Investment Analysts’ upgrades for Tuesday, December 5th:

Automatic Data Processing (NASDAQ:ADP) was upgraded by analysts at Bank of America Corp to a buy rating.

Depomed (NASDAQ:DEPO) was upgraded by analysts at Mizuho from a neutral rating to a buy rating. The firm currently has $9.00 target price on the stock.

HCP (NYSE:HCP) was upgraded by analysts at Stifel Nicolaus from a hold rating to a buy rating. Stifel Nicolaus currently has $29.00 price target on the stock.

Luxoft (NYSE:LXFT) was upgraded by analysts at KeyCorp to an overweight rating.

Marathon Oil (NYSE:MRO) was upgraded by analysts at Atlantic Securities from a neutral rating to an overweight rating.

Shaftesbury (OTCMKTS:SHABF) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a buy rating. The firm currently has $15.00 price target on the stock. According to Zacks, “Shaftesbury plc provides property investment services. It invests and manages real estate portfolio such as retail shops, restaurants, cafes, bars, residential properties and offices. Shaftesbury plc is headquartered in London, the United Kingdom. “

Shin-Etsu Chemical (OTCMKTS:SHECY) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a sell rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “Shin-Etsu Chemical Co., Ltd. is engaged in the production and distribution of polyvinyl chloride and silicon wafers. The Company’s products include of polyvinyl chloride, silicones, rare earths, rare earth magnets, epoxy molding compounds, synthetic Quartz, semiconductor silicon and cellulose derivatives. Shin-Etsu Chemical Co., Ltd. is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan. “

SL Green Realty (NYSE:SLG) was upgraded by analysts at BTIG Research to a buy rating.

Snap (NYSE:SNAP) was upgraded by analysts at Barclays PLC from an equal weight rating to an overweight rating.

United Technologies (NYSE:UTX) was upgraded by analysts at Atlantic Securities from a neutral rating to an overweight rating.

Vale (NYSE:VALE) was upgraded by analysts at Credit Suisse Group AG from a neutral rating to an outperform rating.

Viper Energy Partners (NASDAQ:VNOM) was upgraded by analysts at UBS AG from a neutral rating to a buy rating.

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