Investment Analysts’ updated eps estimates for Thursday, September 14th:

Alcoa Corp. (NYSE:AA) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a buy rating. The firm currently has $50.00 price target on the stock. According to Zacks, “Alcoa is a global industry leader in bauxite, alumina and aluminum products. “

AllianceBernstein Holding L.P. (NYSE:AB) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a buy rating. Zacks Investment Research currently has $27.00 price target on the stock. According to Zacks, “ALLIANCE CAP MANAGEMENT L.P. provides diversified investment management services, primarily to pension funds, endowments, foreign financial institutions, and to individual investors. “

Axcelis Technologies (NASDAQ:ACLS) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a buy rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “Axcelis Technologies is a leading producer of ion implantation equipment used in the fabrication of semiconductors. The company also produces dry strip, photostabilization and rapid thermal processing equipment, which is used in semiconductor manufacturing primarily before and after the ion implantation process. In addition, the company provides extensive aftermarket service and support, including spare parts, equipment upgrades, maintenance services and customer training. “

Autoliv (NYSE:ALV) had its hold rating reaffirmed by analysts at Deutsche Bank AG. Deutsche Bank AG currently has a $120.00 price target on the stock, up from their previous price target of $101.00.

Applied Materials (NASDAQ:AMAT) had its overweight rating reaffirmed by analysts at Morgan Stanley.

ArQule (NASDAQ:ARQL) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a buy rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “ArQule, Inc. is a biotechnology company engaged in the research and development of next-generation, small-molecule cancer therapeutics. The Company’s targeted, broad-spectrum products and research programs are focused on key biological processes that are central to cancer. ArQule’s lead clinical-stage products have been generated from two scientific platforms: Cancer Survival Protein modulation and Activated Checkpoint Therapy. The Cancer Survival Protein modulation platform has generated a clinical-stage product that mediates its effects by inhibiting the activity of a molecule known as c-Met, which plays multiple roles in cancer cell growth, survival, invasion, angiogenesis and metastasis. The ACT platform is designed to kill cancer cells selectively while sparing normal cells through direct activation of DNA damage response/checkpoint pathways. The Company’s lead ACT program, based on the E2F-1 pathway, is partnered with Roche. “

Grupo Aeroportuario del Sureste, S.A. de C.V. (NYSE:ASR) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a buy rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “Grupo Aeroportuario del Sureste is a Mexican airport operator with concessions to operate, maintain and develop the airports of Cancun, Merida, Cozumel, Villahermosa, Oaxaca, Veracruz, Huatulco, Tapachula and Minatitlan in the southeast of Mexico. “

Athersys (NASDAQ:ATHX) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a buy rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “Athersys is a biopharmaceutical company engaged in the discovery and development of therapeutic product candidates designed to extend and enhance the quality of human life. The company’s lead product candidate, ATHX-105, is an oral, selective 5HT2c receptor agonist in Phase I clinical trials for the treatment of obesity. The company is also developing other orally active pharmaceutical product candidates for the treatment of metabolic and central nervous system disorders, utilizing proprietary technologies, including Random Activation of Gene Expression (RAGE). Athersys is developing MultiStem(r), its patented, adult-derived “off the shelf” stem cell product platform, for multiple disease indications, including damage caused by myocardial infarction, bone marrow transplantation/oncology support, ischemic stroke and other indications. “

AXT (NASDAQ:AXTI) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a buy rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “AXT, Inc., designs, develops, manufactures and distributes high-performance compound semiconductor substrates, as well as opto-electronic semiconductor devices such as high-brightness light emitting devices, and vertical cavity surface emitting lasers. “

Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA (NASDAQ:BBVA) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a buy rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “Banco Bilbao Vizcaya is engaged in a wide variety of banking, financial and related activities in Spain. “

Bank of Commerce Holdings (CA) (NASDAQ:BOCH) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a buy rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “Bank of Commerce Holdings is a financial service holding company that owns Redding Bank of Commerce, Roseville Bank of Commerce, a division of Redding Bank of Commerce and Bank of Commerce Mortgage, an affiliate of Redding Bank of Commerce and Roseville Bank of Commerce. “

Grupo Financiero Santander Mexico S.A. B. de C.V. (NYSE:BSMX) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a buy rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “Grupo Financiero Santander Mexico SAB de CV is engaged in providing various banking services primarily in Mexico. It provides multiple banking services, securities brokerage, financial advice services, as well as other related investment activities. The company also offers pension and investment funds; cards and other structured products; and treasury management, merchant, trust, life insurance, online collection, tax payment, payroll, and cash management services. Grupo Financiero Santander Mexico SAB de CV is based in Mexico City, Mexico. “

Sierra Bancorp (NASDAQ:BSRR) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a buy rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “Sierra Bancorp is the bank holding company for the Bank of the Sierra. The Bank of the Sierra is the largest independent bank headquartered in the South Valley, and operates branch offices as well as real estate centers, agricultural credit centers and a bank card center. “

Chicago Bridge & Iron Company N.V. (NYSE:CBI) had its buy rating reissued by analysts at Vertical Research. Vertical Research currently has a $20.00 target price on the stock.

