Research Analysts’ updated eps estimates for Friday, September 1st:

Associated British Foods plc (LON:ABF) had its price target raised by Credit Suisse Group from GBX 3,350 ($43.33) to GBX 3,600 ($46.56). They currently have an outperform rating on the stock.

Alfa Financial Software Holdings PLC (LON:ALFA) had its equal weight rating reaffirmed by analysts at Barclays PLC. They currently have a GBX 440 ($5.69) target price on the stock.

Arrow Global Group PLC (LON:ARW) had its target price raised by J P Morgan Chase & Co from GBX 450 ($5.82) to GBX 500 ($6.47). J P Morgan Chase & Co currently has an overweight rating on the stock.

ASOS plc (LON:ASC) had its underperform rating reaffirmed by analysts at Credit Suisse Group. Credit Suisse Group currently has a GBX 5,300 ($68.55) target price on the stock.

AstraZeneca plc (LON:AZN) had its neutral rating reiterated by analysts at J P Morgan Chase & Co. They currently have a GBX 4,200 ($54.32) target price on the stock.

Berkeley Group Holdings PLC (LON:BKG) had its buy rating reiterated by analysts at Deutsche Bank AG. They currently have a GBX 3,908 ($50.54) target price on the stock.

BP plc (LON:BP) had its outperform rating reiterated by analysts at Credit Suisse Group. The firm currently has a GBX 530 ($6.85) price target on the stock.

Bovis Homes Group plc (LON:BVS) had its buy rating reaffirmed by analysts at Deutsche Bank AG. The firm currently has a GBX 1,135 ($14.68) price target on the stock.

Bellway plc (LON:BWY) had its hold rating reaffirmed by analysts at Deutsche Bank AG. They currently have a GBX 3,090 ($39.96) price target on the stock.

Jimmy Choo PLC (LON:CHOO) had its equal weight rating reaffirmed by analysts at Barclays PLC. The firm currently has a GBX 200 ($2.59) price target on the stock.

Crest Nicholson Holdings PLC (LON:CRST) had its hold rating reiterated by analysts at Deutsche Bank AG. They currently have a GBX 649 ($8.39) target price on the stock.

Dixons Carphone PLC (LON:DC) had its outperform rating reissued by analysts at Credit Suisse Group. They currently have a GBX 280 ($3.62) target price on the stock.

Berenberg Bank initiated coverage on shares of Duke Royalty (LON:DUKE). Berenberg Bank issued a buy rating and a GBX 60 ($0.78) target price on the stock.

GVC Holdings PLC (LON:GVC) had its buy rating reaffirmed by analysts at Berenberg Bank. The firm currently has a GBX 920 ($11.90) target price on the stock.

GVC Holdings PLC (LON:GVC) had its buy rating reissued by analysts at Deutsche Bank AG. Deutsche Bank AG currently has a GBX 870 ($11.25) target price on the stock.

Hays plc (LON:HAS) had its price target boosted by J P Morgan Chase & Co from GBX 152.50 ($1.97) to GBX 165 ($2.13). The firm currently has a neutral rating on the stock.

Kingfisher plc (LON:KGF) had its outperform rating reaffirmed by analysts at Credit Suisse Group. The firm currently has a GBX 410 ($5.30) price target on the stock.

Ladbrokes Coral Group PLC (LON:LCL) had its overweight rating reiterated by analysts at J P Morgan Chase & Co.

London Stock Exchange Group Plc (LON:LSE) had its overweight rating reiterated by analysts at Morgan Stanley. Morgan Stanley currently has a GBX 4,380 ($56.65) target price on the stock.

Deutsche Bank AG began coverage on shares of London Stock Exchange Group Plc (LON:LSE). They issued a hold rating and a GBX 4,000 ($51.73) price target on the stock.

Berenberg Bank assumed coverage on shares of Learning Technologies Group PLC (LON:LTG). The firm issued a buy rating and a GBX 65 ($0.84) target price on the stock.

Mitchells & Butlers plc (LON:MAB) had its target price increased by HSBC Holdings plc from GBX 260 ($3.36) to GBX 265 ($3.43). The firm currently has a hold rating on the stock.

