Equities Research Analysts’ upgrades for Thursday, October 5th:

Akbank Turk Anonim Sirketi (OTCMKTS:AKBTY) was upgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a hold rating to a buy rating.

Axovant Sciences (NYSE:AXON) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a sell rating to a hold rating.

Big 5 Sporting Goods Corporation (NASDAQ:BGFV) was upgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a hold rating to a buy rating.

Bitauto Holdings Limited (NYSE:BITA) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a buy rating to a strong-buy rating.

Avis Budget Group (NASDAQ:CAR) was upgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a hold rating to a buy rating.

CECO Environmental Corp. (NASDAQ:CECE) was upgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a hold rating to a buy rating.

CNH Industrial NV (NASDAQ:CNHI) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a buy rating to a strong-buy rating.

Care.com (NYSE:CRCM) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a sell rating to a hold rating.

Catalent (NASDAQ:CTLT) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a hold rating to a buy rating.

Corrections Corp. of America (NYSE:CXW) was upgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a buy rating to a strong-buy rating.

Diplomat Pharmacy (NYSE:DPLO) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a buy rating to a strong-buy rating.

Enersis Chile (NYSE:ENIC) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a buy rating to a strong-buy rating.

Globant (NYSE:GLOB) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a hold rating to a buy rating.

U.S. Global Investors (NASDAQ:GROW) was upgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a hold rating to a buy rating.

GWG Holdings (NASDAQ:GWGH) was upgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a buy rating to a strong-buy rating.

Hess Midstream Partners (NASDAQ:HESM) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a sell rating to a hold rating.

Ihi Corp (OTCMKTS:IHICY) was upgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a hold rating to a buy rating.

InterXion Holding N.V. (NYSE:INXN) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a hold rating to a buy rating.

Juniper Networks (NYSE:JNPR) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a sell rating to a hold rating.

Kemper Corporation (NYSE:KMPR) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a buy rating to a strong-buy rating.

Natural Gas Services Group (NYSE:NGS) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a sell rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “Natural Gas Services Group, Inc. manufactures, fabricates, sells, rents and services natural gas compressors that enhance the production of natural gas wells. The Company also manufactures and sells flare systems and flare ignition systems for plant and production facilities. “

Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage (NYSE:NGVC) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a sell rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage is a specialty retailer of natural and organic groceries and dietary supplements. The Company provides healthy foods, vitamins, and supplements including allergy, aloe products, amino acids, antioxidants, animal products, beverages, medical, cleansing and clearance, weight loss, electrolytes, energy, cosmetics, natural, minerals, vitamins, pain relief, and supplements. It has locations primarily in Colorado, Texas, Utah, Wyoming, Oklahoma, Missouri, New Mexico, Montana, Kansas, Idaho, Nebraska and Arizona. Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage is based in Lakewood, Colorado. “

Nmc Health Plc (NASDAQ:NMHLY) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a buy rating. The firm currently has $41.00 target price on the stock. According to Zacks, “NMC Health plc is an integrated private healthcare network operator primarily in the United Arab Emirates. The company also provides fertility treatments principally in European and Middle Eastern. NMC Health plc is based in London, the United Kingdom. “

OM Asset Management PLC (NYSE:OMAM) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a sell rating to a hold rating.

Ormat Technologies (NYSE:ORA) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a buy rating. They currently have $68.00 target price on the stock. According to Zacks, “ORMAT brings three decades of experience in the development, manufacture, and marketing of innovative power systems. ORMAT Energy Converter units, combined into modular power plants; use locally available heat sources, including geothermal energy (steam and hot water), recovered energy generation, solar energy, biomass, and low grade fuels. “

Plains Group Holdings, L.P. (NYSE:PAGP) was upgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a sell rating to a hold rating.

PBF Energy (NYSE:PBF) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a buy rating. Zacks Investment Research currently has $30.00 target price on the stock. According to Zacks, “PBF Energy Inc. operates as a petroleum refiner and supplier. The Company offers unbranded transportation fuels, heating oil, petrochemical feedstocks, lubricants and other petroleum products in the United States. Its refineries are located in Toledo, Ohio, Delaware City, Delaware and Paulsboro, New Jersey. The company sells its products in the northeast and Midwest United States, as well as in other regions of the United States and Canada. PBF Energy Inc. is based in Parsippany, New Jersey. “

Potbelly Corporation (NASDAQ:PBPB) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a sell rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “Potbelly Corporation is a neighborhood sandwich concept. The Company manages establishments for consuming food on premises to offers sandwiches, salads, soups, chili, chips, cookies, ice cream, and smoothies. It serves customers throughout the United States. Potbelly Corporation is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois. “

Realogy Holdings Corp. (NYSE:RLGY) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a hold rating to a buy rating.

Ramco-Gershenson Properties Trust (NYSE:RPT) was upgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a hold rating to a buy rating.

Schnitzer Steel Industries (NASDAQ:SCHN) was upgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a hold rating to a buy rating.

SeaWorld Entertainment (NYSE:SEAS) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a strong sell rating to a sell rating.

Simulations Plus (NASDAQ:SLP) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a hold rating to a buy rating.

Summit Midstream Partners, (NYSE:SMLP) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a sell rating to a hold rating.

Spark Energy (NASDAQ:SPKE) was upgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a hold rating to a buy rating.

Sequential Brands Group (NASDAQ:SQBG) was upgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a hold rating to a buy rating.

South State Corporation (NASDAQ:SSB) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a buy rating to a strong-buy rating.

Silvercorp Metals (NYSEMKT:SVM) was upgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a hold rating to a buy rating.

Teck Resources (NYSE:TECK) (TSE:TECK) was upgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a buy rating to a strong-buy rating.

TriNet Group (NYSE:TNET) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a hold rating to a buy rating.

Triton International Limited (NASDAQ:TRTN) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a hold rating to a buy rating.

Twilio (NYSE:TWLO) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a hold rating to a buy rating.

Univar (NYSE:UNVR) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a sell rating to a hold rating.

Vitamin Shoppe (NYSE:VSI) was upgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a hold rating to a buy rating.

Vivint Solar (NYSE:VSLR) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a sell rating to a hold rating.

Windstream Holdings (NYSE:WIN) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a strong sell rating to a sell rating.

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