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Stock Analysts’ upgrades for Monday, May 19th:

Abbott Laboratories (NYSE:ABT) was upgraded by analysts at Credit Suisse from a neutral rating to an outperform rating.

Alent PLC (LON:ALNT) was upgraded by analysts at Numis Securities Ltd to an add rating. The firm currently has GBX 340 ($5.72) target price on the stock, up from their previous target price of GBX 330 ($5.55).

Altera (NASDAQ:ALTR) was upgraded by analysts at RBC Capital from a sector perform rating to an outperform rating. RBC Capital currently has $39.00 price target on the stock, up from their previous price target of $36.00.

Apogee Enterprises (NASDAQ:APOG) was upgraded by analysts at DA Davidson from a neutral rating to a buy rating. The firm currently has $36.00 target price on the stock.

Approach Resources (NASDAQ:AREX) was upgraded by analysts at Stephens from an underweight rating to an equal weight rating.

Athlon Energy (NASDAQ:ATHL) was upgraded by analysts at Citigroup Inc. from a neutral rating to a buy rating.

Beacon Roofing Supply (NASDAQ:BECN) was upgraded by analysts at Longbow Research from a neutral rating to a buy rating. They currently have $42.00 price target on the stock.

Progressive Waste Solutions (NYSE:BIN) was upgraded by analysts at Wedbush from a neutral rating to an outperform rating. The firm currently has $30.00 target price on the stock, up from their previous target price of $26.00.

Brookdale Senior Living (NYSE:BKD) was upgraded by analysts at RBC Capital from an outperform rating to a top pick rating. They currently have $42.00 target price on the stock, up from their previous target price of $38.00.

Broadcom (NASDAQ:BRCM) was upgraded by analysts at RBC Capital from a sector perform rating to an outperform rating. The firm currently has $40.00 target price on the stock, up from their previous target price of $33.00.

Chesapeake Energy (NYSE:CHK) was upgraded by analysts at KLR Group from an accumulate rating to a buy rating. KLR Group currently has $37.00 price target on the stock, up from their previous price target of $33.00.

Chesapeake Energy (NYSE:CHK) was upgraded by analysts at Tudor Pickering from a trim rating to a hold rating.

E TRADE Financial (NASDAQ:ETFC) was upgraded by analysts at Raymond James from a market perform rating to an outperform rating. The firm currently has $24.00 price target on the stock.

Energy XXI (Bermuda) Limited (NASDAQ:EXXI) was upgraded by analysts at Raymond James from an outperform rating to a strong-buy rating. They currently have $29.00 target price on the stock.

Frank s International (NYSE:FI) was upgraded by analysts at Guggenheim from a neutral rating to a buy rating. They currently have $30.00 target price on the stock.

Fossil Group (NASDAQ:FOSL) was upgraded by analysts at Brean Capital from a sell rating to a hold rating.

GRAFTON GROUP PLC UT (1 ORD, 1 C (LON:GFTU) was upgraded by analysts at Numis Securities Ltd to a buy rating. Numis Securities Ltd currently has GBX 750 ($12.62) target price on the stock.

InterMune (NASDAQ:ITMN) was upgraded by analysts at Leerink Swann from a market perform rating to an outperform rating. The firm currently has $41.00 price target on the stock.

KEYW Holding Corp. (NASDAQ:KEYW) was upgraded by analysts at Chardan Capital from a neutral rating to a buy rating. They currently have $14.00 price target on the stock.

Matson (NASDAQ:MATX) was upgraded by analysts at FBR Capital Markets from a market perform rating to an outperform rating. The firm currently has $30.00 price target on the stock, up from their previous price target of $28.00.

Micron Technology (NYSE:MU) was upgraded by analysts at RBC Capital from a sector perform rating to an outperform rating. RBC Capital currently has $34.00 target price on the stock, up from their previous target price of $27.00.

NVIDIA (NASDAQ:NVDA) was upgraded by analysts at RBC Capital from a sector perform rating to an outperform rating. They currently have $26.00 target price on the stock, up from their previous target price of $21.00.

AT&T (NYSE:T) was upgraded by analysts at Raymond James from a market perform rating to an outperform rating.

Texas Instruments (NYSE:TXN) was upgraded by analysts at RBC Capital from a sector perform rating to an outperform rating. The firm currently has $57.00 price target on the stock, up from their previous price target of $49.00.

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