Research Analysts’ updated eps estimates for Thursday, October 5th:

AK Steel Holding Corporation (NYSE:AKS) had its hold rating reaffirmed by analysts at BMO Capital Markets. The firm currently has a $7.00 target price on the stock.

Boston Private Financial Holdings (NASDAQ:BPFH) had its hold rating reaffirmed by analysts at BMO Capital Markets. BMO Capital Markets currently has a $15.00 price target on the stock.

Cathay General Bancorp (NASDAQ:CATY) had its buy rating reaffirmed by analysts at BMO Capital Markets. BMO Capital Markets currently has a $44.00 price target on the stock.

Clorox Company (The) (NYSE:CLX) had its buy rating reissued by analysts at BMO Capital Markets. The firm currently has a $150.00 target price on the stock.

Coty (NYSE:COTY) had its buy rating reaffirmed by analysts at BMO Capital Markets. They currently have a $24.00 target price on the stock.

East West Bancorp (NASDAQ:EWBC) had its hold rating reaffirmed by analysts at BMO Capital Markets. The firm currently has a $61.00 price target on the stock.

Fifth Third Bancorp (NASDAQ:FITB) had its hold rating reissued by analysts at BMO Capital Markets. The firm currently has a $29.00 target price on the stock.

Imperial Brands PLC (LON:IMT) had its buy rating reissued by analysts at Deutsche Bank AG. Deutsche Bank AG currently has a GBX 4,100 ($54.38) target price on the stock.

Monsanto (NYSE:MON) had its buy rating reissued by analysts at BMO Capital Markets. They currently have a $128.00 price target on the stock.

Neurocrine Biosciences (NASDAQ:NBIX) had its buy rating reaffirmed by analysts at BMO Capital Markets. BMO Capital Markets currently has a $84.00 target price on the stock.

Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ:SBUX) had its hold rating reissued by analysts at BMO Capital Markets. The analysts wrote, “We are lowering our rating on CarMax to Perform from Outperform. For some time, we have highlighted KMX as one of the most innovative omni-channel business models in the Hardlines sector. Our upbeat, longer term outlook for KMX is unchanged. That said, in the near term, shares of KMX have tended to swoon on even modest changes in underlying fundamentals. As we study carefully the back half of FY17 (Feb. 2018), we are increasingly concerned that despite significant internal and external tailwinds, more challenged used car unit comp comparisons could disrupt recent top- line momentum at KMX and spur a re-setting lower of current Street forecasts.””

Taseko Mines (NYSEMKT:TGB) (TSE:TKO) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a buy rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “Taseko Mines is focused on acquiring ownership of and advancing exploration and related activities on known mineral deposits that have as their basic characteristic, large tonnage (based on extensive drill testing for continuity) mineralization which, under metals price assumptions that fall within historical averages, are potentially capable of supporting a mine for 10 years and longer. “

Teekay Corporation (NYSE:TK) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a buy rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “Teekay Shipping Corporation is a leading provider of international crude oil and petroleum product transportation services through the world’s largest fleet of medium size oil tankers. The Company’s modern fleet provides such transportation services to major oil companies, major oil traders and government agencies, principally in the region spanning from the Red Sea to the U.S. West Coast. “

Teekay Tankers (NYSE:TNK) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a sell rating. According to Zacks, “Teekay Tankers Ltd. is a Marshall Islands corporation recently formed by Teekay Corporation to provide international marine transportation of crude oil. Teekay Tankers Ltd. owns a fleet of nine double-hull Aframax-class oil tankers, which an affiliate of Teekay Corporation manages under a mix of spot-market trading and short- or medium-term fixed-rate time-charter contracts. In addition, Teekay Corporation will offer to Teekay Tankers Ltd. within eighteen months of the initial public offering the opportunity to purchase up to four Suezmax-class oil tankers. Teekay Tankers Ltd. intends to distribute on a quarterly basis all of its cash available for distribution, subject to any reserves established by its board of directors. “

