Equities Research Analysts’ Updated EPS Estimates for December, 4th (AQN, DUK, FHN, FTS, INST, OXBDF, OXM, PCH, PEI, PINS)

Equities Research Analysts’ updated eps estimates for Wednesday, December 4th:

Algonquin Power & Utilities (NYSE:AQN) was downgraded by analysts at Howard Weil from a sector outperform rating to a sector perform rating.

Duke Energy (NYSE:DUK) had its hold rating reissued by analysts at Evercore ISI. They currently have a $92.00 target price on the stock.

First Horizon National (NYSE:FHN) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a buy rating to a hold rating. The firm currently has $16.00 target price on the stock. According to Zacks, “Shares of First Horizon have outperformed the industry in the past six months. Also, the company's earnings surprise history is decent, having surpassed the Zacks Consensus Estimate in two of the trailing four quarters and matching in one. The company's efforts to strengthen core Tennessee banking franchise and inorganic growth strategies with support from strong balance sheet position bode well for the long term. Further, improving credit quality is a tailwind. Focus to enhance shareholders’ value through capital deployment activities encourages us. However, pressure on net interest margin (NIM) from lower rates might hurt top line to an extent. Also, persistently increasing costs due to rising compensation and employee benefit expenses might weigh on the bottom line. Moreover, mortgage repurchases and legal issues act as headwinds.”

Fortis (NYSE:FTS) was upgraded by analysts at Howard Weil from a sector perform rating to a sector outperform rating.

Instructure (NYSE:INST) was downgraded by analysts at First Analysis from an outperform rating to a neutral rating.

Oxford BioMedica (OTCMKTS:OXBDF) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a sell rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “Oxford BioMedica Plc is a gene and cell therapy company which focused on developing life changing treatments for serious diseases. Oxford BioMedica Plc is headquartered in Oxford, the United Kingdom. “

Oxford Industries (NYSE:OXM) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a sell rating. According to Zacks, “Oxford Industries, Inc. is an apparel company which designs, sources, markets and distributes products bearing the trademarks of its owned and licensed brands. Oxford’s owned brands include Tommy Bahama®, Lilly Pulitzer®, Oxford Golf®, and Billy London®. The Company operates retail stores, internet websites and restaurants. The Company has granted licenses to select third parties to produce and sell certain product categories under its Tommy Bahama and Lilly Pulitzer brands. The Company also holds exclusive licenses to produce and sell certain product categories under the Kenneth Cole®, Geoffrey Beene®, and Dockers® labels. Oxford’s wholesale customers include department stores, specialty stores, national chains, warehouse clubs, and Internet retailers. “

Potlatchdeltic (NASDAQ:PCH) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a sell rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “Potlatch Corporation is a Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) with the acres of timberland in Alabama, Arkansas, Idaho, Minnesota and Mississippi. Potlatch, a certified forest practices leader, is committed to providing superior returns to stockholders through long-term stewardship of its forest resources. The company also conducts a land sales and development business and operates wood products manufacturing facilities through its taxable REIT subsidiary. “

Pennsylvania R.E.I.T. (NYSE:PEI) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a sell rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “PENNSYLVANIA R.E. INVEST. TR. is a real estate investment trust, engaged in acquiring and holding for investment interests in real estate. “

Pinterest (NYSE:PINS) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a sell rating. According to Zacks, “Pinterest Inc. provides a visual discovery engine. Its platform allows users to discover ideas for daily activities, remodeling a house or training for a marathon, ongoing passions and planning a wedding or a dream vacation. The company also provides Product Pins which make items shoppable with up-to-date pricing; Recipe Pins to cook a meal by bringing the relevant information; and Shop the Look, which enables pinners to shop for the individual products. Pinterest Inc. is based in San Francisco, California. “

Premier Oil (OTCMKTS:PMOIY) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a sell 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, Pakistan, Mauritania and the Falkland Islands, while simultaneously developing assets in Mexico and Brazil. The Company is focused on developing high quality assets in parts of the world where they have a strategic or operational advantage. Premier’s strategy is to grow shareholder value by investing in high quality production and development opportunities while maintaining exposure to upside value from successful exploration within a strict capital discipline framework. “

Prospect Capital (NASDAQ:PSEC) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a sell rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “Prospect Capital Corporation is a closed-end investment company that lends to and invests in private and microcap public businesses. Prospect Capital’s investment objective is to generate both current income and capital appreciation through debt and equity investments. “

Q BioMed (OTCMKTS:QBIO) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a strong-buy rating. They currently have $1.75 target price on the stock. According to Zacks, “Q BioMed Inc. is a biomedical acceleration and development company. It focuses on licensing, acquiring, and providing resources to life sciences and healthcare companies. Q BioMed Inc. is based in New York. “

Quotient Technology (NYSE:QUOT) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a sell rating. According to Zacks, “Quotient Technology Inc. provides digital promotion and media platform which connects brands, retailers and consumers. It offers digital coupons, including coupon codes and media and advertising through its platform which includes Web, mobile and social channels as well as consumer packaged goods companies, retailers and publishers. Quotient Technology Inc., formerly known as Coupons.com, is headquartered in Mountain View, California. “

RANDSTAD HLDG N/ADR (OTCMKTS:RANJY) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a sell rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “Randstad Holding NV operates as a global provider of HR services including temporary staffing, permanent placement, recruitment of middle and senior managers, on site consulting, seconded specialists and specialized HR services. Its staffing segment service comprise of temporary staffing, permanent placement and (high-volume) specialties; the inhouse service segment specializes in the provision of high-volume, skilled flexible labor; aimed at improving labor flexibility, retention, productivity and efficiency while HR solutions & managed services segment offers a comprehensive range of HR project management, HR management and HR consultancy services. The Company also recruits supervisors, managers, professionals, interim specialists and consultants with professional qualifications for middle and senior management positions. Randstad Holding NV is headquartered in Diemen, the Netherlands. “

Rocky Brands (NASDAQ:RCKY) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a sell rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “Rocky Brands, Inc. is a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of premium quality footwear and apparel marketed under a portfolio of well recognized brand names including Rocky Outdoor Gear, Georgia Boot, Durango, Lehigh, and the licensed brand, Dickies. “

Resources Connection (NASDAQ:RECN) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a sell rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “Resources Connection, Inc. is a multinational professional services firm that helps business leaders execute internal initiatives. The company provides experienced accounting and finance, human resources management and information technology professionals to clients on a project-by-project basis. Partnering with business leaders, Resources Connection drives internal change across all parts of a global enterprise – accounting, finance, risk management and internal audit, corporate advisory, strategic communications and restructuring, information management, human capital, supply chain management, healthcare solutions, and legal and regulatory services. “

Constellation Brands (NYSE:STZ) had its buy rating reissued by analysts at Evercore ISI. They currently have a $235.00 price target on the stock.

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