Today, Research Analysts’ Upgraded for November, 29th (APLE, CELG, CPA, LEA, LRLCY, LYG, MACK, MANT, MOFG, MOV)

Today, Research Analysts’ Upgraded for November, 29th (APLE, CELG, CPA, LEA, LRLCY, LYG, MACK, MANT, MOFG, MOV)

Research Analysts’ upgrades for Tuesday, November 29th:

Apple Hospitality REIT (NYSE:APLE) was upgraded by analysts at Robert W. Baird from a neutral rating to an outperform rating. Robert W. Baird currently has $20.00 price target on the stock, up from their previous price target of $19.00.

Celgene Corp. (NASDAQ:CELG) was upgraded by analysts at Vetr from a hold rating to a buy rating. They currently have $128.85 target price on the stock.

Copa Holdings SA (NYSE:CPA) was upgraded by analysts at Vetr from a buy rating to a strong-buy rating. They currently have $102.50 target price on the stock.

Lear Corp. (NYSE:LEA) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a buy rating. They currently have $144.00 price target on the stock. According to Zacks, “Lear Corporation is a leading global supplier of automotive seating systems, electrical distribution systems and electronics. The seating segment consists of the manufacture, assembly and supply of vehicle seating requirements. The Company produces seat systems for automobiles and light trucks that are fully assembled and ready for installation. The electrical and electronic segment consists of the manufacture, assembly and supply of electrical and electronic systems and components for the vehicle. The Company is able to provide its customers with engineering and design solutions and manufactured systems, modules and components that optimally integrate the electrical distribution system of wiring, terminals and connectors, junction boxes and electronic modules within the overall architecture of the vehicle. Lear Corporation is headquartered in Southfield, Michigan. “

L'Oreal SA (NASDAQ:LRLCY) was upgraded by analysts at Royal Bank Of Canada from an underperform rating to a sector perform rating.

Lloyds Banking Group PLC (NYSE:LYG) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a sell rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “Lloyds Banking Group plc, formerly Lloyds TSB Group plc, is a United Kingdom-based financial services company, whose businesses provide a range of banking and financial services in the United Kingdom and a limited number of locations overseas. Headquartered in London, the company operates through three segments: UK Retail Banking, Insurance and Investments, and Wholesale and International Banking. The UK Retail Banking segment provides banking and financial services, mortgages, and private banking services. The Insurance and Investments segment offers life assurance, pensions and savings products, general insurance, and fund management services. The Wholesale and International Banking segment provides banking and related services for companies, small and medium-sized businesses, banks, and financial institutions; and asset finance to personal and corporate customers. “

Merrimack Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:MACK) was upgraded by analysts at Vetr from a strong sell rating to a strong-buy rating. They currently have $10.86 price target on the stock.

ManTech International Corp. (NASDAQ:MANT) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a buy rating. Zacks Investment Research currently has $50.00 price target on the stock. According to Zacks, “ManTech International Corporation delivers a broad array of information technology and technical services solutions to U.S. federal government customers, focusing primarily on critical national defense programs for the intelligence community and Department of Defense. They design, develop, procure, implement, operate, test and maintain mission-critical, enterprise information technology and communication systems and infrastructures for federal government customers in the United States and worldwide. “

MidWestOne Financial Group (NASDAQ:MOFG) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a sell rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “MIDWESTONE FINANCIAL publicly trades common stock on the NASDAQ under the symbol MOFG. It includes the banking affiliates of MidWestOne Bank, Iowa State Bank & Trust Company, Iowa City, Iowa and First State Bank, Conrad, Iowa and is committed to expansion in existing and new markets to continually enhance shareholder value. “

Movado Group (NYSE:MOV) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a strong-buy rating. Zacks Investment Research currently has $34.00 target price on the stock. According to Zacks, “Movado Group, Inc. is a designer, manufacturer and distributor of quality watches with prominent brands sold in almost every price category comprising the watch industry. The company’s watch brands include Movado, Concord, and ESQ. “

