Analysts’ upgrades for Friday, August 11th:

Aegean Marine Petroleum Network (NYSE:ANW) was upgraded by analysts at Clarkson Capital from a neutral rating to a buy rating.

Athene Holding (NYSE:ATH) was upgraded by analysts at Sandler O’Neill from a hold rating to a buy rating.

Axalta Coating Systems (NASDAQ:AXTA) was upgraded by analysts at J P Morgan Chase & Co from a neutral rating to an overweight rating.

Edison International (NYSE:EIX) was upgraded by analysts at Jefferies Group LLC from a hold rating to a buy rating.

Bottomline Technologies (NASDAQ:EPAY) was upgraded by analysts at Craig Hallum from a hold rating to a buy rating.

Galapagos NV (NASDAQ:GLPG) was upgraded by analysts at Stifel Nicolaus from a hold rating to a buy rating. They currently have $101.00 target price on the stock. The analysts wrote, “Aurinia reported 2Q17 financial results in an after market close press release.””

Huntington Bancshares (NASDAQ:HBAN) was upgraded by analysts at Piper Jaffray Companies from a neutral rating to an overweight rating.

Hess Midstream Partners (NASDAQ:HESM) was upgraded by analysts at Citigroup Inc. to a buy rating.

Public Service Enterprise Group (NYSE:PEG) was upgraded by analysts at Mizuho from a neutral rating to a buy rating.

Perrigo (NYSE:PRGO) was upgraded by analysts at Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) from a sell rating to a neutral rating.

Universal Logistics Holdings (NYSE:ULH) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a sell rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “Universal Truckload is a primarily non-asset based provider of transportation services to shippers throughout the United States and in the Canadian provinces of Ontario and Quebec. Their over-the-road trucking services include both flatbed and dry van operations and they provide rail-truck and steamship-truck intermodal support services. They also offer truck brokerage services, which allow them to supplement their capacity and provide their customers with transportation of freight not handled by their owner-operators. “

Valmont Industries (NYSE:VMI) was upgraded by analysts at Boenning Scattergood from a neutral rating to an outperform rating.

Energous Corporation (NASDAQ:WATT) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a buy rating. They currently have $15.00 target price on the stock. According to Zacks, “Energous Corporation is a developer of a disruptive wire-free charging technology. It solutions enables wireless charging or powering of electronic devices at distance. The wireless charging solution, it is developing employs three dimensional (3D) pocketforming. Energous Corporation is headquartered in Pleasanton, California. “

WGL Holdings (NYSE:WGL) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a sell rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “WASHINGTON GAS LIGHT CO is a public utility that delivers and sells natural gas to metropolitan Washington, D.C. and adjoining areas in Maryland and Virginia. A distribution subsidiary serves portions of Virginia and West Virginia. The Company has four wholly-owned active subsidiaries that include: Shenandoah Gas Company (Shenandoah) is engaged in the delivery and sale of natural gas at retail in the Shenandoah Valley, including Winchester, Middletown, Strasburg, Stephens City and New Market, Virginia, and Martinsburg, West Virginia. “

Lyon William Homes (NYSE:WLH) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a strong-buy rating. The firm currently has $27.00 target price on the stock. According to Zacks, “William Lyon Homes is primarily engaged in the design, construction, marketing and sale of single-family detached and attached homes in California, Arizona, Nevada and Colorado. The Company conducts its homebuilding operations through five reportable operating segments: Southern California, Northern California, Arizona, Nevada and Colorado through the Village Homes brand. William Lyon Homes is headquartered in Newport Beach, California. “

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