Research Analysts’ updated eps estimates for Tuesday, November 14th:

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

Amryt Pharma PLC (LON:AMYT) had its speculative buy rating reissued by analysts at Beaufort Securities. The firm currently has a GBX 65 ($0.85) target price on the stock.

Aviva plc (LON:AV) had its hold rating reaffirmed by analysts at Shore Capital.

BBA Aviation plc (LON:BBA) had its hold rating reaffirmed by analysts at Liberum Capital. Liberum Capital currently has a GBX 325 ($4.27) target price on the stock.

B&M European Value Retail SA (LON:BME) had its buy rating reaffirmed by analysts at Liberum Capital. They currently have a GBX 380 ($5.00) target price on the stock.

Bovis Homes Group plc (LON:BVS) had its hold rating reiterated by analysts at Liberum Capital. Liberum Capital currently has a GBX 965 ($12.69) price target on the stock.

Bovis Homes Group plc (LON:BVS) had its add rating reiterated by analysts at Peel Hunt. Peel Hunt currently has a GBX 1,180 ($15.52) price target on the stock.

Bovis Homes Group plc (LON:BVS) had its sell rating reiterated by analysts at Shore Capital.

Carclo plc (LON:CAR) had its buy rating reiterated by analysts at N+1 Singer. They currently have a GBX 175 ($2.30) 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 225 ($2.96) price target on the stock.

Electrocomponents plc (LON:ECM) had its buy rating reaffirmed by analysts at Liberum Capital. The firm currently has a GBX 680 ($8.94) price target on the stock.

Electrocomponents plc (LON:ECM) had its sell rating reissued by analysts at Shore Capital.

EI Group PLC (LON:EIG) was upgraded by analysts at Peel Hunt to a buy rating. They currently have GBX 165 ($2.17) price target on the stock.

FirstGroup plc (LON:FGP) had its buy rating reissued by analysts at Shore Capital.

FirstGroup plc (LON:FGP) had its buy rating reiterated by analysts at Liberum Capital. Liberum Capital currently has a GBX 165 ($2.17) target price on the stock.

Forterra PLC (LON:FORT) had its buy rating reiterated by analysts at Citigroup Inc..

HSBC Holdings plc (LON:HSBA) had its neutral rating reissued by analysts at J P Morgan Chase & Co. J P Morgan Chase & Co currently has a GBX 690 ($9.08) target price on the stock.

Intermediate Capital Group plc (LON:ICP) had its sell rating reaffirmed by analysts at Shore Capital.

Intermediate Capital Group plc (LON:ICP) had its buy rating reiterated by analysts at Liberum Capital. Liberum Capital currently has a GBX 1,010 ($13.28) price target on the stock.

Intertek Group plc (LON:ITRK) was downgraded by analysts at Kepler Capital Markets to a hold rating. The firm currently has GBX 5,190 ($68.26) target price on the stock, up from their previous target price of GBX 5,130 ($67.47).

ITV plc (LON:ITV) had its buy rating reissued by analysts at Shore Capital.

ITV plc (LON:ITV) had its buy rating reissued by analysts at Liberum Capital. Liberum Capital currently has a GBX 330 ($4.34) target price on the stock.

John Laing Infrastructure Fund Ld (LON:JLIF) had its overweight rating reaffirmed by analysts at J P Morgan Chase & Co.

Karelian Diamond Resources Plc (LON:KDR) had its speculative buy rating reaffirmed by analysts at Beaufort Securities.

Land Securities Group plc (LON:LAND) had its hold rating reissued by analysts at Liberum Capital. Liberum Capital currently has a GBX 1,050 ($13.81) target price on the stock.

Legal & General Group Plc (LON:LGEN) had its buy rating reiterated by analysts at Shore Capital.

LGI Homes (NASDAQ:LGIH) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a buy rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “LGI Homes, Inc. is engaged in the design and construction of entry-level homes across Texas, Arizona, Florida and Georgia. The company focuses on converting renters of apartments and single-family homes into homeowners by offering homes at affordable locations. LGI Homes, Inc. is headquartered in The Woodlands, Texas. “

LightPath Technologies (NASDAQ:LPTH) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a sell rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “LightPath Technologies, Inc. provides optics and photonics solutions for the industrial, defense, telecommunications, testing and measurement, and medical industries. LightPath designs, manufactures, and distributes optical and infrared components including molded glass aspheric lenses and assemblies, infrared lenses and thermal imaging assemblies, fused fiber collimators, and gradient index GRADIUM lenses. LightPath also offers custom optical assemblies, including full engineering design support. “

Lexicon Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:LXRX) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a sell rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “Lexicon Genetics Incorporated is a leader in defining the functions of genes for drug discovery using large-scale knockout mouse technology. Lexicon has invented high-throughput gene trapping technology to discover thousands of genes and expand its OmniBank library of tens of thousands of mouse clones. The Company uses an integrated platform of functional genomic technologies to accelerate large-scale analysis of mammalian gene function for drug discovery. “

Seres Therapeutics (NASDAQ:MCRB) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a sell rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “Seres Therapeutics, Inc. offers microbiome therapeutics platform. It is focused on developing Ecobiotic microbiome therapeutics that treats dysbiosis in the colonic microbiome. Seres Therapeutics, Inc. is headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts. “

McCarthy & Stone plc (LON:MCS) had its buy rating reaffirmed by analysts at Peel Hunt. Peel Hunt currently has a GBX 205 ($2.70) target price on the stock.

