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Research Analysts’ upgrades for Monday, April 21st:

Aaron's (NYSE:AAN) was upgraded by analysts at Northcoast Research from a neutral rating to a buy rating.

Capital One Financial Corp. (NYSE:COF) was upgraded by analysts at Rafferty Capital Markets from a hold rating to a buy rating.

Canadian Oil Sands (TSE:COS) was upgraded by analysts at Canaccord Genuity to a buy rating. They currently have C$28.00 price target on the stock, up from their previous price target of C$21.00.

CoStar Group (NASDAQ:CSGP) was upgraded by analysts at William Blair to a buy rating.

Dynegy (NASDAQ:DYNIQ) was upgraded by analysts at UBS AG from a neutral rating to a buy rating.

East West Bancorp (NASDAQ:EWBC) was upgraded by analysts at Sterne Agee from a neutral rating to a buy rating. They currently have $43.00 target price on the stock, up from their previous target price of $36.00.

East West Bancorp (NASDAQ:EWBC) was upgraded by analysts at Sterne Agee & Leach from a neutral rating to a buy rating. Sterne Agee & Leach currently has $43.00 target price on the stock.

Comfort Systems USA (NYSE:FIX) was upgraded by analysts at DA Davidson from a neutral rating to a buy rating.

Home Bancshares (PINK:HOMB) was upgraded by analysts at Raymond James to an outperform rating.

Hub Group (NASDAQ:HUBG) was upgraded by analysts at Stephens from an equal weight rating to an overweight rating.

Marten Transport (NASDAQ:MRTN) was upgraded by analysts at Stephens from an equal weight rating to an overweight rating.

Rocky Brands (NASDAQ:RCKY) was upgraded by analysts at Sidoti from a neutral rating to a buy rating.

Safe Bulkers (NYSE:SB) was upgraded by analysts at Jefferies Group from a hold rating to a buy rating.

Sarepta Therapeutic (NASDAQ:SRPT) was upgraded by analysts at William Blair from a market perform rating to an outperform rating.

Time Warner Cable (NYSE:TWC) was upgraded by analysts at UBS AG from a sell rating to a hold rating. The analysts wrote, “We are trimming our price target for CMCSA to $60 from $63, but reiterating our Buy rating, and we are upgrading TWC to Buy from Hold, and setting a price target of $165. Shares of both have underperformed since Comcast announced its bid for TWC in an un-collared all-stock deal and the entire group saw its M&A premium deflate. We think this deal will get done with a minimum of fuss, and we see the potential for upside to Comcast’s forecast for synergies. We expect cable will continue to be challenged by new OTT entrants and rising capital intensity, but we believe Comcast is uniquely well positioned to handle this situation, and we believe TWC will reap significant benefits from having Comcast’s template imposed on it, which should support increased capital returns once the deal closes. “We also believe Comcast sees billion-dollar-plus opportunities in wireless and advertising as a result of the scale the deal provides. We are trimming our target price on CMCSA to reflect the general pullback in cable multiples; however, we still see the potential for significant upside as implied in our new $60 target, which in turn would imply a fair value of $165 for TWC given the all-stock structure of the deal.”

VF Corp (NYSE:VFC) was upgraded by analysts at Susquehanna from a neutral rating to a positive rating. Susquehanna currently has $72.00 target price on the stock, up from their previous target price of $58.00.

VF Corp (NYSE:VFC) was upgraded by analysts at Sesquehanna from a neutral rating to a positive rating. Sesquehanna currently has $72.00 price target on the stock.

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