Equities Research Analysts’ Upgrades for February, 14th (ANDV, BC, BIDU, BSRR, CG, COMM, CRL, DK, DLR, DNB)

Equities Research Analysts’ upgrades for Wednesday, February 14th:

Andeavor (NYSE:ANDV) was upgraded by analysts at Citigroup Inc from a neutral rating to a buy rating.

Brunswick (NYSE:BC) was upgraded by analysts at Wedbush from a neutral rating to a buy rating. The firm currently has $70.00 price target on the stock.

Baidu (NASDAQ:BIDU) was upgraded by analysts at Daiwa Capital Markets from a hold rating to an outperform rating.

Sierra Bancorp (NASDAQ:BSRR) was upgraded by analysts at Hovde Group from a market perform rating to an outperform rating. Hovde Group currently has $30.00 price target on the stock.

The Carlyle Group (NASDAQ:CG) was upgraded by analysts at Jefferies Group LLC from a hold rating to a buy rating.

Commscope (NASDAQ:COMM) was upgraded by analysts at Barclays PLC from an equal weight rating to an overweight rating.

Charles River Laboratories Intl. (NYSE:CRL) was upgraded by analysts at SunTrust Banks, Inc. from a hold rating to a buy rating.

Delek US (NYSE:DK) was upgraded by analysts at Citigroup Inc from a neutral rating to a buy rating. Citigroup Inc currently has $41.00 target price on the stock.

Digital Realty Trust (NYSE:DLR) was upgraded by analysts at Citigroup Inc from a neutral rating to a buy rating. Citigroup Inc currently has $120.00 price target on the stock.

Dun & Bradstreet (NYSE:DNB) was upgraded by analysts at Barclays PLC from an equal weight rating to an overweight rating.

First Data (NYSE:FDC) was upgraded by analysts at Sanford C. Bernstein from a market perform rating to an outperform rating.

Generac (NYSE:GNRC) was upgraded by analysts at SunTrust Banks, Inc. from a hold rating to a buy rating.

Hormel Foods (NYSE:HRL) was upgraded by analysts at Jefferies Group LLC from a hold rating to a buy rating. Jefferies Group LLC currently has $30.00 price target on the stock.

Mongodb (NASDAQ:MDB) was upgraded by analysts at Needham & Company LLC from a hold rating to a buy rating. Needham & Company LLC currently has $34.00 price target on the stock. They noted that the move was a valuation call. The analysts noted that the move was a valuation call.

Meritage Homes (NYSE:MTH) was upgraded by analysts at Bank of America Corp from an underperform rating to a neutral rating.

Pattern Energy Group (NASDAQ:PEGI) (TSE:PEG) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a sell rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “Pattern Energy Group Inc. is a premium power company. It engages in developing, constructing, owning and operating wind power. The company’s project situated primarily in the United States, Canada and parts of Latin America. Pattern Energy Group Inc. is based in San Francisco, United States. “

Pershing Gold (NASDAQ:PGLC) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a sell rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “Pershing Gold Corporation is engaged in the exploration and development of gold and precious metal properties primarily in Nevada. The Company focuses on the exploration of Relief Canyon properties located in Pershing County in northwestern Nevada. Pershing Gold Corporation is based in Lakewood, Colorado. “

Pier 1 Imports (NYSE:PIR) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a sell rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “Pier 1 Imports, Inc. consists of a chain of retail stores operating under the names Pier 1 Imports and The Pier, selling a wide variety of furniture, decorative home furnishings, dining and kitchen goods, accessories and other specialty items for the home. Additionally, the company, through certain subsidiaries, operates stores in the United Kingdom under the name The Pier. The company supplies merchandise and licenses the Pier 1 name to Sears Mexico and Sears Puerto Rico. “

Poet Technologies (OTCMKTS:POETF) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a sell rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “POET Technologies Inc. and its subsidiaries are developers of opto-electronic and photonic fabrication processes, devices and products. It offers photonic sensing and optical light source products. The company operates primarily in the United States, Canada and Singapore. POET Technologies Inc. is headquartered in Toronto, Canada. “

Patterson-UTI Energy (NASDAQ:PTEN) was upgraded by analysts at BMO Capital Markets from a market perform rating to an outperform rating.

Proteostasis Therapeutics (NASDAQ:PTI) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a sell rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “Proteostasis Therapeutics, Inc. is a biopharmaceutical company which focuses on the discovery and development of novel therapeutics to treat diseases caused by an imbalance in the proteostasis network primarily in the United States. Proteostasis Therapeutics, Inc. is based in Cambridge, Massachusetts. “

Rowan Companies (NYSE:RDC) was upgraded by analysts at DNB Markets from a hold rating to a buy rating.

Seattle Genetics (NASDAQ:SGEN) was upgraded by analysts at JPMorgan Chase & Co. from a neutral rating to an overweight rating. JPMorgan Chase & Co. currently has $60.00 price target on the stock.

Shire (NASDAQ:SHPG) was upgraded by analysts at Sanford C. Bernstein from a market perform rating to an outperform rating.

Target (NYSE:TGT) was upgraded by analysts at Robert W. Baird from a neutral rating to an outperform rating.

Union Pacific (NYSE:UNP) was upgraded by analysts at Citigroup Inc from a neutral rating to a buy rating.

Viacom (NASDAQ:VIAB) was upgraded by analysts at Atlantic Securities from an underweight rating to a neutral rating.

Vipshop (NYSE:VIPS) was upgraded by analysts at HSBC Holdings plc from a hold rating to a buy rating.

Valero Energy (NYSE:VLO) was upgraded by analysts at Citigroup Inc from a neutral rating to a buy rating. They currently have $96.00 target price on the stock.

Vonovia (OTCMKTS:VONOY) was upgraded by analysts at Deutsche Bank AG from a hold rating to a buy rating.

Watts Water Technologies (NYSE:WTS) was upgraded by analysts at Janney Montgomery Scott from a neutral rating to a buy rating.

The Western Union (NYSE:WU) was upgraded by analysts at Mizuho from an underperform rating to a neutral rating.

Zai Lab (NASDAQ:ZLAB) was upgraded by analysts at JPMorgan Chase & Co. from a neutral rating to an overweight rating. JPMorgan Chase & Co. currently has $32.00 price target on the stock.

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