Stock Analysts’ updated eps estimates for Friday, November 2nd:
Arista Networks (NYSE:ANET) had its buy rating reaffirmed by analysts at BMO Capital Markets.
Bayer (FRA:BAYN) had its buy rating reiterated by analysts at JPMorgan Chase & Co..
BioDelivery Sciences International (NASDAQ:BDSI) had its buy rating reiterated by analysts at HC Wainwright. They currently have a $5.00 target price on the stock. The analysts wrote, “Our $5, 12-month price target is based on a DCF reflecting strong Belbuca growth to over $150M by 2022, cash- flow breakeven by end-2019, and overall profitability in 2020. Our DCF reflects a 10.5% WACC discount and negative -15% terminal value beyond 2027, and includes 93M shares (post-financing, plus other currently anti-dilutive shares).””
Church & Dwight (NYSE:CHD) had its hold rating reissued by analysts at BMO Capital Markets. They currently have a $62.00 price target on the stock.
CIGNA (NYSE:CI) had its hold rating reaffirmed by analysts at BMO Capital Markets. They currently have a $230.00 target price on the stock.
C&J Energy Services (NYSE:CJ) had its hold rating reissued by analysts at Wells Fargo & Co.
Alphabet (NASDAQ:GOOG) had its neutral rating reaffirmed by analysts at JMP Securities.
Summer Infant (NASDAQ:SUMR) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a buy rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “Based in Woonsocket, Rhode Island, SUMMER INFANT, INC. is a designer, marketer and distributor of branded durable juvenile health, safety and wellness products (for ages upto three years), which are sold principally to large U.S. retailers. The Company currently sells proprietary products in a number of different categories, including nursery audio/video monitors, safety gates, durable bath products, bed rails, infant thermometers and related nursery, health and safety products, booster and potty seats, soft goods, bouncers, strollers, travel accessories, highchairs and swings. “
Standex Int’l (NYSE:SXI) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a buy rating to a strong sell rating. According to Zacks, “Standex International Corp. is a diversified manufacturer producing and marketing a wide variety of useful, quality products. The company enjoys a broad and well-balanced earnings base by virtue of its strong market position in selected areas of operation. (PRESS RELEASE) “
SYSCO (NYSE:SYY) had its sell rating reissued by analysts at Pivotal Research. They currently have a $62.00 target price on the stock. The analysts wrote, “We also question how long Sysco can remain immune from the recent industry pressures in its U.S Foodservice operations. Both US Foods and PFGC are spending heavily on marketing associates to address a general slowdown in case volumes to independents. The factors behind the recent earnings setbacks at PFGC and USFD should also have some relevance for Sysco. Ahead of 1Q19 earnings on 11/5, we are lowering our estimates to account for slightly higher expense assumptions.””
Territorial Bancorp (NASDAQ:TBNK) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a sell rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “Territorial Bancorp, Inc. intends to operate as the bank holding company for Territorial Savings Bank, a federally chartered, FDIC-insured savings bank, which provides financial services to individuals, families, and businesses. Territorial Savings Bank accepts deposits; originates home equity loans and lines of credit, construction, commercial and other non-residential real estate loans, consumer loans, multi-family mortgage loans, and other loans; offers various deposit accounts, including passbook and statement savings accounts, certificates of deposit, money market accounts, commercial and regular checking accounts, and Super NOW accounts; engages in insurance agency activities; and provides various non-deposit investments, such as annuities and mutual funds through a third-party broker-dealer. Territorial Bancorp, Inc. is based in Honolulu, Hawaii with banking offices located throughout the State of Hawaii. “
THL Credit (NASDAQ:TCRD) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a sell rating. According to Zacks, “THL Credit Inc. is a newly-organized, externally-managed, non-diversified closed-end management investment company that has filed an election to be treated as a business development company. The Company’s investment objective is to generate both current income and capital appreciation, primarily through investments in privately negotiated debt and equity securities of middle market companies. The Company invests primarily in private subordinated debt, or mezzanine debt, in middle market companies that require capital for growth and acquisitions. Such investments in many cases include an associated equity component such as warrants, preferred stock or other similar securities. The Company’s investment activities are managed by its investment adviser, THL Credit Advisors LLC, which is an investment adviser registered under the Investment Advisers Act of 1940, as amended. “
TherapeuticsMD (NASDAQ:TXMD) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a sell rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “TherapeuticsMD, Inc. is a specialty pharmaceutical company focused on creating branded prescription, generic prescription and over-the-counter products targeted exclusively for women. It is developing three advanced hormone replacement products designed to alleviate the symptoms of and reduce the health risks resulting from menopause-related hormone deficiencies. TherapeuticsMD, Inc. is based in Boca Raton, Florida. “
Texas Roadhouse (NASDAQ:TXRH) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a strong sell rating. According to Zacks, “Texas Roadhouse, Inc. is a full-service, casual dining restaurant chain, which offers assorted seasoned and aged steaks hand-cut daily on the premises and cooked to order over open gas-fired grills. It operates restaurants under the Texas Roadhouse and Aspen Creek names. The firm also offers its guests a selection of ribs, fish, seafood, chicken, pork chops, pulled pork and vegetable plates, an assortment of hamburgers, salads and sandwiches. It also provides supervisory and administrative services for other license and franchise restaurants. “
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