MDU Resources Group (NYSE:MDU) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a sell rating. According to Zacks, “MDU Resources Group, Inc. provides value-added natural resource products and related services that are essential to energy and transportation infrastructure, including regulated businesses, an exploration and production company and construction companies. MDU Resources includes regulated electric and natural gas utilities and regulated natural gas pipelines and energy services, natural gas and oil production, construction materials and contracting, and construction services. “

Medpace Holdings (NASDAQ:MEDP) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a buy rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “Medpace Holdings, Inc. is a scientifically-driven, global, full-service clinical contract research organization which provides Phase I-IV clinical development services to the biotechnology, pharmaceutical and medical device industries. Medpace Holdings, Inc. is headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio. “

Meggitt plc (LON:MGGT) had its sell rating reaffirmed by analysts at Liberum Capital. They currently have a GBX 375 ($4.93) target price on the stock.

Mimecast Limited (NASDAQ:MIME) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a sell rating. According to Zacks, “Mimecast Limited offers cloud security and risk management services for corporate information and email primarily in the United States, the United Kingdom and South Africa. The Company offers email management services that protect the organization against spam, viruses, malware, emerging threats, and other challenges. Mimecast Limited is headquartered in London, the United Kingdom. “

Maximus (NYSE:MMS) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a sell rating. According to Zacks, “MAXIMUS, Inc. is an extremely dynamic and complex organization that offers government and industry a range of unique services, products, and solutions. The diverse services and products that MAXIMUS offers may be categorized into three groups: Government Program Management and Operations, Consulting, and Systems. Government Program Management and Operations focuses on having a measurable impact on the lives of the citizens we help government serve. The insights of MAXIMUS Consulting, and the technological innovations advanced through Systems, help government gain program efficiencies and pursue improvements that in turn benefit citizens. “

NVIDIA (NYSE:NVDA) was upgraded by analysts at BMO Capital Markets from an underperform rating to a market perform rating.

J P Morgan Chase & Co began coverage on shares of NEX Group PLC (LON:NXG). They issued a neutral rating and a GBX 650 ($8.55) price target on the stock.

Oxford Instruments plc (LON:OXIG) had its hold rating reaffirmed by analysts at Liberum Capital. They currently have a GBX 1,150 ($15.13) price target on the stock.

Polypipe Group PLC (LON:PLP) had its add rating reiterated by analysts at Peel Hunt. The firm currently has a GBX 465 ($6.12) price target on the stock.

Polypipe Group PLC (LON:PLP) had its buy rating reaffirmed by analysts at Shore Capital.

RPC Group Plc (LON:RPC) had its buy rating reissued by analysts at Jefferies Group LLC. They currently have a GBX 1,150 ($15.13) target price on the stock.

Speedy Hire Plc (LON:SDY) had its buy rating reiterated by analysts at N+1 Singer. The firm currently has a GBX 63 ($0.83) price target on the stock.

SIG plc (LON:SHI) had its sell rating reaffirmed by analysts at Liberum Capital. Liberum Capital currently has a GBX 157 ($2.06) target price on the stock.

Shire PLC (LON:SHP) had its hold rating reiterated by analysts at Liberum Capital. The firm currently has a GBX 4,200 ($55.24) target price on the stock.

Solo Oil PLC (LON:SOLO) had its speculative buy rating reissued by analysts at Beaufort Securities.

Serabi Gold plc (LON:SRB) had its under review rating reissued by analysts at Peel Hunt.

Serco Group plc (LON:SRP) had its hold rating reaffirmed by analysts at Shore Capital.

Symrise AG (OTCMKTS:SYIEF) had its neutral rating reissued by analysts at DZ Bank AG.

Trifast plc (LON:TRI) was downgraded by analysts at N+1 Singer to a hold rating.

UBM plc (LON:UBM) had its buy rating reissued by analysts at Liberum Capital. They currently have a GBX 840 ($11.05) price target on the stock.

Virgin Money Holdings PLC (LON:VM) had its buy rating reissued by analysts at Citigroup Inc..

Wentworth Resources Limited (LON:WRL) had its buy rating reissued by analysts at Peel Hunt. The firm currently has a GBX 40 ($0.53) target price on the stock.

Zpg Plc (LON:ZPG) had its buy rating reiterated by analysts at Jefferies Group LLC. Jefferies Group LLC currently has a GBX 542 ($7.13) price target on the stock.

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