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

Bayerische Motoren Werke AG (ETR:BMW) was given a €79.00 ($94.05) price target by analysts at Berenberg Bank. The firm currently has a neutral rating on the stock.

GYM Group PLC (LON:GYM) had its buy rating reaffirmed by analysts at Peel Hunt. They currently have a GBX 250 ($3.23) target price on the stock.

Hargreaves Lansdown PLC (LON:HL) had its sell rating reiterated by analysts at Liberum Capital. They currently have a GBX 1,170 ($15.13) price target on the stock.

InterContinental Hotels Group PLC (LON:IHG) had its equal weight rating reissued by analysts at Barclays PLC. The firm currently has a GBX 4,000 ($51.73) target price on the stock.

IMI plc (LON:IMI) had its target price raised by Peel Hunt from GBX 1,200 ($15.52) to GBX 1,250 ($16.17). Peel Hunt currently has a hold rating on the stock.

ITV plc (LON:ITV) had its buy rating reaffirmed by analysts at Liberum Capital. Liberum Capital currently has a GBX 320 ($4.14) target price on the stock.

Kingfisher plc (LON:KGF) had its underweight rating reaffirmed by analysts at Barclays PLC. Barclays PLC currently has a GBX 290 ($3.75) target price on the stock.

Merlin Entertainments PLC (LON:MERL) had its overweight rating reaffirmed by analysts at Barclays PLC. Barclays PLC currently has a GBX 575 ($7.44) target price on the stock.

Romaco Resourcs (NASDAQ:METC) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a sell rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “Ramaco Resources, Inc. is an operator and developer of high-quality, low cost metallurgical coal in central and southern West Virginia, southwestern Virginia and southwestern Pennsylvania. Ramaco Resources, Inc. is headquartered in Lexington, Kentucky. “

Mizuho Financial Group (NYSE:MFG) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a sell rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “THE MIZUHO FINANCIAL GROUP is a bank holding company which operates and manages its banks, long-term credit banks, specialized securities companies and other companies which the Company may own by law as its subsidiaries, and engages in business appertaining to the management and operation of such companies. “

Pagegroup Plc (NASDAQ:MPGPF) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a buy rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “PageGroup PLC operates as a recruitment consultancy. It provides recruitment services for permanent, contract and temporary staff at clerical and qualified professional and executive levels. PageGroup PLC, formerly known as Michael Page International plc, is based in Weybridge, the United Kingdom. “

Myovant Sciences (NASDAQ:MYOV) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a sell rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “Myovant Sciences Ltd. is a biopharmaceutical company. It focused on developing and commercializing therapies for women’s health diseases and other endocrine-related disorders, including advanced prostate cancer. The company’s product candidate consists of relugolix which are in clinical trial, an oral once-daily small molecule that acts as a gonadotropin-releasing hormone receptor antagonist. Myovant Sciences Ltd. is based in Hamilton, Bermuda. “

National Health Investors (NYSE:NHI) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a buy rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “National Health Investors, Inc. is a real estate investment trust which invests in income producing health care properties primarily in the long-term care industry. The company provides current income for distribution to stockholders through investments in health care related facilities, including long-term care facilities, acute care hospitals, medical office buildings, retirement centers and assisted living facilities. “

Noah Holdings Limited (NYSE:NOAH) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a sell rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “Noah Holdings Ltd through its subsidiaries is engaged in providing independent services primarily comprising of distribution of wealth management products to the high net worth population in China. It distributes over-the-counter wealth management products originated in China which mainly includes fixed income products, private equity funds and securities investment funds. The Company also delivers to its clients a continuum of value-added services including financial planning, product analysis and recommendation, product and market updates and investor education. Noah Holdings Ltd is headquartered in Shenzhen, the Peoples’ Republic of China. “

Nevsun Resources (TSE:NSU) (TSE:NSU) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a buy rating. The firm currently has C$2.50 target price on the stock. According to Zacks, “NEVSUN RESOURCES LTD., is a natural resource company engaged in the acquisition, exploration, development and production of mineral properties. The Company’s portfolio is focused on properties in Africa with gold and base metal (copper and zinc) resources/reserves. The Company’s principal mineral properties are the Bisha property located in Eritrea, North-East Africa. “

NEXT plc (LON:NXT) had its underweight rating reiterated by analysts at Barclays PLC.

OneSavings Bank PLC (LON:OSB) had its overweight rating reiterated by analysts at Barclays PLC. They currently have a GBX 490 ($6.34) price target on the stock.

Petrofac Limited (LON:PFC) had its overweight rating reaffirmed by analysts at Barclays PLC.

Pearson plc (LON:PSON) had its sell rating reaffirmed by analysts at Liberum Capital. They currently have a GBX 330 ($4.27) target price on the stock.

St. Modwen Properties plc (LON:SMP) had its price target increased by Liberum Capital from GBX 360 ($4.66) to GBX 400 ($5.17). The firm currently has a buy rating on the stock.

Spire Healthcare Group PLC (LON:SPI) had its price target cut by Liberum Capital from GBX 365 ($4.72) to GBX 350 ($4.53). Liberum Capital currently has a hold rating on the stock.

Ultra Electronics Holdings plc (LON:ULE) had its target price boosted by Deutsche Bank AG from GBX 2,040 ($26.38) to GBX 2,080 ($26.90). They currently have a hold rating on the stock.

Whitbread plc (LON:WTB) had its equal weight rating reiterated by analysts at Barclays PLC. They currently have a GBX 3,925 ($50.76) price target on the stock.

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