Investment Analysts’ updated eps estimates for Tuesday, September 5th:

Andalas Energy and Power PLC (LON:ADL) had its speculative buy rating reaffirmed by analysts at Beaufort Securities. The firm currently has a GBX 0.20 ($0.00) price target on the stock.

Allison Transmission Holdings (NYSE:ALSN) was downgraded by analysts at Deutsche Bank AG from a hold rating to a sell rating.

Apricus Biosciences (NASDAQ:APRI) had its buy rating reissued by analysts at HC Wainwright. The firm currently has a $4.50 target price on the stock.

AvalonBay Communities (NYSE:AVB) was downgraded by analysts at Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) from a buy rating to a neutral rating.

Charter Communications (NASDAQ:CHTR) was downgraded by analysts at Telsey Advisory Group from an outperform rating to a market perform rating. They currently have $340.00 price target on the stock, down from their previous price target of $450.00.

Ladbrokes Coral Group PLC (LON:LCL) had its overweight rating reaffirmed by analysts at Morgan Stanley. Morgan Stanley currently has a GBX 210 ($2.71) target price on the stock.

Merlin Entertainments PLC (LON:MERL) had its overweight rating reiterated by analysts at Morgan Stanley. They currently have a GBX 580 ($7.49) price target on the stock.

Novartis AG (NYSE:NVS) had its neutral rating reiterated by analysts at J P Morgan Chase & Co.

Paddy Power Betfair Plc (LON:PPB) was downgraded by analysts at Morgan Stanley to an equal weight rating. Morgan Stanley currently has GBX 7,500 ($96.86) price target on the stock, down from their previous price target of GBX 9,800 ($126.57).

Primero Mining Corp (NASDAQ:PPPMF) was downgraded by analysts at Royal Bank Of Canada from a sector perform rating to an underperform rating.

SUNNY OPTICAL TECH HKD0.10 (NASDAQ:SNPTF) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a buy rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “Sunny Optical Technology Group Co., Limited is engaged in the design, research and development, manufacture and sales of optical and optical-related products. Optical components product includes glass spherical and aspherical lenses, plane products, handset lens sets, vehicle lens sets and other various lens sets. Optoelectronic products includes handset camera modules, three-dimensional optoelectronic products, security cameras and other optoelectronic modules and optical instruments includes microscopes, optical measuring instruments and various high-end optical analytical instrument. Sunny Optical Technology Group Co., Limited is based in Yuyao, the People’s Republic of China. “

SSP Group PLC (LON:SSPG) was downgraded by analysts at Morgan Stanley to an underweight rating. The firm currently has GBX 480 ($6.20) target price on the stock, up from their previous target price of GBX 450 ($5.81).

Ssp Group Plc (NASDAQ:SSPPF) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a buy rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “SSP Group PLC operates food and beverage outlets. It also operates restaurants, bars, cafes, food courts, lounges and convenience stores in airports, train stations, motorway service stations and other leisure locations. SSP Group PLC is headquartered in London, the United Kingdom. “

Telefonica SA (NYSE:TEF) was downgraded by analysts at J P Morgan Chase & Co from an overweight rating to a neutral rating.

Viacom (NASDAQ:VIAB) was downgraded by analysts at Wells Fargo & Company from an outperform rating to a market perform rating.

Whitbread plc (LON:WTB) had its overweight rating reiterated by analysts at Morgan Stanley. Morgan Stanley currently has a GBX 4,700 ($60.70) price target on the stock.