Investment Analysts’ upgrades for Friday, September 1st:

Andeavor Logistics (NASDAQ:ANDX) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a sell rating to a hold rating.

Acerinox Sa (NASDAQ:ANIOY) was upgraded by analysts at Jefferies Group LLC from a hold rating to a buy rating.

Apple Hospitality REIT (NYSE:APLE) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a sell rating to a hold rating.

Arc Logistic Partners (NYSE:ARCX) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a hold rating to a buy rating.

On Assignment (NASDAQ:ASGN) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a sell rating to a hold rating.

Amplify Snack Brands, inc. (NYSE:BETR) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a strong sell rating to a sell rating.

BF-B (NASDAQ:BF-B) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a hold rating to a buy rating.

Avis Budget Group (NASDAQ:CAR) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a buy rating to a strong-buy rating.

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

Cone Midstream Partners (NYSE:CNNX) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a sell rating to a hold rating.

Deutsche Lufthansa AG (OTCMKTS:DLAKY) was upgraded by analysts at Sanford C. Bernstein from an underperform rating to a market perform rating.

Electronic Arts (NASDAQ:EA) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a buy rating to a strong-buy rating.

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

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

Gerdau (NYSE:GGB) was upgraded by analysts at J P Morgan Chase & Co from a neutral rating to an overweight rating.

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

Gap, Inc. (The) (NYSE:GPS) was upgraded by analysts at Citigroup Inc. from a sell rating to a neutral rating.

HD Supply Holdings (NASDAQ:HDS) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a sell rating to a hold rating.

Hess Midstream Partners (NASDAQ:HESM) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a strong sell rating to a sell rating.

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

Owens & Minor (NYSE:OMI) was upgraded by analysts at Robert W. Baird from an underperform rating to a neutral rating. The firm currently has $28.00 target price on the stock.

ON Semiconductor Corporation (NASDAQ:ON) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a hold rating to a buy rating.

Palo Alto Networks (NYSE:PANW) was upgraded by analysts at First Analysis from an equal weight rating to an overweight rating. First Analysis currently has $160.00 target price on the stock.

Palo Alto Networks (NYSE:PANW) was upgraded by analysts at J P Morgan Chase & Co from a neutral rating to an overweight rating.

Rexford Industrial Realty (NASDAQ:REXR) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a hold rating to a buy rating.

Resource Capital Corp. (NYSE:RSO) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a sell rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “Resource Capital Corp. is a specialty finance company that began operations in March and intends to qualify to be taxed as a real estate investment trust for federal income tax purposes. RCC invests in a combination of real estate-related assets and, to a lesser extent, higher-yielding commercial finance assets, targeting the following asset classes commercial real estate-related assets such as B notes, mezzanine debt and commercial mortgage-backed securities; residential real estate-related assets such as residential mortgage-backed securities; and commercial finance assets such as other asset-backed securities, syndicated bank loans, equipment leases, trust preferred securities and private equity investments principally issued by financial institutions. “

Sands China (OTCMKTS:SCHYY) was upgraded by analysts at J P Morgan Chase & Co from a neutral rating to an overweight rating.

Service Corporation International (NYSE:SCI) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a buy rating. Zacks Investment Research currently has $39.00 price target on the stock. According to Zacks, “Service Corp. is the largest provider of funeral and cemetery services in the world. The funeral and cemetery operations consist of the Company’s funeral service locations, cemeteries and related businesses. The financial services operations represent a combination of the Company’s insurance operations primarily related to the funding of prearranged funeral contracts and a lending subsidiary, which previously provided capital financing for independent funeral home and cemetery operations. “

ScanSource (NASDAQ:SCSC) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a buy rating. They currently have $43.00 price target on the stock. According to Zacks, “ScanSource, Inc. serves North America as a value-added distributor of specialty technologies, including automatic identification and point-of-sale products, and business telephone products. Serving only the value added reseller, ScanSource is committed to growing specialty technology markets by strengthening and enlarging the value added reseller channel. ScanSource’s commitment to value added resellers includes offering a broad product selection, competitive pricing, fast delivery, technical support, sales training, customer financing and qualified leads. “

Steven Madden (NASDAQ:SHOO) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a buy rating. The firm currently has $47.00 price target on the stock. According to Zacks, “Steven Madden, Ltd. designs, sources, markets and sells fashion-forward footwear brands for women, men and children. They distribute products through their retail stores, their e-commerce websites, catalogs and department and specialty store “

SJM Holdings (OTCMKTS:SJMHF) was upgraded by analysts at J P Morgan Chase & Co from an underweight rating to a neutral rating.

Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group (NYSE:SMFG) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a buy rating. They currently have $8.25 target price on the stock. According to Zacks, “SUMITOMO MITSUI FINANCIAL GROUP, INC., is a financial holding company established through a share transfer from Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation. As a holding company, SMFG has functions such as strategic planning, management, resource allocation, strategic planning of information systems, financial management, investor relations, risk management, human resource management for group executives, and business auditing of the group as a whole. Sumitomo Mitsui Card Company, Limited, SMBC Leasing Company, Limited, SMBC Friend Securities and The Japan Research Institute are wholly-owned subsidiaries of SMFG. “

Silver Standard Resources (NASDAQ:SSRM) (TSE:SSO) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a sell rating to a buy rating. Zacks Investment Research currently has $11.00 target price on the stock. According to Zacks, “SSR Mining Inc. is a mining company. It focused on the operation, development, exploration and acquisition of precious metal projects. The company primarily explores for gold, silver, and mineral properties. It principally serves electronics, coin fabrication, dentistry, jewelry, other industrial, technology, pharmaceuticals and solar energy markets. SSR Mining Inc, formerly known as Silver Standard Resources Inc, is based in Vancouver, Canada. “

Staffing 360 Solutions (NASDAQ:STAF) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a sell rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “Staffing 360 Solutions, Inc. is engaged in a global buy-and-build strategy through the acquisition of staffing organizations in the US and the UK. Through both organic growth and acquisitions, the Company provides permanent placement services in the finance and accounting, administrative, engineering and IT staffing space. Staffing 360 Solutions, Inc. is headquartered in New York, with its UK headquarters in London. “

Taseko Mines (NYSEMKT:TGB) (TSE:TKO) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a buy rating to a strong-buy rating.

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

Vera Bradley (NASDAQ:VRA) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a sell rating to a hold rating.

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

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