Marston's PLC (LON:MARS) had its hold rating reiterated by analysts at HSBC Holdings plc. The firm currently has a GBX 115 ($1.49) price target on the stock.

McCarthy & Stone PLC (LON:MCS) had its buy rating reaffirmed by analysts at Deutsche Bank AG. Deutsche Bank AG currently has a GBX 215 ($2.78) target price on the stock.

Marks and Spencer Group Plc (LON:MKS) had its neutral rating reissued by analysts at Credit Suisse Group. The firm currently has a GBX 370 ($4.79) price target on the stock.

Berenberg Bank assumed coverage on shares of Marlowe PLC (LON:MRL). The firm issued a buy rating and a GBX 500 ($6.47) target price on the stock.

Melrose Industries PLC (LON:MRO) had its overweight rating reissued by analysts at J P Morgan Chase & Co. They currently have a GBX 250 ($3.23) price target on the stock.

MTU Aero Engines AG (ETR:MTX) was given a €141.00 ($167.86) target price by analysts at HSBC Holdings plc. The firm currently has a buy rating on the stock.

NEX Group PLC (LON:NXG) had its target price raised by Morgan Stanley from GBX 563 ($7.28) to GBX 728 ($9.42). The firm currently has an equal weight rating on the stock.

NEXT plc (LON:NXT) had its hold rating reiterated by analysts at Deutsche Bank AG. Deutsche Bank AG currently has a GBX 4,250 ($54.97) target price on the stock.

NEXT plc (LON:NXT) had its underperform rating reaffirmed by analysts at Credit Suisse Group. They currently have a GBX 4,000 ($51.73) target price on the stock.

Ocado Group PLC (LON:OCDO) had its sell rating reissued by analysts at Deutsche Bank AG. They currently have a GBX 220 ($2.85) price target on the stock.

Polypipe Group PLC (LON:PLP) had its price target raised by Berenberg Bank from GBX 360 ($4.66) to GBX 470 ($6.08). Berenberg Bank currently has a buy rating on the stock.

Polymetal International PLC (LON:POLY) had its target price increased by J P Morgan Chase & Co from GBX 921 ($11.91) to GBX 928 ($12.00). They currently have an underweight rating on the stock.

Persimmon plc (LON:PSN) had its hold rating reaffirmed by analysts at Deutsche Bank AG.

Royal Dutch Shell Plc (LON:RDSA) had its outperform rating reiterated by analysts at Credit Suisse Group. The firm currently has a GBX 2,500 ($32.33) target price on the stock.

Redrow plc (LON:RDW) had its hold rating reiterated by analysts at Deutsche Bank AG. They currently have a GBX 549 ($7.10) target price on the stock.

J P Morgan Chase & Co assumed coverage on shares of Redde PLC (LON:REDD). J P Morgan Chase & Co issued an overweight rating and a GBX 193 ($2.50) price target on the stock.

Ramsdens Holdings PLC (LON:RFX) had its price target raised by Liberum Capital from GBX 162 ($2.10) to GBX 190 ($2.46). They currently have a buy rating on the stock.

Restaurant Group PLC (LON:RTN) had its buy rating reiterated by analysts at Citigroup Inc.. Citigroup Inc. currently has a GBX 425 ($5.50) target price on the stock.

Restaurant Group PLC (LON:RTN) had its overweight rating reissued by analysts at J P Morgan Chase & Co. The firm currently has a GBX 380 ($4.91) price target on the stock.

Tp Icap Plc (LON:TCAP) had its overweight rating reaffirmed by analysts at Morgan Stanley. Morgan Stanley currently has a GBX 620 ($8.02) target price on the stock.

Tesco PLC (LON:TSCO) had its buy rating reiterated by analysts at Deutsche Bank AG. The firm currently has a GBX 240 ($3.10) target price on the stock.

Taylor Wimpey plc (LON:TW) had its buy rating reiterated by analysts at Deutsche Bank AG. The firm currently has a GBX 243 ($3.14) price target on the stock.

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