Investment Analysts’ upgrades for Tuesday, September 5th:

lululemon athletica inc. (NASDAQ:LULU) was upgraded by analysts at Susquehanna Bancshares Inc from a neutral rating to a positive rating. Susquehanna Bancshares Inc currently has $64.00 target price on the stock.

Palo Alto Networks (NYSE:PANW) was upgraded by analysts at Summit Redstone from a hold rating to a buy rating.

Palo Alto Networks (NYSE:PANW) was upgraded by analysts at Argus from a hold rating to a buy rating. They currently have $183.00 price target on the stock. The analysts wrote, “Application Framework.”

PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. (The) (NYSE:PNC) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a buy rating. They currently have $140.00 price target on the stock. According to Zacks, “Shares of PNC Financial have outperformed the industry, so far, this year. The performance was supported by the company’s impressive earnings surprise history. It hasn’t missed the Zacks Consensus Estimate for earnings in any of the trailing four quarters. The company benefits from robust organic growth and strong balance sheet position. Further, we remain encouraged by the company’s efforts to generate positive operating leverage through its cost-saving initiatives. Its deal to acquire the commercial and vendor finance business of ECN Capital is anticipated to be marginally accretive to earnings in 2017. However, the company’s capital deployment activities do not seem sustainable. Also, a stretched valuation reflects limited upside potential.”

Repsol SA (NASDAQ:REPYY) was upgraded by analysts at Morgan Stanley from an equal weight rating to an overweight rating.

Regal Entertainment Group (NYSE:RGC) was upgraded by analysts at MKM Partners from a neutral rating to a buy rating.

RLJ Lodging Trust (NYSE:RLJ) was upgraded by analysts at Wells Fargo & Company from a market perform rating to an outperform rating.

Southern Company (The) (NYSE:SO) was upgraded by analysts at Mizuho from a neutral rating to a buy rating.

Tech Data Corporation (NASDAQ:TECD) was upgraded by analysts at Northcoast Research from a neutral rating to a buy rating.

Thomson Reuters Corp (NYSE:TRI) (TSE:TRI) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a buy rating. Zacks Investment Research currently has $51.00 price target on the stock. According to Zacks, “Thomson Corporation is a leading provider of value-added information and technology to users in the fields of law, tax, accounting, financial services, higher education, reference information, corporate training and assessment, scientific research and healthcare. “

Uranium Energy Corp. (NYSEMKT:UEC) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a buy rating. They currently have $1.50 price target on the stock. According to Zacks, “Uranium Energy Corp is a US-based junior resource company with the objective of becoming a near-term ISR uranium producer in the United States. The Company controls one of the largest historical uranium exploration and development databases in the US. Through the use of these databases, the Company has acquired advanced uranium properties throughout the southwestern US. The operational management is comprised of pre-eminent uranium mining and exploration professionals, whose collective experience in the uranium mining industry gives the Company ongoing uranium mine-finding and uranium mine development expertise. Uranium Energy Corp is well positioned to capitalize on the current alternative energy boom. “

VBI Vaccines (NASDAQ:VBIV) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a sell rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “VBI Vaccines Inc. is a biopharmaceutical company developing novel technologies to expand vaccine protection. The company’s eVLP vaccine platform allows for the design of enveloped virus-like particle vaccines which closely mimic the target virus. Its lead eVLP asset is a prophylactic cytomegalovirus vaccine. Its second platform is a thermostable technology that enables the development of vaccines and biologics. VBI Vaccines Inc., formerly known as SciVac Therapeutics, Inc., is headquartered in Cambridge, MA. “

Vipshop Holdings Limited (NYSE:VIPS) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a buy rating. They currently have $10.00 price target on the stock. According to Zacks, “Vipshop Holdings Ltd. is an online discount retailer for brands. The Company offers branded products to consumers in China through flash sales on its vipshop.com website. It offers a wide selection of various famous branded discount products including apparel for women, men and children, fashion goods, cosmetics, home goods and other lifestyle products, through its website. Vipshop Holdings Ltd. is headquartered in Guangzhou. “

Vantiv (NYSE:VNTV) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a buy rating. The firm currently has $79.00 price target on the stock. According to Zacks, “Vantiv, Inc. is an integrated payment processor engaged in providing advanced technology solutions for businesses and financial institutions. The Company operates in two segments: Merchant Services and Financial Institution Services. Vantiv offers acquiring and processing transactions, value-added services, merchant services and reporting for electronic payment transactions. It also provides card issuer processing, payment network processing, fraud protection, card production, prepaid program management, automated teller machine driving, network gateway and switching services. Vantiv, Inc. is headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio. “

Weir Group (OTCMKTS:WEIGF) was upgraded by analysts at Canaccord Genuity from a hold rating to a buy rating.