Research Analysts’ upgrades for Friday, September 15th:

Autoliv (NYSE:ALV) was upgraded by analysts at Buckingham Research from an underperform rating to a neutral rating.

Autoliv (NYSE:ALV) was upgraded by analysts at Pareto Securities from a sell rating to a hold rating.

Encana Corporation (NYSE:ECA) (TSE:ECA) was upgraded by analysts at Sanford C. Bernstein from a market perform rating to an outperform rating.

Harsco Corporation (NYSE:HSC) was upgraded by analysts at Argus from a hold rating to a buy rating.

LivaNova PLC (NASDAQ:LIVN) was upgraded by analysts at Needham & Company LLC from a hold rating to a buy rating. The firm currently has $83.00 target price on the stock.

QUALCOMM (NASDAQ:QCOM) was upgraded by analysts at Northland Securities from a market perform rating to an outperform rating.

Student Transportation (NASDAQ:STB) (TSE:STB) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a buy rating. They currently have $6.75 price target on the stock. According to Zacks, “Student Transportation Inc. provides school bus transportation services in the United States and Canada. Its services are delivered by drivers, dispatchers, maintenance technicians and terminal managers. Student Transportation Inc., formerly known as Student Transportation of America, Ltd., is based in Barrie, Canada. “

Sensient Technologies Corporation (NYSE:SXT) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a sell rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “Sensient Technologies Corporation is a leading global supplier of colors, flavors and fragrances. Using sophisticated technologies at facilities around the world, the Company develops unique formulations and ingredients that bring life to its customers’ products. Sensient manufactures a full range of ink-jet inks, cosmetic and pharmaceutical additives, as well as colors and flavors for many of the world’s best-known brands. (Press Release) “

Tesco Corporation (NASDAQ:TESO) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a sell rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “Tesco Corporation is engaged in the designing, manufacturing and service delivery of technology-based solutions for the upstream energy industry. The Company’s product and service include equipment sales and services to drilling contractors and oil and gas operating companies. It operates in three segments, Top Drive, Tubular Services, and CASING DRILLING. Tesco Corporation is headquartered in Houston, Texas. “

Tempur Sealy International (NYSE:TPX) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a buy rating. Zacks Investment Research currently has $69.00 price target on the stock. According to Zacks, “Tempur Sealy International, Inc. is involved in the development, manufacturing and marketing of bedding products primarily in North America and internationally. It provides mattresses, adjustable bases, pillows and other sleep and relaxation products. The company’s brand portfolio includes Tempur(R), Tempur-Pedic(R), Sealy(R), Sealy Posturepedic(R), Optimum(TM) and Stearns & Foster(R). Tempur Sealy International, Inc., formerly known as Tempur-Pedic International Inc., is headquartered in Lexington, Kentucky. “

Unilever PLC (NYSE:UL) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a buy rating. Zacks Investment Research currently has $66.00 target price on the stock. According to Zacks, “Unilever plc is engaged in manufacturing of branded and packaged consumer goods, including food, detergents and personal care products. The Company also has interests in specialty chemicals. Unilever sells its products internationally. “

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