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Stock Analysts’ upgrades for Tuesday, August 12th:

Advanced Photonix (NYSE:API) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks from an underperform rating to a neutral rating. They currently have $0.50 price target on the stock.

Avista Corp (NYSE:AVA) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks from a neutral rating to an outperform rating. They currently have $34.70 price target on the stock.

Banc of California (NASDAQ:BANC) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks from an underperform rating to an outperform rating. The firm currently has $12.70 target price on the stock.

Sothebys (NYSE:BID) was upgraded by analysts at TheStreet to a buy rating.

Brookdale Senior Living (NYSE:BKD) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks from an underperform rating to a neutral rating. They currently have $34.30 target price on the stock.

Chyronhego Corp (NASDAQ:CHYR) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks from a neutral rating to an outperform rating. The firm currently has $2.30 price target on the stock.

Enerflex (TSE:EFX) was upgraded by analysts at BMO Capital Markets from a market perform rating to an outperform rating. BMO Capital Markets currently has C$24.00 target price on the stock, up from their previous target price of C$17.00.

EXACT Sciences (NASDAQ:EXAS) was upgraded by analysts at Benchmark Co. to a buy rating.

Express (NASDAQ:EXPR) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks from an underperform rating to a neutral rating. The firm currently has $14.60 target price on the stock.

Francesca's Holdings Corp (NASDAQ:FRAN) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks from an underperform rating to a neutral rating. Zacks currently has $13.70 target price on the stock.

Hyperion Therapeutics (NASDAQ:HPTX) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks from a neutral rating to an outperform rating. They currently have $25.00 price target on the stock.

ING Groep (NYSE:ING) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks from an underperform rating to a neutral rating. Zacks currently has $13.60 target price on the stock.

Lehigh Gas Partners (NYSE:LGP) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks from an underperform rating to a neutral rating. They currently have $36.40 price target on the stock.

Montage Technology Group (NASDAQ:MONT) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks from a neutral rating to an outperform rating. Zacks currently has $23.40 target price on the stock.

Oaktree Capital Group (NYSE:OAK) was upgraded by analysts at Bank of America to a buy rating.

Parallel Energy Trust (TSE:PLT.UN) was upgraded by analysts at TD Securities from a hold rating to a buy rating. They currently have C$5.00 price target on the stock.

Portola Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:PTLA) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks from a neutral rating to an outperform rating. The firm currently has $28.30 target price on the stock.

Rand Logistics (NASDAQ:RLOG) 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.

Stonegate Mortgage Corp (NYSE:SGM) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks from an underperform rating to a neutral rating. Zacks currently has $14.20 price target on the stock.

Select Income REIT (NYSE:SIR) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks from an underperform rating to a neutral rating. Zacks currently has $28.80 target price on the stock.

TravelCenters of America (NYSE:TA) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks from an underperform rating to a neutral rating. They currently have $9.60 target price on the stock.

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