Stock Analysts’ upgrades for Thursday, November 2nd:

AMS AG (NASDAQ:AUKUF) was upgraded by analysts at Morgan Stanley from an equal rating to a weight rating.

FireEye (NASDAQ:FEYE) was upgraded by analysts at Dougherty & Co from a neutral rating to a buy rating.

Fiserv (NASDAQ:FISV) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a sell rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “Fiserv’s third-quarter results missed estimates but showed a year-over-year improvement. The company’s focus on expanding its product portfolio is a key growth driver. Product-oriented acquisitions are leading to a steady flow of customers while investment in digital-oriented technologies is improving its competitiveness. Fiserv is benefiting from the growing adoption of DNA, Zelle and other digital banking solutions among the banks and credit unions.However, thecompany’s highly leveraged balance sheet continues to weigh on its profitability. Moreover, lower termination fees, EMV deferral and adverse foreign currency translations are negatively impacting the company’s sales.Notably, shares underperformed the industry on a year-to-date basis.”

HCP (NYSE:HCP) was upgraded by analysts at Mizuho from a neutral rating to a buy rating.

Inmarsat Plc, London (NASDAQ:IMASY) was upgraded by analysts at Berenberg Bank from a sell rating to a hold rating.

MICHELIN (CGDE) (NASDAQ:MGDDY) was upgraded by analysts at Jefferies Group LLC from a hold rating to a buy rating.

Northgate Plc (NASDAQ:NGTEF) was upgraded by analysts at Berenberg Bank from a sell rating to a hold rating.

Standard Chart Plc (NASDAQ:SCBFF) was upgraded by analysts at Deutsche Bank AG from a sell rating to a hold rating.

Standard Chartered PLC (OTC:SCBFF) was upgraded by analysts at Deutsche Bank AG from a sell rating to a hold rating.

Targa Resources (NYSE:TRGP) was upgraded by analysts at Citigroup Inc. from a neutral rating to a buy rating.

Ubm Plc (NASDAQ:UBMOF) was upgraded by analysts at J P Morgan Chase & Co from a neutral rating to an overweight rating.

Westmoreland Coal (NASDAQ:WLB) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a strong sell rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “Westmoreland Coal Company’s principal activities are: the production and sale of coal from the Powder River Basin in eastern Montana; the ownership of interests in cogeneration and other non-regulated independent power plants; and the leasing of capacity at Dominion Terminal Associates, a coal storage and vessel loading facility. “

WNS (Holdings) Limited (NYSE:WNS) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a buy rating. Zacks Investment Research currently has $42.00 price target on the stock. According to Zacks, “WNS HOLDINGS is a recognized leader in business process outsourcing.Their proposition is simple: They deliver value to their clients by bringing operational excellence and deep industry and functional knowledge to their critical business processes. They serve several industries, including travel, insurance, financial services, healthcare, professional services, manufacturing, distribution and retail. They also provide essential corporate functions, such as finance and accounting, human resources research and analytics. “

Yelp (NYSE:YELP) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a strong-buy rating. The firm currently has $54.00 price target on the stock. According to Zacks, “Yelp, Inc. is a website engaged in providing information through online community offering social networking. It covers restaurants, shopping, nightlife, financial services, health and a variety of services. The company serves customers in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, France, Germany, Austria, the Netherlands, Spain, Italy, Switzerland and Belgium. Yelp, Inc. is headquartered in San Francisco, California. “

Zebra Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ:ZBRA) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a buy rating. The firm currently has $130.00 price target on the stock. According to Zacks, “Zebra Technologies Corporation and its wholly-owned subsidiaries design, manufacture and support a broad range of direct thermal and thermal transfer bar code label printers, receipt printers, instant-issuance plastic card printers and secure identification printing systems, related accessories, and support software. The company markets its products worldwide principally to manufacturing and service organizations for use in automatic identification, data collection, and personal identification systems. “

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