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Research Analysts’ upgrades for Tuesday, February 18th:

Anglo American plc (NASDAQ:AAUKY) was upgraded by analysts at Credit Suisse from a neutral rating to an outperform rating.

Aixtron AG (NASDAQ:AIXG) was upgraded by analysts at JPMorgan Chase & Co. from a neutral rating to an overweight rating.

Aquarius Platinum Limited (UK) (LON:AQP) was upgraded by analysts at Investec to a hold rating. Investec currently has GBX 41 ($0.69) target price on the stock, up from their previous target price of GBX 36 ($0.60).

BlackBerry (NASDAQ:BBRY) was upgraded by analysts at FBR Capital Markets from an underperform rating to a market perform rating. They currently have $10.00 price target on the stock.

Big Lots (NYSE:BIG) was upgraded by analysts at Deutsche Bank from a hold rating to a buy rating. They currently have $33.00 target price on the stock, up from their previous target price of $32.00.

Brammer (LON:BRAM) was upgraded by analysts at Investec to a buy rating. The firm currently has GBX 485 ($8.13) price target on the stock, up from their previous price target of GBX 470 ($7.88).

CubeSmart (NASDAQ:CUBE) was upgraded by analysts at Raymond James from a market perform rating to an outperform rating.

Darden Restaurants (NYSE:DRI) was upgraded by analysts at Raymond James from a market perform rating to an outperform rating.

First Cash Financial Services (NASDAQ:FCFS) was upgraded by analysts at JPMorgan Chase & Co. from a neutral rating to an overweight rating.

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

CGI Group (NYSE:GIB) was upgraded by analysts at CIBC from a sector perform rating to an outperform rating.

Heico Corp. (NYSE:HEI) was upgraded by analysts at KeyCorp from a hold rating to a buy rating. The firm currently has $68.00 target price on the stock.

Just Energy Group (TSE:JE) was upgraded by analysts at NBF from a sector perform rating to an outperform rating.

Lululemon (NASDAQ:LULU) was upgraded by analysts at Oppenheimer from a market perform rating to an outperform rating. They currently have $63.00 target price on the stock, up from their previous target price of $53.00.

MacroGenics (NASDAQ:MGNX) was upgraded by analysts at Bank of America from a neutral rating to a buy rating. They currently have $50.00 target price on the stock, up from their previous target price of $30.00.

Maxim Integrated Products (NASDAQ:MXIM) was upgraded by analysts at Drexel Hamilton from a hold rating to a buy rating.

Newfield Exploration (NYSE:NFX) was upgraded by analysts at BMO Capital Markets from a market perform rating to an outperform rating.

Universal Display (NASDAQ:OLED) was upgraded by analysts at Canaccord Genuity from a sell rating to a hold rating.

Select Medical Holdings Corporation (NYSE:SEM) was upgraded by analysts at Robert W. Baird from a neutral rating to an outperform rating. Robert W. Baird currently has $15.00 price target on the stock, up from their previous price target of $10.00.

SVB Financial Group (NASDAQ:SIVB) was upgraded by analysts at Raymond James from an outperform rating to a strong-buy rating.

Sovran Self Storage (NYSE:SSS) was upgraded by analysts at Raymond James from an outperform rating to a strong-buy rating.

Tempur-Pedic International (NYSE:TPX) was upgraded by analysts at Piper Jaffray from a neutral rating to an overweight rating.

Veeco Instruments (NASDAQ:VECO) was upgraded by analysts at Canaccord Genuity from a sell rating to a hold rating.

Zions Bancorporation (NASDAQ:ZION) was upgraded by analysts at Keefe, Bruyette & Woods from a market perform rating to an outperform rating. The firm currently has $36.00 target price on the stock, up from their previous target price of $32.00.

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