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

Ariana Resources plc (LON:AAU) had its speculative buy rating reaffirmed by analysts at Beaufort Securities.

Acacia Mining PLC (LON:ACA) had its neutral rating reiterated by analysts at J P Morgan Chase & Co. The firm currently has a GBX 330 ($4.26) target price on the stock.

Admiral Group plc (LON:ADM) was downgraded by analysts at Berenberg Bank to a sell rating. They currently have GBX 1,723 ($22.25) price target on the stock, up from their previous price target of GBX 1,635 ($21.12).

FinnCap began coverage on shares of ANGLE plc (LON:AGL). FinnCap issued a corporate rating and a GBX 100 ($1.29) price target on the stock.

Alumasc Group plc (LON:ALU) had its buy rating reissued by analysts at FinnCap. FinnCap currently has a GBX 225 ($2.91) target price on the stock.

AstraZeneca plc (LON:AZN) had its buy rating reaffirmed by analysts at Liberum Capital. The firm currently has a GBX 4,800 ($61.99) price target on the stock.

AstraZeneca plc (LON:AZN) had its buy rating reaffirmed by analysts at Deutsche Bank AG. The firm currently has a GBX 5,300 ($68.45) target price on the stock.

J P Morgan Chase & Co assumed coverage on shares of Hollywood Bowl Group PLC (LON:BOWL). They issued an overweight rating and a GBX 230 ($2.97) target price on the stock.

Chemring Group plc (LON:CHG) had its buy rating reissued by analysts at Liberum Capital. They currently have a GBX 210 ($2.71) price target on the stock.

Clinigen Group PLC (LON:CLIN) was downgraded by analysts at Peel Hunt to an add rating. The firm currently has GBX 1,200 ($15.50) price target on the stock.

Givaudan Sa (NASDAQ:GVDNY) had its neutral rating reaffirmed by analysts at Sanford C. Bernstein.

Halfords Group plc (LON:HFD) had its sell rating reaffirmed by analysts at Liberum Capital. They currently have a GBX 340 ($4.39) price target on the stock.

Harvest Minerals (LON:HMI) had its speculative buy rating reiterated by analysts at Beaufort Securities.

Imagination Technologies Group plc (LON:IMG) had its neutral rating reissued by analysts at J P Morgan Chase & Co. J P Morgan Chase & Co currently has a GBX 95 ($1.23) target price on the stock.

Kingfisher plc (LON:KGF) had its hold rating reaffirmed by analysts at Jefferies Group LLC. They currently have a GBX 310 ($4.00) target price on the stock.

Ladbrokes Coral Group PLC (LON:LCL) had its overweight rating reaffirmed by analysts at Barclays PLC. Barclays PLC currently has a GBX 165 ($2.13) price target on the stock.

Legendary Investments plc (LON:LEG) had its speculative buy rating reiterated by analysts at Beaufort Securities. They currently have a GBX 0.70 ($0.01) target price on the stock.

Lumos Networks Corp. (NASDAQ:LMOS) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a buy rating. The firm currently has $20.00 target price on the stock. According to Zacks, “Lumos Networks Corp. operates as fiber-based network service provider primarily in the Mid-Atlantic region. It operates in two segments: Competitive and Rural Local Exchange Carrier. The Competitive segment offers transport services, data and voice services and Internet access, and carrier transport services. The Rural Local Exchange Carrier segment provides wireline communications services. The Company serves a wide range of customers, including telecommunication carriers, enterprise and other business customers and residential customers over a dense fiber network offering data, voice, and IP-based services. Lumos Networks Corp. is headquartered in Waynesboro, Virginia. “

Land Securities Gp (NASDAQ:LSGOF) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a buy rating. They currently have $15.00 target price on the stock. According to Zacks, “Land Securities Group PLC is a real estate company. Its portfolio primarily includes office buildings, shopping and leisure destinations. Land Securities Group PLC is based in London, the United Kingdom. “

