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

Applied Optoelectronics (NASDAQ:AAOI) had its strong-buy rating reaffirmed by analysts at Raymond James Financial, Inc..

Analog Devices (NASDAQ:ADI) had its outperform rating reiterated by analysts at Robert W. Baird. The firm currently has a $100.00 target price on the stock, up from their previous target price of $98.00.

American Midstream Partners, (NYSE:AMID) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a buy rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “American Midstream Partners, LP is a growth-oriented limited partnership formed to provide critical midstream infrastructure that links producers of natural gas, crude oil, NGLs, condensate and specialty chemicals to end-use markets. American Midstream¬ís assets are strategically located in some of the most prolific onshore and offshore basins in the Permian, Eagle Ford, East Texas, Bakken and Gulf Coast. American Midstream owns or has an ownership interest in approximately 4,000 miles of interstate and intrastate pipelines, as well as ownership in gas processing plants, fractionation facilities, an offshore semisubmersible floating production system with nameplate processing capacity of 80 MBbl/d of crude oil and 200 MMcf/d of natural gas; and terminal sites with approximately 6.7 MMBbls of storage capacity. The Partnership owns the third largest cylinder exchange business and one of the largest regional retail propane providers. “

American National Bankshares (NASDAQ:AMNB) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a buy rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “American National Bankshares Inc. is a one-bank holding company. “

Atwood Oceanics (NYSE:ATW) had its neutral rating reissued by analysts at Citigroup Inc..

A V Homes (NASDAQ:AVHI) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a sell rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “AV Homes, Inc. is engaged in homebuilding, land development and other real estate operations in Florida and Arizona. The company also builds homes in central Florida and Phoenix under its Joseph Carl Homes brand. It owns and operates active adult communities, including Solivita near Orlando and CantaMia near Phoenix. AV Homes, Inc., formerly known as Avatar Holdings Inc., is based in Poinciana, Florida. “

Azure Power Global (NYSE:AZRE) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a sell rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “Azure Power Global Limited is a producer and developer of solar energy. The Company’s services include design, engineering and construction of grid integrated solar installations; off grid solar installations for villages, hamlets and remote areas; turnkey solar installations for commercial and residential complexes on roof tops, as back up and alternate source, and operation and maintenance of solar installations. Azure Power Global Limited is based in New Delhi, India. “

BPC Acquisition Corp (NYSE:BERY) had its buy rating reiterated by analysts at Citigroup Inc..

Bright Horizons Family Solutions (NYSE:BFAM) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a buy rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “Bright Horizons Family Solutions Inc. is engaged in providing employer-sponsored child care, early education and work/life solutions. Its employer-sponsored child care programs include child care and early education centers, infant/toddler/preschool care and education, full and part-time child care, kindergarten, school-age programs, summer camps and back-up care. Bright Horizons manages child care centers for corporations, hospitals, universities and government agencies The Company operates primarily in North America, Europe and India. Bright Horizons Family Solutions Inc. is based in Watertown, Massachusetts. “

Barloworld Limited (NASDAQ:BRRAY) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a sell rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “Barlow LTD is an international industrial brand management company that achieves durability in business through long-term value creation. Barlow represents many of the world’s greatest brands in the marketplace. They provide the vital link between manufacturer and customer. They add value through sales, deliver after-market support and provide total solutions to their customers’ needs. Their brands include Caterpillar, Hyster, Perkins, Ditch Witch and many of the world’s leading automotive brands. “

Bunzl plc (NASDAQ:BZLFY) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a buy rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “Bunzl Plc operates in two business areas; Outsourcing Services and Filtrona. As an international componay Bunzl has developed sound partnerships with both suppliers and customers by providing outsourcing solutions and customer service oriented distribution and light manufacture, primarily of plastic and paper based products. “

CAE (NYSE:CAE) (TSE:CAE) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a strong-buy rating. Zacks Investment Research currently has $19.00 target price on the stock. According to Zacks, “CAE is a world leader in providing simulation and modelling technologies, and integrated training services to the civil aviation industry and defence forces around the globe. The Company design, manufacture and supply simulation equipment and offer training and services. This includes integrated modelling, simulation and training solutions for commercial airlines, business aircraft operators, aircraft manufacturers and military organizations and a global network of training centres for pilots, and in some instances, cabin crew and maintenance workers. “

8Point3 Energy Partners (NASDAQ:CAFD) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a sell rating. According to Zacks, “8point3 Energy Partners LP owns, operates and acquires solar energy generation projects primarily in the United States. It serves residential, commercial and industrial customers. 8point3 Energy Partners LP is based in San Jose. “

Caseys General Stores (NASDAQ:CASY) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a sell rating. According to Zacks, “Casey’s General Stores, Inc. operate convenience stores under the name Casey’s General Store in Midwestern states, primarily Iowa, Missouri and Illinois. The stores carry a broad selection of food (including freshly prepared foods such as pizza, donuts and sandwiches), beverages, tobacco products, health and beauty aids, automotive products and other non-food items. In addition, all stores offer gasoline for sale on a self-service basis. “

CB Financial Services (NASDAQ:CBFV) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a buy rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “CB Financial Services, Inc. is the bank holding company for Community Bank, a chartered commercial bank. The Bank’s services include personal banking and business banking. It offers checking, loan accounts, individual retirement accounts, wealth management, certificates of deposit, recorder check, business checking accounts, business loans, cash management and re-order check. The Bank offers other services, including merchant services, financial and wealth management, wire transfers, credit card, ATM, and online banking services. It serves business owners, non-profit groups, government agencies, school administrators, and individual personal account holders in Pennsylvania. CB Financial Services, Inc. is based in Carmichaels, Pennsylvania. “

Ciena Corporation (NYSE:CIEN) had its buy rating reaffirmed by analysts at MKM Partners.

H&R Block (NYSE:HRB) had its market perform rating reissued by analysts at Oppenheimer Holdings, Inc..

H&R Block (NYSE:HRB) had its market perform rating reiterated by analysts at BMO Capital Markets. The firm currently has a $31.00 target price on the stock.

Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) had its sector perform rating reiterated by analysts at Royal Bank Of Canada.

Sierra Metals (NASDAQ:SMTS) had its sector outperform rating reissued by analysts at Scotiabank.

TherapeuticsMD (NASDAQ:TXMD) had its outperform rating reissued by analysts at Oppenheimer Holdings, Inc.. Oppenheimer Holdings, Inc. currently has a $10.00 target price on the stock.

Workday (NYSE:WDAY) had its market perform rating reiterated by analysts at Cowen and Company. Cowen and Company currently has a $100.00 price target on the stock, up from their previous price target of $93.00.

Workday (NYSE:WDAY) had its overweight rating reaffirmed by analysts at Piper Jaffray Companies. They currently have a $120.00 price target on the stock, up from their previous price target of $115.00.

Workday (NYSE:WDAY) had its neutral rating reissued by analysts at Goldman Sachs Group Inc. Goldman Sachs Group Inc currently has a $114.00 target price on the stock, up from their previous target price of $101.00.

Western Digital Corporation (NASDAQ:WDC) had its positive rating reaffirmed by analysts at Susquehanna Bancshares Inc.

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