Analysts’ Updated EPS Estimates for August, 19th (A, CTLT, CTRA, CTRE, CXP, DENN, DQ, EL, NOVA, PYPL)

Analysts’ updated eps estimates for Monday, August 19th:

Agilent Technologies (NYSE:A) had its target price increased by Needham & Company LLC to $92.00. The firm currently has a buy rating on the stock.

Catalent (NYSE:CTLT) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a sell rating. According to Zacks, “Catalent, Inc. provides advanced delivery technologies and development solutions for drugs, biologics and consumer health products. It operates through Oral Technologies, Medication Delivery Solutions, and Development & Clinical Services. The Oral Technologies segment address the full diversity of the pharmaceutical industry including small molecules, large molecule biologics and consumer health products. The Medication Delivery Solutions segment offers formulation, development, and manufacturing services for delivery of drugs and biologics administered through injection, inhalation, and ophthalmic routes. The Development and Clinical Services segment provides manufacturing, packaging, storage, and inventory management services for drugs and biologics in clinical trials. Catalent, Inc. is headquartered in Somerset, New Jersey. “

ConturaEnergyInc . (NASDAQ:CTRA) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a strong sell rating. According to Zacks, “Contura Energy Inc. is a mining company. The Company supplies metallurgical and thermal coal to generate power. It operates primarily in Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia and Wyoming. Contura Energy Inc. is based in Bristol, United States. “

Caretrust REIT (NASDAQ:CTRE) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a strong sell rating. According to Zacks, “CareTrust REIT, Inc. is a real estate investment trust. It is primarily engaged in the ownership, acquisition and leasing of healthcare-related properties. The Company leases healthcare facilities to healthcare operators in triple-net lease arrangements. CareTrust REIT, Inc. is based in United States. “

Columbia Property Trust (NYSE:CXP) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a buy rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “Columbia Property Trust, Inc. operates as a real estate investment trust. It focuses on the acquisition, development, ownership, leasing and operation of office properties in primary U.S. markets. Columbia Property Trust, Inc. is headquartered in Atlanta, GA. “

Denny’s (NASDAQ:DENN) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a buy rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “Denny’s Corp., formerly Advantica Restaurant Group, Inc., is one of the largest restaurant companies, operating moderately-priced restaurants: Denny’s, Hardee’s, Quincy’s, El Pollo Loco, Coco’s and Carrows. The company believes its restaurants benefit from the diversity of the restaurant concepts, the generally strong market positions and consumer recognition enjoyed by these chains, the benefits of a centralized support system for purchasing, menu development, human resources, management information systems, site selection, restaurant design and construction. “

Daqo New Energy (NYSE:DQ) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a sell rating. According to Zacks, “Daqo New Energy Corp. is engaged in the manufacture and sale of high-quality polysilicon to photovoltaic product manufacturers. The polysilicon is further processed into ingots, wafers, cells and modules for solar power solutions. Daqo New Energy Corp., formerly known as Mega Stand International Limited, is headquartered in Wanzhou, The People’s Republic of China. “

Estee Lauder Companies (NYSE:EL) had its hold rating reiterated by analysts at Wells Fargo & Co. Wells Fargo & Co currently has a $190.00 target price on the stock. The analysts wrote, “We increase our FY20 EPS est. by $0.25 to $6.05 to reflect the FQ4 beat & mgmt’s optimistic FY20 outlook, and our FY21 EPS est to $6.60 and raise our price target by $15 to $190. After today’s sharp positive stock performance (+13% vs. the the stock trading at a 31.6x 15% premium to its 3-yr historical avg), we think most of this strength is priced in. Therefore, we urge investors to hold the stock – maintain Market Perform.””

KeyCorp started coverage on shares of Sunnova Energy International (NASDAQ:NOVA). The firm issued an overweight rating on the stock.

Rosenblatt Securities began coverage on shares of Paypal (NASDAQ:PYPL). Rosenblatt Securities issued a buy rating on the stock.

Summit Midstream Partners (NYSE:SMLP) had its target price reduced by Royal Bank of Canada to $6.00. Royal Bank of Canada currently has a market perform rating on the stock.

Rosenblatt Securities assumed coverage on shares of Square (NYSE:SQ). Rosenblatt Securities issued a neutral rating on the stock.

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