MSCI (NYSE:MSCI) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a buy rating. Zacks Investment Research currently has $90.00 price target on the stock. According to Zacks, “MSCI Inc. is a leading provider of investment decision support tools to investment institutions worldwide. MSCI Inc. products include indices and portfolio analytics for use in managing equity, fixed income and multi-asset class portfolios. “

Nuverra Environmental Solutions (NASDAQ:NESC) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a sell rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “Nuverra Environmental Solutions, Inc. is an environmental solutions company primarily in the United States. The company’s solution consists of: Shale Solutions and Industrial Solutions. It focuses on the delivery, collection, treatment, recycling and disposal of restricted solids, water, waste water, used motor oil, spent antifreeze, waste fluids and hydrocarbons. Nuverra Environmental Solutions, Inc. formerly known as, Heckmann Corporation, is based in Scottsdale, Arizona. “

NII Holdings (NASDAQ:NIHD) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a buy rating. The firm currently has $2.00 price target on the stock. According to Zacks, “NII Holdings Inc. provides differentiated mobile communication services for businesses and consumers under the Nextel brand primarily in Brazil and Argentina. The company’s wireless communications tools consists of digital cellular voice services, data services, wireless Internet access and Nextel Direct Connect(R) as well as International Direct Connect SM, a digital two-way radio. NII Holdings Inc. is based in Reston, Virginia. “

Nidec (NASDAQ:NJDCY) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a sell rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “Nidec Corp and its subsidiaries are primarily engaged in the design, development, manufacturing and marketing of i) small precision motors, ii) mid-size motors, iii) machinery and power supplies, and iv) other products, which include auto parts, pivot assemblies, encoders and other services. Manufacturing operations are located primarily in Asia and they have sales subsidiaries in Asia, North America and Europe. “

Nestle SA (NASDAQ:NSRGY) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a sell rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “Nestle is the world’s #1 food company and the world leader in coffee (Nescafe), mineral water (Perrier), and o
phthalmology products. Among its more than 8,500 products are Alpo dog food, Baby Ruth and Butterfinger candy bars, Carnation evaporated and condensed milk, Coffee-Mate coffee creamer, Kix breakfast cereals, Nestle Quik chocolate drink mix, Stouffer’s frozen dinners, and Toll House morsels. “

NVR (NYSE:NVR) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a sell rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “NVR Inc. is a holding company that operates in two business segments; the construction and marketing of homes and in financial services. NVR’s homebuilding operations construct and sell single-family detached homes, townhomes and condominium buildings in two distinct product lines through the two divisions known as Ryan Homes and NVHomes. NVR’s also provides financial services including a mortgage banking operation. NVR’s mortgage banking business generates revenues primarily from origination fees, servicing fees,gains on marketing of loans, title fees, and sales of servicing rights. “

NorthWestern Corp. (NYSE:NWE) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a buy rating. Zacks Investment Research currently has $66.00 target price on the stock. According to Zacks, “Northwestern Corporation d/b/a NorthWestern Energy is an investor-owned utility and one of the largest providers of electricity and natural gas in the northwest quadrant of the United States. NorthWestern was incorporated in Delaware in November 1923, and since has generated and distributed electricity in South Dakota and distributed natural gas in South Dakota and Nebraska through their energy division, NorthWestern Energy. “

ON Semiconductor Corp. (NASDAQ:ON) was upgraded by analysts at Vetr from a sell rating to a hold rating. Vetr currently has $11.98 price target on the stock.

Oxford Industries (NYSE:OXM) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a sell rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “Oxford Industries Inc.’s primary business is the design, manufacture, marketing and sale of consumer apparel products in the popular to better price ranges. Substantially all of their distribution facilities, offices and customers are located in the United States. Oxford is organized into four operating groups that reflect four major product lines: Oxford Shirt Group, Lanier Clothes, Oxford Slacks and the Oxford Womenswear Group. “

Parker-Hannifin Corp. (NYSE:PH) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a buy rating. They currently have $153.00 price target on the stock. According to Zacks, “Year-to-date, Parker-Hannifin’s shares have recorded an average return of 41.0%, almost double compared with the Zacks categorized General Industrial industry average of 22.7%. Encouragingly, the company has a robust earnings surprise history, with consecutive earnings beats in the four trailing quarters largely driven by the Win Strategy. The company believes this strategy will help deliver a compound annual growth rate of 8% in earnings per share, over the next five years. Going forward, the company expects to gain some traction from improving demand and incremental savings from its realignment actions. The company’s robust financial health, strategic acquisitions and diligent capital deployment strategies add to its strength. However, on the flip side, prolonged sluggishness in the natural resources market and softness in key end-markets are proving to be major concerns for the company.”

