Investment Analysts’ Upgrades for January, 10th (AVDL, DMRC, HBAN, INTC, JGHAF, JKHY, JONE, KB, KND, KNSL)

Investment Analysts’ upgrades for Wednesday, January 10th:

Avadel Pharmaceuticals plc – American Depositary Shares each representing one Ordinary Share (NASDAQ:AVDL) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a sell rating to a hold rating.

Digimarc (NASDAQ:DMRC) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a sell rating to a hold rating.

Huntington Bancshares (NASDAQ:HBAN) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a hold rating to a buy rating.

Intel (NASDAQ:INTC) was upgraded by analysts at Vetr from a buy rating to a strong-buy rating. The firm currently has $49.90 target price on the stock.

Jungheinrich (OTCMKTS:JGHAF) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a sell rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “Jungheinrich is an intralogistics and financial service providers. The company product portfolio includes fork lift trucks, used trucks, rental stackers, automatic industrial trucks, racking and warehouse services, logistic software, system components, energy and drive systems. Its services consist of after sale service, analysis and optimisation and financial and online services. Its Logistic system includes All-in -one solution, storage system and process optimization. The company primarily operates in Europe, North America, South America, Asia and pacific, Middle East. Jungheinrich is headquartered in Hamburg. “

Jack Henry & Associates (NASDAQ:JKHY) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a buy rating. They currently have $134.00 target price on the stock. According to Zacks, “Jack Henry & Associates, Inc. is a leading provider of integrated technology solutions and data processing services for financial institutions. Jack Henry markets and supports its systems throughout the United States. A technology provider for the financial industry. That’s the simplest way to describe what they do. But it hardly describes what Jack Henry & Associates is really about. Jack Henry & Associates are about solutions and support. They’re about building relationships and making things work. The Company are about doing the right things for our customers, no matter what. It began as a vision, and it’s become our tradition. “

Jones Energy (NYSE:JONE) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a sell rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “Jones Energy, Inc. is an independent oil and gas company. It engages in the development, production and acquisition of oil and natural gas properties in the Anadarko and Arkoma basins of Texas and Oklahoma. Jones Energy, Inc. is based in Austin, Texas. “

KB Financial Group (NYSE:KB) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a buy rating. The firm currently has $69.00 target price on the stock. According to Zacks, “KOOKMIN BANK, formerly KB Financial Group Inc., is a commercial bank in Korea. On the asset side, the Company provides credit and related financial services to individuals and small and medium sized enterprises and, to a lesser extent, to large corporate customers. On the deposit side, it provides a range of deposit products and related services to both individuals and enterprises of all sizes. “

Kindred Healthcare (NYSE:KND) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a buy rating. They currently have $11.00 target price on the stock. According to Zacks, “Kindred Healthcare, Inc., a top-105 private employer in the United States, is a FORTUNE 500 healthcare services company based in Louisville, Kentucky with annual revenues of approximately $6.1 billion(1). Kindred’s continuing operations, through its subsidiaries, had approximately 86,400 employees providing healthcare services in 2,475 locations in 45 states, including 77 long-term acute care hospitals, 19 inpatient rehabilitation hospitals, 16 sub-acute units, 609 Kindred at Home home health, hospice and non-medical home care sites of service, 101 inpatient rehabilitation units (hospital-based) and contract rehabilitation service businesses which served 1,653 non-affiliated sites of service. Ranked as one of Fortune magazine’s Most Admired Healthcare Companies for eight years, Kindred’s mission is to promote healing, provide hope, preserve dignity and produce value for each patient, resident, family member, customer, employee and shareholder they serve. “

Kinsale Capital Group (NASDAQ:KNSL) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a buy rating. They currently have $51.00 price target on the stock. According to Zacks, “Kinsale Capital Group, Inc. is a specialty insurance company. Its commercial lines offerings include construction, small business, professional liability, excess casualty, energy, general casualty, life sciences, allied health, product liability, healthcare, commercial property, management liability, inland marine, environmental, public entity and commercial insurance. The Company also writes homeowners insurance in the personal lines market. Kinsale Capital Group, Inc. is based in Richmond, Virginia. “

