Stock Analysts’ Updated EPS Estimates for January, 17th (CMS, CYH, ES, MGPI, MSCI, NEE, UGP, VC, VCRA, VEGPF)

Stock Analysts’ updated eps estimates for Friday, January 17th:

CMS Energy (NYSE:CMS) was downgraded by analysts at Credit Suisse Group AG from an outperform rating to a neutral rating.

Community Health Systems (NYSE:CYH) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a strong-buy rating. They currently have $3.25 target price on the stock. According to Zacks, “Community Health continues to acquire hospitals to expand its number of licensed beds. It targets hospitals that cater to relatively non-urban and suburban communities, where management can add value through specialty medical service expansion, economies of scale, additional investment in new technology and improved process management. It has also been putting in efforts to reduce its expenses. Frequent divestitures to streamline its core operations have helped it lower its debt burden. Shares of the company have underperformed its industry in a year's time. However, Community Health has seen a persistent decline in revenues due to reduced admissions, which has been putting pressure on the bottom line. Moreover, a weak 2019 guidance remains a concern. Loss per share from continuing operations is now estimated between $1.75 and $1.85 for 2019.”

Eversource Energy (NYSE:ES) was downgraded by analysts at Credit Suisse Group AG from an outperform rating to a neutral rating.

MGP Ingredients (NASDAQ:MGPI) had its hold rating reiterated by analysts at SunTrust Banks, Inc.. SunTrust Banks, Inc. currently has a $55.00 price target on the stock, down from their previous price target of $80.00.

Msci (NYSE:MSCI) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a buy rating. Zacks Investment Research currently has $291.00 target price on the stock. According to Zacks, “MSCI is benefiting from strong demand for custom and factor index modules, and the increasing adoption of the ESG solution in the investment process. The company’s ESG rating for more than 2,800 companies is now available publicly, which is further expected to drive adoption rate for the ESG solution. Additionally, the acquisition of Carbon Delta enhances MSCI’s ability to provide climate risk assessment and assist investors with climate risk disclosure requirements. Moreover, strong traction in client segments like wealth management, banks and broker dealers, is a positive for the company. Shares have outperformed the industry in a year’s time. However, increasing demand for lower fee products from other index providers targeting new inflows is a headwind for the company.”

NextEra Energy (NYSE:NEE) was downgraded by analysts at Credit Suisse Group AG from an outperform rating to a neutral rating.

Ultrapar Participacoes (NYSE:UGP) was upgraded by analysts at Bank of America Corp from an underperform rating to a neutral rating.

Visteon (NYSE:VC) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a buy rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “Visteon Corp. operates as an automotive supplier engaged in the design, engineering and manufacturing of innovative climate, electronic, interior and lighting products for vehicle manufacturers. Products offered by the Company includes climate systems, powertrain control systems, engine induction systems, cockpit modules, front and rear lighting systems, engine management systems, and electronic products comprising integrated solutions, audio and infotainment, analog/digital instrument cluster, displays, control panel. Markets served by the Company include original equipment manufacturers and automotive aftermarket. Visteon Corp. is headquartered in Michigan, USA. “

Vocera Communications (NYSE:VCRA) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a sell rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “Vocera Communications Inc. provides mobile communication solutions focused on addressing critical communication challenges facing hospitals. The Company’s solutions consist of its Voice Communication, new Messaging and Care Transition solutions. It enables users to communicate with a Vocera Wi-Fi (TM) Smartphone or Vocera Connect application for smartphones including Blackberry, iPhone, and Android devices. Vocera Communications Inc. is headquartered in San Jose, Calif. “

Vectura Group (OTCMKTS:VEGPF) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a buy rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “Vectura Group PLC engaged in pharmaceuticals business. The company develops inhaled therapies for the treatment of airways-related diseases. Vectura Group PLC is headquartered in Chippenham, the United Kingdom. “

Vanda Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:VNDA) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a buy rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “Vanda Pharmaceuticals Inc. is a biopharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of clinical-stage product candidates for central nervous system disorders. It is developing important new medicines to improve the lives of patients. It uses new technologies, including genetics & genomics, to inform our drug discovery, our clinical trials, and our commercial positioning of our compounds. The Company has three product candidates in clinical development. It’s lead product candidate, iloperidone, is a compound for the treatment of schizophrenia & bipolar disorder & is in a Phase III clinical trial for schizophrenia. It’s second product candidate, is a compound for the treatment of insomnia & depression which is currently in a Phase III clinical trial for insomnia. It’s third product candidate, is a compound for the treatment of excessive sleepiness & is ready for a Phase II clinical trial. “

KONINKLIJKE VOP/ADR (OTCMKTS:VOPKY) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a buy rating. They currently have $62.00 price target on the stock. According to Zacks, “Koninklijke Vopak NV is a tank terminal operator. The company is engaged in the storage and handling of oil products, liquid chemicals, gases, bio fuels and vegetable oils. It operates primarily in Netherlands, Europe, Middle East and Africa; Asia; Americas and Global LNG. Koninklijke Vopak NV is based in Rotterdam, Netherlands. “

WhiteHorse Finance (NASDAQ:WHF) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a sell rating. According to Zacks, “WhiteHorse Finance, Inc. is a business development company focused on originating loans to privately held small-cap companies across a broad range of industries. WhiteHorse Finance, Inc. is based in Miami, United States. “

Wipro (NYSE:WIT) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a sell rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “WIPRO LTD-ADR provides comprehensive IT solutions and services, including systems integration, Information Systems outsourcing, package implementation, software application development and maintenance, and research and development services to corporations globally. Wipro Limited is the first PCMM Level 5 and SEI CMM Level certified IT Services Company globally. “

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