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Analysts’ upgrades for Friday, August 8th:

Achillion Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:ACHN) was upgraded by analysts at JMP Securities from a market perform rating to an outperform rating. JMP Securities currently has $13.00 target price on the stock.

Atmos Energy (NYSE:ATO) was upgraded by analysts at Edward Jones from a hold rating to a buy rating.

Coeur Mining (NYSE:CDE) was upgraded by analysts at Dundee Securities from a sell rating to a neutral rating. They currently have $8.00 target price on the stock, up from their previous target price of $7.50.

Compass Group plc (NASDAQ:CMPGY) was upgraded by analysts at HSBC from an underweight rating to a neutral rating.

NIC (NASDAQ:EGOV) was upgraded by analysts at Barrington Research from a market perform rating to an outperform rating.

Goodrich Petroleum (NYSE:GDP) was upgraded by analysts at Raymond James from an outperform rating to a strong-buy rating.

Independent Bank Corp. (NASDAQ:INDB) was upgraded by analysts at Sandler O’Neill from a hold rating to a buy rating.

Just Energy Group (NYSE:JE) was upgraded by analysts at TD Securities from a reduce rating to a hold rating.

Pacific Drilling SA (NASDAQ:PACD) was upgraded by analysts at Zephirin from a hold rating to a buy rating. The firm currently has $12.00 target price on the stock.

Primoris Services Corp. (NASDAQ:PRIM) was upgraded by analysts at BB&T Corp. from a hold rating to a buy rating.

Power Solutions International (NASDAQ:PSIX) was upgraded by analysts at Global Hunter Securities from a neutral rating to an accumulate rating.

Stone Energy (NYSE:SGY) was upgraded by analysts at KLR Group from an accumulate rating to a buy rating.

Sonus Networks (NASDAQ:SONS) was upgraded by analysts at Barrington Research from a market perform rating to an outperform rating.

Tyson Foods (NYSE:TSN) was upgraded by analysts at BB&T Corp. from a hold rating to a buy rating.

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