Equities Research Analysts’ Updated EPS Estimates for August, 3rd (ARL, AVXS, CENT, CHD, COHR, COST, CTXS, ESQ, FLOW, HIIQ)

Equities Research Analysts’ updated eps estimates for Thursday, August 3rd:

Aareal Bank AG (ETR:ARL) had its neutral rating reiterated by analysts at DZ Bank AG.

Morgan Stanley assumed coverage on shares of AveXis (NASDAQ:AVXS). The firm issued an overweight rating and a $118.00 price target on the stock.

Central Garden & Pet (NASDAQ:CENT) had its hold rating reissued by analysts at Oppenheimer Holdings, Inc..

Church & Dwight (NYSE:CHD) had its buy rating reiterated by analysts at Jefferies Group LLC. They currently have a $63.00 target price on the stock. The analysts wrote, “With a higher bar given strong Nielsen data, CHD reported a mixed 2Q. EPS of $0.41 beat Street est. of $0.39, though org sales missed (+1.8% vs. Street +2.6%) with Cons. Dom. (flat) driving the shortfall. Better GM %/lower SG&A offset higher A&M driving ~2% OI beat. FY17 org sales (+3%) and EPS guide of $1.92 were reaffirmed with FX favorability reinvested. No change to strong fundamental story w/Street est.””

Coherent (NASDAQ:COHR) was upgraded by analysts at Susquehanna Bancshares Inc from a neutral rating to a positive rating.

Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) had its hold rating reaffirmed by analysts at Wells Fargo & Company.

Citrix Systems (NASDAQ:CTXS) had its hold rating reissued by analysts at Stifel Nicolaus. The firm currently has a $77.00 target price on the stock.

Sandler O’Neill started coverage on shares of Esquire Financial Holdings (NYSE:ESQ). The firm issued a buy rating on the stock.

Flow International Corp (NASDAQ:FLOW) had its buy rating reaffirmed by analysts at Stifel Nicolaus.

Health Insurance Innovations (NASDAQ:HIIQ) had its buy rating reiterated by analysts at Craig Hallum. They currently have a $38.00 target price on the stock, up from their previous target price of $28.00.

Horizon Technology Finance Corporation (NASDAQ:HRZN) had its underperform rating reaffirmed by analysts at Raymond James Financial, Inc..

Humana (NYSE:HUM) had its outperform rating reaffirmed by analysts at Credit Suisse Group. The firm currently has a $260.00 target price on the stock, up from their previous target price of $250.00.

Halyard Health (NYSE:HYH) was upgraded by analysts at Stephens from an equal weight rating to an overweight rating.

Kemper Corporation (NYSE:KMPR) was upgraded by analysts at Raymond James Financial, Inc. from a market perform rating to a strong-buy rating.

LendingClub Corporation (NYSE:LC) was upgraded by analysts at Oppenheimer Holdings, Inc. from a market perform rating to an outperform rating.

Lam Research Corporation (NASDAQ:LRCX) had its neutral rating reaffirmed by analysts at Citigroup Inc..

Mercury Systems (NASDAQ:MRCY) had its hold rating reissued by analysts at Noble Financial.

Spark Therapeutics (NASDAQ:ONCE) had its buy rating reaffirmed by analysts at UBS AG. They currently have a $92.00 price target on the stock, up from their previous price target of $70.00.

Spark Therapeutics (NASDAQ:ONCE) had its outperform rating reiterated by analysts at BMO Capital Markets.

Ferrari N.V. (NYSE:RACE) had its buy rating reiterated by analysts at UBS AG.

Ringcentral (NYSE:RNG) had its buy rating reissued by analysts at Craig Hallum. They currently have a $40.00 target price on the stock, up from their previous target price of $35.00.

SolarEdge Technologies (NASDAQ:SEDG) had its outperform rating reiterated by analysts at JMP Securities.

Spirit Aerosystems Holdings (NYSE:SPR) had its outperform rating reissued by analysts at Credit Suisse Group. They currently have a $80.00 price target on the stock, up from their previous price target of $74.00.

Square (NYSE:SQ) had its hold rating reaffirmed by analysts at Craig Hallum. The firm currently has a $23.00 price target on the stock, up from their previous price target of $18.00.

Stamps.com (NASDAQ:STMP) had its buy rating reiterated by analysts at Craig Hallum. The firm currently has a $210.00 price target on the stock, up from their previous price target of $170.00.

STORE Capital Corporation (NYSE:STOR) had its hold rating reiterated by analysts at Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services.

Supernus Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:SUPN) had its positive rating reiterated by analysts at Cowen and Company. They currently have a $50.00 target price on the stock, up from their previous target price of $40.00.

Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) had its underperform rating reiterated by analysts at Bank of America Corporation. The firm currently has a $155.00 price target on the stock, down from their previous price target of $165.00.

Veritiv Corporation (NYSE:VRTV) was downgraded by analysts at William Blair from an outperform rating to a market perform rating.

Willis Towers Watson Public Limited (NASDAQ:WLTW) had its sell rating reissued by analysts at Wells Fargo & Company.

Wolters Kluwer (NASDAQ:WTKWY) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a strong-buy rating. The firm currently has $51.00 price target on the stock. According to Zacks, “WOLTERS KLUWER is a leading global information services and publishing company. The company provides products and services globally for professionals in the health, tax, accounting, corporate, financial services, legal, and regulatory sectors. Wolters Kluwer maintains operations in over 33 countries across Europe, North America, and Asia Pacific and employs approximately 19,500 people worldwide. Wolters Kluwer is headquartered in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Its shares are quoted on the Euronext Amsterdam (WKL) and are included in the AEX and Euronext 100 indices. “

Yext (NYSE:YEXT) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a sell rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “Yext, Inc. provides digital media technology services. It offers advertising, monetization, phone and directory services which includes business listings on search sites and real-time reputation management. The Company provides Yext Knowledge Engine. It serves healthcare and pharmaceuticals, retail, financial services, manufacturing and technology industries. Yext, Inc. is based in New York. “

Yandex N.V. (NASDAQ:YNDX) was upgraded by analysts at VTB Capital from a hold rating to a buy rating.

Zogenix (NASDAQ:ZGNX) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a buy rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “Zogenix, Inc. is a pharmaceutical company engaged in the development and commercialization of treatment products for central nervous system disorders and pain. Its first commercial product, Sumavel™ DosePro™ is a needle-free Delivery System used in the treatment of acute migraine and cluster headache in a pre-filled, single-use delivery system. Its lead product candidate, ZX002, is a novel, oral and single-entity controlled-release formulation of hydrocodone used for the treatment of moderate to severe chronic pain in patients requiring around-the-clock opioid therapy. Zogenix, Inc. is headquartered in San Diego, CA. “

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