Equities Research Analysts’ upgrades for Friday, September 1st:

Cdn Western Bank (OTC:CBWBF) was upgraded by analysts at Royal Bank Of Canada from a sector perform rating to an outperform rating.

Mtu Aero Engines A (NASDAQ:MTUAY) was upgraded by analysts at HSBC Holdings plc from a hold rating to a buy rating.

PBF Energy (NYSE:PBF) was upgraded by analysts at Tudor Pickering from a sell rating to a hold rating.

Petroleo Brasileiro S.A.- Petrobras (NYSE:PBR) was upgraded by analysts at Deutsche Bank AG from a sell rating to a hold rating.

UGI Corporation (NYSE:UGI) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a buy rating. Zacks Investment Research currently has $55.00 price target on the stock. According to Zacks, “UGI Corporation is a holding company that operates propane distribution, gas and electric utility, energy marketing and related businesses through subsidiaries. Our majority-owned subsidiary, AmeriGas Partners, L.P., a Delaware limited partnership, conducts one of the nation’s largest retail propane distribution businesses through its subsidiary AmeriGas Propane, L.P. “

Vivendi SA (OTCMKTS:VIVHY) was upgraded by analysts at Barclays PLC from an underweight rating to an equal weight rating.

Volvo Ab (NASDAQ:VLVLY) was upgraded by analysts at DNB Markets from a hold rating to a buy rating.

WebMD Health Corp (NASDAQ:WBMD) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a buy rating. They currently have $74.00 price target on the stock. According to Zacks, “WebMD announced today that is has signed an agreement to acquire Conceptis Technologies Inc., a Montreal-based provider of online and offline medical education and promotion aimed at physicians and other healthcare professionals. Conceptis has been successful in developing a strong online presence in the cardiology community and is highly respected for the depth and breadth of content contained on its flagship. With the combination of two of the leading cardiology channels on the Internet, Medscape Cardiology and www.theheart.org, WebMD is well positioned to further its lead and penetration in this high value segment of medical marketing. “

WD-40 (NASDAQ:WDFC) 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, “WD-40 Company sells a petroleum-based product, known as WD-40. WD-40 is a multi-purpose product which acts as a lubricant, rust preventative, penetrant, cleaner and moisture displacer. They also sell the 3-IN-ONE Oil. 3-IN-ONE Oil is a lower cost general purpose lubricant that is useful when precise applications of a lubricant are needed. “

VCA (NASDAQ:WOOF) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a buy rating. Zacks Investment Research currently has $104.00 target price on the stock. According to Zacks, “VCA Inc. is a national animal healthcare company operating primarily in the United States and Canada. It owns, operates and manages veterinary hospitals and veterinary-exclusive clinical laboratories in the country, supplies diagnostic imaging equipment and other medical technology products and related services to the veterinary industry, and provides various communication, professional education and marketing solutions to the veterinary community. VCA Inc., formerly known as VCA Antech, Inc., is headquartered in Los Angeles, California. “

Cimarex Energy (NYSE:XEC) was upgraded by analysts at US Capital Advisors from a hold rating to a buy rating.

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