Stock Analysts’ upgrades for Tuesday, August 22nd:

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

American Electric Power (NYSE:AEP) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a hold rating to a buy rating.

American Capital Agency Corp. (NASDAQ:AGNC) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a buy rating to a strong-buy rating.

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

Allete (NYSE:ALE) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a buy rating to a strong-buy rating.

American Woodmark Corporation (NASDAQ:AMWD) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a sell rating to a hold rating.

Avianca Holdings (NYSE:AVH) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a sell rating to a hold rating.

Broadridge Financial Solutions (NYSE:BR) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a sell rating to a hold rating.

Bear State Financial (NASDAQ:BSF) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a sell rating to a hold rating.

Blue Buffalo Pet Products (NASDAQ:BUFF) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a strong sell rating to a sell rating.

Baldwin & Lyons (NASDAQ:BWINB) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a strong sell rating to a sell rating.

Cass Information Systems (NASDAQ:CASS) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a strong sell rating to a sell rating.

CPFL Energia (NYSE:CPL) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a buy rating to a strong-buy rating.

Charles River Laboratories International (NYSE:CRL) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a buy rating to a strong-buy rating.

Salesforce.com (NYSE:CRM) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a hold rating to a buy rating.

Capital Southwest Corporation (NASDAQ:CSWC) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a hold rating to a buy rating.

CyberArk Software (NASDAQ:CYBR) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a hold rating to a buy rating.

Cosan Limited (NYSE:CZZ) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a hold rating to a buy rating.

DBV Technologies (NASDAQ:DBVT) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a hold rating to a buy rating.

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

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

Ennis (NYSE:EBF) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a sell rating to a hold rating.

Consolidated Edison (NYSE:ED) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a hold rating to a buy rating.

Edison International (NYSE:EIX) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a sell rating to a hold rating.

Equity Lifestyle Properties (NYSE:ELS) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a hold rating to a buy rating.

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

Essex Property Trust (NYSE:ESS) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a buy rating to a strong-buy rating.

Four Corners Property Trust (NYSE:FCPT) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a hold rating to a buy rating.

1-800 FLOWERS.COM (NASDAQ:FLWS) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a sell rating to a hold rating.

Fomento Economico Mexicano SAB (NYSE:FMX) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a buy rating to a strong-buy rating.

General Mills (NYSE:GIS) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a hold rating to a buy rating.

TerraForm Global (NASDAQ:GLBL) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a hold rating to a buy rating.

Gaming and Leisure Properties (NASDAQ:GLPI) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a hold rating to a buy rating.

Global Net Lease (NYSE:GNL) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a strong sell rating to a sell rating.

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

Global Sources (NASDAQ:GSOL) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a hold rating to a buy rating.

Icon Plc (NASDAQ:ICLR) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a buy rating to a strong-buy rating.

Imperva (NYSE:IMPV) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a sell rating to a hold rating.

Iomart Group Plc (LON:IOM) was upgraded by analysts at N+1 Singer to a buy rating. N+1 Singer currently has GBX 388 ($5.04) target price on the stock.

IRSA Propiedades Comerciales (NASDAQ:IRCP) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a hold rating to a buy rating.

Just Energy Group (NYSE:JE) (TSE:JE) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a hold rating to a buy rating.

Kaiser Aluminum Corporation (NASDAQ:KALU) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a buy rating to a strong-buy rating.

Kirkland’s (NASDAQ:KIRK) was upgraded by analysts at Sidoti from a neutral rating to a buy rating. Sidoti currently has $12.00 price target on the stock.

LG Display Co. (NYSE:LPL) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a sell rating to a hold rating.

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

Mobile TeleSystems OJSC (NYSE:MBT) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a hold rating to a buy rating.

Moneygram International (NASDAQ:MGI) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a strong sell rating to a sell rating.

MidWestOne Financial Group (NASDAQ:MOFG) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a strong sell rating to a sell rating.

NQ Mobile (NYSE:NQ) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a sell rating to a hold rating.

Nortel Inversora SA (NYSE:NTL) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a hold rating to a buy rating.

Novadaq Technologies (NASDAQ:NVDQ) (TSE:NDQ) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a strong sell rating to a sell rating.

New York Mortgage Trust (NASDAQ:NYMT) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a hold rating to a buy rating.

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

Orchid Island Capital (NYSE:ORC) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a hold rating to a buy rating.

Patrick Industries (NASDAQ:PATK) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a buy rating. The firm currently has $77.00 price target on the stock. According to Zacks, “PATRICK INDUSTRIES, INC. is a manufacturer and supplier of building products and materials to the manufactured housing and recreational vehicle industries. In addition, they are expanding as a supplier to certain other industrial markets, such as furniture manufacturing, marine and the automotive aftermarket. They manufacture decorative vinyl and paper panels, cabinet doors, countertops, aluminum extrusions, drawer sides and wood adhesives. “

Pacific Gas & Electric Co. (NYSE:PCG) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a hold rating to a buy rating.

