Investment Analysts’ upgrades for Wednesday, August 23rd:

Atlantica Yield PLC (NASDAQ:ABY) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a sell rating to a hold rating.

The AES Corporation (NYSE:AES) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a strong sell rating to a sell rating.

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

Broadcom Limited (NASDAQ:AVGO) was upgraded by analysts at Canaccord Genuity to a buy rating. They currently have $300.00 price target on the stock, up from their previous price target of $272.00.

B&G Foods (NYSE:BGS) was upgraded by analysts at Buckingham Research from a neutral rating to a buy rating. Buckingham Research currently has $36.00 target price on the stock.

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

Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE:BRK-B) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a buy rating to a strong-buy rating.

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

Cable One (NYSE:CABO) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a buy rating to a strong-buy rating.

8point3 Energy Partners (NASDAQ:CAFD) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a hold rating to a buy rating.

Crown Castle International Corporation (NYSE:CCI) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a buy rating to a strong-buy rating.

China Unicom (Hong Kong) (NYSE:CHU) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a hold rating to a buy rating.

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

CenterPoint Energy (NYSE:CNP) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a buy rating to a strong-buy rating.

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

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

Dow Chemical Company (The) (NYSE:DOW) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a sell rating to a hold rating.

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

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

Fibria Celulose (NYSE:FBR) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a buy rating to a strong-buy rating.

First Data Corporation (NYSE:FDC) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a hold rating to a buy rating.

Flowers Foods (NYSE:FLO) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a buy rating to a strong-buy rating.

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

Gamco Investors (NYSE:GBL) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a sell rating to a hold rating.

Gold Fields Limited (NYSE:GFI) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a hold rating to a buy rating.

Healthcare Services Group (NASDAQ:HCSG) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a buy rating to a strong-buy rating.

Hilton Worldwide Holdings (NYSE:HLT) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a sell rating to a hold rating.

Horizon Technology Finance Corporation (NASDAQ:HRZN) was upgraded by analysts at Maxim Group from a hold rating to a buy rating. They currently have $12.00 target price on the stock. The analysts wrote, “We upgrade HRZN to Buy, from Hold, mainly based on: (1) the hiring of three senior professionals focused on originating technology and life sciences loans; (2) a pipeline of loan commitments larger than at any time in the past five years; (3) producing expectations of a larger loan portfolio; and (4) coverage of the dividend in 2018.””

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

IDEXX Laboratories (NASDAQ:IDXX) was upgraded by analysts at Bank of America Corporation from a neutral rating to a buy rating.

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

JD.com (NASDAQ:JD) was upgraded by analysts at MKM Partners from a neutral rating to a buy rating.

Lumber Liquidators Holdings (NYSE:LL) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a sell rating to a hold rating.

Macerich Company (The) (NYSE:MAC) was upgraded by analysts at Boenning Scattergood from a neutral rating to an outperform rating.

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

The Navigators Group (NASDAQ:NAVG) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a hold rating to a buy rating.

Nordson Corporation (NASDAQ:NDSN) was upgraded by analysts at Gabelli from a hold rating to a buy rating. They currently have $140.00 price target on the stock.

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

Verifone Systems (NYSE:PAY) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a sell rating to a hold rating.

Permian Basin Royalty Trust (NYSE:PBT) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a strong sell rating to a sell rating.

Portland General Electric (NYSE:POR) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a hold rating to a buy rating.

PRA Health Sciences (NASDAQ:PRAH) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a buy rating. The firm currently has $84.00 price target on the stock. According to Zacks, “PRA Health Sciences, Inc. operates as a global contract research organizations providing outsourced clinical development services to the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries. It offers therapeutic services in the areas of cardio-metabolic, biosimilars, infectious diseases, immunology, neurology and psychiatry, oncology and hematology, rare diseases, and respiratory needs. The Company engages in bioanalytical laboratory, clinical pharmacology, clinical development, strategic solutions, post marketing research, clinical informatics, clinical diagnostics, and safety and risk management activities. PRA Health Sciences, Inc. is based in Raleigh, North Carolina. “

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

Pretium Resources (NYSE:PVG) (TSE:PVG) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a sell rating to a hold rating.

Q BioMed (NASDAQ:QBIO) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a sell rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “Q BioMed Inc. is a biomedical acceleration and development company. It focuses on licensing, acquiring, and providing resources to life sciences and healthcare companies. Q BioMed Inc. is based in New York. “

Resolute Forest Products (NYSE:RFP) (TSE:RFP) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a hold rating to a buy rating.

Sturm, Ruger & (NYSE:RGR) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a sell rating to a hold rating.

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

Sherwin-Williams Company (The) (NYSE:SHW) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a strong sell rating to a sell rating.

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

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

The Bancorp (NASDAQ:TBBK) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a hold rating to a buy rating.

Bio-Techne Corp (NASDAQ:TECH) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a hold rating to a buy rating.

Trimble Navigation (NASDAQ:TRMB) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a hold rating to a buy rating.

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

2U (NASDAQ:TWOU) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a buy rating to a strong-buy rating.

Tyler Technologies (NYSE:TYL) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a buy rating to a strong-buy rating.

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

The Ultimate Software Group (NASDAQ:ULTI) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a sell rating to a hold rating.

Unit Corporation (NYSE:UNT) was upgraded by analysts at KLR Group from a hold rating to a buy rating. The firm currently has $20.00 price target on the stock.

Marriot Vacations Worldwide Corporation (NYSE:VAC) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a strong sell rating to a sell rating.

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

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

Xcel Energy (NYSE:XEL) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a buy rating to a strong-buy rating.

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