Stock Analysts’ upgrades for Thursday, November 2nd:

Close Brothers Group plc (LON:CBG) was upgraded by analysts at Royal Bank Of Canada to an outperform rating. Royal Bank Of Canada currently has GBX 1,600 ($21.11) target price on the stock.

Hochschild Mining Plc (LON:HOC) was upgraded by analysts at Royal Bank Of Canada to an outperform rating. Royal Bank Of Canada currently has GBX 270 ($3.56) target price on the stock, up from their previous target price of GBX 260 ($3.43).

Intu Properties PLC (LON:INTU) was upgraded by analysts at Liberum Capital to a hold rating. Liberum Capital currently has GBX 230 ($3.04) price target on the stock.

PROS Holdings (NYSE:PRO) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a buy rating. The firm currently has $25.00 target price on the stock. According to Zacks, “PROS Holdings, Inc. a world leader in Pricing and Revenue Optimization Software, today announced that the underwriters of its initial public offering have exercised in full their over-allotment option. PROS is a leading provider of pricing and revenue optimization software products, specializing in price analytics, price execution, and price optimization. By using PROS’ software products, companies gain insight into their pricing strategies, identify pricing-based profit leaks, optimize their pricing decision making and improve their business processes and financial performance. PROS’ software products implement advanced pricing science, which includes operations research, forecasting and statistics. PROS also provides a range of services that include analyzing a company’s current pricing processes and implementing software products to improve pricing performance “

Restaurant Group (NASDAQ:RSTGF) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a sell rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “Restaurant Group plc operates branded restaurants and pubs. Its brand portfolio includes Frankie & Benny’s, Chiquito, Coast to Coast, Garfunkel’s, Brunning & Price, Joe’s Kitchen and TRG Concessions. The company operates primarily in United Kingdom. Restaurant Group plc is based in London, United Kingdom. “

Riverview Bancorp (NASDAQ:RVSB) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a buy rating. The firm currently has $10.00 target price on the stock. According to Zacks, “Riverview Bancorp, Inc. is a holding company for Riverview Savings Bank. The bank is a community oriented financial institution offering traditional financial services to the residents of its primary market area. The bank is engaged in the business of attracting deposits from the public and using such funds to originate fixed-rate mortgage loans and adjustable rate mortgage loans secured by one- to- four family residential real estate located in its primary market area. The bank is an active originator of residential construction loans and consumer loans. “

Santander Consumer USA Holdings (NYSE:SC) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a buy rating. They currently have $19.00 target price on the stock. According to Zacks, “Santander Consumer USA Holdings Inc. is a technology-driven consumer finance company which focused on vehicle finance and unsecured consumer lending products. The company’s vehicle finance products and services include consumer vehicle loans, vehicle leases and automotive dealer floorplan loans. Santander Consumer USA Holdings Inc. is headquartered in Dallas, Texas. “

Safeguard Scientifics (NYSE:SFE) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a buy rating. The firm currently has $16.00 price target on the stock. According to Zacks, “Safeguard Scientifics, Inc. is a diversified information technology company that develops, operates and manages emerging growth information technology companies. The company is currently focusing on emerging opportunities in eCommerce, enterprise applications, and network infrastructure, all of which are expected to benefit from the growing use of the Internet as a fundamental business tool. The company works closely with our partnership companies to provide numerous operational and management services to build value in preparation for public rights offerings and beyond. “

SouFun Holdings Limited (NYSE:SFUN) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a strong sell rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “Fang Holdings Limited operates as a real estate Internet portal primarily in China. It provides marketing, e-commerce, listing and other value-added services for real estate and home furnishing and improvement sectors. Fang Holdings Limited, formerly known as SouFun Holdings Limited, is based in Beijing, China. “

Shinhan Financial Group Co (NYSE:SHG) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a sell rating to a strong-buy rating. The firm currently has $52.00 target price on the stock. According to Zacks, “Shinhan Financial Group is Korea’s largest financial services company. Shinhan Bank is the Group’s flagship subsidiary, and, when combined with the recently acquired Chohung Bank, is Korea’s second largest banking operation. Besides banking, the Group operates subsidiaries in securities, credit cards, asset management, leasing, bancassurance, and project finance. “

Standard Chartered PLC (LON:STAN) was upgraded by analysts at Deutsche Bank AG to a hold rating. Deutsche Bank AG currently has GBX 653 ($8.62) price target on the stock, down from their previous price target of GBX 670 ($8.84).

UBM Plc (LON:UBM) was upgraded by analysts at J P Morgan Chase & Co to an overweight rating. They currently have GBX 838 ($11.06) price target on the stock, up from their previous price target of GBX 822 ($10.85).

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