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Analysts’ upgrades for Friday, February 7th:

Akzo Nobel (NASDAQ:AKZOY) was upgraded by analysts at HSBC from an underweight rating to a neutral rating.

Aristocrat Leisure Limited (ASX:ALL) was upgraded by analysts at UBS AG to a buy rating.

Alpha Natural Resources (NYSE:ANR) was upgraded by analysts at Citigroup Inc. from a sell rating to a neutral rating.

C.H. Robinson Worldwide (NASDAQ:CHRW) was upgraded by analysts at Stifel Nicolaus from a sell rating to a hold rating.

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

Carlisle Cos. (NYSE:CSL) was upgraded by analysts at BMO Capital Markets from a market perform rating to an outperform rating.

DineEquity (NYSE:DIN) was upgraded by analysts at KeyCorp from a hold rating to a buy rating.

Danske Bank (NASDAQ:DNSKY) was upgraded by analysts at Nomura from a reduce rating to a buy rating.

Education Management Corp. (NASDAQ:EDMC) was upgraded by analysts at BMO Capital Markets to a market perform rating.

Hittite Microwave Corp. (NASDAQ:HITT) was upgraded by analysts at Goldman Sachs Group Inc. to a buy rating. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. currently has $75.00 target price on the stock, up from their previous target price of $70.00. The analysts wrote, “Revenue of $68.8 million was slightly above the Street mean of $67.7 million, however, EPS of $0.53 came in below the consensus expectation of $0.57. The earnings shortfall is largely attributable to lower than expected GM (380bp below our 71.1% estimate) due to product mix and a couple of new (strategic) military development contracts that should drive future growth. Operating margin of 36.3% was 330bp below our 39.6% estimate.”

Kellogg (NYSE:K) was upgraded by analysts at JPMorgan Chase & Co. from an underweight rating to a neutral rating. The firm currently has $55.00 target price on the stock, down from their previous target price of $58.00.

Lennox International (NYSE:LII) was upgraded by analysts at Morgan Stanley from an underweight rating to an equal weight rating.

L-3 Communications Holdings (NYSE:LLL) was upgraded by analysts at Cowen and Company from a market perform rating to an outperform rating.

LinkedIn Corp. (NYSE:LNKD) was upgraded by analysts at SunTrust from a neutral rating to a buy rating.

Lululemon (NASDAQ:LULU) was upgraded by analysts at RBC Capital from a sector perform rating to an outperform rating. RBC Capital currently has $56.00 target price on the stock. They noted that the move was a valuation call. The analysts noted that the move was a valuation call.

Mitchells & Butlers plc (LON:MAB) was upgraded by analysts at Nomura to a buy rating. Nomura currently has GBX 540 ($8.87) target price on the stock, up from their previous target price of GBX 390 ($6.41).

Mobile Telesystems (NYSE:MBT) was upgraded by analysts at Barclays to an overweight rating.

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

American Capital Mortgage Investment Corp. (NASDAQ:MTGE) was upgraded by analysts at Wunderlich from a hold rating to a buy rating. They currently have $21.50 price target on the stock. They noted that the move was a valuation call. The analysts noted that the move was a valuation call.

MWI Veterinary Supply (NASDAQ:MWIV) was upgraded by analysts at Piper Jaffray from a neutral rating to an overweight rating. The firm currently has $188.00 price target on the stock, up from their previous price target of $160.00.

Myriad Genetics (NASDAQ:MYGN) was upgraded by analysts at Credit Suisse from an underperform rating to a neutral rating.

Noble Energy (NYSE:NBL) was upgraded by analysts at Mizuho from a neutral rating to a buy rating. The firm currently has $78.00 price target on the stock, up from their previous price target of $75.00.

Patterson-UTI Energy (NASDAQ:PTEN) was upgraded by analysts at Global Hunter Securities to a buy rating.

Rotork (LON:ROR) was upgraded by analysts at Berenberg Bank to a buy rating. The firm currently has GBX 2,665 ($43.80) target price on the stock, up from their previous target price of GBX 2,640 ($43.39).

Starbucks Corp. (NASDAQ:SBUX) was upgraded by analysts at Wells Fargo & Co. from a market perform rating to an outperform rating.

Sagent Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:SGNT) was upgraded by analysts at Bank of America Corp. from a neutral rating to a buy rating.

Smith & Nephew (LON:SN) was upgraded by analysts at Beaufort Securities to a buy rating.

Sony (NYSE:SNE) was upgraded by analysts at Jefferies Group from a hold rating to a buy rating. Jefferies Group currently has $20.80 target price on the stock, up from their previous target price of $17.70.

Syngenta AG (NYSE:SYT) was upgraded by analysts at Sanford C. Bernstein to a market perform rating.

Tate & Lyle (LON:TATE) was upgraded by analysts at JPMorgan Chase & Co. to an overweight rating. The firm currently has GBX 900 ($14.79) target price on the stock, up from their previous target price of GBX 735 ($12.08).

Tate & Lyle PLC (NASDAQ:TATYY) was upgraded by analysts at JPMorgan Chase & Co. from an underweight rating to an overweight rating.

Towers Watson & Co. (NYSE:TW) was upgraded by analysts at JPMorgan Chase & Co. from a neutral rating to an overweight rating. JPMorgan Chase & Co. currently has $120.00 price target on the stock, up from their previous price target of $105.00. The analysts wrote, “active” employee segment, as 35-50mln employees could be shifting to private exchanges over the next three-five years, according to mgmt and third-party sources. Given the once-a-year nature of enrollments into exchanges, TW’s “active” exchange revenues will likely materialize for its 1/1/15 enrollment period (2HF15). That said, we still think that “active” exchanges are in their early stages and execution challenges for TW and its peers could be sizable once enrollments ramp up.”

Vimpelcom Ltd (NYSE:VIP) was upgraded by analysts at Barclays to an equal weight rating.

XPO Logistics (NYSE:XPO) was upgraded by analysts at Stifel Nicolaus from a hold rating to a buy rating. They currently have $31.00 target price on the stock.

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