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

Aaron’s, (NYSE:AAN) had its buy rating reissued by analysts at Jefferies Group LLC. The firm currently has a $54.00 target price on the stock.

AGCO Corporation (NYSE:AGCO) had its hold rating reaffirmed by analysts at Jefferies Group LLC. They currently have a $75.00 target price on the stock.

Amazon.com (NASDAQ:AMZN) had its buy rating reissued by analysts at Jefferies Group LLC. The firm currently has a $1,250.00 target price on the stock.

AptarGroup (NYSE:ATR) had its hold rating reiterated by analysts at Jefferies Group LLC. They currently have a $78.00 price target on the stock.

Atara Biotherapeutics (NASDAQ:ATRA) had its buy rating reaffirmed by analysts at Jefferies Group LLC. Jefferies Group LLC currently has a $30.00 target price on the stock.

AeroVironment (NASDAQ:AVAV) had its neutral rating reaffirmed by analysts at Piper Jaffray Companies. Piper Jaffray Companies currently has a $36.00 target price on the stock.

Best Buy Co. (NYSE:BBY) had its buy rating reiterated by analysts at Deutsche Bank AG. They currently have a $58.00 target price on the stock, down from their previous target price of $60.00.

Best Buy Co. (NYSE:BBY) had its buy rating reaffirmed by analysts at UBS AG. The firm currently has a $60.00 price target on the stock, down from their previous price target of $62.00.

Best Buy Co. (NYSE:BBY) had its buy rating reaffirmed by analysts at Wedbush. The firm currently has a $33.00 price target on the stock, up from their previous price target of $29.00.

BPC Acquisition Corp (NYSE:BERY) had its buy rating reiterated by analysts at Jefferies Group LLC. They currently have a $67.00 price target on the stock.

Amplify Snack Brands, inc. (NYSE:BETR) had its buy rating reaffirmed by analysts at Jefferies Group LLC. Jefferies Group LLC currently has a $12.00 price target on the stock.

BJ’s Restaurants (NASDAQ:BJRI) had its hold rating reissued by analysts at Jefferies Group LLC. Jefferies Group LLC currently has a $39.00 price target on the stock.

Bloomin’ Brands (NASDAQ:BLMN) had its hold rating reiterated by analysts at Jefferies Group LLC. The firm currently has a $19.00 price target on the stock.

DBV Technologies (NASDAQ:DBVT) had its buy rating reaffirmed by analysts at Jefferies Group LLC.

DISH Network Corporation (NASDAQ:DISH) had its outperform rating reaffirmed by analysts at Wells Fargo & Company. The firm currently has a $88.50 target price on the stock.

Electronic Arts (NASDAQ:EA) had its buy rating reissued by analysts at Jefferies Group LLC. Jefferies Group LLC currently has a $135.00 target price on the stock.

Consolidated Edison (NYSE:ED) had its hold rating reissued by analysts at Jefferies Group LLC. Jefferies Group LLC currently has a $83.50 price target on the stock.

Exponent (NASDAQ:EXPO) had its buy rating reissued by analysts at Cantor Fitzgerald. The firm currently has a $75.00 price target on the stock. The analysts wrote, “Proactive vs. reactive. Historically, Exponent did failure analysis for firms, government entities and other organizations when problems arose, generally regarding accidents and safety, when companies needed expertise for litigation. EXPO considers this reactive” work. Exponent recently began to do proactive” work, taking what it has learned from failures and applying that knowledge to prevention.””

F5 Networks (NASDAQ:FFIV) had its hold rating reissued by analysts at Jefferies Group LLC. The firm currently has a $124.00 target price on the stock.

Flowers Foods (NYSE:FLO) had its hold rating reiterated by analysts at Jefferies Group LLC. The firm currently has a $19.00 target price on the stock.

Genesco (NYSE:GCO) had its hold rating reiterated by analysts at Jefferies Group LLC. Jefferies Group LLC currently has a $27.00 target price on the stock.

Gigamon (NYSE:GIMO) had its buy rating reissued by analysts at Needham & Company LLC. They currently have a $50.00 price target on the stock.

The Hain Celestial Group (NASDAQ:HAIN) had its sell rating reiterated by analysts at UBS AG. UBS AG currently has a $33.00 target price on the stock, up from their previous target price of $31.00.

