Investment Analysts’ upgrades for Thursday, September 7th:

Aptose Biosciences (NASDAQ:APTO) (TSE:APS) was upgraded by analysts at HC Wainwright from a neutral rating to a buy rating. The firm currently has $4.00 target price on the stock, up from their previous target price of $1.00.

Berkshire Hills Bancorp (NYSE:BHLB) was upgraded by analysts at Piper Jaffray Companies from a neutral rating to an overweight rating.

FireEye (NASDAQ:FEYE) was upgraded by analysts at Morgan Stanley from an equal weight rating to an overweight rating.

Generac Holdlings (NYSE:GNRC) was upgraded by analysts at Bank of America Corporation from an underperform rating to a neutral rating.

Group 1 Automotive (NYSE:GPI) was upgraded by analysts at Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) from a sell rating to a neutral rating.

HeidelbergCement AG (OTCMKTS:HDELY) was upgraded by analysts at Barclays PLC from an equal weight rating to an overweight rating.

JELD-WEN Holding (NYSE:JELD) was upgraded by analysts at Bank of America Corporation from a neutral rating to a buy rating.

Grupo Aeroportuario Del Pacifico, S.A. de C.V. (NYSE:PAC) was upgraded by analysts at Scotiabank from a sector perform rating to an outperform rating.

PacWest Bancorp (NASDAQ:PACW) was upgraded by analysts at DA Davidson from a neutral rating to a buy rating.

Praxair (NYSE:PX) was upgraded by analysts at UBS AG from a neutral rating to a positive rating.

Praxair (NYSE:PX) was upgraded by analysts at Susquehanna Bancshares Inc from a neutral rating to a positive rating.

Restaurant Brands International (NYSE:QSR) (TSE:QSR) was upgraded by analysts at Credit Suisse Group from a neutral rating to an outperform rating.

Restoration Hardware Holdings (NYSE:RH) was upgraded by analysts at Buckingham Research from a neutral 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. “

Shoe Carnival (NASDAQ:SCVL) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a buy rating. Zacks Investment Research currently has $21.00 price target on the stock. According to Zacks, “Shoe Carnival, Inc. is a high volume, value-oriented retailer of family footwear. They adhere to a highly promotional marketing concept that enables them to be competitive in the retail markets they enter. They provide a selection and variety of footwear normally associated with a category killer superstore in an exciting retail environment. “

SCYNEXIS (NASDAQ:SCYX) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a buy rating. The firm currently has $2.25 price target on the stock. According to Zacks, “SCYNEXIS, Inc. is a pharmaceutical company. It is engaged in the discovery, development, and commercialization of anti-infectives to address unmet therapeutic needs. The Company is developing its lead product candidate, SCY-078, as an oral and intravenous (IV) drug for the treatment of serious and life-threatening invasive fungal infections in humans. It also provides contract research and development services. SCYNEXIS, Inc. is headquartered in Durham, North Carolina. “

Safestore Hldgs (NASDAQ:SFSHF) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a sell rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “Safestore Holdings plc is a real estate investment trust. The company provides self-storage facilities for personal and business customers primarily in the United Kingdom and France. Safestore Holdings plc is headquartered in Borehamwood, the United Kingdom. “

Steven Madden (NASDAQ:SHOO) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a buy rating. They currently have $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 “

Schneider National (NASDAQ:SNDR) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a sell rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “Schneider National, Inc. is a transportation and logistics services company. It provide portfolio of premier truckload, intermodal and logistics solutions. The company operates primarily in Canada, the United States and Mexico. Schneider National, Inc. is based in Green Bay, United States. “

TJX Companies, Inc. (The) (NYSE:TJX) was upgraded by analysts at Northcoast Research from a neutral rating to a buy rating.

Waterstone Financial (NASDAQ:WSBF) was upgraded by analysts at Sandler O’Neill from a hold rating to a buy rating.

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