Analysts’ upgrades for Friday, August 25th:

Adaptimmune Therapeutics PLC (NASDAQ:ADAP) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a sell rating to a hold rating.

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

Alder BioPharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:ALDR) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a strong sell rating to a sell rating.

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

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

Array BioPharma (NASDAQ:ARRY) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a strong sell rating to a sell rating.

Atwood Oceanics (NYSE:ATW) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a strong sell rating to a sell rating.

Broadcom Limited (NASDAQ:AVGO) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a buy rating to a strong-buy rating.

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

Beacon Roofing Supply (NASDAQ:BECN) was upgraded by analysts at Northcoast Research from a neutral rating to a buy rating.

BBVA Banco Frances (NYSE:BFR) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a sell rating to a hold rating.

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

Bristow Group (NYSE:BRS) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a sell rating to a hold rating.

BioTime (NYSEMKT:BTX) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a strong sell rating to a sell rating.

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

CalAmp Corp. (NASDAQ:CAMP) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a sell rating to a hold rating.

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

Chicago Bridge & Iron Company N.V. (NYSE:CBI) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a strong sell rating to a sell rating.

Central Garden & Pet (NASDAQ:CENT) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a strong sell rating to a sell rating.

CNOOC Limited (NYSE:CEO) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a strong sell rating to a sell rating.

Central European Media Enterprises (NASDAQ:CETV) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a hold rating to a buy rating.

Citizens Financial Group (NYSE:CFG) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a strong sell rating to a sell rating.

Chipotle Mexican Grill (NYSE:CMG) was upgraded by analysts at Standpoint Research from an underperform rating to a hold rating.

CoreSite Realty Corporation (NYSE:COR) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a buy rating to a strong-buy rating.

Corium International (NASDAQ:CORI) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a sell rating to a hold rating.

Corbus Pharmaceuticals Holdings (NASDAQ:CRBP) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a strong sell rating to a sell rating.

CU Bancorp (CA) (NASDAQ:CUNB) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a strong sell rating to a sell rating.

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

Corindus Vascular Robotics (NYSEMKT:CVRS) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a sell rating to a hold rating.

Dupont Fabros Technology (NYSE:DFT) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a buy rating to a strong-buy rating.

Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a hold rating to a buy rating.

Delek US Holdings (NYSE:DK) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a sell rating to a hold rating.

Diamond Offshore Drilling (NYSE:DO) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a strong sell rating to a sell rating.

Emergent Biosolutions (NYSE:EBS) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a hold rating to a buy rating.

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

Enbridge (NYSE:ENB) (TSE:ENB) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a strong sell rating to a sell rating.

EnLink Midstream (NYSE:ENLC) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a strong sell rating to a sell rating.

EnLink Midstream Partners, (NYSE:ENLK) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a strong sell rating to a sell rating.

EQT Midstream Partners, (NYSE:EQM) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a strong sell rating to a sell rating.

Embraer-Empresa Brasileira de Aeronautica (NYSE:ERJ) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a buy rating to a strong-buy rating.

Eros International PLC (NYSE:EROS) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a strong sell rating to a sell rating.

Exact Sciences Corporation (NASDAQ:EXAS) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a buy rating to a strong-buy rating.

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

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

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

First Connecticut Bancorp (NASDAQ:FBNK) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a strong sell rating to a sell rating.

Phoenix New Media Limited (NYSE:FENG) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a hold rating to a buy rating.

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

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

Forrester Research (NASDAQ:FORR) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a hold rating to a buy rating.

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

Guess? (NYSE:GES) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a buy rating. The firm currently has $14.00 price target on the stock. According to Zacks, “Guess? posted better-than-expected second-quarter fiscal 2018 results and has also raised its view for the fiscal year. Both earnings and revenues surged 26.7% and 5.3%, respectively from the prior-year period. Earnings mainly benefited from increased margins and revenues across its segments. The upside in revenues came on the back of solid sales at its Europe and Asia segments. Moreover, comps in Europe and Asia had also risen, owing to new store openings. Management also remains optimistic about its e-Commerce business that has been improving steadily. Moreover the company has been undertaking cost saving initiatives through improved supply chain management. Consequent to such factors, shares of Guess? outperformed the industry in the last three months. Nevertheless, the company has been facing macroeconomic challenges in the U.S. and Canada, owing to lower consumer spending and has hence resorted to store closures in these regions.”

GasLog LP. (NYSE:GLOG) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a hold rating to a buy rating.

GasLog Partners (NYSE:GLOP) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a sell rating to a hold rating.

Global Partners (NYSE:GLP) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a strong sell rating to a sell rating.

Gener8 Maritime (NASDAQ:GNRT) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a strong sell rating to a sell rating.

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

GlaxoSmithKline PLC (NYSE:GSK) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a strong sell rating to a sell rating.

Gazit-Globe (NYSE:GZT) (TSE:GZT) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a strong sell rating to a sell rating.

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

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

Helix Energy Solutions Group (NYSE:HLX) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a strong sell rating to a sell rating.

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

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

Jacobs Engineering Group (NYSE:JEC) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a strong sell rating to a sell rating.

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

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

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

Liberty TripAdvisor Holdings (NASDAQ:LTRPA) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a strong sell rating to a sell rating.

Methanex Corporation (NASDAQ:MEOH) (TSE:MX) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a strong sell rating to a sell rating.

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

Mitek Systems (NASDAQ:MITK) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a hold rating to a buy rating.

