Research Analysts’ Upgrades for October, 12th (AJMPF, MWA, SBGL, TASR, VLKAY, VRTU, VYGR, W, WAGE, WATT)
Ashmore Group (OTCMKTS:AJMPF) was upgraded by analysts at Liberum Capital from a sell rating to a hold rating.
Mueller Water Products (NYSE:MWA) was upgraded by analysts at Northcoast Research from a neutral rating to a buy rating.
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Sibanye Gold (NYSE:SBGL) was upgraded by analysts at Citigroup Inc. from a sell rating to a neutral rating.
Taser International (NASDAQ:TASR) was upgraded by analysts at Vetr from a buy rating to a strong-buy rating.
Volkswagen AG (NASDAQ:VLKAY) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a buy rating. The firm currently has $33.00 price target on the stock. According to Zacks, “VOLKSWAGEN-ADR is the largest automobile manufacturer in Europe. Their activities focus on the automotive market and they offer products and services along the entire automotive value chain. With nine independent brands, they are able to offer a unique range of models from the extremely efficient 3-litre car to the great sporting tradition of Bentley. While each of the brands has a distinct personality, it also benefits from its membership of the Volkswagen Group with its global manufacturing base “
Virtusa Corp. (NASDAQ:VRTU) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a strong sell rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “Virtusa Corporation is a global information technology services company providing IT consulting, technology implementation and application outsourcing services. Using its enhanced global delivery model, innovative platforming approach and industry expertise, Virtusa provides cost-effective services that enable its clients to use IT to enhance business performance, accelerate time-to-market, increase productivity and improve customer service. “
Voyager Therapeutics (NASDAQ:VYGR) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a buy rating. Zacks Investment Research currently has $13.00 target price on the stock. According to Zacks, “Voyager Therapeutics, Inc. is a gene therapy company. It focuses on the development of treatments for patients suffering from severe diseases of the central nervous system. Its pipeline includes VY-AADC01, which is in Phase 1b clinical trials for treatment of Parkinson’s disease and preclinical programs comprise VY-SOD101 for a monogenic form of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, VY-FXN01 for Friedreich ataxia and VY-HTT01 for Huntington’s disease as well as VY-SMN101 for neuromuscular disease. Voyager Therapeutics, Inc. is headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts. “
Wayfair (NYSE:W) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a sell rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “Wayfair Inc. engages in the e-commerce business. It offers bedroom, living room, kitchen and dining, home entertainment, home office, game room and bar, patio, hallway and entryway, and bathroom furniture. The Company operates under the Wayfair.com, Joss & Main, AllModern, DwellStudio, and Birch Lane brands. It offers products and services primarily in the United States. Wayfair LLC is headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts. “
WageWorks (NYSE:WAGE) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a strong sell rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “WageWorks, Inc. is an on-demand provider of tax-advantaged programs for consumer-directed health, commuter and other employee spending account benefits, or CDBs, in the United States. The Company administers and operates an array of CDBs, including spending account management programs, such as health and dependent care flexible spending accounts, health savings accounts, health reimbursement arrangements and commuter benefits, such as transit and parking programs. The Company delivers its CDB programs through a benefits-as-a-service delivery model. WageWorks, Inc. is headquartered in San Mateo, California. “
Energous Corp. (NASDAQ:WATT) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a buy rating. The firm currently has $18.00 price target on the stock. According to Zacks, “Energous Corporation is a developer of a disruptive wire-free charging technology. It solutions enables wireless charging or powering of electronic devices at distance. The wireless charging solution, it is developing employs three dimensional (3D) pocketforming. Energous Corporation is headquartered in Pleasanton, California. “
Walker Greenbank plc (LON:WGB) was upgraded by analysts at N+1 Singer to a buy rating. The firm currently has GBX 250 ($3.09) price target on the stock, up from their previous price target of GBX 220 ($2.72).
WhiteHorse Finance (NASDAQ:WHF) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a strong sell rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “WhiteHorse Finance, Inc. is a business development company focused on originating loans to privately held small-cap companies across a broad range of industries. WhiteHorse Finance, Inc. is based in Miami, United States. “
WidePoint (NYSE:WYY) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a sell rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “WidePoint is a technology-based provider of products and services to the government sector and commercial markets. WidePoint specializes in providing systems engineering, integration and information technology services. WidePoint’s wholly owned subsidiary, ORC, is at the forefront of implementing government-compliant eAuthentication identity management managed services and associated systems engineering/integration. ORC has earned four major U.S. federal government certifications offering the highest levels of assurance for transactions over the Internet. WidePoint’s profile of customers encompasses U.S. Federal Government agencies, including the Department of Defense, the Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Justice as well as major U.S. defense contractors and several major pharmaceutical companies. “
XCel Brands (OTCMKTS:XELB) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a strong sell rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “Xcel Brands, Inc. operates as a brand management company. It is focused on the acquisition, design, and licensing, marketing and retail sales of consumer brands including apparel, footwear, and sporting goods. The Company owns and manages the Isaac Mizrahi and Judith Ripka brands. Xcel operates through two segments, Design and Licensing, and Retail Business. The Design and licensing segment licenses its brands to third parties, provide certain design services, and generate royalty and design and service fee revenues through licensing and other agreements with wholesale manufacturers, sourcing and design companies, and retailers. The Retail Business segment operates bricks-and-mortar retail stores; and an e-commerce site under the Isaac Mizrahi Brands. Xcel Brands, Inc. is headquartered in New York. “
Acceleron Pharma (NASDAQ:XLRN) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a sell rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “Acceleron Pharma Inc. is a biopharmaceutical company which focuses on the discovery, development and commercialization of protein therapeutics for cancer and rare diseases. Acceleron Pharma Inc. is based in Cambridge, Massachusetts. “
XPO Logistics (NYSE:XPO) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a buy rating. The firm currently has $41.00 price target on the stock. According to Zacks, “XPO Logistics, Inc. is a third-party logistics provider offering expedient, single-source solutions for time-critical and service-sensitive shipments through its non-asset based transportation network. XPO serves customers in the U.S, Canada and Mexico with domestic and international freight destinations. XPO’s suite of logistics services is offered through three brands: expedited surface transportation through Express-1, Inc., domestic and international freight forwarding services through Concert Group Logistics, Inc., and truckload brokerage services through Bounce Logistics, Inc. XPO Logistics, Inc., formerly known as Express-1 Expedited Solutions, Inc., is based in Buchanan, Michigan. “
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