Analysts’ upgrades for Friday, September 22nd:

Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) was upgraded by analysts at Vetr from a buy rating to a strong-buy rating. They currently have $173.06 target price on the stock.

Applied Materials (NASDAQ:AMAT) was upgraded by analysts at Vetr from a hold rating to a buy rating. The firm currently has $49.11 target price on the stock.

JD.com (NASDAQ:JD) was upgraded by analysts at Vetr from a hold rating to a buy rating. Vetr currently has $45.83 target price on the stock.

Lonmin Plc (LON:LMI) was upgraded by analysts at Peel Hunt to a hold rating. The firm currently has GBX 70 ($0.94) price target on the stock.

LTC Properties (NYSE:LTC) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a sell rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “LTC Properties, Inc., a health care real estate investment trust, invests primarily in long-term care and other health care related facilities through mortgage loans, facility lease transactions and other investments. Their primary objectives are to sustain and enhance stockholder equity value and provide current income for distribution to stockholders through real estate investments in long-term care facilities and other health care related facilities managed by experienced operators providing quality care. “

ManTech International Corporation (NASDAQ:MANT) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a buy rating. They currently have $48.00 target price on the stock. According to Zacks, “ManTech International Corporation delivers a broad array of information technology and technical services solutions to U.S. federal government customers, focusing primarily on critical national defense programs for the intelligence community and Department of Defense. They design, develop, procure, implement, operate, test and maintain mission-critical, enterprise information technology and communication systems and infrastructures for federal government customers in the United States and worldwide. “

MFA Financial (NYSE:MFA) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a sell rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “MFA Mortgage Investments, Inc. operates as a real estate investment trust primarily engaged in the business of investing in mortgage-backed securities. The company also has indirect investment in Lealand Place, a multifamily apartment property located in Lawrenceville, Georgia. In addition, it provides investment advisory services to a third-party institution with respect to their MBS portfolio investments. “

Micron Technology (NASDAQ:MU) was upgraded by analysts at Vetr from a buy rating to a strong-buy rating. Vetr currently has $40.63 price target on the stock.

Nestle SA (NASDAQ:NSRGY) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a sell rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “Nestle is the world’s #1 food company and the world leader in coffee (Nescafe), mineral water (Perrier), and ophthalmology products. Among its more than 8,500 products are Alpo dog food, Baby Ruth and Butterfinger candy bars, Carnation evaporated and condensed milk, Coffee-Mate coffee creamer, Kix breakfast cereals, Nestle Quik chocolate drink mix, Stouffer’s frozen dinners, and Toll House morsels. “

Intec Pharma (NASDAQ:NTEC) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a sell rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “Intec Pharma Ltd. is a biopharmaceutical company. The company focused on developing drugs through proprietary Accordion Pill platform technology. Its product candidates in clinical trial stages consists of Accordion Pill Carbidopa/Levodopa developed for the indication of treatment of Parkinson’s disease symptoms; Accordion Pill Zaleplon is being developed for the indication of treatment of insomnia, including sleep induction and the improvement of sleep maintenance. Intec Pharma Ltd. is based in JERUSALEM, Israel. “

Natera (NASDAQ:NTRA) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a sell rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “Natera, Inc. offers genetic testing and diagnostics with proprietary bioinformatics and molecular technology. Natera, Inc. is headquartered in San Carlos, California. “

OSI Systems (NASDAQ:OSIS) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a buy rating. The firm currently has $97.00 target price on the stock. According to Zacks, “OSI Systems, Inc. is a premier worldwide designer and provider of components, subsystems and end-products based on optical and electromechanical pressure sensor technologies. The Company’s product range focuses on the fiber optics and high speed telecommunications for Gigabit Ethernet and Fibre Channel, Security and Inspection and Medical Diagnostics industries, three areas of excellent growth for our products. The Company also sees continued expansion in office automation, aerospace, computer peripherals and industrial automation industries. “

Perry Ellis International (NASDAQ:PERY) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a buy rating. The firm currently has $24.00 price target on the stock. According to Zacks, “Perry Ellis International, Inc. is a leading designer, distributor and licensor of a broad line of high quality men’s and women’s apparel, accessories, and fragrances. The company’s collection of dress and casual shirts, golf sportswear, sweaters, dress and casual pants and shorts, jeans wear, active wear and men’s and women’s swimwear is available through all major levels of retail distribution. The company, through its wholly owned subsidiaries, owns a portfolio of nationally and internationally recognized brands including Perry Ellis, Jantzen, Cubavera, Munsingwear, Savane, Original Penguin, Grand Slam, Natural Issue, Pro Player, the Havanera Co., Axis, Tricots St. Raphael, Gotcha, Girl Star and MCD. The company enhances its roster of brands by licensing trademarks from third parties including Dockers for outerwear, Nike and JAG for swimwear, and PING and PGA TOUR for golf apparel. “

Pengrowth Energy Corporation (NYSE:PGH) (TSE:PGF) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a sell rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “Pengrowth Energy Trust is a Canadian energy trust with crude oil and natural gas properties in the Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin and offshore the East Coast of Canada. “

Polaris Industries (NYSE:PII) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a buy rating. Zacks Investment Research currently has $120.00 price target on the stock. According to Zacks, “Polaris Industries Inc. designs, engineers and manufactures snowmobiles, all terrain vehicles, motorcycles and personal watercraft and markets them, together with related replacement parts, garments and accessories through dealers and distributors. The company’s line of all terrain vehicles consist of fourteen models includes general purpose, sport and four-wheel drive utility models. The company produces a full line of snowmobiles, consisting of thirty-three models, ranging from utility and economy models to performance and competition models. “

Park-Ohio Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ:PKOH) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a buy rating. They currently have $46.00 target price on the stock. According to Zacks, “Park Ohio Holdings Corp. operates through two segments, Manufactured Products and Logistics, which serve a wide variety of industrial markets. Manufactured Products designs and manufactures a broad range of high quality products engineered for specific customer applications. The principal customers of Manufactured Products are original equipment manufacturers and end-users in the automotive, railroad, truck and aerospace industries. Logistics is a leading national supplier of fasteners (e.g., nuts, bolts and screws) and other industrial products. “

Under Armour (NYSE:UAA) was upgraded by analysts at Vetr from a sell rating to a hold rating. They currently have $16.00 price target on the stock.

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