Stock Analysts’ upgrades for Thursday, September 22nd:

Amazon.com (NASDAQ:AMZN) was upgraded by analysts at Argus from a hold rating to a buy rating.

Brookfield Asset Management (NYSE:BAM) was upgraded by analysts at Royal Bank Of Canada from an outperform rating to a top pick rating. Royal Bank Of Canada currently has $41.00 price target on the stock.

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Ensco PLC (NYSE:ESV) was upgraded by analysts at Clarkson Capital from a sell rating to a neutral rating.

Glencore PLC (LON:GLEN) was upgraded by analysts at Liberum Capital to a hold rating. The firm currently has GBX 185 ($2.41) price target on the stock, up from their previous price target of GBX 140 ($1.83).

Imperial Oil Limited (NYSEMKT:IMO) was upgraded by analysts at Citigroup Inc. to an outperform rating. The firm currently has $50.00 target price on the stock.

NorthStar Realty Finance Corp. (NYSE:NRF) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a sell rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “NorthStar Realty Finance Corp. is an internally-managed REIT that makes fixed income, structured finance and net lease investments in commercial real estate assets. NorthStar Realty’s business consists of three core business lines: subordinate real estate debt, real estate securities and net lease properties. “

Intellia Therapeutics (NASDAQ:NTLA) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a sell rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “Intellia Therapeutics, Inc. is a genome editing company focused on the development of curative therapeutics using a biological tool, CRISPR/Cas9 system. Intellia Therapeutics, Inc. is headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts. “

Omega Healthcare Investors (NYSE:OHI) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a buy rating. The firm currently has $40.00 price target on the stock. According to Zacks, “OMEGA HEALTHCARE INVESTORS is a self-administered real estate investment trust which invests in income- producing health care facilities, principally long-term care facilities, with the objective of profitable growth and further diversification of the investment portfolio. Investments are located primarily in the United States. “

ON Semiconductor Corp. (NASDAQ:ON) was upgraded by analysts at Morgan Stanley from an underweight rating to an equal weight rating. They currently have $12.00 target price on the stock.

Piedmont Natural Gas (NYSE:PNY) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a buy rating. Zacks Investment Research currently has $67.00 price target on the stock. According to Zacks, “Piedmont Natural Gas Co, Inc., is an energy and services company engaged in the transportation and sale of natural gas and the sale of propane to residential, commercial and industrial customers in North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee. The Company is the second-largest natural gas utility in the southeast. The Company and its non-utility subsidiaries and divisions are also engaged in acquiring, marketing and arranging for the transportation and storage of natural gas for large-volume purchasers, and in the sale of propane to customers in the Company’s three-state service area. “

Radware (NASDAQ:RDWR) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a sell rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “Radware Ltd. develops, manufactures and markets products that manage and direct Internet traffic among network resources to enable continuous access to Web sites and other services, applications and content based on Internet protocol. Radware offers a broad range of Internet traffic management solutions to service providers, e-commerce businesses and corporate enterprises that require uninterrupted availability and optimal performance of IP-based applications that are critical to their business. (PRESS RELEASE) “

Pacific Coast Oil Trust (NYSE:ROYT) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a sell rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “Pacific Coast Oil Trust is formed to own interests in properties held by Pacific Coast Energy Company LP which are located in California in the Santa Maria and Los Angeles Basins. Pacific Coast Oil Trust is based in Austin, Texas. “

Ryanair Holdings PLC (NASDAQ:RYAAY) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a buy rating. The firm currently has $85.00 price target on the stock. According to Zacks, “Ryanair operates an ultra-low cost, scheduled airline serving short-haul, point-to-point routes largely in Europe from its bases in airports across Europe. The company offers over 1,600 scheduled short-haul flights per day serving airports largely throughout Europe, with a principal fleet of Boeing 737-800 aircraft. “

Scholastic Corp. (NASDAQ:SCHL) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a sell rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “Scholastic Corp. creates and distributes innovative and quality educational materials for use in school – children’s books, textbooks, magazines, technology and teacher materials and engaging and appropriate products for use at home – magazines, software, television programming, videos and toys. Scholastic is unique in its understanding of what kids want and need to read and learn. The company is a world leader in children’s school book clubs and school book fairs, through which children purchase books and software. (PRESS RELEASE) “

Shoe Carnival (NASDAQ:SCVL) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a buy rating. They currently have $30.00 price target on the stock. According to Zacks, “Shoe Carnival, Inc. is a high volume, value-oriented retailer of family footwear. They adhere to a highly promotional marketing concept that enables them to be competitive in the retail markets they enter. They provide a selection and variety of footwear normally associated with a category killer superstore in an exciting retail environment. “

SecureWorks Corp. (NASDAQ:SCWX) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a sell rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “SecureWorks Corp. offers intelligence-driven information security solutions focused on protecting from cyber-attacks. The Company’s solutions enable organizations to fortify their cyber defenses to prevent security breaches; detect malicious activity in real time; prioritize and respond rapidly to security breaches and predict emerging threats. Its integrated suite of solutions include managed security, threat intelligence, security and risk consulting as well as incident response. SecureWorks Corp. is based in Atlanta, Georgia. “

SeaWorld Entertainment (NYSE:SEAS) was upgraded by analysts at Citigroup Inc. from a neutral rating to a buy rating.

