Analysts’ updated eps estimates for Thursday, September 7th:

Ashmore Group plc (LON:ASHM) had its add rating reaffirmed by analysts at Peel Hunt. They currently have a GBX 400 ($5.17) target price on the stock.

Ashmore Group plc (LON:ASHM) had its hold rating reiterated by analysts at Numis Securities Ltd. Numis Securities Ltd currently has a GBX 320 ($4.13) target price on the stock.

Barratt Developments Plc (LON:BDEV) had its hold rating reaffirmed by analysts at Numis Securities Ltd. The firm currently has a GBX 638 ($8.24) price target on the stock.

Beazley PLC (LON:BEZ) had its reduce rating reissued by analysts at Peel Hunt. The firm currently has a GBX 370 ($4.78) target price on the stock.

Bovis Homes Group plc (LON:BVS) had its hold rating reissued by analysts at Peel Hunt.

Bovis Homes Group plc (LON:BVS) was upgraded by analysts at Numis Securities Ltd to a buy rating. The firm currently has GBX 1,275 ($16.47) price target on the stock, up from their previous price target of GBX 1,085 ($14.01).

Circassia Pharmaceuticals PLC (LON:CIR) had its buy rating reaffirmed by analysts at Numis Securities Ltd. They currently have a GBX 180 ($2.32) price target on the stock.

Dixons Carphone PLC (LON:DC) was downgraded by analysts at Royal Bank Of Canada to an outperform rating. Royal Bank Of Canada currently has GBX 215 ($2.78) target price on the stock, down from their previous target price of GBX 225 ($2.91).

Genus plc (LON:GNS) had its hold rating reaffirmed by analysts at Numis Securities Ltd. They currently have a GBX 1,815 ($23.44) price target on the stock.

Hiscox (LON:HSX) had its reduce rating reiterated by analysts at Peel Hunt. Peel Hunt currently has a GBX 980 ($12.66) price target on the stock.

Lancashire Holdings Limited (LON:LRE) had its add rating reaffirmed by analysts at Peel Hunt. They currently have a GBX 760 ($9.82) target price on the stock.

NovaGold Resources (NYSEMKT:NG) (TSE:NG) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a sell rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “NovaGold Resources is a gold and copper company engaged in the exploration and development of mineral properties in Alaska and Western Canada. The Company is rapidly moving to production at its hundred percent owned Nome Operations in Alaska, which includes Rock Creek, Big Hurrah and Nome Gold. NovaGold recently announced its partnership with Teck Cominco to build the Galore Creek copper-gold mine in northwestern British Columbia, with NovaGold and Teck Cominco each owning 50% of the project once Teck Cominco has completed its partnership requirements. “

Nomura Holdings Inc ADR (NYSE:NMR) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a buy rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “NOMURA HLDG-ADR is a leading financial services group in Japan and has worldwide operations, providing a wide range of value-added financial services and competitive products. These include brokerage, trading, underwriting, M&A financial advisory services, merchant banking, and development and management of investment trusts and investment advisory services to diversified clients such as individuals, corporations, financial institutions, governments and governmental agencies. “

Nevsun Resources (TSE:NSU) (TSE:NSU) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a buy rating. They currently have C$2.50 price target on the stock. According to Zacks, “NEVSUN RESOURCES LTD., is a natural resource company engaged in the acquisition, exploration, development and production of mineral properties. The Company’s portfolio is focused on properties in Africa with gold and base metal (copper and zinc) resources/reserves. The Company’s principal mineral properties are the Bisha property located in Eritrea, North-East Africa. “

Novae Group Plc (LON:NVA) had its hold rating reiterated by analysts at Peel Hunt. The firm currently has a GBX 715 ($9.23) price target on the stock.

