Analysts’ Upgrades for September, 26th (ACRX, AMFW, AVGO, AVT, AXL, AZSEY, BABA, BGG, BIDU, BSAC)

Analysts’ upgrades for Tuesday, September 26th:

AcelRx Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:ACRX) was upgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a strong sell rating to a sell rating.

AMEC Foster Wheeler plc American Depositary Shares (NASDAQ:AMFW) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a hold rating to a buy rating.

Broadcom Limited (NASDAQ:AVGO) was upgraded by analysts at Vetr from a buy rating to a strong-buy rating. They currently have $263.97 price target on the stock.

Avnet (NYSE:AVT) was upgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a hold rating to a buy rating.

American Axle & Manufacturing Holdings (NYSE:AXL) was upgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a hold rating to a buy rating.

Allianz SE (OTCMKTS:AZSEY) was upgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a buy rating to a strong-buy rating.

Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE:BABA) was upgraded by analysts at Vetr from a buy rating to a strong-buy rating. The firm currently has $196.66 price target on the stock.

Briggs & Stratton Corporation (NYSE:BGG) was upgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a hold rating to a buy rating.

Baidu (NASDAQ:BIDU) was upgraded by analysts at Vetr from a buy rating to a strong-buy rating. Vetr currently has $265.83 target price on the stock.

Banco Santander-Chile (NASDAQ:BSAC) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a hold rating to a buy rating.

Capital Trust (NYSE:BXMT) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a sell rating to a hold rating.

Baozun (NASDAQ:BZUN) was upgraded by analysts at Vetr from a sell rating to a hold rating. The firm currently has $35.98 price target on the stock.

Chase (NYSEMKT:CCF) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a hold rating to a buy rating.

The Carlyle Group L.P. (NASDAQ:CG) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a hold rating to a buy rating.

Chatham Lodging Trust (REIT) (NYSE:CLDT) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a hold rating to a buy rating.

Cotiviti Holdings (NASDAQ:COTV) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a sell rating to a hold rating.

Crawford & Co. (NASDAQ:CRD-A) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a buy rating to a strong-buy rating.

Cisco Systems (NASDAQ:CSCO) was upgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a hold rating to a buy rating.

Consolidated-Tomoka Land (NYSEMKT:CTO) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a buy rating to a strong-buy rating.

Civeo Corporation (NYSE:CVEO) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a buy rating to a strong-buy rating.

Deutsche Bank AG (NYSE:DB) was upgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a hold rating to a buy rating.

Deltic Timber Corporation (NYSE:DEL) was upgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a hold rating to a buy rating.

Diplomat Pharmacy (NYSE:DPLO) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a hold rating to a buy rating.

DURECT Corporation (NASDAQ:DRRX) was upgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a sell rating to a hold rating.

Engility Holdings (NYSE:EGL) was upgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a hold rating to a buy rating.

Equal Energy (NYSE:ENT) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a sell rating to a hold rating.

Empresa Nacional de Electricidad (NYSE:EOCC) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a hold rating to a buy rating.

Earthstone Energy (NASDAQ:ESTE) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a hold rating to a buy rating.

Envirostar (NYSEMKT:EVI) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a hold rating to a buy rating.

Fortune Brands Home & Security (NYSE:FBHS) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a sell rating to a hold rating.

First Midwest Bancorp (NASDAQ:FMBI) was upgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a hold rating to a buy rating.

Green Plains Partners (NASDAQ:GPP) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a hold rating to a buy rating.

Halliburton (NYSE:HAL) was upgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a sell rating to a hold rating.

Hi-Crush Partners (NYSE:HCLP) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a hold rating to a buy rating.

IAC/InterActiveCorp (NASDAQ:IAC) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a hold rating to a buy rating.

Live Oak Bancshares (NASDAQ:LOB) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a sell rating to a hold rating.

