Stock Analysts’ upgrades for Tuesday, August 8th:

CNOOC Limited (NYSE:CEO) was upgraded by analysts at Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) from a neutral rating to a buy rating. They currently have $131.00 price target on the stock.

Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation (NASDAQ:CTSH) was upgraded by analysts at Berenberg Bank from a hold rating to a buy rating.

Discovery Communications (NASDAQ:DISCA) was upgraded by analysts at Pivotal Research from a hold rating to a buy rating. The firm currently has $28.00 price target on the stock.

Foot Locker (NYSE:FL) was upgraded by analysts at Morgan Stanley from an equal weight rating to an overweight rating.

L-3 Communications Holdings (NYSE:LLL) was upgraded by analysts at Drexel Hamilton from a hold rating to a buy rating.

PDC Energy (NASDAQ:PDCE) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a sell rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “PDC Energy, Inc. is engaged in acquiring, developing and exploring crude oil, NGLs and natural gas. It has operations primarily in the Western and Eastern regions of the United States. Its Western Operating Region is primarily focused on development in the Wattenberg Field in Colorado. Its Eastern Operating Region is focused on development activity in the liquid-rich portion of the Utica Shale play in Ohio. The Company is also focused on development drilling programs in resource plays. PDC Energy, Inc., formerly known as Petroleum Development Corporation, is based in Denver, Colorado. “

Park Hotels & Resorts (NYSE:PK) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a buy rating. The firm currently has $30.00 price target on the stock. According to Zacks, “Park Hotels & Resorts Inc. is a lodging Real Estate Company. The company operates luxury hotels and resorts in USA and international market. Park Hotels & Resorts Inc. is based in Mc Lean, Virginia. “

PAREXEL International Corporation (NASDAQ:PRXL) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a buy rating. Zacks Investment Research currently has $98.00 price target on the stock. According to Zacks, “Parexel International Corporation is one of the largest biopharmaceutical outsourcing organizations in the world, providing a broad range of knowledge-based contract research, medical marketing and consulting services to the worldwide pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device industries. With a commitment to providing solutions that expedite time-to-market and peak market penetration, PAREXEL has developed significant expertise in clinical trials management, data management, biostatistical analysis, medical marketing, clinical pharmacology, regulatory and medical consulting, industry training and publishing and other drug development consulting services. Its information technology subsidiary, Perceptive Informatics, Inc., develops and offers a portfolio of innovative technology-based products and services that facilitate clinical drug development and are designed to decrease time to peak sales. “

Reading International (NASDAQ:RDI) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a sell rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “Reading International, Inc. is engaged primarily in the ownership and management of commercial and residential property. “

Rapid7 (NASDAQ:RPD) was upgraded by analysts at UBS AG from a neutral rating to a positive rating.

South Jersey Industries (NYSE:SJI) was upgraded by analysts at Janney Montgomery Scott from a neutral rating to a buy rating.

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

Twilio (NYSE:TWLO) was upgraded by analysts at Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group to a buy rating. The firm currently has $35.00 price target on the stock.

Varex Imaging (NASDAQ:VREX) was upgraded by analysts at J P Morgan Chase & Co from an underweight rating to a neutral rating.

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