KKR Real Estate Finance Trust (NYSE:KREF) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a strong sell rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “KKR Real Estate Finance Trust Inc. is a real estate finance company. It focuses primarily on originating and acquiring senior loans secured by commercial real estate assets. KKR Real Estate Finance Trust Inc. is headquartered in New York. “

KapStone Paper and Packaging (NYSE:KS) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a sell rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “KapStone Paper and Packaging Corporation operate businesses in the paper, packaging, forest products and related industries. KapStone is a leading North American producer of unbleached Kraft paper and corrugated packaging products. KapStone’s paper mills produce a wide spectrum of kraft and recycled products ranging from containerboard, including liner and medium, to kraft papers, saturating kraft and folding carton board. The mill’s product portfolio contains several branded products including Kraftpak, DuraSorb, TEA-Kraft and FibreShield as well as a focus on extensible kraft paper grades and on high-performance, lightweight linerboard. KapStone’s corrugated packaging business offers an array of fully equipped corrugator Box Plants, Sheet Plants and Sheet Feeders providing industrial and retail corrugated packaging solutions for any customer, regardless of size or demands. “

Lancaster Colony (NASDAQ:LANC) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a sell rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “Lancaster Colony Corporation is a manufacturer and marketer of specialty food products for the retail and foodservice markets. Lancaster Colony’s wholly-owned subsidiaries, including T. Marzetti Company, produce and market high quality national and regionally-branded food products throughout the United States for the retail and foodservice markets. Most of their products sold through the retail channel are marketed under the company’s popular brand names, such as Marzetti, New York Brand Bakery, Sister Schubert’s and Flatout. The company’s production plants across the United States make an expanded family of quality food products found every day on the dinner tables of millions of consumers, as well as in well-known restaurant chains nationwide. “

Landstar System (NASDAQ:LSTR) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a buy rating. They currently have $119.00 target price on the stock. According to Zacks, “Landstar System, Inc. ( LSTR ) is an asset-light provider of integrated transportation management solutions worldwide. The company delivers safe, specialized transportation services to a broad range of customers utilizing a network of agents, third-party capacity owners and employees. Landstar System transports a variety of freight, including iron and steel, automotive products, paper, lumber, chemicals, foodstuffs, and military hardware. All Landstar transportation services companies are certified to ISO 9001:2008 quality management system standards and RC14001:2013 environmental, health, safety and security management system standards. Landstar System, Inc. is headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida. “

Madrigal Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:MDGL) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a buy rating. Zacks Investment Research currently has $105.00 target price on the stock. According to Zacks, “Madrigal Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is engaged in developing small-molecule drugs addressing cardiovascular and metabolic diseases. Its products pipeline include MGL-3196, an orally administered liver-directed thyroid hormone receptor-ß agonist that is used for the treatment of NASH, dyslipidemia/hypercholesterolemia and high triglycerides; and MGL-3745, a thyroid hormone receptor-ß agonist which are in pre-clinical trial stage. Madrigal Pharmaceuticals Inc., formerly known as Synta Pharmaceuticals Corp., is based in Fort Washington, Pennsylvania. “

Meet Group (NASDAQ:MEET) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a sell rating to a buy rating. Zacks Investment Research currently has $3.25 price target on the stock. According to Zacks, “The Meet Group, Inc. is a social media technology company. It offers information sharing, social interaction and mobile application development services. The company’s app consists of currently MeetMe (R), Skout(R), Tagged(R) and Hi5(R). The Meet Group Inc., formerly known as MeetMe Inc., is headquartered in New Hope, Pennsylvania. “

Ramaco Resources (NASDAQ:METC) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a strong sell rating to a strong-buy rating. They currently have $8.50 target price on the stock. According to Zacks, “Ramaco Resources, Inc. is an operator and developer of high-quality, low cost metallurgical coal in central and southern West Virginia, southwestern Virginia and southwestern Pennsylvania. Ramaco Resources, Inc. is headquartered in Lexington, Kentucky. “

MannKind (NASDAQ:MNKD) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a sell rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “Mannkind Corporation is a biopharmaceutical company focused on the discovery, development and commercialization of therapeutic products for diseases such as diabetes, cancer, inflammatory and autoimmune diseases. The Company’s lead product, the Technosphere Insulin System, consists of the Company’s dry-powder Technosphere formulation of insulin and the Company’s MedTone inhaler through which the powder is inhaled into the deep lung. “

