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Research Analysts’ upgrades for Thursday, August 14th:

Aruba Networks (NASDAQ:ARUN) was upgraded by analysts at Stifel Nicolaus from a hold rating to a buy rating.

Athlon Energy (NASDAQ:ATHL) was upgraded by analysts at Credit Suisse from a neutral rating to an outperform rating. Credit Suisse currently has $51.00 price target on the stock, up from their previous price target of $50.00.

Sothebys (NYSE:BID) was upgraded by analysts at Williams Capital from an underperform rating to a market perform rating.

Derwent London Plc (LON:DLN) was upgraded by analysts at JPMorgan Chase & Co. to an overweight rating. The firm currently has GBX 3,060 ($51.33) target price on the stock.

Dresser-Rand Group (NYSE:DRC) was upgraded by analysts at Guggenheim from a neutral rating to a buy rating.

Helmerich & Payne (NYSE:HP) was upgraded by analysts at Credit Suisse from an underperform rating to a neutral rating.

Intermediate Capital Group plc (LON:ICP) was upgraded by analysts at Numis Securities Ltd to a hold rating. Numis Securities Ltd currently has GBX 375 ($6.29) target price on the stock, up from their previous target price of GBX 363 ($6.09).

JAKKS Pacific (NASDAQ:JAKK) was upgraded by analysts at Piper Jaffray from a neutral rating to an overweight rating.

Liberty Media Corp (NASDAQ:LMCA) was upgraded by analysts at Evercore Partners from an equal weight rating to an overweight rating.

Luxottica Group S.p.A. (NYSE:LUX) was upgraded by analysts at Goldman Sachs from a sell rating to a neutral rating.

NetApp (NASDAQ:NTAP) was upgraded by analysts at Needham & Company LLC from a hold rating to a buy rating.

PFSweb (NASDAQ:PFSW) was upgraded by analysts at B. Riley from a neutral rating to a buy rating.

The Progressive (NYSE:PGR) was upgraded by analysts at Citigroup Inc. from a neutral rating to a buy rating.

Scorpio Tankers (NASDAQ:STNG) was upgraded by analysts at Credit Suisse from a neutral rating to an outperform rating.

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