Investment Analysts’ Updated EPS Estimates for December, 26th (AAN, CNE, CORI, ERJ, FDX, FMSA, HCA, INTC, KLXI, KNL)

Investment Analysts’ updated eps estimates for Tuesday, December 26th:

Aaron’s (NYSE:AAN) had its buy rating reaffirmed by analysts at Jefferies Group LLC. Jefferies Group LLC currently has a $54.00 target price on the stock.

Canacol Energy (TSE:CNE) was given a C$6.25 price target by analysts at Scotiabank. The firm currently has an outperform rating on the stock.

Corium International (NASDAQ:CORI) had its target price trimmed by Needham & Company LLC from $16.00 to $14.00. Needham & Company LLC currently has a buy rating on the stock.

Embraer (NYSE:ERJ) had its outperform rating reaffirmed by analysts at Credit Suisse Group AG.

FedEx (NYSE:FDX) had its target price boosted by Argus from $245.00 to $290.00. The firm currently has a buy rating on the stock.

Fairmount Santrol (NYSE:FMSA) had its target price increased by Piper Jaffray Companies to $6.15. Piper Jaffray Companies currently has an overweight rating on the stock.

HCA Healthcare (NYSE:HCA) had its outperform rating reissued by analysts at Credit Suisse Group AG. They currently have a $25.00 target price on the stock.

Intel (NASDAQ:INTC) had its buy rating reaffirmed by analysts at Mizuho. Mizuho currently has a $47.00 price target on the stock.

KLX (NASDAQ:KLXI) had its hold rating reiterated by analysts at Jefferies Group LLC. Jefferies Group LLC currently has a $63.00 target price on the stock.

Knoll (NYSE:KNL) was upgraded by analysts at Raymond James Financial, Inc. from an outperform rating to a strong-buy rating. The firm currently has $26.00 price target on the stock, up from their previous price target of $23.00.

Kroger (NYSE:KR) had its price target boosted by Citigroup Inc from $30.00 to $33.00. The firm currently has a buy rating on the stock.

Herman Miller (NASDAQ:MLHR) was upgraded by analysts at Raymond James Financial, Inc. from a market perform rating to an outperform rating. The firm currently has $43.00 price target on the stock.

Ingevity (NYSE:NGVT) had its price target cut by Loop Capital from $83.00 to $80.00. They currently have a buy rating on the stock.

Nike (NYSE:NKE) had its target price raised by DA Davidson from $68.00 to $78.00. DA Davidson currently has a buy rating on the stock.

VeriFone Systems (NYSE:PAY) had its hold rating reiterated by analysts at Argus.

Ignyta (NASDAQ:RXDX) was downgraded by analysts at SunTrust Banks, Inc. from a buy rating to a hold rating. They currently have $27.00 target price on the stock, up from their previous target price of $25.00.

Fang (NYSE:SFUN) had its buy rating reiterated by analysts at Bank of America Corp. Bank of America Corp currently has a $4.63 target price on the stock, down from their previous target price of $5.30.

Smart Global (NASDAQ:SGH) had its target price boosted by Needham & Company LLC from $43.00 to $46.00. The firm currently has a strong-buy rating on the stock.

Synchrony Financial (NYSE:SYF) had its buy rating reaffirmed by analysts at Jefferies Group LLC. They currently have a $44.00 price target on the stock.

Tullow Oil (OTCMKTS:TUWOY) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a buy rating. Zacks Investment Research currently has $1.50 price target on the stock. According to Zacks, “Tullow Oil plc operates as an independent oil and gas exploration and production company in Europe. Tullow has a large portfolio of exploration and production assets with a focus on balanced long-term growth. Tullow Oil plc is headquartered in London, the United Kingdom. “

Unifi (NYSE:UFI) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a sell rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “Unifi, Inc. is a global textile solutions provider and one of the world’s leading innovators in manufacturing synthetic and recycled performance fibers. The Company’s proprietary technologies offer increased performance, comfort and style advantages, enabling customers to develop products that perform, look and feel better. Through REPREVE , one of Unifi’s proprietary technologies and the global leader in branded recycled performance fibers, Unifi has transformed more than 10 billion plastic bottles into recycled fiber for new clothing, shoes, home goods and other consumer products. Unifi continually innovates to meet consumer needs in moisture management, thermal regulation, antimicrobial, UV protection, stretch, water repellency and enhanced softness with leading products such as Sorbtek, XS Cross Section technology and Cotton-like technology. Unifi collaborates with many of the world’s most influential brands in the sports apparel, fashion, home, automotive and other industries. “

Unifirst (NYSE:UNF) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a buy rating. Zacks Investment Research currently has $189.00 target price on the stock. According to Zacks, “UniFirst Corporation has become an industry leader and remains one of the fastest growing companies in the Uniform and Textile Services business. Its business is the rental Lease and Sale of work clothing, uniforms, protective apparel, careerwear, and facility service products to businesses in virtually all industrial categories. The major portion of the Company’s business is Uniform Rental Service Programs, wherein it provides customers with all necessary products plus weekly cleaning, maintenance, and any needed replacements of work clothing. The Company became the first private industrial launderer to be granted a government license to process nuclear-contaminated garments. The Company has developed a separate division, UniTech Services Group, which now includes specialized plants throughout the United States and in Europe. UniFirst is a national leader in cleaning and decontaminating the garments worn by workers who maintain and refuel nuclear power and nuclear processing equipment. “

Universal Stainless & Alloy Products (NASDAQ:USAP) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a strong sell rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “UNIVERSAL STAINLESS & ALLOY is a mini-mill that manufactures and markets semi-finished specialty steels, including stainless steel, tool steels and other alloy steels. It also provides conversion services on materials supplied by customers that lack certain of the Company’s production facilities or that are subject to their own capacity constraints. “

Vical (NASDAQ:VICL) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a sell rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “Vical researches and develops biopharmaceutical products based on its patented DNA delivery technologies for the prevention and treatment of serious or life-threatening diseases. Potential applications of the company’s DNA delivery technology include DNA vaccines for infectious diseases or cancer, in which the expressed protein is an immunogen; cancer immunotherapeutics, in which the expressed protein is an immune system stimulant; and cardiovascular therapies, in which the expressed protein is an angiogenic growth factor. The company is developing certain infectious disease vaccines and cancer therapeutics internally. In addition, the company collaborates with major pharmaceutical companies and biotechnology companies that give it access to complementary technologies or greater resources. These strategic partnerships provide the company with mutually beneficial opportunities to expand its product pipeline and address significant unmet medical needs. “

Western Digital (NASDAQ:WDC) had its buy rating reissued by analysts at Benchmark Co.. The firm currently has a $130.00 target price on the stock. The analysts wrote, “Western Digital’s current 12% free-cash- flow yield represents an extremely low valuation for a leading firm in an industry where storage demand is growing at a double digit y/y rates. Employing a conservative valuation based on investors’ current expected FY19 earnings, when chip prices are expected to stabilize, yields a target price in the $108 to $120 range. Our target price of $130 corresponds to a forward multiple of 10.4x based on our FY19 non-GAAP EPS estimate.””

XPO Logistics (NYSE:XPO) had its target price increased by Citigroup Inc from $75.00 to $110.00. Citigroup Inc currently has a buy rating on the stock.

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