Stock Analysts’ Upgrades for September, 13th (AMAT, DWDP, FINL, SIEN, SQM, TGNA, TSM, TUWOY, VET, VIVHY)

Stock Analysts’ upgrades for Wednesday, September 13th:

Applied Materials (NASDAQ:AMAT) was upgraded by analysts at Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) from a neutral rating to a buy rating.

DowDuPont (NASDAQ:DWDP) was upgraded by analysts at Cowen and Company from a market perform rating to an outperform rating. Cowen and Company currently has $80.00 target price on the stock.

The Finish Line (NASDAQ:FINL) was upgraded by analysts at UBS AG from a neutral rating to a positive rating.

Sientra (NASDAQ:SIEN) was upgraded by analysts at William Blair from a market perform rating to an outperform rating.

Sociedad Quimica y Minera (NYSE:SQM) was upgraded by analysts at Bank of America Corporation from a neutral rating to a buy rating.

TEGNA (NYSE:TGNA) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a strong sell rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “TEGNA seems to be soaring high, post the completion of its two strategic business moves. On one side, TEGNA plans to use the $250 million of gross proceeds from the sale of its web portal CareerBuilder, to clear off existing debt. While the spin-off of its auto-sales website, Cars.com into two publicly traded companies: TEGNA and Cars.com, should increase TEGNA's growth opportunities and appropriate market valuations. Moreover, TEGNA’s media business is faring well, evident from the revenue growth. However, TEGNA’s operation in a competitive broadcast TV industry remains a concern. The U.S. broadcast TV industry has long been grappling with declining advertising revenues and global economic volatility. Over the past three months, the stock price declined 15.7% as against the industry’s gain of 5.7%.”

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing (NYSE:TSM) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a sell rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturer Co is the world’s largest dedicated integrated circuit foundry. As a foundry, the Company manufactures ICs for its customers based on their proprietary IC designs using its advanced production processes. TSMC’s goal is to establish itself as one of the world’s leading semiconductor companies by building upon the strengths that have made it the leading IC foundry in the world. “

Tullow Oil Plc (NASDAQ:TUWOY) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a buy rating. The firm currently has $1.00 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. “

Vermilion Energy (NYSE:VET) (TSE:VET) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a strong-buy rating. Zacks Investment Research currently has $39.00 target price on the stock. According to Zacks, “Vermilion Energy Inc. is an international oil and gas producer with properties in Western Canada, Australia, France and the Netherlands. Vermilion Energy Inc, formerly known as Vermilion Energy Trust, is based in Calgary, Canada. “

Vivendi SA (NASDAQ:VIVHY) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a buy rating. Zacks Investment Research currently has $27.00 target price on the stock. According to Zacks, “Vivendi SA is a France-based media and telecommunications company. The Company’s media business is comprised of Universal Music Group (UMG), Vivendi Games and the Canal+ Group. Its telecommunications business is comprised of SFR and Maroc Telecom. Universal Music Group (UMG) specializes in the publishing and distribution of music content. Vivendi Games develops, publishes and distributes multiplatform interactive entertainment. Canal+ Group is notably engaged in the production and distribution of pay-television in France. SFR is a mobile telecommunications operator and is also engaged in the fixed-line telecommunications market. Maroc Telecom is a telecommunications operator (mobile, fixed and Internet) in Morocco. The Company also holds stake in NBC Universal, which specializes in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news and information to a global audience. Vivendi SA is headquartered in Paris, France. “

Vivendi SA (NASDAQ:VIVHY) was upgraded by analysts at UBS AG from a neutral rating to a buy rating.

Verint Systems (NASDAQ:VRNT) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a buy rating. Zacks Investment Research currently has $46.00 price target on the stock. According to Zacks, “Verint Systems Inc. is a leading provider of analytic solutions for communications interception, digital video security and surveillance, and enterprise business intelligence. “

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