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Research Analysts’ upgrades for Thursday, August 28th:

Alcatel Lucent SA (NYSE:ALU) was upgraded by analysts at Sanford C. Bernstein from a market perform rating to an outperform rating. Sanford C. Bernstein currently has $4.63 price target on the stock, up from their previous price target of $3.97.

Alcatel Lucent SA (NYSE:ALU) was upgraded by analysts at Bernstein to an outperform rating.

Progressive Waste Solutions (NYSE:BIN) was upgraded by analysts at BMO Capital Markets from a market perform rating to an outperform rating. The firm currently has $30.00 price target on the stock, up from their previous price target of $26.00.

China Telecom Co. Limited (NYSE:CHA) was upgraded by analysts at HSBC from an underweight rating to a neutral rating.

Cape PLC (LON:CIU) was upgraded by analysts at Numis Securities Ltd to a buy rating. The firm currently has GBX 370 ($6.12) price target on the stock.

Cott (NYSE:COT) was upgraded by analysts at Stifel Nicolaus from a hold rating to a buy rating. The firm currently has $10.00 price target on the stock.

CRH PLC (NYSE:CRH) was upgraded by analysts at Credit Suisse from an underperform rating to an outperform rating.

Randgold Resources Ltd. (NASDAQ:GOLD) was upgraded by analysts at HSBC from an underweight rating to a neutral rating.

Hammerson Plc (NASDAQ:HMSNF) was upgraded by analysts at Morgan Stanley from an equal weight rating to an overweight rating.

IEC Electronics (NYSE:IEC) was upgraded by analysts at Noble Financial from a hold rating to a buy rating. The firm currently has $6.00 price target on the stock.

Kromek Group PLC (LON:KMK) was upgraded by analysts at Panmure Gordon to a buy rating. The firm currently has GBX 60 ($0.99) target price on the stock, up from their previous target price of GBX 50 ($0.83).

Wm. Morrison Supermarkets plc (LON:MRW) was upgraded by analysts at Deutsche Bank to a hold rating. They currently have GBX 190 ($3.14) price target on the stock.

Wm Morrison Supermar (NASDAQ:MRWSY) was upgraded by analysts at Deutsche Bank from a sell rating to a hold rating.

National Bank of Canada (NASDAQ:NTIOF) was upgraded by analysts at Oppenheimer from an underperform rating to a market perform rating.

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