Investment Analysts’ upgrades for Tuesday, August 29th:

Asterias Biotherapeutics (NYSEMKT:AST) was upgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a sell rating to a hold rating.

Community Business Bank (OTCMKTS:CBBC) was upgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a hold rating to a buy rating.

Fate Therapeutics (NASDAQ:FATE) was upgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a sell rating to a hold rating.

Franco-Nevada Corporation (NYSE:FNV) (TSE:FNV) was upgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a sell rating to a hold rating.

Greenbrier Companies, Inc. (The) (NYSE:GBX) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a buy rating. The firm currently has $48.00 price target on the stock. According to Zacks, “Greenbrier Companies Inc. is a leading supplier of transportation equipment and services to the railroad and related industries. The manufacturing segment produces double-stack intermodal railcars, conventional railcars and marine vessels, and performs repair and refurbishment activities for both intermodal and conventional railcars. In addition to manufacturing, they are engaged in complementary leasing and services activities. “

Gevo (NASDAQ:GEVO) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a buy rating. Zacks Investment Research currently has $0.75 price target on the stock. According to Zacks, “Gevo, Inc. is a renewable chemicals and advanced biofuels company engaged in the development of biobased alternatives to petroleum-based products using a combination of synthetic biology and chemistry. The Company is focused on the commercialization of isobutanol, a naturally occurring four carbon alcohol with broad applications in large chemicals and fuels markets. Isobutanol can be used as a solvent and a gasoline blendstock and can be further processed into jet fuel and feedstocks for the production of synthetic rubber, plastics and polyesters. Markets served by the Company include solvents and coatings, materials, plastics and fibers, biojet blendstock, gasoline blendstock and other hydrocarbon fuels. “

Gildan Activewear (NYSE:GIL) (TSE:GIL) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a buy rating. They currently have $35.00 target price on the stock. According to Zacks, “Gildan Activewear Inc. is a manufacturer and marketer of premium quality branded basic activewear for sale principally into the wholesale imprinted activewear segment of the North American apparel market. The company sells premium quality 100% cotton T-shirts and premium quality sweatshirts, in a variety of weights, sizes, colors and styles, as blanks, which are ultimately decorated with designs and logos for sale to consumers. “

Globus Medical (NYSE:GMED) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a sell rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “Globus Medical, Inc. is a medical device company focused on the design, development and commercialization of products that promote healing in patients with spine disorders. The Company’s products fall into one of two categories: innovative fusion or disruptive technologies. Its innovative fusion products address a broad range of spinal fusion surgical procedures. Its disruptive technology products include minimally invasive surgical, motion preservation and advanced biomaterials technologies. Globus Medical, Inc. is based in Audubon, Pennsylvania. “

Government Properties Income Trust (NYSE:GOV) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a sell rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “Government Properties Income Trust is a real estate investment trust (REIT). The Company was formed to invest in properties that are leased to government tenants. The Company owns 29 properties, 25 of which are leased primarily to the United States Government and four of which are leased to the states of California, Maryland, Minnesota and South Carolina, respectively. The Company is a wholly owned subsidiary of HRPT Properties Trust (HRPT). “

Triple-S Management Corporation (NYSE:GTS) was upgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a sell rating to a hold rating.

Herc Holdings (NYSE:HRI) was upgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a sell rating to a hold rating.

Independence Contract Drilling (NYSE:ICD) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a sell rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “Independence Contract Drilling Inc. provides land drilling services for oil and natural gas producers primarily in the United States. The Company provides the US E&P industry a fleet of ShaleDriller (TM) rigs for drilling and development of shale and tight oil basins in North America. Independence Contract Drilling, Inc. is based in Houston, Texas. “

ILG (NASDAQ:ILG) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a buy rating. They currently have $29.00 target price on the stock. According to Zacks, “ILG, Inc. offers owners, members and guests benefits and services, as well as destinations through its portfolio of resorts and clubs. The company’s operating businesses include Aqua-Aston Hospitality, Hyatt Vacation Ownership, Interval International, Trading Places International, Vacation Resorts International, VRI Europe and Vistana Signature Experiences. ILG, Inc., formerly known as Interval Leisure Group Inc., is headquartered in Miami, Florida. “

Impala Platinum Holdings (OTCMKTS:IMPUY) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a sell rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “Impala Platinum Holdings Limited is in the business of mining, refining and the marketing of platinum group metals, especially platinum, as well as nickel, copper and cobalt. Implats is also involved in the secondary sourcing of material through Impala Refining Services which enables it to capitalise on the group’s competitive advantages in processing and refining. The group’s operations on the Bushveld Complex in South Africa (Impala Platinum, Marula Platinum, the Leeuwkop project and Two Rivers) and the Great Dyke in Zimbabwe (Zimplats and Mimosa) give it a significant base of attributable reserve and resource ounces of platinum. Implats also has investments in Aquarius Platinum Limited and its subsidiary Aquarius Platinum (South Africa) Limited which have PGM operations in southern Africa. There are also offshore exploration projects in Botswana, Mozambique, Madagascar and Canada. “

IHS Markit (NASDAQ:INFO) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a sell rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “IHS Markit Ltd. provides information, analytics and solutions to customers. It serves business, finance and government. IHS Markit Ltd., formerly known as Markit Ltd., is based in LONDON, United Kingdom. “

Ion Geophysical Corporation (NYSE:IO) was upgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a sell rating to a hold rating.

Juno Therapeutics (NASDAQ:JUNO) was upgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a sell rating to a hold rating.

Kaz Minerals Plc (NASDAQ:KZMYY) 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, “KAZ Minerals PLC is involved in mining, producing and selling copper concentrates primarily in Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan. The company’s operating segment consists of East Region Operations, Mining Projects and Bozymchak segments. It operates underground mines in the East Region of Kazakhstan and open-pit mine in Bozymchak, Kyrgyzstan and develops various mining projects situated at Bozshakol, Aktogay, and Koksay. KAZ Minerals PLC, formerly known as KAZAKHMYS LTD, is headquartered in London, the United Kingdom. “

Iao Kun Group Holding Company Limited (NASDAQ:LINU) was upgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a hold rating to a buy rating.

MGT Capital Investments (OTCMKTS:MGTI) was upgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a sell rating to a hold rating.

Regis Corporation (NYSE:RGS) was upgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a sell rating to a hold rating.

SkyWest (NASDAQ:SKYW) was upgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a buy rating to a strong-buy rating.

Santos (OTCMKTS:SSLTY) was upgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a sell rating to a hold rating.

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