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Research Analysts’ upgrades for Tuesday, August 19th:

Almost Family (NASDAQ:AFAM) was upgraded by analysts at Jefferies Group from a hold rating to a buy rating. Jefferies Group currently has $33.00 target price on the stock, up from their previous target price of $23.00.

American Express Company (NYSE:AXP) was upgraded by analysts at Macquarie from an underperform rating to a neutral rating.

Brinker International (NYSE:EAT) was upgraded by analysts at Wunderlich from a hold rating to a buy rating. They currently have $55.00 target price on the stock, up from their previous target price of $52.00.

EV Energy Partners, L.P. (NASDAQ:EVEP) was upgraded by analysts at Raymond James from an outperform rating to a strong-buy rating.

Heartland Payment Systems (NYSE:HPY) was upgraded by analysts at Keefe, Bruyette & Woods from a market perform rating to an outperform rating. They currently have $56.00 price target on the stock, up from their previous price target of $51.00.

MedAssets (NASDAQ:MDAS) was upgraded by analysts at Leerink Swann from a market perform rating to an outperform rating. They currently have $26.00 target price on the stock.

Petra Diamonds Limited (LON:PDL) was upgraded by analysts at Westhouse Securities to an add rating. They currently have GBX 230 ($3.84) price target on the stock, up from their previous price target of GBX 200 ($3.34).

Teekay (NYSE:TK) was upgraded by analysts at Raymond James from an outperform rating to a strong-buy rating. The firm currently has $67.00 target price on the stock.

Urban Outfitters (NASDAQ:URBN) was upgraded by analysts at Robert W. Baird from a neutral rating to an outperform rating. They currently have $44.00 target price on the stock, up from their previous target price of $40.00.

Urban Outfitters (NASDAQ:URBN) was upgraded by analysts at Bank of America from a hold rating to an outperform rating. The firm currently has $44.00 target price on the stock, up from their previous target price of $40.00.

Wolverine World Wide (NYSE:WWW) was upgraded by analysts at KeyCorp from a hold rating to a buy rating. They currently have $30.00 target price on the stock.

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