CubeSmart (NYSE:CUBE) had its outperform rating reiterated by analysts at Evercore ISI. The firm currently has a $28.00 target price on the stock, up from their previous target price of $27.00.

Cutera (NASDAQ:CUTR) was downgraded by analysts at Maxim Group from a buy rating to a hold rating.

CYS Investments (NYSE:CYS) had its hold rating reissued by analysts at Keefe, Bruyette & Woods. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods currently has a $8.50 target price on the stock.

Dominion Energy (NYSE:D) had its neutral rating reiterated by analysts at Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The). Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) currently has a $78.00 target price on the stock.

Discovery Communications (NASDAQ:DISCA) was upgraded by analysts at Credit Suisse Group from an underperform rating to a neutral rating.

Equifax (NYSE:EFX) had its price target raised by Morgan Stanley from $50.00 to $127.00. They currently have an equal weight rating on the stock.

Extra Space Storage (NYSE:EXR) had its in-line rating reiterated by analysts at Evercore ISI. Evercore ISI currently has a $80.00 target price on the stock, up from their previous target price of $78.00.

Glaukos Corporation (NYSE:GKOS) had its buy rating reissued by analysts at Cantor Fitzgerald. They currently have a $60.00 price target on the stock. The analysts wrote, “Numbers out of the Way. Yes, 2Q17 revenue growth was impacted several factors: implementation of updated rates and commercial private payers (20% of the market) and sampling by a competitor. Yes, unfortunately these headwinds will remain in place for the rest of the year, coupled with the impact of the hurricanes (TX and FL represents 7% of overall sales). Accordingly, we have lowered our 2017 revenue estimate from $167 million to $158 million. If nothing else happened today, we would perhaps understand the outsized negative reaction (stock is down ~20% intraday).””

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions (NASDAQ:KTOS) had its buy rating reiterated by analysts at Noble Financial.

Life Storage (NYSE:LSI) had its underperform rating reaffirmed by analysts at Evercore ISI. The firm currently has a $76.00 price target on the stock, up from their previous price target of $71.00.

3M (NYSE:MMM) had its buy rating reaffirmed by analysts at Bank of America Corporation. They currently have a $227.00 target price on the stock.

American Capital Mortgage Investment Corp. (NASDAQ:MTGE) had its buy rating reaffirmed by analysts at Keefe, Bruyette & Woods. They currently have a $20.00 target price on the stock.

New Residential Investment Corp. (NYSE:NRZ) had its buy rating reiterated by analysts at Keefe, Bruyette & Woods. The firm currently has a $18.00 price target on the stock.

Nationstar Mortgage Holdings (NYSE:NSM) had its hold rating reiterated by analysts at Keefe, Bruyette & Woods. They currently have a $20.00 target price on the stock.

Public Storage (NYSE:PSA) had its underperform rating reissued by analysts at Evercore ISI. The firm currently has a $204.00 target price on the stock, up from their previous target price of $197.00.

Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ:SBUX) had its neutral rating reaffirmed by analysts at Bank of America Corporation. They currently have a $65.00 price target on the stock.

Sidoti started coverage on shares of Sun Hydraulics Corporation (NASDAQ:SNHY). The firm issued a neutral rating on the stock.

Stamps.com (NASDAQ:STMP) had its outperform rating reaffirmed by analysts at Northland Securities. They currently have a $200.00 price target on the stock.

Tenet Healthcare Corporation (NYSE:THC) had its neutral rating reissued by analysts at Mizuho. They currently have a $14.00 target price on the stock.

Workhorse Group (NASDAQ:WKHS) had its buy rating reaffirmed by analysts at Maxim Group. Maxim Group currently has a $5.00 target price on the stock. The analysts wrote, “WKHS raised $12 million through the sale of 3.7 million shares at $3.20 plus 75% warrant coverage with an exercise price of $3.80.””

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