Lloyds Banking Group PLC (NYSE:LYG) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a buy rating. The firm currently has $4.00 target price on the stock. According to Zacks, “Lloyds Banking Group plc, formerly Lloyds TSB Group plc, is a United Kingdom-based financial services company, whose businesses provide a range of banking and financial services in the United Kingdom and a limited number of locations overseas. Headquartered in London, the company operates through three segments: UK Retail Banking, Insurance and Investments, and Wholesale and International Banking. The UK Retail Banking segment provides banking and financial services, mortgages, and private banking services. The Insurance and Investments segment offers life assurance, pensions and savings products, general insurance, and fund management services. The Wholesale and International Banking segment provides banking and related services for companies, small and medium-sized businesses, banks, and financial institutions; and asset finance to personal and corporate customers. “

MINDBODY (NASDAQ:MB) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a hold rating to a buy rating.

MITCHELLS &BUTLERS (NASDAQ:MBPFF) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a buy rating. They currently have $3.75 target price on the stock. According to Zacks, “Mitchells & Butlers Plc is engaged in restaurants & pubs business. The company’s brands include Sizzling Pubs, Vintage Inns, Harvester, Ember Inns, Toby Carvery, Crown Carveries, Castle, Nicholson’s, O’Neill’s, Alex, All Bar One, Miller & Carter, Browns, Innkeeper’s Lodge, Oak Tree, Orchid Pubs and Premium Country Pubs. Its business segment consists of Retail Operating and Property business. Retail Operating business manages Group’s retail operating units. Property business holds the Group’s freehold and leasehold property. Mitchells & Butlers Plc is headquartered in Birmingham, the United Kingdom. “

MDU Resources Group (NYSE:MDU) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a sell rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “MDU Resources Group, Inc. provides value-added natural resource products and related services that are essential to energy and transportation infrastructure, including regulated businesses, an exploration and production company and construction companies. MDU Resources includes regulated electric and natural gas utilities and regulated natural gas pipelines and energy services, natural gas and oil production, construction materials and contracting, and construction services. “

Merlin Entertainme Spon (NASDAQ:MERLY) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a buy rating. They currently have $14.00 price target on the stock. According to Zacks, “Merlin Entertainments plc operates visitor attraction places. The Company owns and operates a portfolio of assets including city center and resort-based indoor attractions and national-branded resort theme parks. Its operating business segment consists of Midway Attractions, LEGOLAND Parks and Resort Theme Parks. Merlin Entertainments plc is headquartered in Poole, the United Kingdom. “

M/I Homes (NYSE:MHO) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a buy rating. They currently have $28.00 price target on the stock. According to Zacks, “M/I Homes, Inc. is one of the nation’s leading builders of single-family homes. Their homes are marketed and sold under the trade names M/I Homes and Showcase Homes. They have homebuilding operations in Columbus and Cincinnati, Ohio; Indianapolis, Indiana; Tampa, Orlando and Palm Beach County, Florida; Charlotte and Raleigh, North Carolina; Virginia and Maryland. “

AG Mortgage Investment Trust (NYSE:MITT) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a hold rating to a buy rating.

Herman Miller (NASDAQ:MLHR) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a buy rating. Zacks Investment Research currently has $38.00 price target on the stock. According to Zacks, “Herman Miller & Co. is engaged primarily in the design, manufacture, and sale of furniture systems and furniture, and related products and services, for offices, and, to a lesser extent, for health-care facilities and other uses. Through research, the company seeks to define and clarify customer needs and problems existing in its markets and to design, through innovation where feasible, products and systems as solutions to such problems. “

McClatchy Company (The) (NYSE:MNI) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a sell rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “McClatchy Company is a newspaper and Internet publisher. It publishes daily and non-daily newspapers located in western coastal states, North and South Carolina and Minnesota. McClatchy also publishes a local website in each of its daily newspaper markets, offering readers information, comprehensive news, advertising, e-commerce and other services. McClatchy also owns and operates other media-related businesses, including Nando Media, a national on-line publishing operation, and The Newspaper Network, a national newspaper marketing company. (Company Press Release) “

Moog (NASDAQ:MOG-A) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a hold rating to a buy rating.