Pinnacle Financial Partners (NASDAQ:PNFP) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a sell rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “Pinnacle Financial Partners, Inc. is a bank holding company which owns 100% of the capital stock of Pinnacle National Bank, a national bank operating in the Nashville, Tennessee metropolitan area. “

Prudential PLC (NYSE:PUK) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a sell rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “PRUDENTIAL PLC provides retail financial products and services and fund management to many millions of customers worldwide. Their commitment to the shareholders who own Prudential is to maximise the value over time of their investment. They do this by investing for the long term to develop and bring out the best in their people and their businesses to produce superior products and services, and hence superior financial returns. Their aim is to deliver top quartile performance among their international peer group in terms of total shareholder returns. “

PrivateBancorp (NASDAQ:PVTB) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a sell rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “PRIVATEBANCORP is a bank holding company for The PrivateBank and Trust Company. “

Rave Restaurant Group (NASDAQ:RAVE) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a sell rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “RAVE Restaurant Group, Inc. operates and franchises pizza buffet, delivery/carry-out and express restaurants domestically and internationally under the trademark Pizza Inn and Pie Five Pizza Company (Pie Five). Pie Five offers individual handcrafted pizzas with fresh ingredients made to order in less than five minutes. Pizza Inn is an international chain featuring freshly made traditional and specialty pizzas, salads, pastas, sandwiches and desserts. RAVE Restaurant Group, Inc., formerly known as Pizza Inn Holdings, Inc., is based in Dallas. “

Renasant Corp. (NASDAQ:RNST) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a sell rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “Renasant Corporation is the parent of Renasant Bank and Renasant Insurance, Inc. “

Rapid7 (NASDAQ:RPD) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a sell rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “Rapid7, Inc. offers security data and analytics solutions. The Company provides solutions which consist of threat exposure management, incident detection and response solutions as well as security advisory services. Rapid7, Inc. is based in Boston, United States. “

Ryanair Holdings PLC (NASDAQ:RYAAY) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a sell rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “Ryanair operates an ultra-low cost, scheduled airline serving short-haul, point-to-point routes largely in Europe from its bases in airports across Europe. The company offers over 1,600 scheduled short-haul flights per day serving airports largely throughout Europe, with a principal fleet of Boeing 737-800 aircraft. “

Rolls-Royce Holdings PLC (OTCMKTS:RYCEY) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a sell rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “ROLLS ROYCE, a world-leading provider of power systems and services for use on land, at sea and in the air, operates in four global markets – civil aerospace, defence aerospace, marine and energy. It continues to invest in core technologies, products, people and capabilities with the objective of broadening and strengthening the product portfolio, improving efficiency and enhancing the environmental performance of its products. These investments create high barriers to entry. “

Simmons First National Corp. (NASDAQ:SFNC) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a sell rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “SIMMONS FIRST NATIONAL CORP bank holding company registered under the Bank Holding Act of 1956. Through its subsidiaries, Co. provides a full range of banking and mortgage services to individual and corporate customers. “

Shenandoah Telecommunications (NASDAQ:SHEN) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a sell rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “Shenandoah Telecommunications Company is a holding company which provides a broad range of telecommunications services through
its operating subsidiaries. The Company’s operating subsidiaries provide local telephone, cable, Internet access, interexchange facilities, cellular and PCS services, along with many other associated services. “

Selective Insurance Group (NASDAQ:SIGI) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a sell rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “Selective Insurance Group, Inc. is a regional insurance holding company which, through its insurance subsidiaries, offers a broad range of property and casualty insurance products. Selective’s commercial insurance products are directed to small- to medium-sized service-oriented businesses, governmental entities and selected classes of light industry. They also offer personal insurance products to individuals and families. “

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