Stock Analysts’ Upgrades for September, 12th (AAON, ADRNY, ALQA, ALSWF, AMWD, ANDV, ANPDF, AQN, ARGKF, ASPN)

Stock Analysts’ upgrades for Tuesday, September 12th:

AAON (NASDAQ:AAON) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a sell rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “Aaon Inc. is a manufacturer of air-conditioning and heating equipment consisting of rooftop units, chillers, air-handling units, condensing units and coils. Its products serve the new construction and replacement markets. The Company has successfully gained market share through its semi-custom product lines, which offer the customer value, quality, function, serviceability and efficiency. “

Ahold NV (OTCMKTS:ADRNY) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a buy rating. They currently have $20.00 target price on the stock. According to Zacks, “Koninklijke Ahold Delhaize N.V. provides retail stores which offer food and non-food products primarily in the United States and Europe. The Company operates supermarkets, convenience stores, compact hypers, pick-up points and gasoline stations as well as specialty stores. Koninklijke Ahold Delhaize N.V., formerly known as Ahold N.V., is based in Zaandam, Netherlands. “

Alliqua BioMedical (NASDAQ:ALQA) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a buy rating. Zacks Investment Research currently has $0.25 price target on the stock. According to Zacks, “Alliqua, Inc. is a biomedical company. The company focused on the development, manufacturing and distribution of proprietary transdermal wound care and drug delivery technologies. Its technology platform produces hydrogels, a 3-dimensional cross-linked network of water soluble polymers. The company’s product includes SilverSeal(R) a hydrogel wound dressing with silver coated fibers and Hydress(R) an over-the-counter hydrogel wound dressing. It serves the healthcare industry including wound healing, medical diagnostics and cosmeceuticals. Alliqua, Inc. is headquartered in Langhorne, Pennsylvania. “

Absolute Software (NASDAQ:ALSWF) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a buy rating. Zacks Investment Research currently has $6.75 price target on the stock. According to Zacks, “Absolute Software Corporation engages in the business of providing firmware-persistent endpoint security and management solutions. It provides solutions for computer security monitoring and endpoint management industry. The company’s solutions include data protection, lifecycle management, enterprise mobility management and IT service management as well as data loss prevention. Absolute Software Corporation is headquartered in Vancouver, Canada. “

American Woodmark Corporation (NASDAQ:AMWD) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a buy rating. Zacks Investment Research currently has $100.00 price target on the stock. According to Zacks, “AMERICAN WOODMARK CORP. manufactures and distributes kitchen cabinets and vanities for the remodeling and new home construction markets. Co. currently offers framed stock cabinets in almost 100 different cabinet lines, ranging in price from relatively inexpensive to medium priced styles. Styles vary by design and color from natural wood finishes to low- pressure laminate surfaces. The entire product offering includes thirty-three door designs and five colors. “

Andeavor (NASDAQ:ANDV) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a strong-buy rating. They currently have $118.00 target price on the stock. According to Zacks, “Andeavor Corp engages in the refining and marketing of petroleum products. The company’s operating segments consists of Refining, Logistics and Marketing. Refining segment refines crude oil and other feed stocks into transportation fuels, such as gasoline and gasoline blend stocks, jet fuel and diesel fuel, as well as other products, including heavy fuel oils, liquefied petroleum gas and petroleum coke for sale in bulk markets. Logistics segment includes crude oil and natural gas gathering assets, natural gas and natural gas liquid processing assets and crude oil and refined products terminalling, transportation and storage assets. Marketing segment sells transportation fuels through branded and unbranded channels. Its brand portfolio includes ARCO, Shell, Exxon, Mobil, USA Gasoline, Rebel and Tesoro. Andeavor Corp, formerly known as Tesoro Corporation, is headquartered in San Antonio, Texas. “

ANTA SPORTS PRODUC HKD0.10 (NASDAQ:ANPDF) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a buy rating. Zacks Investment Research currently has $3.00 target price on the stock. According to Zacks, “ANTA Sports Products Limited designs, develops, manufactures, trades, distributes, and markets sportswear in the People’s Republic of China. The company’s products include footwear, apparel, and accessories for professionals and the general public. ANTA Sports Products Limited is headquartered in Jinjiang City, the People’s Republic of China. “

Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp. (NYSE:AQN) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a buy rating. Zacks Investment Research currently has $12.00 target price on the stock. According to Zacks, “Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp. is a renewable energy and regulated utility company engaged in the ownership of power generation facilities, and water and energy utilities primarily in North America. The Corporation invests in hydroelectric, wind and solar power facilities, and sustainable utility distribution businesses (water, electricity and natural gas) through its subsidiaries. Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp. is headquartered in Oakville, Canada. “

Aggreko PLC (NASDAQ:ARGKF) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a buy rating. They currently have $14.00 target price on the stock. According to Zacks, “Aggreko plc provides rental solutions to energy sector primarily of power generation and temperature control equipments. Its power generation rental solutions include generators, gas generators, transformers, load banks, fuel tanks, and electrical distribution equipment, as well as power accessories. Temperature control equipments include: chillers, cooling towers, air conditioners, spot coolers, air handlers, heaters, heat exchangers, and temperature accessories. The Company also provides dehumidifiers; and oil-free air solutions, including air compressor, air dryer, after coolers, and air accessories, as well as offers risk management solutions. Cooling equipments include supplemental cooling, thermal discharge cooling, cooling tower repair, contingency plan, emergency cooling, and cooling tower accessories. The Company also offers event services and process services. Aggreko plc is headquartered in Glasgow, the United Kingdom. “

Aspen Aerogels (NYSE:ASPN) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a buy rating. Zacks Investment Research currently has $4.75 target price on the stock. According to Zacks, “Aspen Aerogels, Inc. is an energy technology company that designs, develops and manufactures aerogel insulation used primarily in large-scale energy infrastructure facilities. The Company offers insulation for high temperature steam pipes, vessels, and equipment. Aspen serves petrochemical, refinery, industrial, and power generation sectors. It manufactures Cryogel (R), Pyrogel (R) and Spaceloft (R) products. Aspen Aerogels, Inc. is headquartered in Northborough, Massachusetts. “

Amerisur Resources (NASDAQ:ASUXF) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a sell rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “Amerisur Resources PLC is an oil and gas exploration and production company. Its primarily portfolio of assets consists in Colombia and Paraguay. Amerisur Resources PLC is headquartered in Wales, Great Britain. “

Axsome Therapeutics (NASDAQ:AXSM) 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, “Axsome Therapeutics, Inc. is a biopharmaceutical company. The company is focused on developing novel therapies for the management of pain and other central nervous system disorders. Its product candidate portfolio consists of AXS-02 and AXS-05 which are in clinical trial stage. Axsome Therapeutics, Inc. is based in New York. “

Sotheby’s (NYSE:BID) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a sell rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “Sotheby’s Holdings, Inc. is one of the world’s second largest auctioneers of fine arts, antiques and collectibles, offering property in collecting categories, among them paintings, jewelry, decorative arts, and books. Sotheby’s Holdings, Inc is the parent company of Sotheby’s worldwide auction businesses, art-related financing and private sales activities. The Company operates in countries, with principal salesrooms located in New York and London. The company also regularly conducts auctions in other salesrooms around the world, including Australia, Hong Kong, France, Italy, the Netherlands, Switzerland and Singapore. “

Beijing Enterprises Holdings (NASDAQ:BJINY) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a buy rating. They currently have $60.00 price target on the stock. According to Zacks, “Beijing Enterprises Holdings Limited engages in the distribution and sale of natural gas in the People’s Republic of China. Its city gas segment is a natural gas supplier and service provider. Water and environment-related services are a key component of Beijing Enterprises Holdings Ltd. These include investments, design, construction and operational management as well as production of key equipment and facilities and related overall engineering works. The toll road business is made up of three major highways, including the Beijing Capital International Airport Expressway, Airport North Freeway and Shenzhen Guanshun Road. The beer business is an important revenue centre for Beijing Enterprises Holdings. The technology business of Beijing Holdings is comprised of a combination of electronic payment and information technology, with a portfolio of investments in solid waste disposal, environment-related services and technology incubation. Beijing Enterprises Holdings Limited is based in Wanchai, Hong Kong. “

Brixmor Property Group (NYSE:BRX) was upgraded by analysts at Boenning Scattergood from a neutral rating to an outperform rating.

James Fisher & Sons plc (LON:FSJ) was upgraded by analysts at Canaccord Genuity to a hold rating. Canaccord Genuity currently has GBX 1,500 ($19.37) target price on the stock, up from their previous target price of GBX 1,450 ($18.73).