Natl Express Grp (NASDAQ:NXPGF) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a buy rating. Zacks Investment Research currently has $5.00 price target on the stock. According to Zacks, “National Express Group plc is a transport operator. It provides bus, coach and rail services primarily in the UK, Continental Europe, North Africa, North America and the Middle East. National Express Group plc is based in Birmingham, United Kingdom. “

Obayashi Corp (NASDAQ:OBYCF) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a sell rating. According to Zacks, “Obayashi Corporation provide domestic and overseas construction works, regional development, urban development, ocean development, environmental improvement, other construction-related businesses which includes engineering, management, consulting and real estate. Obayashi Corporation is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan. “

Corporate Office Properties Trust (NYSE:OFC) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a sell rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “Corporate Office Properties Trust is a fully-integrated and self-managed real estate investment trust that focuses principally on the ownership, management, leasing, acquisition and development of suburban office buildings located in select submarkets in the Mid-Atlantic region of the United States. Corporate Office Properties operates three real estate service companies: Corporate Development Services, Corporate Office Services and Corporate Management Services. “

Ollie’s Bargain Outlet Holdings (NASDAQ:OLLI) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a buy rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “Ollie’s Bargain Outlet Holdings, Inc. is a retailer of closeouts, excess inventory and salvage merchandise. The Company’s product includes housewares, food, books and stationery, bed and bath, floor coverings, toys and hardware. Its brand portfolio consist of Ollie’s, Ollie’s Bargain Outlet, Ollie’s Army, Real Brands! Real Bargains! and Good Stuff Cheap. The company operates primarily in Alabama, Delaware, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia. Ollie’s Bargain Outlet Holdings, Inc. is based in Harrisburg, United States. “

Ophir Energy Plc Unspon (NASDAQ:OPHRY) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a sell rating. According to Zacks, “Ophir Energy Plc is an exploration company which focuses on oil and gas prospects primarily in Africa. Ophir Energy Plc is headquartered in London, the United Kingdom. “

OSI Systems (NASDAQ:OSIS) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a buy rating. Zacks Investment Research currently has $94.00 price target on the stock. According to Zacks, “OSI Systems, Inc. is a premier worldwide designer and provider of components, subsystems and end-products based on optical and electromechanical pressure sensor technologies. The Company’s product range focuses on the fiber optics and high speed telecommunications for Gigabit Ethernet and Fibre Channel, Security and Inspection and Medical Diagnostics industries, three areas of excellent growth for our products. The Company also sees continued expansion in office automation, aerospace, computer peripherals and industrial automation industries. “

Outokumpu Oyj (NASDAQ:OUTKY) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a sell rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “Outokumpu Oyj is engages in the manufacturing of stainless steel. Its business area consists of Stainless Coil EMEA, Stainless Coil Americas, Stainless APAC and High Performance Stainless and Alloy. The company operates primarily in Europe, Middle East and Africa, Americas and Asia-Pacific. Outokumpu Oyj is headquartered in Espoo, Finland. “

Oxford Industries (NYSE:OXM) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a buy rating. Zacks Investment Research currently has $71.00 price target on the stock. According to Zacks, “Oxford Industries Inc.’s primary business is the design, manufacture, marketing and sale of consumer apparel products in the popular to better price ranges. Substantially all of their distribution facilities, offices and customers are located in the United States. Oxford is organized into four operating groups that reflect four major product lines: Oxford Shirt Group, Lanier Clothes, Oxford Slacks and the Oxford Womenswear Group. “

Pernod Ricard SA (OTCMKTS:PDRDY) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a buy rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “Pernod Ricard SA, based in France, operates as a manufacturer and seller of a wide range of wines and spirits. The company operates as holding company, with the structure divided between brand owner subsidiaries, such as The Absolut Company, Havana Club International and Chivas Brothers, which produce and develop marketing strategies for the brands, and regional distribution subsidiaries, such as Pernod Ricard Europe, Pernod Ricard Americas and Pernod Ricard Asia, which implement marketing strategies and distribute local brands. The Company is active in eight principal beverage sectors: whiskies, aniseed spirits, liqueurs, cognacs and brandies, white spirits and rums, bitters, champagnes and wines. Pernod Ricard SA’s flagship brands include Ricard, Havana Club, Ballantine’s, Malibu, Martell, The Glenlivet, Chivas Regal, Jameson and Absolut Vodka, among others. “

Peak Resorts (NASDAQ:SKIS) had its buy rating reissued by analysts at FBR & Co.

Vectura Group PLC (LON:VEC) had its buy rating reiterated by analysts at Numis Securities Ltd. They currently have a GBX 205 ($2.65) price target on the stock.

Wilmington PLC (LON:WIL) had its buy rating reaffirmed by analysts at Numis Securities Ltd. They currently have a GBX 375 ($4.84) target price on the stock.

Zpg Plc (LON:ZPG) had its add rating reissued by analysts at Numis Securities Ltd. The firm currently has a GBX 425 ($5.49) price target on the stock.

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