Mallinckrodt PLC (NYSE:MNK) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a strong sell rating to a sell rating.

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

Northern Dynasty Minerals (NYSEMKT:NAK) (TSE:NDM) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a strong sell rating to a sell rating.

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

National Storage Affiliates Trust (NYSE:NSA) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a strong sell rating to a sell rating.

Nustar GP Holdings (NYSE:NSH) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a strong sell rating to a sell rating.

Owens Corning (NYSE:OC) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a sell rating to a hold rating.

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

Universal Display Corporation (NASDAQ:OLED) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a sell rating to a hold rating.

PacWest Bancorp (NASDAQ:PACW) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a strong sell rating to a sell rating.

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

Douglas Dynamics (NYSE:PLOW) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a sell rating to a hold rating.

Insulet Corporation (NASDAQ:PODD) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a buy rating to a strong-buy rating.

Pacific Premier Bancorp (NASDAQ:PPBI) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a strong sell rating to a sell rating.

Park Sterling Corporation (NASDAQ:PSTB) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a strong sell rating to a sell rating.

Phillips 66 Partners (NYSE:PSXP) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a strong sell rating to a sell rating.

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

PetroChina Company Limited (NYSE:PTR) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a strong sell rating to a sell rating.

RBC Bearings (NASDAQ:ROLL) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a buy rating. Zacks Investment Research currently has $121.00 target price on the stock. According to Zacks, “Over the last three months, RBC Bearings' shares outperformed the industry. The company reported better-than-expected earnings for first-quarter fiscal 2018. Quarterly earnings came in at 91 cents, comfortably surpassing the Zacks Consensus Estimate of 82 cents. In addition, net sales during the reported quarter beat the Zacks Consensus Estimate by 1.8%. The upswing was stemmed by sturdy sales in both aerospace and industrial end markets. Robust demand, effective integration of Sargent business, lower costs and greater operational efficacy will likely enhance near-term profitability. Moving ahead, RBC Bearings also intends to lower debt, finance new investments and issue new share buyback programs on the back of increased cash flow generation.”

SouFun Holdings Limited (NYSE:SFUN) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a sell rating to a hold rating.

Shell Midstream Partners, L.P. (NYSE:SHLX) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a strong sell rating to a sell rating.

Shopify (NYSE:SHOP) (TSE:SH) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a buy rating to a strong-buy rating.

SodaStream International (NASDAQ:SODA) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a hold rating to a buy rating.

SP Plus Corporation (NASDAQ:SP) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a buy rating to a strong-buy rating.

Servicesource International (NASDAQ:SREV) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a sell rating to a hold rating.

South State Corporation (NASDAQ:SSB) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a strong sell rating to a sell rating.

Stamps.com (NASDAQ:STMP) was upgraded by analysts at Craig Hallum to a buy rating.

Scorpio Tankers (NASDAQ:STNG) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a strong sell rating to a sell rating.

Southwestern Energy (NYSE:SWN) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a strong sell rating to a sell rating.

SunCoke Energy (NYSE:SXC) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a strong sell rating to a sell rating.

TC PipeLines, (NYSE:TCP) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a strong sell rating to a sell rating.

Tallgrass Energy GP, (NYSE:TEGP) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a sell rating to a hold rating.

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

Tsakos Energy Navigation (NYSE:TNP) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a strong sell rating to a sell rating.

Trinity Industries (NYSE:TRN) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a hold rating to a buy rating.

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

Ulta Beauty (NASDAQ:ULTA) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a sell rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “Ulta Beauty has surpassed the industry year to date, driven by its splendid surprise history. The company maintained its robust trend in second-quarter fiscal 2017, which marked its 15th straight quarter of earnings and sales beat. Also, results grew year over year fueled by market share gains and solid gains from its loyalty program. Further, continued strength in prestige cosmetics, effective marketing initiatives, outstanding e-Commerce business and superb salon operations drove results. Notably, the company recorded 72.3% growth in e-Commerce sales, which helps it stand out even amid intense online competition. Additionally, traffic remained favorable, which in turn drove comps in the quarter. Encouraged by the sturdy results, management perked up its fiscal 2017 view. However, the company remains on the back foot due to limited global brand awareness and challenges related to cheaper alternatives.”

Vermilion Energy (NYSE:VET) (TSE:VET) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a strong sell rating to a sell rating.

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

Valero Energy Partners (NYSE:VLP) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a strong sell rating to a sell rating.

Western Digital Corporation (NASDAQ:WDC) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a hold rating to a buy rating.

Western Gas Equity Partners, (NYSE:WGP) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a strong sell rating to a sell rating.

Williams Companies, Inc. (The) (NYSE:WMB) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a sell rating to a hold rating.

Wildhorse Resource Development Corporation (NYSE:WRD) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a sell rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “WildHorse Resource Development Corporation is an oil and natural gas company. It focused on the acquisition, exploration, development and production of oil, natural gas and NGL. The company properties primarily consist of Eagle Ford Shale in East Texas and the Over-Pressured Cotton Valley in North Louisiana. WildHorse Resource Development Corporation is based in Houston, Texas. “

YY (NASDAQ:YY) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a strong-buy rating. They currently have $85.00 target price on the stock. According to Zacks, “YY Inc. is a communication social platform, which engages users in online group activities through voice, text and video. The Company’s Platform consists of YY Client, the YY.com and Duowan.com web portals, Mobile YY and Web-based YY. YY Inc. is based in Guangzhou, the People’s Republic of China. “

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

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