Investment Analysts’ upgrades for Wednesday, August 16th:

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

Achillion Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:ACHN) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a strong sell rating to a sell rating.

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

Adobe Systems (NASDAQ:ADBE) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a buy rating to a strong-buy rating.

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

Aegion Corp (NASDAQ:AEGN) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a buy rating to a strong-buy rating.

American Equity Investment Life Holding (NYSE:AEL) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a buy rating to a strong-buy rating.

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

Alexandria Real Estate Equities (NYSE:ARE) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a sell rating to a hold rating.

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

Banco De Chile (NYSE:BCH) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a buy rating to a strong-buy rating.

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

Bruker Corporation (NASDAQ:BRKR) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a hold rating to a buy rating.

Brown & Brown (NYSE:BRO) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a sell rating to a hold rating.

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

Cadence Design Systems (NASDAQ:CDNS) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a buy rating to a strong-buy rating.

China Telecom Corp (NYSE:CHA) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a sell rating to a hold rating.

Canadian National Railway (NYSE:CNI) (TSE:CNR) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a sell rating to a hold rating.

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

Canadian Pacific Railway Limited (NYSE:CP) (TSE:CP) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a sell rating to a hold rating.

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

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

Delta Air Lines (NYSE:DAL) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a sell rating to a hold rating.

Dermira (NASDAQ:DERM) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a strong sell rating to a sell rating.

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

Glaukos Corporation (NYSE:GKOS) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a sell rating to a hold rating.

H&R Block (NYSE:HRB) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a hold rating to a buy rating.

Hertz Global Holdings (NYSE:HTZ) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a buy rating to a strong-buy rating.

Hub Group (NASDAQ:HUBG) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a strong sell rating to a sell rating.

Industrias Bachoco, S.A. de C.V. (NYSE:IBA) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a buy rating to a strong-buy rating.

Ingredion (NYSE:INGR) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a strong sell rating to a sell rating.

Intesa Sanpaolo SpA (OTCMKTS:ISNPY) was upgraded by analysts at HSBC Holdings plc from a hold rating to a buy rating.

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

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

Marvell Technology Group (NASDAQ:MRVL) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a strong sell rating to a sell rating.

Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a hold rating to a buy rating.

NRG Energy (NYSE:NRG) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a hold rating to a buy rating.

Old Dominion Freight Line (NASDAQ:ODFL) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a sell rating to a hold rating.

Olin Corporation (NYSE:OLN) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a sell rating to a hold rating.

OMNOVA Solutions (NYSE:OMN) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a sell rating to a hold rating.

Park-Ohio Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ:PKOH) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a sell rating to a hold rating.

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

Ringcentral (NYSE:RNG) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a hold rating to a buy rating.

Rapid7 (NASDAQ:RPD) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a sell rating to a hold rating.

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

Saipem SpA (NASDAQ:SAPMD) was upgraded by analysts at Macquarie from an underperform rating to a neutral rating.

SeaWorld Entertainment (NYSE:SEAS) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a strong sell rating to a sell rating.

Superior Uniform Group (NASDAQ:SGC) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a sell rating to a hold rating.

Silicon Laboratories (NASDAQ:SLAB) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a hold rating to a buy rating.

SPS Commerce (NASDAQ:SPSC) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a strong sell rating to a sell rating.

Target Corporation (NYSE:TGT) was upgraded by analysts at Gordon Haskett from a sell rating to a hold rating.

Domtar Corporation (NYSE:UFS) (TSE:UFS) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a sell rating to a hold rating.

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

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

Werner Enterprises (NASDAQ:WERN) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a buy rating to a strong-buy rating.

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