Tokyo Electron (NASDAQ:TOELY) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a strong-buy rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “Tokyo Electron Limited (TEL) is a company mainly engaged in the manufacture and sale of electronic products for industrial uses. TEL is the largest manufacturer of IC and FPD production equipment in Japan and the third largest in the world. The Semiconductor Manufacturing Equipment segment is engaged in the provision of coaters and developers for wafer processing, plasma etching equipment, thermal processing systems and others. The Flat-panel Display (FPD) Manufacturing Equipment segment is engaged in the provision of coaters and developers for FPD manufacturing, plasma etching/ashing apparatus and others. The Electronic Component and Information Communication Equipment segment provides semiconductor products such as integrated circuits (ICs), computer and network equipment and software. In addition, the Company is also involved in logistics, facility management and insurance businesses. “

Tempur Sealy International (NYSE:TPX) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a buy rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “Tempur Sealy International, Inc. is involved in the development, manufacturing and marketing of bedding products primarily in North America and internationally. It provides mattresses, adjustable bases, pillows and other sleep and relaxation products. The company’s brand portfolio includes Tempur(R), Tempur-Pedic(R), Sealy(R), Sealy Posturepedic(R), Optimum(TM) and Stearns & Foster(R). Tempur Sealy International, Inc., formerly known as Tempur-Pedic International Inc., is headquartered in Lexington, Kentucky. “

Tetraphase Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:TTPH) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a buy rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “Tetraphase Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is a life science company engaged in developing and commercializing tetracycline based drugs to treat drug-resistant infectious diseases, inflammation, and cancer. Its principal products include eravacycline, an intravenous and oral antibiotic for the treatment of multi-drug resistant Gram-negative infections. The Company’s product under development includes eravacycline oral formulation, TP-834 and TP-271. Tetraphase Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is based in Watertown, Massachusetts. “

Tile Shop Hldgs (NASDAQ:TTS) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a sell rating. According to Zacks, “Tile Shop Holdings, Inc. is the parent company of The Tile Shop. The Tile Shop is a specialty retailer of manufactured and natural stone tiles, setting and maintenance materials, and related accessories in the United States. It offers floor, wall, natural stone, ceramic, porcelain, glass, and metal tile products; tile patterns; basins; fixtures; listellos/borders; and profiles. Tile Shop Holdings, Inc. is based in Plymouth, Minnesota. “

Travelport Worldwide Limited (NYSE:TVPT) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a buy rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “Travelport Worldwide Limited is a Travel Commerce Platform providing distribution, technology, payment and other solutions for the global travel and tourism industry. Its Travel Commerce Platform enables travel providers, travel agencies, corporations and developers to connect. Through its Technology Services it provides critical IT solutions to airlines, such as shopping, ticketing and departure control applications. The Company also provides an array of additional services, such as advertising solutions, subscription services, business intelligence data services, and marketing-oriented analytical tools to travel providers, travel agencies and other travel data users. Travelport Worldwide Limited is based in Atlanta, Georgia. “

Twin Disc, (NASDAQ:TWIN) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a buy rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “TWIN DISC, INC. designs, manufactures and sells heavy duty off-highway power transmission equipment. Products offered include: hydraulic torque converters; power-shift transmissions; marine transmissions and surface drives; universal joints; gas turbine starting drives; power take-offs and reduction gears; industrial clutches; fluid couplings and control systems. Principal markets are: construction equipment, industrial equipment, government, marine, energy and natural resources and agriculture. “

UBS AG (NYSE:UBS) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a buy rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “Shares of UBS Group AG have underperformed the industry on NYSE in the last six months. The company’s profitability continues to be challenged by negative interest rates in the domestic economy and strict regulatory framework. However, UBS Group remains focused on building capital levels, global expansion and executing restructuring initiatives. Moreover, management anticipates to achieve CHF 2.1 billion in net cost reductions by the end of 2017. Further, the company’s strong capital position remains a tailwind.”

Whitbread plc (LON:WTB) had its overweight rating reissued by analysts at Morgan Stanley. Morgan Stanley currently has a GBX 4,700 ($62.34) price target on the stock.

Zpg Plc (LON:ZPLA) had its add rating reaffirmed by analysts at Peel Hunt. They currently have a GBX 400 ($5.31) target price on the stock.

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