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Equities Research Analysts’ upgrades for Monday, August 18th:

CNOOC Ltd (NYSE:CEO) was upgraded by analysts at Credit Suisse from an underperform rating to a neutral rating.

Equity Residential (NYSE:EQR) was upgraded by analysts at Jefferies Group from an underperform rating to a hold rating. The firm currently has $62.00 target price on the stock, up from their previous target price of $55.00.

Halcon Resources Corp (NYSE:HK) was upgraded by analysts at MLV & Co
from a hold rating to a buy rating. The firm currently has $8.00 target price on the stock.

HMS Holdings Corp (NASDAQ:HMSY) was upgraded by analysts at First Analysis from an equal weight rating to an overweight rating. The firm currently has $27.00 price target on the stock.

Hewlett-Packard Company (NYSE:HPQ) was upgraded by analysts at Monness Crespi & Hardt from a neutral rating to a buy rating. The firm currently has $40.00 price target on the stock.

KapStone Paper and Packaging Corp. (NYSE:KS) was upgraded by analysts at Deutsche Bank from a hold rating to a buy rating. Deutsche Bank currently has $36.00 target price on the stock, up from their previous target price of $26.00.

Rentokil Initial plc (LON:RTO) was upgraded by analysts at Investec to a buy rating. Investec currently has GBX 150 ($2.51) target price on the stock, up from their previous target price of GBX 100 ($1.67).

Rentokil Initial plc (NASDAQ:RTOKY) was upgraded by analysts at Investec from a hold rating to a buy rating.

Sportsman's Warehouse Holdings (NASDAQ:SPWH) was upgraded by analysts at Robert W. Baird from a neutral rating to an outperform rating. They currently have $9.00 price target on the stock, down from their previous price target of $10.00. They noted that the move was a valuation call. The analysts noted that the move was a valuation call.

WisdomTree Investments (NASDAQ:WETF) was upgraded by analysts at Citigroup Inc. from a sell rating to a neutral rating.

Westlake Chemical (NYSE:WLK) was upgraded by analysts at SunTrust from a reduce rating to a neutral rating.

Zimmer Holdings (NYSE:ZMH) was upgraded by analysts at William Blair from a market perform rating to an outperform rating.

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