Investment Analysts’ upgrades for Thursday, April 20th:

Advance Auto Parts (NYSE:AAP) was upgraded by analysts at Gabelli from a hold rating to a buy rating.

ADTRAN (NASDAQ:ADTN) was upgraded by analysts at Argus from a hold rating to a buy rating.

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Caesars Entertainment Corp (NASDAQ:CZR) was upgraded by analysts at Macquarie from a neutral rating to an outperform rating.

Discovery Communications (NASDAQ:DISCA) was upgraded by analysts at Citigroup Inc from a sell rating to a neutral rating.

TechnipFMC plc Ordinary Share (NYSE:FTI) was upgraded by analysts at Seaport Global Securities from a neutral rating to a buy rating.

Genesco (NYSE:GCO) was upgraded by analysts at Piper Jaffray Companies from a neutral rating to an overweight rating.

Gap (NYSE:GPS) was upgraded by analysts at JPMorgan Chase & Co. from an underweight rating to a neutral rating. JPMorgan Chase & Co. currently has $24.00 price target on the stock, down from their previous price target of $25.59.

Goldman Sachs Group (NYSE:GS) was upgraded by analysts at Atlantic Securities from a neutral rating to an overweight rating. The firm currently has $254.00 price target on the stock, up from their previous price target of $214.09.

Hyster-Yale Materials Handling (NYSE:HY) was upgraded by analysts at Seaport Global Securities to a neutral rating. They noted that the move was a valuation call. The analysts noted that the move was a valuation call.

IDEX (NYSE:IEX) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a sell rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “IDEX started 2017 on a positive note with strong first-quarter results, driven by healthy year-over-year increase in earnings and revenues that beat the respective Zacks Consensus Estimates. The company also witnessed record order levels and modest organic growth after several quarters on diligent execution of operational plans. With a flexible yet disciplined focus on cost and productivity, IDEX expects to successfully tap newer markets to continuously boost its revenue. Management further raised its earlier guidance for 2017 on solid quarterly results and robust demand patterns. However, IDEX underperformed the industry over the last three months owing to macroeconomic challenges. IDEX’s performance is also exposed to the frailties in the U.S. and international markets. In addition, the company’s acquisition binge involves huge integration costs, which often become a drag on the profitability.”

LegacyTexas Financial Group (NASDAQ:LTXB) was upgraded by analysts at Keefe, Bruyette & Woods from a market perform rating to an outperform rating.

Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) was upgraded by analysts at Vining Sparks to a strong-buy rating. They currently have $51.00 price target on the stock.

Rio Tinto plc (NYSE:RIO) was upgraded by analysts at Citigroup Inc from a neutral rating to a buy rating.

Schlumberger Limited. (NYSE:SLB) was upgraded by analysts at SunTrust Banks, Inc. to a buy rating. They currently have $92.00 target price on the stock.

United Financial Bancorp (NASDAQ:UBNK) was upgraded by analysts at Keefe, Bruyette & Woods from a market perform rating to an outperform rating.

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