Hasbro (NASDAQ:HAS) had its buy rating reissued by analysts at Jefferies Group LLC. They currently have a $125.00 price target on the stock.

Infinera Corp. (NASDAQ:INFN) had its strong-buy rating reaffirmed by analysts at Needham & Company LLC. The firm currently has a $13.00 price target on the stock.

Jack In The Box (NASDAQ:JACK) had its buy rating reaffirmed by analysts at Jefferies Group LLC. They currently have a $120.00 target price on the stock.

Kroger Company (The) (NYSE:KR) had its hold rating reiterated by analysts at Jefferies Group LLC. The firm currently has a $24.00 target price on the stock, down from their previous target price of $25.00.

Lions Gate Entertainment Corp. (NYSE:LGF) had its overweight rating reissued by analysts at Piper Jaffray Companies. They currently have a $35.00 price target on the stock.

Eli Lilly and (NYSE:LLY) had its buy rating reissued by analysts at Jefferies Group LLC. Jefferies Group LLC currently has a $89.00 target price on the stock.

Stifel Nicolaus initiated coverage on shares of Mid-America Apartment Communities (NYSE:MAA). Stifel Nicolaus issued a hold rating on the stock.

McCormick & Company, (NYSE:MKC) had its buy rating reaffirmed by analysts at Jefferies Group LLC. The firm currently has a $110.00 price target on the stock.

Cantor Fitzgerald assumed coverage on shares of MedEquities Realty Trust (NYSE:MRT). They issued a buy rating and a $14.00 target price on the stock. The analysts wrote, “Post-acute care focus. MRT is focused primarily on skilled nursing, inpatient rehabilitation facilities and long-term acute care hospitals. The company’s focus was developed and is guided by senior management, which, combined, has more than 80 years of experience evaluating, lending to, and investing in, post-acute care services.””

Ollie’s Bargain Outlet Holdings (NASDAQ:OLLI) had its buy rating reaffirmed by analysts at Jefferies Group LLC. They currently have a $50.00 price target on the stock, up from their previous price target of $48.00.

PNM Resources, Inc. (Holding Co.) (NYSE:PNM) had its hold rating reissued by analysts at Jefferies Group LLC. Jefferies Group LLC currently has a $43.00 target price on the stock.

Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co (NYSE:RS) had its hold rating reissued by analysts at Jefferies Group LLC.

Ruth’s Hospitality Group (NASDAQ:RUTH) had its hold rating reaffirmed by analysts at Jefferies Group LLC. Jefferies Group LLC currently has a $20.00 price target on the stock.

Shoe Carnival (NASDAQ:SCVL) had its hold rating reiterated by analysts at Jefferies Group LLC. Jefferies Group LLC currently has a $20.00 target price on the stock.

SodaStream International (NASDAQ:SODA) had its hold rating reiterated by analysts at Jefferies Group LLC. Jefferies Group LLC currently has a $55.00 target price on the stock.

Steel Dynamics (NASDAQ:STLD) had its buy rating reiterated by analysts at Jefferies Group LLC. The firm currently has a $43.00 price target on the stock.

Southwest Gas Corporation (NYSE:SWX) had its hold rating reaffirmed by analysts at Jefferies Group LLC. They currently have a $70.00 target price on the stock.

Container Store (The) (NYSE:TCS) had its hold rating reaffirmed by analysts at Jefferies Group LLC. The firm currently has a $4.50 target price on the stock.

Texas Roadhouse (NASDAQ:TXRH) had its sell rating reissued by analysts at Jefferies Group LLC. They currently have a $40.00 target price on the stock.

Waters (NYSE:WAT) had its hold rating reissued by analysts at Jefferies Group LLC. The firm currently has a $175.00 target price on the stock.

Whole Foods Market (NASDAQ:WFM) had its hold rating reiterated by analysts at Jefferies Group LLC.

United States Steel Corporation (NYSE:X) had its buy rating reiterated by analysts at Jefferies Group LLC. The firm currently has a $32.00 target price on the stock.

Xcel Energy (NYSE:XEL) had its hold rating reissued by analysts at Jefferies Group LLC. They currently have a $50.00 target price on the stock.

Yintech Investment Holdings Limited (NASDAQ:YIN) had its buy rating reiterated by analysts at Jefferies Group LLC. They currently have a $15.00 target price on the stock.

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