwide pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device industries. With a commitment to providing solutions that expedite time-to-market and peak market penetration, PAREXEL has developed significant expertise in clinical trials management, data management, biostatistical analysis, medical marketing, clinical pharmacology, regulatory and medical consulting, industry training and publishing and other drug development consulting services. Its information technology subsidiary, Perceptive Informatics, Inc., develops and offers a portfolio of innovative technology-based products and services that facilitate clinical drug development and are designed to decrease time to peak sales. “

Prudential Public Limited (NYSE:PUK) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a buy rating. Zacks Investment Research currently has $52.00 price target on the stock. According to Zacks, “PRUDENTIAL PLC provides retail financial products and services and fund management to many millions of customers worldwide. Their commitment to the shareholders who own Prudential is to maximise the value over time of their investment. They do this by investing for the long term to develop and bring out the best in their people and their businesses to produce superior products and services, and hence superior financial returns. Their aim is to deliver top quartile performance among their international peer group in terms of total shareholder returns. “

Royal Mail PLC (LON:RMG) had its sell rating reiterated by analysts at Liberum Capital. The firm currently has a GBX 385 ($4.98) price target on the stock.

Restaurant Group PLC (LON:RTN) had its buy rating reissued by analysts at Liberum Capital. They currently have a GBX 430 ($5.56) target price on the stock.

Restaurant Group PLC (LON:RTN) had its buy rating reiterated by analysts at Shore Capital.

Restaurant Group PLC (LON:RTN) had its buy rating reissued by analysts at N+1 Singer. The firm currently has a GBX 415 ($5.37) price target on the stock.

Serco Group plc (LON:SRP) had its hold rating reaffirmed by analysts at Shore Capital.

SRT Marine Systems PLC (LON:SRT) had its corporate rating reaffirmed by analysts at FinnCap. The firm currently has a GBX 75 ($0.97) price target on the stock.

STV Group Plc. (LON:STVG) had its buy rating reaffirmed by analysts at Peel Hunt. The firm currently has a GBX 460 ($5.95) price target on the stock.

Tharisa Plc (LON:THS) had its buy rating reaffirmed by analysts at Peel Hunt. They currently have a GBX 195 ($2.52) price target on the stock.

Trakm8 Holdings PLC (LON:TRAK) had its corporate rating reaffirmed by analysts at FinnCap. FinnCap currently has a GBX 180 ($2.33) price target on the stock.

Taylor Wimpey plc (LON:TW) had its hold rating reiterated by analysts at Shore Capital.

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