Research Analysts’ updated eps estimates for Friday, December 15th:

Barclays (NYSE:BCS) was downgraded by analysts at Investec from a buy rating to a hold rating.

Ball (NYSE:BLL) was upgraded by analysts at Vertical Research to a buy rating. They noted that the move was a valuation call. The analysts noted that the move was a valuation call.

Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group initiated coverage on shares of BP Midstream Partners (NYSE:BPMP). They issued a neutral rating and a $21.00 price target on the stock.

Blue Buffalo Pet Products (NASDAQ:BUFF) was downgraded by analysts at Delafield Hambrecht from a buy rating to a hold rating.

Seaport Global Securities initiated coverage on shares of Entegris (NASDAQ:ENTG). They issued a buy rating and a $37.00 target price on the stock.

Twenty-First Century Fox (NASDAQ:FOXA) had its market perform rating reiterated by analysts at Telsey Advisory Group. They currently have a $34.00 target price on the stock, up from their previous target price of $28.00.

FS Investment (NYSE:FSIC) was upgraded by analysts at National Securities from a neutral rating to a buy rating.

Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group started coverage on shares of Iqvia (NYSE:IQV). The firm issued a neutral rating and a $112.00 target price on the stock.

Pampa Energia (NYSE:PAM) was upgraded by analysts at Santander from a hold rating to a buy rating.

Progressive (NYSE:PGR) had its hold rating reaffirmed by analysts at Credit Suisse Group AG. They currently have a $48.00 price target on the stock.

Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group began coverage on shares of PRA Health Sciences (NASDAQ:PRAH). They issued an overweight rating and a $102.00 price target on the stock.

Cowen Inc assumed coverage on shares of Redfin (NASDAQ:RDFN). They issued an outperform rating and a $30.00 price target on the stock.

State Bank Financial (NASDAQ:STBZ) was upgraded by analysts at Sandler O’Neill from a hold rating to a buy rating.

Under Armour (NYSE:UAA) was upgraded by analysts at Stifel Nicolaus from a hold rating to a buy rating. Stifel Nicolaus currently has $17.00 price target on the stock, up from their previous price target of $12.00.

Morgan Stanley began coverage on shares of ViaSat (NASDAQ:VSAT). Morgan Stanley issued an equal weight rating and a $78.00 target price on the stock.

WESCO International (NYSE:WCC) was downgraded by analysts at Credit Suisse Group AG to a hold rating. They currently have $70.00 price target on the stock.

Worthington Industries (NYSE:WOR) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a sell rating. According to Zacks, “Worthington Industries, Inc., a metals manufacturing company, focuses on value-added steel processing and manufactured metal products in the United States, Austria, Canada, Mexico, Poland, Portugal, and Turkey. The company operates through three segments: Steel Processing, Pressure Cylinders, and Engineered Cabs. The Steel Processing segment processes flat-rolled steel for customers primarily in the automotive, aerospace, agricultural, appliance, construction, container, hardware, HVAC, lawn and garden, leisure and recreation, and office furniture and equipment markets. It also toll processes steel for steel mills, large end-users, service centers, and other processors; and designs and manufactures reusable custom steel platforms, racks, and pallets for supporting, protecting, and handling products in the shipping process. The Pressure Cylinders segment manufactures and sells filled and unfilled pressure cylinders, tanks, hand torches, oil and gas equipment etc. “

XO Group (NYSE:XOXO) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a sell rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “XO Group Inc. is a media and technology company. It provides information, products and advice related to weddings and pregnancy. The Company operates Internet websites, publishes magazines and books, and produces television and video content. XO Group Inc., formerly known as The Knot, Inc., is headquartered in New York, New York. “

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