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Research Analysts’ upgrades for Monday, January 27th:

Amgen (NASDAQ:AMGN) was upgraded by analysts at Ned Davis Research from a neutral rating to a buy rating.

Brocade Communications Systems (NASDAQ:BRCD) was upgraded by analysts at Ned Davis Research from a neutral rating to a buy rating.

British Land Company PLC (NASDAQ:BTLCY) was upgraded by analysts at Goldman Sachs Group Inc. from a neutral rating to a buy rating.

Celesio AG-ADR (NASDAQ:CAKFY) was upgraded by analysts at Deutsche Bank from a sell rating to a hold rating.

CPFL Energia SA (NYSE:CPL) was upgraded by analysts at Goldman Sachs Group Inc. from a neutral rating to a buy rating.

Dominion Resources Inc. (Virginia) (NYSE:D) was upgraded by analysts at Ned Davis Research from a sell rating to a neutral rating.

First Midwest Bancorp (NASDAQ:FMBI) was upgraded by analysts at FIG Partners from a market perform rating to an outperform rating.

General Dynamics Corp. (NYSE:GD) was upgraded by analysts at Ned Davis Research from a neutral rating to a buy rating.

Green Mountain Coffee Roasters (NASDAQ:GMCR) was upgraded by analysts at Ned Davis Research from a neutral rating to a buy rating.

GlaxoSmithKline (LON:GSK) was upgraded by analysts at S&P Equity Research to a hold rating. S&P Equity Research currently has GBX 1,680 ($27.68) target price on the stock, up from their previous target price of GBX 1,400 ($23.07).

Hanmi Financial Corp. (NASDAQ:HAFC) was upgraded by analysts at Keefe, Bruyette & Woods from a market perform rating to an outperform rating.

Intel Corp. (NASDAQ:INTC) was upgraded by analysts at Ned Davis Research from a neutral rating to a buy rating.

Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) was upgraded by analysts at Ned Davis Research from a neutral rating to a buy rating.

Millennial Media (NYSE:MM) was upgraded by analysts at Stifel Nicolaus to a buy rating.

Precision Castparts Corp. (NYSE:PCP) was upgraded by analysts at Ned Davis Research from a neutral rating to a buy rating.

Patterson Cos. (NASDAQ:PDCO) was upgraded by analysts at Ned Davis Research from a neutral rating to a buy rating.

Robert Half International (NYSE:RHI) was upgraded by analysts at Northcoast Research from a neutral rating to a buy rating.

Semiconductor Manufacturing Int’l (NYSE:SMI) was upgraded by analysts at UBS AG from a sell rating to a buy rating.

United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX) was upgraded by analysts at Ned Davis Research from a neutral rating to a buy rating.

Western Alliance Bancorp. (NYSE:WAL) was upgraded by analysts at Sandler O’Neill to a buy rating.

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