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Analysts’ upgrades for Monday, January 6th:

Abbott Laboratories (NYSE:ABT) was upgraded by analysts at Morgan Stanley to an overweight rating.

Ameren Corp. (NYSE:AEE) was upgraded by analysts at Wells Fargo & Co. from a market perform rating to an outperform rating.

American International Group (NYSE:AIG) was upgraded by analysts at Credit Suisse to an outperform rating.

APA Group (ASX:APA) was upgraded by analysts at Morningstar to a fair value rating. Morningstar currently has $6.00 target price on the stock.

Bonanza Creek Energy (NASDAQ:BCEI) was upgraded by analysts at Mizuho from a neutral rating to a buy rating.

Chime Communications (LON:CHW) was upgraded by analysts at Canaccord Genuity to a buy rating. They currently have GBX 383 ($6.28) price target on the stock, up from their previous price target of GBX 349 ($5.72).

ConocoPhillips (NYSE:COP) was upgraded by analysts at Raymond James from an underperform rating to a market perform rating.

DaVita HealthCare Partners (NYSE:DVA) was upgraded by analysts at Raymond James from a market perform rating to an outperform rating.

Exelixis (NASDAQ:EXEL) was upgraded by analysts at Piper Jaffray from a neutral rating to an overweight rating.

Federal Realty Investment Trust (NYSE:FRT) was upgraded by analysts at Stifel Nicolaus from a hold rating to a buy rating.

Genworth Financial (NYSE:GNW) was upgraded by analysts at UBS AG from a neutral rating to a buy rating.

Grifols, S.A. – American Depositary (NASDAQ:GRFS) was upgraded by analysts at JPMorgan Chase & Co. from a neutral rating to an overweight rating.

Halliburton (NYSE:HAL) was upgraded by analysts at Wells Fargo & Co. from a market perform rating to an outperform rating.

Idenix Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:IDIX) was upgraded by analysts at UBS AG from a neutral rating to a buy rating.

Ingram Micro Inc. Shs -A- (NYSE:IM) was upgraded by analysts at Barclays to an overweight rating. Barclays currently has $29.00 target price on the stock, up from their previous target price of $23.00.

McKesson Corp. (NYSE:MCK) was upgraded by analysts at Raymond James from an outperform rating to a strong-buy rating.

Medtronic (NYSE:MDT) was upgraded by analysts at JPMorgan Chase & Co. to an overweight rating. JPMorgan Chase & Co. currently has $69.00 target price on the stock, up from their previous target price of $63.00.

MGM Resorts International (NYSE:MGM) was upgraded by analysts at Citigroup Inc. from a neutral rating to a buy rating.

Petrofac Ltd (LON:PFC) was upgraded by analysts at Deutsche Bank to a buy rating. The firm currently has GBX 1,500 ($24.60) price target on the stock, up from their previous price target of GBX 1,425 ($23.37).

Protective Life Corp. (NYSE:PL) was upgraded by analysts at Credit Suisse from an underperform rating to a neutral rating.

Royal Dutch Shell Plc (LON:RDSB) was upgraded by analysts at Raymond James to an outperform rating. They currently have GBX 2,327.66 ($38.18) price target on the stock.

Rexnord Corp (NYSE:RXN) was upgraded by analysts at Credit Suisse from a neutral rating to an outperform rating.

SolarCity Corp. (NASDAQ:SCTY) was upgraded by analysts at Goldman Sachs Group Inc. from a neutral rating to a buy rating.

SolarWinds (NYSE:SWI) was upgraded by analysts at Evercore Partners from an equal weight rating to an overweight rating.

Tyco International (NYSE:TYC) was upgraded by analysts at Credit Suisse from a neutral rating to an outperform rating.

Greencoat UK Wind PLC (LON:UKW) was upgraded by analysts at Barclays to an overweight rating. The firm currently has GBX 118 ($1.94) price target on the stock, up from their previous price target of GBX 116.60 ($1.91).

Vertex Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:VRTX) was upgraded by analysts at UBS AG from a neutral rating to a buy rating.

Ventas (NYSE:VTR) was upgraded by analysts at RBC Capital from an outperform rating to a top pick rating. The firm currently has $80.00 target price on the stock.

Wabash National Corp. (NYSE:WNC) was upgraded by analysts at FBR Capital Markets from a market perform rating to an outperform rating.

WYNN MACAU LTD ORD (NASDAQ:WYNMF) was upgraded by analysts at Citigroup Inc. from a neutral rating to a buy rating.

Wynn Resorts (NASDAQ:WYNN) was upgraded by analysts at Citigroup Inc. from a neutral rating to a buy rating.

YPF Sociedad Anonima (NYSE:YPF) was upgraded by analysts at Raymond James from a market perform rating to an outperform rating.

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