Modine Manufacturing (NYSE:MOD) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a buy rating. They currently have $24.00 target price on the stock. According to Zacks, “Modine operates primarily in a single industry consisting of the manufacture and sale of heat transfer equipment. This includes heat exchangers for cooling all types of engines, transmissions, auxiliary hydraulic equipment, air conditioning components used in cars, trucks, farm and construction machinery and equipment, and heating and cooling equipment for residential and commercial building HVAC (heating, ventilating, air conditioning and refrigeration equipment). “

MSC Industrial Direct (NYSE:MSM) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a buy rating. Zacks Investment Research currently has $110.00 target price on the stock. According to Zacks, “MSC Industrial Direct Co., Inc., together with its subsidiaries, markets and distributes various ranges of metalworking and maintenance, repair, and operations (MRO) products primarily in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom. The company’s MRO products comprise cutting tools, measuring instruments, tooling components, metalworking products, fasteners, flat stock, raw materials, abrasives, machinery hand and power tools, safety and janitorial supplies, plumbing supplies, materials handling products, power transmission components, and electrical supplies. It offers approximately 1,000,000 stock-keeping units through its master catalogs; weekly, monthly, and quarterly specialty and promotional catalogs; brochures; and the Internet, such as its Websites comprising mscdirect.com and use-enco.com. The company serves primarily through its distribution network of 85 branch offices and 12 customer fulfillment centers. “

Meritage Homes (NYSE:MTH) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a sell rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “Meritage Homes Corporation is the eighth-largest public homebuilder in the United States. Meritage Homes builds and sells single-family homes for first-time, move-up, luxury and active adult buyers across the Western, Southern and Southeastern United States. Meritage Homes builds in markets including Sacramento, San Francisco Bay area, southern coastal and Inland Empire markets in California; Houston, Dallas-Ft. Worth, Austin and San Antonio, Texas; Phoenix/Scottsdale, Green Valley and Tucson, Arizona; Denver, Colorado; Orlando, Tampa and south Florida; Raleigh and Charlotte, North Carolina; Greenville-Spartanburg and York County, South Carolina; Nashville, Tennessee; and Atlanta, Georgia. Meritage Homes is the industry leader in energy-efficient homebuilding and has received the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year for Sustained Excellence Award every year for innovation and industry leadership in energy efficient homebuilding. “

Metro Bank (LON:MTRO) was upgraded by analysts at Citigroup Inc to a neutral rating.

MDxhealth (OTCMKTS:MXDHF) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a sell rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “MDxHealth SA is a healthcare company which provides actionable molecular diagnostic information for diagnosis and treatment of cancer. The company’s tests are based on proprietary gene methylation and other molecular technologies and assist physicians with the diagnosis of cancer. MDxHealth SA is headquartered in Herstal, Belgium. “

NuCana (NASDAQ:NCNA) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a buy rating. They currently have $14.00 price target on the stock. According to Zacks, “NuCana PLC is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company. It focused on improving treatment outcomes for cancer patients by applying its phosphoramidate chemistry technology. The company’s pipeline of products includes Acelarin, NUC-3373 and NUC-7738 which are in clinical stage. NuCana PLC is based in EDINBURGH, United Kingdom. “

Noodles & Co (NASDAQ:NDLS) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a sell rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “Noodles & Company is a fast casual restaurant which offers lunch and dinner. It serves noodles, pastas, salads, soups, sandwiches, cheese, meatballs and beverages. The company operates in the United States. Noodles & Company is based in Broomfield, Colorado. “

Royal Bank of Scotland Group (LON:RBS) was upgraded by analysts at Morgan Stanley to an overweight rating. They currently have GBX 330 ($4.48) target price on the stock, up from their previous target price of GBX 265 ($3.59).

Roku (NASDAQ:ROKU) was upgraded by analysts at Vetr from a hold rating to a buy rating. They currently have $48.27 price target on the stock.

AT&T (NYSE:T) was upgraded by analysts at Vetr from a hold rating to a buy rating. They currently have $39.60 target price on the stock.

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