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Equities Research Analysts’ upgrades for Friday, April 11th:

Alaska Air Group (NYSE:ALK) was upgraded by analysts at EVA Dimensions from an overweight rating to a buy rating.

Albany Molecular Research (NASDAQ:AMRI) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks from a neutral rating to an outperform rating. Zacks currently has $17.00 target price on the stock.

Approach Resources (NASDAQ:AREX) was upgraded by analysts at EVA Dimensions from an underweight rating to a hold rating.

Air Transport Services Group (NASDAQ:ATSG) was upgraded by analysts at EVA Dimensions from an underweight rating to a hold rating.

Avista Corp. (NYSE:AVA) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks from a neutral rating to an outperform rating. They currently have $33.10 price target on the stock.

Caixabank (NASDAQ:CAIXY) was upgraded by analysts at Societe Generale from a hold rating to a buy rating.

Chesapeake Utilities Corp. (NYSE:CPK) was upgraded by analysts at EVA Dimensions from a hold rating to an overweight rating.

Delhaize Group (ADR) (NYSE:DEG) was upgraded by analysts at EVA Dimensions from a hold rating to an overweight rating.

Destination Maternity Corp. (NASDAQ:DEST) was upgraded by analysts at EVA Dimensions from an overweight rating to a buy rating.

Dynagas LNG Partners (NASDAQ:DLNG) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks from a neutral rating to an outperform rating. The firm currently has $23.10 price target on the stock.

El Paso Electric Company (NYSE:EE) was upgraded by analysts at TheStreet from a hold rating to a buy rating. The analysts wrote, “El Paso Electric Company (EE) has been upgraded by TheStreet Ratings from hold to buy. The company’s strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, increase in stock price during the past year and reasonable valuation levels. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income.”

Gas Natural (NASDAQ:EGAS) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks from a neutral rating to an outperform rating. Zacks currently has $11.00 target price on the stock.

First Financial Bancorp (Ohio) (NASDAQ:FFBC) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks from a neutral rating to an outperform rating. They currently have $19.10 price target on the stock.

First of Long Island Corp. (NASDAQ:FLIC) was upgraded by analysts at EVA Dimensions from an underweight rating to a hold rating.

Fox Factory Holding Corp (NASDAQ:FOXF) was upgraded by analysts at EVA Dimensions from an underweight rating to a buy rating.

German American Bancorp (NASDAQ:GABC) was upgraded by analysts at EVA Dimensions from an overweight rating to a buy rating.

Intercontinentalexchange Group (NYSE:ICE) was upgraded by analysts at EVA Dimensions from a sell rating to an underweight rating.

Lithia Motors (NYSE:LAD) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks from a neutral rating to an outperform rating. The firm currently has $70.80 target price on the stock.

LKQ Corp (NYSE:LKQ) was upgraded by analysts at Barrington Research from a market perform rating to an outperform rating. The firm currently has $32.50 price target on the stock.

LipoScience (NASDAQ:LPDX) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks from a neutral rating to an outperform rating. The firm currently has $3.30 target price on the stock.

Marrone Bio Innovations (NASDAQ:MBII) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks from a sell rating to a hold rating.

NRG Energy (NYSE:NRG) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks from a sell rating to a buy rating.

Park Electrochemical Corp. (NYSE:PKE) was upgraded by analysts at EVA Dimensions from an underweight rating to a hold rating.

Children's Place Retail Stores (NASDAQ:PLCE) was upgraded by analysts at EVA Dimensions from an underweight rating to a hold rating.

Painted Pony Petroleum Limited (CVE:PPY) was upgraded by analysts at FirstEnergy Capital from an outperform rating to a top pick rating. FirstEnergy Capital currently has C$15.50 target price on the stock, up from their previous target price of C$13.00.

Park Sterling Corp. (NASDAQ:PSTB) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks from a neutral rating to an outperform rating. The firm currently has $7.50 price target on the stock.

SeaChange International (NASDAQ:SEAC) was upgraded by analysts at EVA Dimensions from a hold rating to an overweight rating.

Skechers USA (NYSE:SKX) was upgraded by analysts at EVA Dimensions from a sell rating to an underweight rating.

Sonoco Products Company (NYSE:SON) was upgraded by analysts at EVA Dimensions from an overweight rating to a buy rating.

Sandvine (TSE:SVC) was upgraded by analysts at GMP Securities from a hold rating to a buy rating.

Sunoco Logistics Partners L.P. (NYSE:SXL) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks from an underperform rating to a neutral rating. Zacks currently has $91.00 target price on the stock. Zacks’ analyst wrote, “Despite weak fourth quarter results, we are upgrading Sunoco Logistics units to Neutral from Underperform. With stable fee-based revenues, geographically-diverse assets and strong business fundamentals, the partnership offers investors the opportunity to drive income through steadily rising cash distributions and capital appreciation. Over the past few years, SXL has consolidated its position in the midstream business, which was achieved through a combination of organic efforts and accretive acquisitions. However, rising costs over the last four quarters is a matter of concern and therefore we see SXL units performing in line with the broader market. “

TASER International (NASDAQ:TASR) was upgraded by analysts at Dougherty & Co from a hold rating to a buy rating.

Teranga Gold Corp (TSE:TGZ) was upgraded by analysts at GMP Securities from a reduce rating to a hold rating.

Trulia (NASDAQ:TRLA) was upgraded by analysts at TheStreet from a sell rating to a hold rating. The analysts wrote, “Trulia (TRLA) has been upgraded by TheStreet Ratings from sell to hold. The company’s strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, good cash flow from operations and expanding profit margins. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income and feeble growth in the company’s earnings per share.”

Ultra Clean Holdings (NASDAQ:UCTT) was upgraded by analysts at EVA Dimensions from a sell rating to an underweight rating.

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