British Sky Broadcasting Group PLC (OTCMKTS:SKYAY) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a sell rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “Sky plc offers entertainment and communications service. The Company offers Sky TV, on demand television programs; Sky Broadband offers broadband and telephony services; NOW TV is a streaming service and provides access to the Sky’s content; Sky Sports’ channels broadcast live sport, news and analysis, from football and golf to cricket and tennis; Sky Entertainment offers entertainment channels Sky 1, Sky Living, Sky Atlantic and Sky Arts; Sky News provides news and analysis; Sky Media is an advertising sales house and offers advertisers access to television channels; Sky Business provides Sky’s television and WiFi services; Sky Bet offers online betting and gaming services. Sky plc formerly known as British Sky Broadcasting Group plc is based in Isleworth, the United Kingdom. “

Seritage Growth Properties (NYSE:SRG) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a sell rating to a strong-buy rating. The firm currently has $57.00 target price on the stock. According to Zacks, “Seritage Growth Properties is a self-administered, self-managed REIT primarily engaged in the real property business through its operating partnership, Seritage Growth Properties, L.P. Seritage Growth Properties is based in HOFFMAN ESTATES, United States. “

S&T Bancorp (NASDAQ:STBA) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a sell rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “S & T BANCORP, INC. is a bank holding company which is engaged in general banking business. The Bank is a full service bank with its main office in Indiana, Pennsylvania, providing service to its customers through a branch of 34 offices located in Armstrong, Allegheny, Indiana, Jefferson, Clearfield and Westmoreland counties. The Bank’s services include accepting time and demand deposit accounts, making secured and unsecured commercial and consumer loans, providing letters of credit, and offering discount brokerage services, personal financial planning and credit card services. “

Tencent Holding (OTCMKTS:TCEHY) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a buy rating. Zacks Investment Research currently has $31.00 price target on the stock. According to Zacks, “Tencent Holdings Limited is an Internet service portal. Tencent provides value-added Internet, mobile and telecom services and online advertising. Tencent’s leading Internet platforms in China are QQ Instant Messenger, QQ.com, QQ Games, Qzone, 3g.QQ.com, SoSo, PaiPai and Tenpay. It has brought together China’s largest Internet community, to meet the various needs of Internet users including communication, information, entertainment, e-commerce and others. Tencent Holdings Limited is headquartered in Shenzhen, the People’s Republic of China. “

TearLab Corp. (NASDAQ:TEAR) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a sell rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “TearLab Corporation is an ophthalmic device company developing and commercializing novel, lab-on-a-chip technologies that enable eye care practitioners to test for highly sensitive and specific biomarkers in tears at the point-of-care. The Company is commercializing a proprietary in vitro diagnostic tear testing platform, the TearLabTM Osmolarity System, which is capable of accurately and rapidly measuring biomarkers in tears at the point-of-care. The TearLabTM System requires nanoliters of tears for testing, potentially reducing collection time and simplifying the tear collection process. TearLab Corporation, formerly known as OccuLogix Inc., is headquartered in San Diego, California. “

Tessco Technologies (NASDAQ:TESS) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a sell rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “TESSCO Technologies Inc. is a leading provider of the services, products and solutions required to build, operate, maintain and use wireless voice, data, messaging, location tracking and Internet systems. The company provides marketing and sales services, knowledge and supply chain management, product-solution delivery and control systems utilizing Internet and information technology. The company’s guiding vision is to be The Vital Link between buyers and manufacturers. For its customers, the company provides a total source of product knowledge and solutions. “

Telecom Italia SpA (NYSE:TI) was upgraded by analysts at Macquarie from a neutral rating to an outperform rating.

