Equities Research Analysts’ Updated EPS Estimates for February, 13th (AAPL, ABF, AMAT, AXTI, BA, BETR, CEB, CMCM, CMRE, CPSI)

Equities Research Analysts’ updated eps estimates for Monday, February 13th:

Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) had its target price increased by Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) to $150.00.

Associated British Foods plc (LON:ABF) was upgraded by analysts at Morgan Stanley to an overweight rating. They currently have GBX 2,800 ($34.88) price target on the stock, up from their previous price target of GBX 2,650 ($33.01).

Applied Materials (NASDAQ:AMAT) had its price target boosted by Stifel Nicolaus from $37.00 to $42.00. The firm currently has a buy rating on the stock.

Dougherty & Co started coverage on shares of AXT (NASDAQ:AXTI). The firm issued a buy rating and a $8.00 price target on the stock.

Boeing Company (The) (NYSE:BA) was downgraded by analysts at Buckingham Research from a neutral rating to an underperform rating.

Craig Hallum started coverage on shares of Amplify Snack Brands, inc. (NYSE:BETR). The firm issued a hold rating on the stock.

CEB (NYSE:CEB) was downgraded by analysts at SunTrust Banks, Inc. from a buy rating to a hold rating. SunTrust Banks, Inc. currently has $77.25 price target on the stock, up from their previous price target of $68.00.

Instinet began coverage on shares of Cheetah Mobile (NYSE:CMCM). The firm issued a neutral rating and a $10.00 price target on the stock.

Costamare (NYSE:CMRE) was upgraded by analysts at Wells Fargo & Company from a market perform rating to an outperform rating. They noted that the move was a valuation call. The analysts noted that the move was a valuation call.

Computer Programs and Systems (NASDAQ:CPSI) had its neutral rating reiterated by analysts at Cantor Fitzgerald. The firm currently has a $24.00 price target on the stock.

Electronics for Imaging (NASDAQ:EFII) had its buy rating reaffirmed by analysts at Needham & Company LLC.

Elementis plc (LON:ELM) had its add rating reissued by analysts at Numis Securities Ltd. The firm currently has a GBX 331 ($4.12) price target on the stock.

Electro Scientific Industries (NASDAQ:ESIO) had its hold rating reissued by analysts at Needham & Company LLC.

Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) had its positive rating reissued by analysts at Needham & Company LLC.

Fidessa Group plc (LON:FDSA) had its buy rating reaffirmed by analysts at Numis Securities Ltd. They currently have a GBX 2,920 ($36.37) price target on the stock.

Financial Engines (NASDAQ:FNGN) had its outperform rating reissued by analysts at William Blair.

GoDaddy (NYSE:GDDY) had its overweight rating reaffirmed by analysts at Cantor Fitzgerald. They currently have a $42.00 price target on the stock.

Genel Energy PLC (LON:GENL) had its buy rating reiterated by analysts at Numis Securities Ltd. Numis Securities Ltd currently has a GBX 150 ($1.87) target price on the stock.

Gilead Sciences (NASDAQ:GILD) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a sell rating. According to Zacks, “Although Gilead’s fourth quarter results beat on both earnings and sales, the guidance for 2017 was disappointing. The HCV franchise continues to be under competitive and pricing pressure due to which the sales of Harvoni and Sovaldi have declined. Total HCV treatment starts in the U.S. were an estimated 231,000 in 2016, approximately 25,000 less than 2015. The company expects a further decline in patients starts in 2017. In addition, Gilead will lose exclusivity for Viread in 2017 in some countries outside the U.S. which should impact sales. Shares of Gilead have underperformed the biotech industry in the past one year. On a positive note, Epclusa’s uptake has been encouraging while the HIV franchise maintains momentum driven by the rapid adoption of TAF-based regimens. Strong uptake for Truvada for use in the pre-exposure prophylaxis setting should also boost sales.”

