Analysts’ updated eps estimates for Tuesday, January 9th:

Grupo Aval Acciones y Valores (NYSE:AVAL) was downgraded by analysts at Citigroup Inc from a buy rating to a sell rating.

Northland Securities began coverage on shares of Casa Systems (NASDAQ:CASA). Northland Securities issued an outperform rating on the stock.

Raymond James Financial, Inc. started coverage on shares of Casa Systems (NASDAQ:CASA). The firm issued an outperform rating and a $23.00 target price on the stock.

Encompass Health (NYSE:EHC) had its buy rating reaffirmed by analysts at Craig Hallum. Craig Hallum currently has a $60.00 price target on the stock, up from their previous price target of $54.00.

Bank of America Corp assumed coverage on shares of EnLink Midstream Partners (NYSE:ENLK). Bank of America Corp issued a buy rating and a $18.00 target price on the stock.

Bank of America Corp initiated coverage on shares of EQT Midstream Partners (NYSE:EQM). The firm issued a buy rating and a $89.00 price target on the stock.

Boenning Scattergood started coverage on shares of Hallmark Financial Services (NASDAQ:HALL). Boenning Scattergood issued a neutral rating on the stock.

Nordson (NASDAQ:NDSN) had its mkt perform rating reaffirmed by analysts at Barrington Research.

Bank of America Corp started coverage on shares of Newmark Group (NASDAQ:NMRK). Bank of America Corp issued a buy rating and a $20.00 price target on the stock.

Sandler O’Neill began coverage on shares of Newmark Group (NASDAQ:NMRK). The firm issued a buy rating on the stock.

beau assumed coverage on shares of Obtala (LON:OBT). beau issued an accumulate rating on the stock.

pdvWireless (NASDAQ:PDVW) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a buy rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “pdvWireless, Inc. develops and sells wireless communications applications. It offers cloud-based pdvConnect mobile resource management solutions that enable businesses to locate and communicate with field workers, and enhance documentation of work events and job status. The company also sells and installs equipment used to run the wireless communications applications. pdvWireless, Inc., formerly known as Pacific DataVision, Inc., is headquartered in Woodland Park, New Jersey. “

Penn National Gaming (NASDAQ:PENN) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a strong-buy rating. Zacks Investment Research currently has $35.00 target price on the stock. According to Zacks, “Penn National Gaming, Inc. owns, operates or has ownership interests in gaming and racing facilities and video gaming terminal operations with a focus on slot machine entertainment. They have also recently expanded into social online gaming offerings via Penn Interactive Ventures, LLC division and recent acquisition of Rocket Speed Inc. “

PetIQ (NASDAQ:PETQ) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a buy rating. Zacks Investment Research currently has $24.00 price target on the stock. According to Zacks, “PetIQ, Inc. is a pet medication and wellness company. Its product consists of Rx Medications, OTC Medications and Supplies, Health and Wellness Products. The Company serves retail stores across the mass, club, grocery, pharmacy and e-commerce channels. PetIQ, Inc. is based in Eagle, United States. “

Premier Oil (OTCMKTS:PMOIY) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a buy rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “Premier Oil PLC is engaged in oil and gas exploration, development and production. The Company’s operations are located in the North Sea, Asia, Middle East-Pakistan, and West Africa. It is independent and pursuing its strategy of low-risk development of existing discovered reserves whilst maintaining shareholder leverage to material exploration upside. The company is pre-funded for its committed development programme and planned exploration programme. The Company is focused on four core Businesses in the North Sea, Africa, Middle East/Pakistan, and Asia. Premier is seeking to grow through organic production growth, high impact exploration, and acquisitions in the areas they know well. “

Insulet (NASDAQ:PODD) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a sell rating. According to Zacks, “INSULET CORPORATION is an innovative medical device company dedicated to improving the lives of people with diabetes. The Company’s OmniPod Insulin Management System is a revolutionary, discreet and easy-to-use insulin infusion system that features two easy-to-use components with no tubing and fully-automated cannula insertion. Through the OmniPod System, Insulet seeks to expand the use of continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion (CSII) therapy among people with insulin-dependent diabetes. “

ProQR Therapeutics (NASDAQ:PRQR) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a buy rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “ProQR Therapeutics B.V. is a biotech company. It is engaged in the discovery and development of RNA-based therapeutics for the treatment of severe genetic disorders, with an initial focus on Cystic Fibrosis (CF). The Company’s lead product candidate includes QR-010, a RNA-based oligonucleotide for the treatment of cystic fibrosis. ProQR Therapeutics B.V. is headquartered in Leiden, the Netherlands. “

PriceSmart (NASDAQ:PSMT) had its sector perform rating reaffirmed by analysts at Scotiabank.

Penn Virginia (NASDAQ:PVAC) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a buy rating. They currently have $49.00 price target on the stock. According to Zacks, “Penn Virginia Corporation is an oil and gas company. It engaged in exploration, development and production of oil, NGLs and natural gas. The company operates primarily in Eagle Ford Shale in South Texas and Oklahoma. Penn Virginia Corporation is headquatered in Houston, Texas. “

Paypoint (OTCMKTS:PYPTF) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a buy rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “PayPoint Plc provides cash, card and contactless payments to utility companies, retailers, transport firms, mobile phone providers and government. The services provided by the company include PayPoint One, ATM’s, CollectPlus, SIMs and Western Union. PayPoint Plc is headquartered in Hertz, United Kingdom. “

Rite Aid (NYSE:RAD) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a sell rating. According to Zacks, “Rite Aid has lagged the industry in the past year due to its dismal past performances, particularly top line. Though the company’s break-even bottom line results surpassed estimates in third-quarter fiscal 2018, sales lagged for the second straight quarter. Further, both earnings and sales dropped year over year. Earnings were hurt by decline in adjusted EBITDA, while sales dipped on account of soft comps as well as decline in revenues at Retail Pharmacy and Pharmacy Services segments. Comps fell due to lower pharmacy and front-end sales, while lower pharmacy reimbursement rates continued to hurt EBITDA margins. However, Rite Aid remains on track with the process of transferring stores and related assets to Walgreens in a phased manner, which is raising investors’ optimism. Moreover, the company’s efforts to boost market share through wellness remodels and other strategic initiatives bode well.”

Seagate Technology (NASDAQ:STX) had its buy rating reiterated by analysts at Craig Hallum. The firm currently has a $56.00 target price on the stock, up from their previous target price of $50.00.

Barrington Research started coverage on shares of Superior Industries International (NYSE:SUP). They issued an outperform rating and a $27.00 target price on the stock.

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