Research Analysts’ updated eps estimates for Wednesday, December 6th:

Arch Capital Group (NASDAQ:ACGL) had its hold rating reaffirmed by analysts at Keefe, Bruyette & Woods. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods currently has a $101.00 price target on the stock.

AmTrust Financial Services (NASDAQ:AFSI) had its hold rating reaffirmed by analysts at Keefe, Bruyette & Woods. They currently have a $10.00 target price on the stock.

American International Group (NYSE:AIG) had its buy rating reissued by analysts at Keefe, Bruyette & Woods. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods currently has a $74.00 target price on the stock.

AON (NYSE:AON) had its buy rating reiterated by analysts at Keefe, Bruyette & Woods. They currently have a $158.00 price target on the stock.

Belden (NYSE:BDC) had its buy rating reiterated by analysts at Guggenheim. The firm currently has a $90.00 target price on the stock. The analysts wrote, “We continue to forecast Q4E showing relatively even ~6%Y/Y growth across each business but its strongest +8%Y/Y growth from Industrial networking (which we continue to consider Belden’s biggest swing-factor from -3%Y/Y in FY16 and -12%Y/Y back in FY15). CFO, Henk Derksen, outlined Belden’s 3yr FY17-20E financial goals including a Revenue CAGR of 5-7%, EBITDA margin of 20-22% (up from previous 18-20% targets), FCF CAGR of 13-15% and ROIC of 13-15%. Capital allocation priorities include a slightly increased 20% for organic investments (e.g., currently spending $15mil capex to expand its manufacturing footprint in India), 25% for share repurchases + dividends, and a slightly decreased 55% for M&A. Belden says it continues to have “excess cash” of $475mil and is pursuing a number of M&A opportunities, with the dry powder for inorganic growth.””

CynergisTek (NYSEAMERICAN:CTEK) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a sell rating. According to Zacks, “AUXILIO, Inc. provides Managed Print Services (MPS) for the health care industry. The Company provides management and monitoring of vital business and clinical processes in copy, print, fax and scan infrastructures. It operates as a vendor independent company and offers monitoring, management, and contract negotiation; change management and end-user training programs; utilization management; financial reporting; workflow efficiency management; information systems integration, connectivity, and image migration strategies; and strategy execution working with the customer to execute a long-term image management strategy. The Company sells and services automated office equipment, including digital and color copiers, printers, facsimile machines, scanners, and multi-function equipment. AUXILIO, Inc. is headquartered in Mission Viejo, California. “

Disco (OTCMKTS:DSCSY) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a buy rating. The firm currently has $48.00 target price on the stock. According to Zacks, “DISCO Corporation manufactures and sells precision cutting, grinding and polishing machines primarily in Japan and internationally. Its precision machines include dicing saws, laser saws, grinders, polishers, wafer mounters, die separators, surface planers, and waterjet saws, as well as products for dicing before grinding process and package singulation. The company also manufactures and sells precision diamond abrasive tools; and offers processing services. DISCO Corporation is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan. “

Horace Mann Educators (NYSE:HMN) had its hold rating reiterated by analysts at Keefe, Bruyette & Woods.

Maiden (NASDAQ:MHLD) had its hold rating reissued by analysts at Keefe, Bruyette & Woods. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods currently has a $7.00 target price on the stock.

Progressive (NYSE:PGR) had its buy rating reiterated by analysts at Keefe, Bruyette & Woods. The firm currently has a $60.00 price target on the stock.

ProAssurance (NYSE:PRA) had its hold rating reiterated by analysts at Keefe, Bruyette & Woods. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods currently has a $61.00 price target on the stock.

Everest Re Group (NYSE:RE) had its hold rating reaffirmed by analysts at Keefe, Bruyette & Woods. They currently have a $234.00 price target on the stock.

RLI (NYSE:RLI) had its hold rating reiterated by analysts at Keefe, Bruyette & Woods. The firm currently has a $55.00 price target on the stock.

SecureWorks (NASDAQ:SCWX) was downgraded by analysts at J P Morgan Chase & Co from an overweight rating to a neutral rating.

Safeguard Scientifics (NYSE:SFE) had its hold rating reissued by analysts at Keefe, Bruyette & Woods. They currently have a $13.25 price target on the stock.

Third Point Reinsurance (NYSE:TPRE) had its hold rating reissued by analysts at Keefe, Bruyette & Woods. They currently have a $19.00 price target on the stock.

Travelers Companies (NYSE:TRV) had its buy rating reissued by analysts at Keefe, Bruyette & Woods. They currently have a $152.00 price target on the stock.

The Ultimate Software Group (NASDAQ:ULTI) had its hold rating reiterated by analysts at Mizuho. They currently have a $200.00 target price on the stock. The analysts wrote, “We hosted Ultimate Software for meetings at our annual investment conference. Commentary indicated sustained traction in the enterprise segment of the market as cloud penetration of HCM solutions rises. The company continues to build out its product suite, with incremental modules for non-payroll functionality. To that end, attach rates of non-payroll modules remain steady in both the enterprise and mid-market segments, supporting n-t growth.””

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