Tower International (NYSE:TOWR) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a buy rating. Zacks Investment Research currently has $27.00 target price on the stock. According to Zacks, “TA Delaware, Inc. is engaged in the manufacture of engineered structural metal components and assemblies primarily serving automotive original equipment manufacturers. It offers its automotive customers body-structure stampings, frame and other chassis structures, as well as complex welded assemblies, for small and large cars, crossovers, pickups and SUVs. Its manufacturing operations consist primarily of stamping and welding operations, system and modular assembly operations, coating, and other ancillary operations. The Company uses various grades and thicknesses of steel and aluminum; including high-strength, hot- and cold-rolled, galvanized, organically coated, stainless, and aluminized steel; for the manufacture of its products. TA Delaware, Inc. is headquartered in Livonia, Michigan. “

Trinity Biotech plc (NASDAQ:TRIB) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a sell rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “Trinity Biotech plc, headquartered in Bray, the Republic of Ireland, develops, acquires, manufactures, and markets medical diagnostic products for the clinical laboratory and point-of-care (POC) segments of the diagnostic market worldwide. The company provides two haemostasis product lines, Biopool and Amax, comprising test kits and instrumentation used for the detection of blood disorders. These products are used to detect autoimmune, infectious and sexually transmitted diseases, diabetes and disorders of the blood, liver and intestine. The Company is also a provider of raw materials to the life sciences industry. It also engages in the provision of engineering, financial, and management services, as well as in trading business. Trinity Biotech sells its products through its sales force, as well as through a network of distributors and strategic partners. “

TheStreet (NASDAQ:TST) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a sell rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “TheStreet.com, Inc. is a leading web-based provider of original, timely, comprehensive and trustworthy financial news, commentary and information aimed at helping readers make informed investment decisions. TheStreet.com combines the most important qualities of traditional print journalism –accuracy, intelligence, fairness and wit–with the web’s advantages as a financial news medium–timeliness, interactivity and global distribution. “

TechTarget (NASDAQ:TTGT) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a sell rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “TECHTARGET, a leading online Information Technology media company, provides IT companies with ROI-focused marketing programs to generate leads, shorten sales cycles, and grow revenues. The company is also a leading provider of independent, peer and vendor content, a leading distributor of white papers, and a leading producer of vendor-sponsored Webcasts and Podcasts for the IT market. Its Web sites are complemented by numerous invitation-only events and two magazines. TechTarget provides proven lead generation and branding programs to numerous advertisers including Cisco, Dell, EMC, HP, IBM, Intel, Microsoft, SAP and Symantec. “

T2 Biosystems (NASDAQ:TTOO) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a sell rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “T2 Biosystems, Inc. is an in vitro diagnostics company. It has developed a technology platform that is designed to offer a rapid, sensitive and simple alternative to existing diagnostic methodologies. The Company uses its T2 Magnetic Resonance platform, or T2MR, that enables rapid detection of pathogens, biomarkers and other abnormalities in a variety of unpurified patient sample types, including whole blood, plasma, serum, saliva, sputum and urine, and can detect cellular targets. It operates primarily in the United States. T2 Biosystems, Inc. is headquartered in Lexington, Massachusetts. “

Grupo Televisa SAB (NYSE:TV) was upgraded by analysts at HSBC from a reduce rating to a hold rating.

TherapeuticsMD (NASDAQ:TXMD) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a sell rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “TherapeuticsMD, Inc. is a specialty pharmaceutical company focused on creating branded prescription, generic prescription and over-the-counter products targeted exclusively for women. It is developing three advanced hormone replacement products designed to alleviate the symptoms of and reduce the health risks resulting from menopause-related hormone deficiencies. TherapeuticsMD, Inc. is based in Boca Raton, Florida. “

Unitil Corp. (NYSE:UTL) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a sell rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “Unitil Corporation is a registered public utility holding company and the parent company of the Unitil System. “

Vipshop Holdings Ltd – (NYSE:VIPS) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a sell rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “Vipshop Holdings Ltd. is an online discount retailer for brands. The Company offers branded products to consumers in China through flash sales on its vipshop.com website. It offers a wide selection of various famous branded discount products including apparel for women, men and children, fashion goods, cosmetics, home goods and other lifestyle products, through its website. Vipshop Holdings Ltd. is headquartered in Guangzhou. “

Vertex Energy (NASDAQ:VTNR) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a buy rating. The firm currently has $1.25 price target on the stock. According to Zacks, “Vertex Energy, Inc. operates as an environmental services company that recycles industrial waste streams and off-specification commercial chemical products. Its primary focus is recycling used motor oil and other petroleum by-product streams. Vertex operates in three divisions: Black Oil Division, Refining and Marketing Division and Thermal Chemical Extraction Process. The Company also manages the transport, storage and delivery of the aggregated feedstock and product streams to end users, and manages the re-refining of a portion of its aggregated petroleum streams in order to sell them as end products. It sells its aggregated petroleum streams as feedstock to other re-refineries and fuel blenders or as replacement fuel for use in industrial burners. Vertex Energy, Inc. is based in Houston, Texas. “

Yadkin Financial Corp. (NYSE:YDKN) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a sell rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “Yadkin Financial Corporation is a holding company that conducts its business activities through its subsidiary, Yadkin Valley Bank and Trust Company. The Bank’s primary business is providing banking, mortgage, investment and insurance services to residents and businesses. It operates primarily in North Carolina and South Carolina. Yadkin Financial Corporation, formerly known as Yadkin Valley Financial Corporation, is based in Elkin, United States. “

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