Mountain Province Diamonds (NASDAQ:MPVD) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a buy rating. The firm currently has $3.75 target price on the stock. According to Zacks, “Mountain Province Diamonds Inc. Diamonds is a diamond exploration and development company. It has properties located in Canada’s Northwest Territories. Mountain Province Diamonds Inc., formerly known as Mountain Province Mining Inc., is headquartered in Toronto, Ontario. “

Marine Products Corporation (NYSE:MPX) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a buy rating. The firm currently has $18.00 price target on the stock. According to Zacks, “MARINE PRODUCTS is the third-largest distributor of sterndrive powerboats in the U.S. The company designs, manufactures and distributes premium-branded Chaparral sterndrive pleasure boats and Robalo outboard offshore fishing boats, and continues to diversify its product line through product innovation and strategic acquisition. With premium brands and a solid capital structure, Marine Products Corporation is prepared to capitalize on opportunities to increase its market share and to generate superior financial performance to build long-term shareholder value. “

Murphy USA (NYSE:MUSA) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a sell rating to a hold rating.

Metso Oyj (NASDAQ:MXCYY) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a sell rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “Metso is a globally-leading supplier of processes, machinery and systems for the pulp and paper industry and a foremost expert in the key technologies of this sector. The Corporation is also a strong supplier in automation and flow control solutions, and one of the world’s leading suppliers of rock and mineral processing systems. The main customer sectors are the pulp and paper industry, construction and civil engineering, mining and the energy industry. “

MDXHealth SA (NASDAQ:MXDHF) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a buy rating. The firm currently has $6.25 price target on the stock. According to Zacks, “MDxHealth SA is a healthcare company which provides actionable molecular diagnostic information for diagnosis and treatment of cancer. The company’s tests are based on proprietary gene methylation and other molecular technologies and assist physicians with the diagnosis of cancer. MDxHealth SA is headquartered in Herstal, Belgium. “

The Navigators Group (NASDAQ:NAVG) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a buy rating. Zacks Investment Research currently has $64.00 price target on the stock. According to Zacks, “The Navigators Group, Inc. is a holding company with twelve active wholly owned subsidiaries. They primarily write marine, onshore energy, engineering and construction insurance, and a contractors’ general liability program. As underwritten by Navigators, marine insurance includes hull, energy, liability and cargo; onshore energy primarily covers property damage with an emphasis on the oil and petrochemical sectors; and engineering and construction primarily covers construction projects including machinery, equipment and loss of use due to delays. “

Northrim BanCorp (NASDAQ:NRIM) was upgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a buy rating to a strong-buy rating.

New York Community Bancorp (NYSE:NYCB) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a sell rating to a hold rating.

Oragenics (NYSEMKT:OGEN) was upgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a strong sell rating to a sell rating.

OM Asset Management PLC (NYSE:OMAM) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a strong sell rating to a sell rating.

Bio Blast Pharma (NASDAQ:ORPN) was upgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a strong sell rating to a sell rating.

Douglas Dynamics (NYSE:PLOW) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a hold rating to a buy rating.

Pure Storage (NYSE:PSTG) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a sell rating to a hold rating.

PTC (NASDAQ:PTC) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a sell rating to a hold rating.

Reata Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:RETA) was upgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a sell rating to a hold rating.

RE/MAX Holdings (NYSE:RMAX) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a hold rating to a buy rating.

The Charles Schwab Corporation (NYSE:SCHW) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a hold rating to a buy rating.

Shopify (NYSE:SHOP) (TSE:SH) was upgraded by analysts at Vetr from a hold rating to a buy rating. The firm currently has $121.02 price target on the stock.

Smart Sand (NYSE:SND) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a hold rating to a buy rating.

Straight Path Communications (NYSEMKT:STRP) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a strong sell rating to a sell rating.

SunCoke Energy Partners, L.P. (NYSE:SXCP) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a sell rating to a hold rating.

Tucows (NASDAQ:TCX) (TSE:TC) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a sell rating to a hold rating.

Visa (NYSE:V) was upgraded by analysts at Vetr from a hold rating to a buy rating. The firm currently has $108.51 price target on the stock.

Vista Outdoor (NYSE:VSTO) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a hold rating to a buy rating.

YY (NASDAQ:YY) was upgraded by analysts at Vetr from a hold rating to a buy rating. The firm currently has $85.06 price target on the stock.

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