River and Mercantile Group PLC (LON:RIV) was upgraded by analysts at Canaccord Genuity to a buy rating. The firm currently has GBX 350 ($4.52) price target on the stock.

T. Rowe Price Group (NASDAQ:TROW) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a buy rating. They currently have $93.00 target price on the stock. According to Zacks, “T. Rowe Price’s shares outperformed the industry over the last six months. The company’s second-quarter 2017 adjusted earnings outpaced the Zacks Consensus Estimate. Higher revenues and assets under management (AUM) were positives. However, elevated expenses were a concern. Given the strategic initiatives, management estimates operating expenses to grow 10% for 2017. Also, the regulatory pressure across the investment management industry remains another key concern. However, the company’s planned strategic initiatives like investment in technology and advisory services, strengthening distribution platform, along with introduction of products, will likely stoke long-term growth. Further, the company remains debt-free with sufficient liquidity and is focused on boosting shareholders’ confidence through steady capital deployment activities. Recently, the company recorded improved AUM for July 2017.”

UBS AG (NYSE:UBS) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a buy rating. They currently have $18.00 price target on the stock. According to Zacks, “Shares of UBS Group AG on NYSE have underperformed the industry in the last six months. The company’s profitability continues to be challenged by negative interest rates in the domestic economy and strict regulatory framework. However, UBS Group remains focused on building capital levels, global expansion and executing restructuring initiatives. Moreover, management anticipates to achieve CHF 2.1 billion in net cost reductions by the end of 2017. Further, the company’s strong capital position remains a tailwind.”

World Wrestling Entertainment (NYSE:WWE) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a buy rating. They currently have $24.00 price target on the stock. According to Zacks, “Shares of World Wrestling have outpaced the industry on a year-to-date basis primarily owing to record revenue growth. Recently, WWE and Groupe AB extended their partnership and signed multi-year agreement for airing WWE programming. The company also reached an agreement with Lagardère Sports that will assist it to acquire international sponsorship. We believe these initiatives will continue to boost the top line. Management is optimistic about achieving another great year of revenues and adjusted OIBDA growth. The company is targeting adjusted OIBDA of $100 million, which is nearly up 25% from 2016. WWE’s strategy of creating new content, implementing programs that will have higher customer attraction and retention power, introducing new features, expanding distribution platforms and entering into new regions will boost its revenues. However, continuous decline in pay-per-view and home entertainment revenues remains concerns.”

Yirendai (NYSE:YRD) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a buy rating. Zacks Investment Research currently has $46.00 price target on the stock. According to Zacks, “Yirendai Ltd. is involved in the online consumer finance business. Yirendai Ltd. is based in Beijing, China. “

Zte Corp. (OTCMKTS:ZTCOY) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a buy rating. The firm currently has $6.00 target price on the stock. According to Zacks, “ZTE Corporation is engaged in providing telecom equipment and networking solutions to telecom operators. The company offers wireless communications systems, wireline switch and access equipment, optical and data communications equipment, mobile phone handsets, data card products, and telecommunications software systems. It also engages in the production of remote control switch systems, multimedia communications systems, and communications transmission systems. The company also provides technical design, development, consultation, and related services for the research, manufacture and production of mobile communications systems equipment, satellite communications, microwave communications equipment, beepers, computer hardware and software, closed-circuit TVs, microwave communications, automated signal control, computer information processing, process monitoring systems, and fire alarm systems. ZTE Corporation is based in Shenzhen, the People’s Republic of China. “

Zumiez (NASDAQ:ZUMZ) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a buy rating. They currently have $18.00 price target on the stock. According to Zacks, “Zumiez has substantially outperformed the industry in the past month riding on robust top and bottom-line surprise trends, alongside solid comps performance in recent months. The company maintained the trend in second-quarter fiscal 2017 as both top and bottom lines beat estimates. Notably, the company delivered positive earnings surprise for the eighth straight quarter, while sales topped estimates in six of the last eight quarters. It also delivered positive comps for both the second quarter and August, marking fourth straight quarter and sixth consecutive month of comps growth. Moreover, Zumiez issued an encouraging outlook for the third quarter owing to the continuation of the comps momentum. However, the company expects foreign currency to bear a greater impact on sales, expenses and profitability in the fiscal second half, due to the strengthening of the European, Canadian and Australian currencies against the U.S. dollar.”

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