Research Analysts’ Updated EPS Estimates for May, 18th (GFS, HIK, IHP, MNZS, MTFB, NGTEF, NSTRY, NWN, OBE, OCDO)

Research Analysts’ updated eps estimates for Friday, May 18th:

G4S (LON:GFS) had its equal weight rating reaffirmed by analysts at Barclays.

Hikma Pharmaceuticals (LON:HIK) had its hold rating reaffirmed by analysts at Jefferies Group LLC.

Hikma Pharmaceuticals (LON:HIK) was downgraded by analysts at Numis Securities Ltd to an add rating. They currently have GBX 1,560 ($21.16) target price on the stock, up from their previous target price of GBX 1,300 ($17.63).

IntegraFin (LON:IHP) had its under review rating reaffirmed by analysts at Numis Securities Ltd.

John Menzies (LON:MNZS) had its buy rating reissued by analysts at Numis Securities Ltd.

Motif (LON:MTFB) had its buy rating reiterated by analysts at Northland Securities.

Northgate (OTCMKTS:NGTEF) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a buy rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “Northgate plc is engaged in the commercial vehicle hire business. It operates primarily in the UK, Ireland and Spain. The company serves corporate, small and medium sized and micro businesses. Northgate plc is headquartered in Darlington, the United Kingdom. “

NOSTRUM OIL & G (OTCMKTS:NSTRY) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a buy rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “Nostrum Oil & Gas PLC is an oil and gas company. It engaged in the production, development and exploration of oil and gas primarily in the pre-Caspian Basin. The company’s principal producing asset consists of Nostrum in the Chinarevskoye field. Nostrum Oil & Gas PLC is based in Amsterdam, Netherlands. “

NW Natural (NYSE:NWN) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a buy rating. The firm currently has $66.00 target price on the stock. According to Zacks, “NorthWest Natural Gas Company is headquartered in Portland, OR, and provides natural gas service to the residential, commercial and industrial customers in western Oregon and southwestern Washington. NW Natural and its subsidiaries currently own and operate Bcf of underground gas storage capacity in Oregon and California. “

Obsidian Energy (NYSE:OBE) (TSE:PWT) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a buy rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “Obsidian Energy Ltd. is a conventional oil and natural gas producer and development company. Obsidian Energy Ltd, formerly known as Penn West Petroleum Ltd, is based in Calgary, Canada. “

Ocado Group (LON:OCDO) was upgraded by analysts at HSBC to a hold rating.

OSI Systems (NASDAQ:OSIS) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a buy rating. They currently have $76.00 price target on the stock. According to Zacks, “OSI Systems is a vertically integrated designer and manufacturer of specialized electronic systems and components for critical applications in the homeland security, healthcare, defense and aerospace industries. The Company combines more than 40 years of electronics engineering and manufacturing experience with offices and production facilities in more than a dozen countries to implement a strategy of expansion into selective end product markets. Their Research and Development teams are focused on expanding and enhancing their product portfolios and delivering breakthrough technology solutions and are making technological advances designed to keep pace with their rapidly changing marketplace. They have three operating divisions: Security division, Healthcare division & Optoelectronics & Manufacturing division. “

OCBC Bank (OTCMKTS:OVCHY) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a buy rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “Oversea-Chinese Banking Corp. Ltd. is a commercial bank. It offers both financial and banking services. The bank’s segments comprises The Global Consumer/Private Banking segment which offers checking accounts, fixed deposits, savings, consumer loans, credit cards, wealth management products, and brokerage services. The Global Corporate/Investment Banking segment provides project financing, overdrafts, deposit accounts, trade financing, syndicated loans, advisory services, and cash management. The Global Treasury and Markets segment deals with foreign exchange rates, money market, fixed income and derivatives trading. The Insurance segment offers fund management as well as life and general insurance. The OCBC Wing Hang segment engages in commercial banking activities. The Others segment includes property and investment holding operations. Oversea-Chinese Banking Corp. Ltd is headquartered in Singapore. “

Pernod Ricard (OTCMKTS:PDRDY) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a buy rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “Pernod Ricard SA, based in France, operates as a manufacturer and seller of a wide range of wines and spirits. The company operates as holding company, with the structure divided between brand owner subsidiaries, such as The Absolut Company, Havana Club International and Chivas Brothers, which produce and develop marketing strategies for the brands, and regional distribution subsidiaries, such as Pernod Ricard Europe, Pernod Ricard Americas and Pernod Ricard Asia, which implement marketing strategies and distribute local brands. The Company is active in eight principal beverage sectors: whiskies, aniseed spirits, liqueurs, cognacs and brandies, white spirits and rums, bitters, champagnes and wines. Pernod Ricard SA’s flagship brands include Ricard, Havana Club, Ballantine’s, Malibu, Martell, The Glenlivet, Chivas Regal, Jameson and Absolut Vodka, among others. “

Parker Drilling (NYSE:PKD) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a sell rating. According to Zacks, “Parker Drilling Company provides high-performance contract drilling solutions, rental tools and project management services to the worldwide energy industry. “

Park-Ohio (NASDAQ:PKOH) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a buy rating. The firm currently has $45.00 target price on the stock. According to Zacks, “Park Ohio Holdings Corp. operates through two segments, Manufactured Products and Logistics, which serve a wide variety of industrial markets. Manufactured Products designs and manufactures a broad range of high quality products engineered for specific customer applications. The principal customers of Manufactured Products are original equipment manufacturers and end-users in the automotive, railroad, truck and aerospace industries. Logistics is a leading national supplier of fasteners (e.g., nuts, bolts and screws) and other industrial products. “

DS Smith (LON:SMDS) was upgraded by analysts at Davy Research to an outperform rating.

Thomas Cook Group (LON:TCG) was downgraded by analysts at Numis Securities Ltd to an add rating. Numis Securities Ltd currently has GBX 159 ($2.16) target price on the stock, up from their previous target price of GBX 149 ($2.02).

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