Research Analysts’ upgrades for Tuesday, September 20th:

Anglo American plc (LON:AAL) was upgraded by analysts at Macquarie to a neutral rating. The firm currently has GBX 815 ($10.64) price target on the stock.

Advanced Micro Devices (NASDAQ:AMD) was upgraded by analysts at Sanford C. Bernstein from an underperform rating to a market perform rating.

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Amphenol Corp. (NYSE:APH) was upgraded by analysts at Goldman Sachs Group Inc. from a neutral rating to a buy rating. The firm currently has $70.00 target price on the stock, up from their previous target price of $60.00.

B Communications (NASDAQ:BCOM) was upgraded by analysts at Chardan Capital from a neutral rating to a buy rating.

Infoblox (NYSE:BLOX) was upgraded by analysts at Deutsche Bank AG from a sell rating to a hold rating.

BHP Billiton plc (LON:BLT) was upgraded by analysts at Macquarie to an outperform rating. The firm currently has GBX 1,260 ($16.45) price target on the stock.

Columbia Sportswear (NASDAQ:COLM) was upgraded by analysts at Canaccord Genuity from a hold rating to a buy rating.

Diamond Offshore Drilling (NYSE:DO) was upgraded by analysts at Evercore ISI from a hold rating to a buy rating.

Devon Energy Corp. (NYSE:DVN) was upgraded by analysts at Vetr from a buy rating to a strong-buy rating. The firm currently has $46.16 target price on the stock.

Education Realty Trust (NYSE:EDR) was upgraded by analysts at Robert W. Baird from a neutral rating to an outperform rating. They currently have $47.00 target price on the stock. They noted that the move was a valuation call. The analysts noted that the move was a valuation call.

Flextronics International (NASDAQ:FLEX) was upgraded by analysts at Goldman Sachs Group Inc. from a neutral rating to a buy rating. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. currently has $16.00 target price on the stock, up from their previous target price of $13.00.

IAC/InterActive (NYSE:IAC) was upgraded by analysts at Wells Fargo & Co. from a market perform rating to an outperform rating.

Jabil Circuit (NYSE:JBL) was upgraded by analysts at Goldman Sachs Group Inc. from a sell rating to a neutral rating. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. currently has $21.00 price target on the stock, up from their previous price target of $16.00.

Kelly Services (NASDAQ:KELYA) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a sell rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “KELLY SERVICES, INC. provides temporary office clerical, marketing, professional, technical, light industrial, home care services, management services and other business services to a diversified group of customers through offices located in major cities of the United States, Australia, Canada, Denmark, France, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Mexico, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Russia, Spain, Switzerland and United Kingdom. Kelly Temporary Services provides office clerical, marketing, professional, technical, semi-skilled light industrial and management services. “

Kirby Corp. (NYSE:KEX) was upgraded by analysts at Royal Bank Of Canada from a sector perform rating to an outperform rating. They currently have $68.00 price target on the stock, up from their previous price target of $55.00.

Kirby Corp. (NYSE:KEX) was upgraded by analysts at RBC Capital Markets from a sector perform rating to an outperform rating. RBC Capital Markets currently has $68.00 target price on the stock.

Manhattan Bridge Capital (NASDAQ:LOAN) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a buy rating. Zacks Investment Research currently has $7.25 target price on the stock. According to Zacks, “MANHATTAN BRIDGE CAPITAL INC., formerly DAG Media, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides short term, secured, non-banking, commercial loans to small businesses against good collateral, such as real estate, receivables, trading shares, etc., in addition to personal guarantees of the principles in most cases. In addition it develops innovative software and a related web site that allows retail businesses and other service providers to reach prospective customers and clients for their goods and services in a more effective way than traditional on-line and print yellow pages search. “

MFA Financial (NYSE:MFA ) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a buy rating. The firm currently has $8.50 target price on the stock. According to Zacks, “MFA Mortgage Investments, Inc. operates as a real estate investment trust primarily engaged in the business of investing in mortgage-backed securities. The company also has indirect investment in Lealand Place, a multifamily apartment property located in Lawrenceville, Georgia. In addition, it provides investment advisory services to a third-party institution with respect to their MBS portfolio investments. “

M Pharmaceutical (NASDAQ:MPHMF) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a sell rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “M Pharmaceutical Inc. develops and commercializes biomedical technologies for treatment of obesity, diabetes and other gastroenterological indications primarily in Canada. The Company’s technology consists of Trimeo capsules, temporary controllable pseudobezoars for non-invasive gastric volume reduction for the treatment of obesity; Trimtec, gastrointestinal neurostimulators implanted laparoscopically for the treatment of obesity and gastroparesis without permanent anatomical modification of the stomach and eMosquito wearable blood monitor, for automatic and autonomous monitoring of blood glucose by diabetics. M Pharmaceutical Inc. is headquartered in Vancouver, Canada. “

Netflix (NASDAQ:NFLX) was upgraded by analysts at Vetr from a hold rating to a buy rating. Vetr currently has $102.90 target price on the stock.

Newpark Resources (NYSE:NR) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a buy rating. The firm currently has $7.50 target price on the stock. According to Zacks, “NEWPARK RESOURCES, INC. provides integrated environmental services to the oil and gas exploration and production industry in the Gulf Coast area, principally in Louisiana and Texas. “

NeuroMetrix (NASDAQ:NURO) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a sell rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “Neurometrix is a medical device company establishing a new standard of care through the design, development and sale of proprietary products used to diagnose neuropathies. Neuropathies are diseases of the peripheral nerves and parts of the spine that frequently are caused by or associated with diabetes, low back pain and carpal tunnel syndrome, as well as other clinical disorders. “

OMNI-LITE INDS CAN COM NPV (OTCMKTS:OLNCF) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a buy rating. Zacks Investment Research currently has $1.50 price target on the stock. According to Zacks, “Omni-Lite Industries Canada Inc. develops, produces, and markets specialized metal matrix composite, aluminum, carbon, and stainless steel alloy products. The Company’s operating segment consists of Military, Aerospace, Specialty Automotive and Sports and Recreation. It serves primarily in the United States, Canada, and Barbados. Omni-Lite Industries Canada Inc. is headquartered in Cerritos, California. “

Oxford Lane Capital Corp (NASDAQ:OXLC) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a buy rating. They currently have $11.00 target price on the stock.