Glencore PLC (LON:GLEN) was downgraded by analysts at Morgan Stanley to an underweight rating. Morgan Stanley currently has GBX 230 ($2.86) target price on the stock, down from their previous target price of GBX 280 ($3.49).

The Hain Celestial Group (NASDAQ:HAIN) had its buy rating reaffirmed by analysts at Jefferies Group LLC. Jefferies Group LLC currently has a $50.00 target price on the stock.

HeidelbergCement AG (ETR:HEI) had its neutral rating reaffirmed by analysts at J P Morgan Chase & Co.

ING Group, N.V. (NYSE:ING) had its buy rating reaffirmed by analysts at J P Morgan Chase & Co.

Intellipharmaceutics International (NASDAQ:IPCI) (TSE:I) had its buy rating reaffirmed by analysts at Aegis. They currently have a $8.00 target price on the stock.

Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc. (The) (NYSE:IPG) had its outperform rating reaffirmed by analysts at Wedbush. Wedbush currently has a $28.00 price target on the stock, down from their previous price target of $29.00.

Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc. (The) (NYSE:IPG) had its price target boosted by Jefferies Group LLC to $27.00. The firm currently has a positive rating on the stock.

Wunderlich began coverage on shares of KIMBELL ROYALTY (NYSE:KRP). They issued a buy rating and a $23.00 price target on the stock.

Lloyds Banking Group PLC (NYSE:LYG) had its buy rating reiterated by analysts at J P Morgan Chase & Co.

Metro Ag (ETR:MEO3) was given a €28.00 ($30.11) price target by analysts at Sanford C. Bernstein. The firm currently has a neutral rating on the stock.

Mohawk Industries (NYSE:MHK) had its price target boosted by Stifel Nicolaus from $230.00 to $255.00. They currently have a buy rating on the stock.

O’Reilly Automotive (NASDAQ:ORLY) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a buy rating. They currently have $308.00 price target on the stock. According to Zacks, “O’Reilly’s earnings in the fourth quarter of 2016 increased year over year and also surpassed the Zacks Consensus Estimate. Quarterly revenues also improved year over year and beat the Zacks Consensus Estimate. O’Reilly expects earnings per share, consolidated comparable store sales and revenues to increase in 2017. Rapid store expansion and active share repurchases help drive earnings for O’Reilly. The company also benefits from a strong distribution network. However, O’Reilly has underperformed the Zacks categorized Retail/Wholesales Auto Parts industry over the last three months.”

Reckitt Benckiser Group Plc (LON:RB) had its outperform rating reissued by analysts at Credit Suisse Group. Credit Suisse Group currently has a GBX 7,800 ($97.16) price target on the stock.

Rio Tinto plc (LON:RIO) was given a GBX 4,000 ($49.83) price target by analysts at RBC Capital Markets. The firm currently has a buy rating on the stock.

RPS Group plc (LON:RPS) had its add rating reiterated by analysts at Numis Securities Ltd. They currently have a GBX 280 ($3.49) target price on the stock.

Republic Services (NYSE:RSG) had its price target increased by Stifel Nicolaus from $60.00 to $64.00. Stifel Nicolaus currently has a buy rating on the stock.

Shutterfly (NASDAQ:SFLY) had its overweight rating reiterated by analysts at Cantor Fitzgerald. The firm currently has a $50.00 target price on the stock.

Shopify (NYSE:SHOP) (TSE:SH) had its buy rating reissued by analysts at BTIG Research. They currently have a $65.00 target price on the stock.

Shopify (NYSE:SHOP) (TSE:SH) had its target price boosted by Monness Crespi & Hardt from $50.00 to $63.00. Monness Crespi & Hardt currently has a buy rating on the stock.

STADA ARZNEIMITTEL NPV(REGD) (VINKULIERT) (NASDAQ:STDAF) had its neutral rating reissued by analysts at DZ Bank AG.