Lloyds Banking Group PLC (NYSE:LYG) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a buy rating. Zacks Investment Research currently has $3.75 price target on the stock. According to Zacks, “Lloyds Banking Group plc, formerly Lloyds TSB Group plc, is a United Kingdom-based financial services company, whose businesses provide a range of banking and financial services in the United Kingdom and a limited number of locations overseas. Headquartered in London, the company operates through three segments: UK Retail Banking, Insurance and Investments, and Wholesale and International Banking. The UK Retail Banking segment provides banking and financial services, mortgages, and private banking services. The Insurance and Investments segment offers life assurance, pensions and savings products, general insurance, and fund management services. The Wholesale and International Banking segment provides banking and related services for companies, small and medium-sized businesses, banks, and financial institutions; and asset finance to personal and corporate customers. “

Medicure (OTCMKTS:MCUJF) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a buy rating. The firm currently has $7.00 target price on the stock. According to Zacks, “Medicure Inc is a cardiovascular drug discovery and development company focused on developing effective therapeutics for unmet needs in the field of cardiovascular medicine. In addition to MC-4232, they are also conducting Phase II clinical trials with MC-1, which is focused on the prevention and treatment of ischemia, ischemic reperfusion injury, and stroke. “

Methode Electronics (NYSE:MEI) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a sell rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “Methode Electronics, Inc. manufactures component devices world-wide for Original Equipment Manufacturers of information processing and networking equipment, voice and data communications systems, consumer electronics, automobiles, aerospace vehicles and industrial equipment. Products employ electrical, electronic and optical technologies as sensors, interconnections and controls. The company manufactures bus systems and provides independent laboratory services for qualification testing and certification of electronic and optical components. “

Merlin Entertainme Spon (NASDAQ:MERLY) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a buy rating. They currently have $14.00 price target on the stock. According to Zacks, “Merlin Entertainments plc operates visitor attraction places. The Company owns and operates a portfolio of assets including city center and resort-based indoor attractions and national-branded resort theme parks. Its operating business segment consists of Midway Attractions, LEGOLAND Parks and Resort Theme Parks. Merlin Entertainments plc is headquartered in Poole, the United Kingdom. “

MFA Financial (NYSE:MFA) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a sell rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “MFA Mortgage Investments, Inc. operates as a real estate investment trust primarily engaged in the business of investing in mortgage-backed securities. The company also has indirect investment in Lealand Place, a multifamily apartment property located in Lawrenceville, Georgia. In addition, it provides investment advisory services to a third-party institution with respect to their MBS portfolio investments. “

Magic Software Enterprises (NASDAQ:MGIC) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a buy rating. They currently have $8.75 target price on the stock. According to Zacks, “Magic Software Enterprises, a member of the Formula Group, develops, markets and supports software development and deployment technology that enables enterprises to accelerate the process of building and deploying applications that can be rapidly customized and integrated with existing systems. Magic technology, applications and professional services are available through a global network of subsidiaries, distributors and Magic solutions partners. (PRESS RELEASE) “

Mountain Province Diamonds (NASDAQ:MPVD) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a buy rating. They currently have $3.75 target price on the stock. According to Zacks, “Mountain Province Diamonds Inc. Diamonds is a diamond exploration and development company. It has properties located in Canada’s Northwest Territories. Mountain Province Diamonds Inc., formerly known as Mountain Province Mining Inc., is headquartered in Toronto, Ontario. “

Mattioli Woods plc (LON:MTW) was downgraded by analysts at FinnCap to a hold rating. They currently have GBX 850 ($10.98) target price on the stock.

OptiBiotix Health PLC (LON:OPTI) had its corporate rating reissued by analysts at FinnCap.

Rathbone Brothers plc (LON:RAT) had its neutral rating reissued by analysts at Macquarie. They currently have a GBX 2,581 ($33.33) price target on the stock.

Redrow plc (LON:RDW) had its buy rating reiterated by analysts at Liberum Capital. Liberum Capital currently has a GBX 601 ($7.76) target price on the stock.

Tui AG (LON:TUI) had its overweight rating reiterated by analysts at Barclays PLC. The firm currently has a GBX 1,480 ($19.11) price target on the stock.

Vipera Plc (LON:VIP) had its corporate rating reaffirmed by analysts at FinnCap. The firm currently has a GBX 7 ($0.09) price target on the stock.

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