Petroleo Brasileiro SA Petrobras (NYSE:PBR.A) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a sell rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “Petrolo Brasilerio was founded in October of 1953 to operate in the Brazilian oil sector. The company is a mixed capital corporation that operates in the exploration, production, refining, commercialization, transportation, import, and export of oil and oil products. It also operates in the natural gas segment, in oil product distribution, in petrochemicals, and in fertilizers. The company’s main domestic clients are oil products and natural gas distributors as well as major industrial consumers. “

PolyMet Mining Corp. (NYSE:PLM) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a buy rating. They currently have $1.00 target price on the stock. According to Zacks, “PolyMet Mining Corporation is an investor-owned Canadian mining company whose principal asset is one of the world’s largest non-ferrous deposits located near Babbitt, Minnesota. The four thousand-acre NorthMet resource contains valuable quantities of copper, nickel, cobalt and platinum group metals. The Company holds an exclusive option on adjacent taconite processing plant and infrastructure called Cliff’s-Erie that dramatically reduces capital costs for project development. “

PNM Resources (NYSE:PNM) was upgraded by analysts at Jefferies Group from a hold rating to a buy rating.

PTC (NASDAQ:PTC) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a sell rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “PTC Inc. develops, markets, and supports software solutions. The company offers enterprise solutions and desktop solutions. Its principal Enterprise Solutions are Windchill, Arbortext, Creo View and Integrity. The Company’s Desktop Solutions include its integrated Creo software suite, its Mathcad engineering calculations software and its Arbortext document authoring tools. It also offers consultation, implementation, training, and maintenance services. PTC Inc., formerly known as Parametric Technology Corporation, is headquartered in Needham, Massachusetts. “

Partner Communications (NASDAQ:PTNR) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a buy rating. They currently have $5.25 target price on the stock. According to Zacks, “Partner Communications Company is engaged in the only Global System for Mobile Communications mobile telephone network operator in Israel. “

Ritter Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:RTTR) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a sell rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “Ritter Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is involved in developing therapeutic products to treat inflammatory, gastrointestinal and metabolic diseases. Its lead product candidate is RP-G28, a novel microbiome modulator, which is under development for the reduction of symptoms associated with lactose intolerance. Ritter Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is headquartered in Los Angeles, California. “

South32 (LON:S32) was upgraded by analysts at Macquarie to an outperform rating. Macquarie currently has GBX 150 ($1.96) target price on the stock.

Santander Consumer USA Holdings (NYSE:SC) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a sell rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “Santander Consumer USA Holdings Inc. is a technology-driven consumer finance company which focused on vehicle finance and unsecured consumer lending products. The company’s vehicle finance products and services include consumer vehicle loans, vehicle leases and automotive dealer floorplan loans. Santander Consumer USA Holdings Inc. is headquartered in Dallas, Texas. “

Selecta Biosciences (NASDAQ:SELB) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a buy rating. They currently have $15.00 price target on the stock. According to Zacks, “Selecta Biosciences, Inc. is a biopharmaceutical company which develops targeted immunotherapies and vaccines. Its product pipelineincludes gene therapy, food allergy, malaria; SEL-212, which is a therapeutic enzyme indicated for refractory gout; SEL-070, which is indicated for smoking cessation and relapse prevention; SEL-701, which is indicated for the treatment of human papillomavirus associated cancer and SEL-212 consists of SVP-Rapamycin co-administered with pegsiticase, its pegylated uricase. Selecta Biosciences, Inc. is based in Watertown, United States. “

SGS (NASDAQ:SGSOY) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a sell rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “SGS SA is an inspection, verification, testing and certification company. The Company provides specialized business solutions that improve quality, safety, productivity and reduces risk. Its portfolio of services includes agricultural services, minerals services, oil, gas and chemicals services, life science services, consumer testing services, systems and services certification, industrial services, environmental services, automotive services, government and institutions services. SGS SA is headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland. “

Peak Resorts (NASDAQ:SKIS) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a buy rating. Zacks Investment Research currently has $5.75 target price on the stock. According to Zacks, “Peak Resorts, Inc. is an owner and operator of ski resorts in the U.S. The resorts under the company’s umbrella offer a breadth of activities, services and amenities, including skiing, snowboarding, terrain parks, tubing, dining, lodging, equipment rentals and sales, ski and snowboard instruction and mountain biking and other summer activities. Its ski properties are located throughout the Midwest, Northeast and Southeast United States. Peak Resorts, Inc. is headquartered in Wildwood, Missouri. “

Sarepta Therapeutics (NASDAQ:SRPT) was upgraded by analysts at Cowen and Company from a market perform rating to an outperform rating.

Tech Data Corp. (NASDAQ:TECD) was upgraded by analysts at Credit Agricole SA from an underperform rating to a buy rating.

Tech Data Corp. (NASDAQ:TECD) was upgraded by analysts at Stifel Nicolaus from a hold rating to a buy rating.

Wells Fargo & Co. (NYSE:WFC) was upgraded by analysts at Morgan Stanley from an equal weight rating to an overweight rating. The firm currently has $53.00 price target on the stock, down from their previous price target of $56.00.

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