Paddy Power Betfai (NASDAQ:PDYPY) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a sell rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “Paddy Power Betfair Plc operates as an online betting and gaming company. Paddy Power Betfair Plc is headquartered in Dublin, Ireland. “

Pepsico (NYSE:PEP) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a buy rating. They currently have $132.00 price target on the stock. According to Zacks, “PepsiCo’s shares outperformed the industry to which it belongs in the past 12 months. The company has been doing well on the back of significant innovation, continued momentum in Frito-Lay business, revenue management strategies, improved productivity and cost-saving initiatives, along with better market execution. Moreover, it has been seeing higher volumes and profits in the North American segments due to an improving economy, better industry pricing dynamics and a consistency in positive innovation. It rolled out several products recently which management believes will drive sales and profits in 2017. That said, growing health awareness has been hurting the CSD category, resulting in a 3% volume decline in the first half of 2017 in North America. Again, rising volatility in global markets and increasing currency headwinds may dampen growth.”

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

Pinnacle West Capital Corporation (NYSE:PNW) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a hold rating to a buy rating.

ProQR Therapeutics N.V. (NASDAQ:PRQR) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a buy rating. Zacks Investment Research currently has $5.25 price target on the stock. According to Zacks, “ProQR Therapeutics B.V. is a biotech company. It is engaged in the discovery and development of RNA-based therapeutics for the treatment of severe genetic disorders, with an initial focus on Cystic Fibrosis (CF). The Company’s lead product candidate includes QR-010, a RNA-based oligonucleotide for the treatment of cystic fibrosis. ProQR Therapeutics B.V. is headquartered in Leiden, the Netherlands. “

Rexford Industrial Realty (NASDAQ:REXR) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a buy rating. Zacks Investment Research currently has $32.00 price target on the stock. According to Zacks, “Rexford Industrial Realty, Inc. is a real estate investment trust focused on owning and operating industrial properties in Southern California infill markets. Rexford Industrial Realty, Inc. is based in Los Angeles, California. “

Revance Therapeutics (NASDAQ:RVNC) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a buy rating. Zacks Investment Research currently has $26.00 target price on the stock. According to Zacks, “Revance is a Silicon Valley-based biotechnology company. The company is developing a portfolio of products for aesthetic medicine and underserved therapeutic specialties, including dermatology and neurology. Revance’s science is based upon a proprietary TransMTSĀ® peptide technology, which when combined with active drug molecules, may help address current unmet needs. Revance’s initial focus is on developing daxibotulinumtoxinA, the company’s highly purified botulinum toxin, for a broad spectrum of aesthetic and therapeutic indications, including facial wrinkles and muscle movement disorders. The company’s lead drug candidate, DaxibotulinumtoxinA for Injection (RT002), is currently in development for the treatment of glabellar lines and cervical dystonia and has the potential to be the first long-acting neurotoxin. The company holds worldwide rights for all indications of RT002 injectable and RT001 topical and the pharmaceutical uses of the TransMTS technology platform. “

Redwood Trust (NYSE:RWT) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a hold rating to a buy rating.

Straumann Hldg (NASDAQ:SAUHY) was upgraded by analysts at Kepler Capital Markets from a reduce rating to a hold rating.

SBA Communications Corporation (NASDAQ:SBAC) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a buy rating to a strong-buy rating.

SandRidge Energy (NYSE:SD) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a sell rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “SandRidge Energy, Inc. is an oil and natural gas company. It engaged in the development and production activities of oil and gas. The company’s operating segment consists of Exploration and Production, Drilling and Oil Field Services and Midstream Gas Services. Exploration and Production segment is engaged in the acquisition, development and production of oil and natural gas properties. Drilling and Oil Field Services segment is engaged in the contract drilling of oil and natural gas wells. Midstream Gas Services segment is engaged in the purchasing, gathering, treating and selling of natural gas. SandRidge Energy, Inc. is headquartered in Oklahoma City, OK. “

ServiceMaster Global Holdings (NYSE:SERV) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a sell rating to a hold rating.

Simmons First National Corporation (NASDAQ:SFNC) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a buy rating. Zacks Investment Research currently has $58.00 target price on the stock. According to Zacks, “SIMMONS FIRST NATIONAL CORP bank holding company registered under the Bank Holding Act of 1956. Through its subsidiaries, Co. provides a full range of banking and mortgage services to individual and corporate customers. “

Grupo Simec SAB de CV (NYSEMKT:SIM) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a hold rating to a buy rating.

Shaw Communications (NYSE:SJR) (TSE:SJR.B) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a sell rating to a hold rating.

China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation (NYSE:SNP) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a strong sell rating to a sell rating.

Southern Company (The) (NYSE:SO) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a sell rating to a hold rating.

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

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

Universal Health Realty Income Trust (NYSE:UHT) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a sell rating to a hold rating.

UMH Properties (NYSE:UMH) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a sell rating to a hold rating.

USANA Health Sciences (NYSE:USNA) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a strong sell rating to a sell rating.

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

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

WhiteHorse Finance (NASDAQ:WHF) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a hold rating to a buy rating.

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

WNS (Holdings) Limited (NYSE:WNS) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a hold rating to a buy rating.

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