Stock Analysts’ updated eps estimates for Tuesday, October 3rd:

Accenture PLC (NYSE:ACN) had its neutral rating reaffirmed by analysts at Susquehanna Bancshares Inc.

AveXis (NASDAQ:AVXS) had its buy rating reaffirmed by analysts at UBS AG. They currently have a $122.00 price target on the stock, up from their previous price target of $95.00.

C.H. Robinson Worldwide (NASDAQ:CHRW) had its market perform rating reiterated by analysts at BMO Capital Markets.

Charter Communications (NASDAQ:CHTR) had its buy rating reissued by analysts at Macquarie. They currently have a $430.00 price target on the stock.

Chevron Corporation (NYSE:CVX) had its market perform rating reaffirmed by analysts at Wells Fargo & Company. The firm currently has a $108.00 target price on the stock, up from their previous target price of $100.00.

Exact Sciences Corporation (NASDAQ:EXAS) had its buy rating reiterated by analysts at Canaccord Genuity. The firm currently has a $60.00 target price on the stock, up from their previous target price of $45.00.

Horizon Technology Finance Corporation (NASDAQ:HRZN) had its neutral rating reissued by analysts at National Securities. National Securities currently has a $10.00 target price on the stock. The analysts wrote, “• HRZN offered $37.4 million (including the green shoe) of 6.25% notes due 2024. The 2024 note proceeds will be used to redeem the $33.0 million of 2019 notes with a coupon rate 113 bps higher than the new issue. These interest savings are significant and Horizon was wise to take advantage of the current risk-off environment to price a baby bond issue as cheap as they did.

• We continue to expect all-in effective yield and thus NIM (net investment margin) to decline Y/Y for 2017 as a result of the drag on yields from heightened non-accruals before we expect the interest saving swill help bolster NIM Y/Y for 2018 even as we model further effective yield decreases.

• We continue to expect further NAV decreases at HRZN as credit issues have continued to pop up regularly and other non-accruals such as ScoreBig were written down significantly more after having already been placed on non-accrual status. This does not give us much confidence in the ability of Horizon to maintain NAV/share and we expect this to decrease until 2Q18.

• We are revising our 2017 NII/share estimate to $1.04 from $0.98 and our 2018 NII/share estimate to $1.05 from $0.96.”

MGM Resorts International (NYSE:MGM) had its neutral rating reaffirmed by analysts at Susquehanna Bancshares Inc.

PACCAR (NASDAQ:PCAR) had its buy rating reissued by analysts at UBS AG. UBS AG currently has a $82.00 price target on the stock, up from their previous price target of $76.00.

Tractor Supply (NASDAQ:TSCO) had its outperform rating reaffirmed by analysts at Wedbush. The firm currently has a $72.00 target price on the stock, up from their previous target price of $65.00.

TechTarget (NASDAQ:TTGT) had its buy rating reiterated by analysts at Needham & Company LLC. They currently have a $14.00 target price on the stock, up from their previous target price of $11.00.

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