Suncor Energy (NYSE:SU) (TSE:SU) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a buy rating. They currently have $35.00 target price on the stock. According to Zacks, “Following Suncor Energy's solid Q4 results, we are taking a bullish stance on the company. Higher commodity prices, record production and aggressive cost reduction helped Canada’s biggest energy company come out with better-than-expected profit. Suncor's production rose to a record during the quarter, helped largely by its recent transactions to gain a majority stake in the massive Syncrude oil sands project. Importantly, SU's success in reducing cash costs have magnified the effects of rebound in oil prices. A 10% dividend boost and plans for share buyback are other positives in the Suncor story. Consequently, we think SU – which has outperformed the Zacks categorized 'Oil & Gas – Canadian Integrated' industry over the past 6 months – offers upside potential from current levels and label it as an attractive investment.”

Teleflex (NYSE:TFX) had its target price increased by Leerink Swann to $177.00.

Timken Company (The) (NYSE:TKR) had its price target boosted by Jefferies Group LLC to $45.00.

TripAdvisor (NASDAQ:TRIP) had its neutral rating reaffirmed by analysts at Cantor Fitzgerald. Cantor Fitzgerald currently has a $60.00 price target on the stock.

Trade Desk (NYSE:TTD) had its overweight rating reaffirmed by analysts at Cantor Fitzgerald.

Twitter (NYSE:TWTR) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a sell rating. According to Zacks, “Twitter reported fourth quarter 2016 results wherein adjusted loss was narrower than expected but revenues missed the Zacks Consensus Estimate. Year over year, revenues grew just 1%. Moreover, ad revenues declined year over year. Twitter remains in trouble with just 319 million users. Revenue growth is decelerating and profits are yet to be earned. Exodus at the top level management is adding to woes. Plus, costs continue to rise as Twitter invests in product development. Moreover, stiff competition for ad dollars is another cause of worry. To battle odds, Twitter is making user friendly changes to the platform and is focused on boosting live  content on it platform . It is also shedding noncore operations. However, these are yet to bring any marked improvement in Twitter’s performance. Shares have largely underperformed the broader market in the past one year. “

Time Warner (NYSE:TWX) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a buy rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “Time Warner has outperformed the Zacks categorized industry in the past one year. The company’s initiatives such as foraying into new markets and digital endeavors bode well, as evident from its positive earnings surprise streak for more than 20 straight quarters, including an earnings beat of 5% in fourth-quarter 2016. The company's investments in video content and technology continued to show results. Further, Time Warner’s significant international presence has helped broaden client base and product portfolio. Additionally, we believe that investments in programming, production and marketing, along with focus on operating and capital efficiencies augur well. However, decline in overall advertising spending and currency headwinds may adversely impact performance. On the other hand, AT&T has agreed to acquire Time Warner in an $85.4 billion deal. This prompted the company to suspend its share repurchase program in Oct 2016.”

Urban Outfitters (NASDAQ:URBN) had its neutral rating reissued by analysts at Wedbush.

Whole Foods Market (NASDAQ:WFM) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a strong sell rating. According to Zacks, “Stiff competition, food price deflation, an aggressive promotional environment and waning store traffic are the headwinds with which Whole Foods has been grappling. These have hurt the stock’s performance that has underperformed the industry in the past three months. The company’s first-quarter fiscal 2017 results was the reflection of the same. The top line lagged the estimate for the second consecutive quarter, while the bottom line declined for the third quarter in row. Comps also slid for the sixth straight quarter. Lower-than-expected sales compelled management to trim its forecasts. As a result, the Zacks Consensus Estimate has been witnessing a downtrend. Nevertheless, the company is trying to spur sales through store openings, adoption of digital route and home delivery services. Whole Foods is revamping its pricing strategy, concentrating on value offerings and has launched a new store concept to target millennials.”

Wix.com (NASDAQ:WIX) had its overweight rating reissued by analysts at Cantor Fitzgerald. Cantor Fitzgerald currently has a $56.00 target price on the stock.

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