Analysts’ updated eps estimates for Thursday, January 11th:

SunTrust Banks, Inc. assumed coverage on shares of Preferred Apartment Communities (NYSE:APTS). The firm issued a hold rating and a $20.00 target price on the stock.

Bank of America Corp assumed coverage on shares of Azul (NYSE:AZUL). They issued a buy rating and a $24.78 target price on the stock.

Bob Evans Farms (NASDAQ:BOBE) had its hold rating reiterated by analysts at Maxim Group.

BMO Capital Markets initiated coverage on shares of Bellatrix Exploration (NYSE:BXE) (TSE:BXE). They issued an underperform rating on the stock.

Clovis Oncology (NASDAQ:CLVS) had its buy rating reaffirmed by analysts at JPMorgan Chase & Co.. The analysts wrote, “2018 Procedure Growth Guidance Should Help Shares ISRG reported preliminary 4Q17 revenue of $892M (18% y/y), above our forecast of $865M and consensus’ estimates of $847M. Procedure growth of 17% came in higher than our 16.2% estimate and the Street’s 15.1% forecast. The sales breakout for 4Q included $457 in instrument revenue, $283 in system sales, and $153 for service, higher than our and Street estimates in each segment. 2018 guidance calls for 11-15% procedure growth, above our 10.9% forecast and in-line with consensus growth of 12.8%. This beat on revenue and procedure growth matched our expectations going into the report. Stellar revenue, strong procedure growth, and in-line 2018 guidance should boost shares today.   There were 216 systems shipped in the quarter, well above our 180 unit estimate and the Street’s 187. Of these, 40 were shipped under operating lease agreements. However, implied system ASPs were $1.31M, below our modeled $1.55M and a more than $200Ksequential decline from Q3.””

Connemara Mining (LON:CON) had its corporate rating reissued by analysts at Northland Securities.

salesforce.com (NYSE:CRM) had its buy rating reissued by analysts at Guggenheim. They currently have a $128.00 target price on the stock.

Janney Montgomery Scott initiated coverage on shares of Curo Group (NYSE:CURO). The firm issued a buy rating on the stock.

Equiniti Group (LON:EQN) had its underperform rating reissued by analysts at Credit Suisse Group AG. The firm currently has a GBX 270 ($3.66) price target on the stock.

Endeavour Silver (NYSE:EXK) (TSE:EDR) had its buy rating reiterated by analysts at HC Wainwright. They currently have a $6.00 target price on the stock.

Volution Group (LON:FAN) had its buy rating reiterated by analysts at Liberum Capital. Liberum Capital currently has a GBX 240 ($3.25) price target on the stock.

Fishing Republic (LON:FISH) had its corporate rating reissued by analysts at Northland Securities.

Vertical Group initiated coverage on shares of First Solar (NASDAQ:FSLR). They issued a buy rating on the stock.

G-III Apparel Group (NASDAQ:GIII) had its buy rating reissued by analysts at KeyCorp. The firm currently has a $45.00 target price on the stock.

Icon (NASDAQ:ICLR) had its buy rating reissued by analysts at KeyCorp. The firm currently has a $130.00 target price on the stock.

InterContinental Hotels Group (LON:IHG) had its equal weight rating reissued by analysts at Barclays PLC. They currently have a GBX 4,000 ($54.24) target price on the stock.

Juno Therapeutics (NASDAQ:JUNO) had its hold rating reaffirmed by analysts at JPMorgan Chase & Co..

KB Home (NYSE:KBH) had its neutral rating reaffirmed by analysts at Credit Suisse Group AG. Credit Suisse Group AG currently has a $31.00 price target on the stock, up from their previous price target of $25.00.

Kopin (NASDAQ:KOPN) had its hold rating reaffirmed by analysts at Needham & Company LLC. The analysts wrote, “Yesterday at CES, we met with John Fan, CEO of Kopin. The company, which is a leading component manufacturer for wearable devices (micro displays, batteries, whisper chip), announced a new “theater” mobile headset, VR reference design, and its next generation Solos AR headset. While Kopin has focused primarily on the military (nearly 100% optic display market share) and enterprise (70%-80% display share; Himax and TI rest) we believe that consumer applications are beginning to reach a price point and form factor that will result in wider adoption.””

Lennar (NYSE:LEN) had its neutral rating reaffirmed by analysts at Credit Suisse Group AG. They currently have a $65.00 target price on the stock, up from their previous target price of $57.00.

Lipocine (NASDAQ:LPCN) had its buy rating reissued by analysts at Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services. The firm currently has a $11.00 price target on the stock.

London Stock Exchange Group (LON:LSE) had its outperform rating reaffirmed by analysts at Credit Suisse Group AG. Credit Suisse Group AG currently has a GBX 4,150 ($56.28) target price on the stock.

Merlin Entertainments (LON:MERL) had its overweight rating reiterated by analysts at Barclays PLC. They currently have a GBX 480 ($6.51) price target on the stock.

Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services began coverage on shares of MVC Capital (NYSE:MVC). They issued a buy rating and a $12.00 target price on the stock.

Nutanix (NASDAQ:NTNX) had its overweight rating reissued by analysts at KeyCorp. KeyCorp currently has a $42.00 price target on the stock, up from their previous price target of $37.00.

PNM Resources (NYSE:PNM) had its sell rating reaffirmed by analysts at Mizuho. They currently have a $30.50 price target on the stock.

Playtech (LON:PTEC) had its outperform rating reaffirmed by analysts at Credit Suisse Group AG. Credit Suisse Group AG currently has a GBX 980 ($13.29) target price on the stock.

J Sainsbury (LON:SBRY) had its hold rating reissued by analysts at Kepler Capital Markets. They currently have a GBX 252 ($3.42) price target on the stock.

SCANA (NYSE:SCG) had its hold rating reiterated by analysts at Mizuho. The firm currently has a $46.50 target price on the stock.

Vertical Group started coverage on shares of Solaredge Technologies (NASDAQ:SEDG). They issued a sell rating on the stock.

Safestyle UK (LON:SFE) had its buy rating reaffirmed by analysts at Liberum Capital. They currently have a GBX 200 ($2.71) target price on the stock.

Sherwin-Williams (NYSE:SHW) had its overweight rating reiterated by analysts at KeyCorp. KeyCorp currently has a $465.00 target price on the stock, up from their previous target price of $440.00.

Sophos Group (LON:SOPH) had its outperform rating reissued by analysts at Credit Suisse Group AG.

Tullow Oil (LON:TLW) had its overweight rating reissued by analysts at Barclays PLC.

United Continental (NYSE:UAL) had its line rating reiterated by analysts at Imperial Capital. Imperial Capital currently has a $74.00 target price on the stock, up from their previous target price of $64.00.

The Ultimate Software Group (NASDAQ:ULTI) had its buy rating reiterated by analysts at Guggenheim. They currently have a $245.00 target price on the stock.

Unum Group (NYSE:UNM) had its buy rating reaffirmed by analysts at SunTrust Banks, Inc.. SunTrust Banks, Inc. currently has a $69.00 price target on the stock.

Workday (NASDAQ:WDAY) had its hold rating reaffirmed by analysts at Guggenheim. Guggenheim currently has a $106.00 target price on the stock.

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