Research Analysts’ Upgrades for May, 24th (ACGL, ARWR, ATAX, AUDC, BJ, BRG, CARO, CELG, CERN, CLFD)

Research Analysts’ upgrades for Friday, May 24th:

Arch Capital Group (NASDAQ:ACGL) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a buy rating to a strong-buy rating.

Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:ARWR) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a buy rating to a strong-buy rating.

America First Multifamily Investors (NASDAQ:ATAX) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a buy rating to a strong-buy rating.

AudioCodes (NASDAQ:AUDC) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a buy rating to a strong-buy rating.

BJs Wholesale Club (NYSE:BJ) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a buy rating. They currently have $29.00 price target on the stock. According to Zacks, “BJ’s Wholesale Club Holdings, Inc. is an operator of membership warehouse clubs primarily in the Eastern United States. The company operates clubs and BJ’s Gas(R) locations in states. It provides shopping destination which includes exclusive Wellsley Farms(R) and Berkley Jensen(R) brands, along with USDA Choice meats, premium produce and delicious organics. BJ’s Wholesale Club Holdings, Inc. is based in WESTBOROUGH, Mass. “

Bluerock Residential Growth REIT (NASDAQ:BRG) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a buy rating to a strong-buy rating.

Carolina Financial (NASDAQ:CARO) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a sell rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “Carolina Financial Corporation is the holding company of CresCom Bank. It operates through three reportable segments: Community Banking, Wholesale Mortgage Banking, and other. Its deposit products include checking accounts, commercial accounts, savings accounts, retirement accounts, and other time deposits. The company’s loan portfolio comprises loans to small and medium-sized businesses, residential and commercial construction and development loans, commercial real estate loans, residential mortgage loans, residential lot loans, home equity loans, and consumer loans. The company also offers mortgage banking services comprising correspondent lending and loan servicing; and cash management services. Carolina Financial Corporation is based in Charleston, South Carolina. “

Celgene (NASDAQ:CELG) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a buy rating to a strong-buy rating.

Cerner (NASDAQ:CERN) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a buy rating to a strong-buy rating.

Clearfield (NASDAQ:CLFD) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a sell rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “CLEARFIELD INC., formerly APA Cables & Networks, designs and manufactures the FieldSmart fiber management platform, which includes its latest generation Fiber Distribution System and Fiber Scalability Center. The FDS and FSC product-lines support a wide range of panel configurations, densities, connectors and adapter options and is offered alongside an assortment of passive optical components. Clearfield also provides a complete line of fiber and copper assemblies for controlled and outside plant environments. “

CM Finance (NASDAQ:CMFN) was upgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a strong sell rating to a sell rating.

America’s Car-Mart (NASDAQ:CRMT) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a buy rating. Zacks Investment Research currently has $98.00 target price on the stock. According to Zacks, “America’s Car-Mart operates automotive dealerships and is one of the largest automotive retailers in the United States focused exclusively on the Buy Here/Pay Here segment of the used car market. The Company operates its dealerships primarily in small cities and rural locations throughout the South-Central United States, selling quality used vehicles and providing financing for substantially all of its customers. “

Connecticut Water Service (NASDAQ:CTWS) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a sell rating to a hold rating.

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

DIGITAL RLTY TR/SH (NYSE:DLR) was upgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a hold rating to a buy rating.

DANSKE BK A/S/S (OTCMKTS:DNKEY) was upgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a strong sell rating to a sell rating.

DSP Group (NASDAQ:DSPG) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a hold rating to a buy rating.

Eagle Bancorp Montana (NASDAQ:EBMT) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a sell rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “Eagle Bancorp operates as a holding company for American Federal Savings Bank that provides retail banking services in the south central portion of Montana. The company offers various deposit and loan products and services. The Bank is a federally chartered savings bank, engaging in typical banking activities: acquiring deposits from local markets and investing in loans and investment securities. Eagle Bancorp also offers real estate construction loans; consumer loans comprising auto loans, RV loans, boat loans, personal loans and credit lines, and deposit account loans; and commercial loans. Headquartered in Helena, Montana, the Company’s mission is to efficiently increase value for its customers, shareholders, employees and communities. “

US Ecology (NASDAQ:ECOL) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a hold rating to a buy rating.

Electronics For Imaging (NASDAQ:EFII) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a hold rating to a buy rating.

Eagle Bancorp (NASDAQ:EGBN) was upgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a sell rating to a hold rating.

Enel S.p.A. ADS (OTCMKTS:ENLAY) was upgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a hold rating to a buy rating.

Equinix (NASDAQ:EQIX) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a buy rating to a strong-buy rating.

Eisai (OTCMKTS:ESALY) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a buy rating. The firm currently has $67.00 price target on the stock. According to Zacks, “Eisai Co LTD is involved in the Biotechnology and Drug Industry. Their principle activities are the manufacture and sale of pharmaceutical products. Operations are carried out through the following divisions: Pharmaceuticals: veterinary drugs other food additives, livestock feed and pharmaceutical production systems and equipment. The Group has overseas consolidated subsidiaries in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, East Southeast Asia and South and Central America. “

Exelixis (NASDAQ:EXEL) was upgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a sell rating to a hold rating.

Farmer Bros (NASDAQ:FARM) was upgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a sell rating to a hold rating.

FGL (NYSE:FG) was upgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a strong sell rating to a sell rating.

SPX Flow (NYSE:FLOW) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a sell rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “SPX FLOW, Inc. is a supplier of engineered flow components, process equipment and turn-key systems, along with the related aftermarket parts and services. The Company’s operating segment consists of Food and Beverage, Power and Energy and Industrial. Food and Beverage segment offers mixing, drying, evaporation and separation systems and components, heat exchangers and reciprocating and centrifugal pump technologies. Power and Energy segment primarily serves oil and gas industry and nuclear and other conventional power industries. Industrial segment primarily serves chemical, air treatment, mining, pharmaceutical, marine, shipbuilding, infrastructure construction, automotive and water treatment industries. SPX FLOW, Inc. is based in Charlotte, North Carolina. “

Gilead Sciences (NASDAQ:GILD) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a hold rating to a buy rating.

GALAPAGOS NV/S (NASDAQ:GLPG) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a hold rating to a buy rating.

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

Hailiang Education Group (NASDAQ:HLG) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a hold rating to a buy rating.

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

Heritage Commerce (NASDAQ:HTBK) was upgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a strong sell rating to a sell rating.

Independent Bank Group (NASDAQ:IBTX) was upgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a strong sell rating to a sell rating.

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

Kearny Financial (NASDAQ:KRNY) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a hold rating to a buy rating.

LPL Financial (NASDAQ:LPLA) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a hold rating to a buy rating.

Monster Beverage (NASDAQ:MNST) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a buy rating to a strong-buy rating.

Modine Manufacturing (NYSE:MOD) was upgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a strong sell rating to a sell rating.

Novocure (NASDAQ:NVCR) was upgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a hold rating to a buy rating.

Pieris Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:PIRS) was upgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a hold rating to a buy rating.

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

Recro Pharma (NASDAQ:REPH) was upgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a hold rating to a buy rating.

Roku (NASDAQ:ROKU) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a buy rating to a strong-buy rating.

Solaredge Technologies (NASDAQ:SEDG) was upgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a hold rating to a buy rating.

STD LF ABERDEEN/ADR (OTCMKTS:SLFPY) was upgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a sell rating to a hold rating.

SL Green Realty (NYSE:SLG) was upgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a sell rating to a hold rating.

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

Streamline Health Solutions (NASDAQ:STRM) was upgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a hold rating to a buy rating.

Tecogen (NASDAQ:TGEN) was upgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a hold rating to a buy rating.

TowneBank (NASDAQ:TOWN) was upgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a sell rating to a hold rating.

Upland Software (NASDAQ:UPLD) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a buy rating to a strong-buy rating.

Village Super Market (NASDAQ:VLGEA) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a sell rating to a hold rating.

West Bancorporation (NASDAQ:WTBA) was upgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a sell rating to a hold rating.

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

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