The Equities Research Analysts’ Upgrades for February, 23rd (EADSY, HAS, HD, IHG, INTU, ISAT, KB, LYV, MTCH, NMIH)

The Equities Research Analysts’ Upgrades for February, 23rd (EADSY, HAS, HD, IHG, INTU, ISAT, KB, LYV, MTCH, NMIH)

Equities Research Analysts’ upgrades for Thursday, February 23rd:

Airbus Unspon (NASDAQ:EADSY) was upgraded by analysts at J P Morgan Chase & Co from a neutral rating to an overweight rating.

Hays plc (LON:HAS) was upgraded by analysts at Credit Suisse Group to an outperform rating. They currently have GBX 170 ($2.12) target price on the stock, up from their previous target price of GBX 160 ($1.99).

Home Depot, Inc. (The) (NYSE:HD) was upgraded by analysts at Morgan Stanley from an equal weight rating to an overweight rating. Morgan Stanley currently has $165.00 price target on the stock.

Intercontinental Hotels Group (NYSE:IHG) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a sell rating to a buy rating. They currently have $54.00 price target on the stock. According to Zacks, “InterContinental Hotels Group offers information and reservations capability on the Internet for InterContinental Hotels & Resorts, Crowne Plaza Hotels & Resorts, Holiday Inn hotels, Holiday Inn Express hotels, and Staybridge Suites by Holiday Inn hotels. “

Intu Properties PLC (LON:INTU) was upgraded by analysts at Peel Hunt to a hold rating. The firm currently has GBX 250 ($3.11) target price on the stock.

Inmarsat Plc (LON:ISAT) was upgraded by analysts at Macquarie to an outperform rating. The firm currently has GBX 850 ($10.59) price target on the stock.

KB Financial Group (NYSE:KB) was upgraded by analysts at Morgan Stanley from an equal weight rating to an overweight rating.

Live Nation Entertainment (NYSE:LYV) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a sell rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “Live Nation Entertainment, Inc. is the world’s premier live entertainment company, consisting of Live Nation, Ticketmaster and Front Line Management Group. The Company engages in producing, marketing, and selling live concerts for artists via its concert pipe. Live Nation owns and operates many venues, including House of Blues music venues and locations, such as The Fillmore in San Francisco, Nikon at Jones Beach Theatre in New York and London’s Wembley Arena. In addition, it also produces, promotes or hosts theatrical, specialized motor sports and other live entertainment events. The Company is driving major innovations in ticketing technology, marketing and service. It offers ticket sales, ticket resale services, and marketing and distribution through ticketmaster.com, an e-commerce site on the Internet. Live Nation Entertainment, Inc. was formerly known as Live Nation, Inc. and is based in Beverly Hills, California. “

Match Group (NASDAQ:MTCH) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a strong sell rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “Match Group, Inc. offers subscription-based online dating websites and applications services. The company’s dating products brands consists of Match, OkCupid, Tinder, PlentyOfFish, Meetic, Twoo, OurTime and FriendScout24. Match Group, Inc. is headquartered in Dallas, Texas. “

NMI Holdings (NASDAQ:NMIH) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a sell rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “NMI Holdings, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides private mortgage insurance in the United States. NMI Holdings, Inc. is based in Emeryville, California. “

Intellia Therapeutics (NASDAQ:NTLA) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a sell rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “Intellia Therapeutics, Inc. is a genome editing company focused on the development of curative therapeutics using a biological tool, CRISPR/Cas9 system. Intellia Therapeutics, Inc. is headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts. “

NorthWestern Corporation (NYSE:NWE) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a buy rating. Zacks Investment Research currently has $65.00 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. “

ONEOK (NYSE:OKE) was upgraded by analysts at Jefferies Group LLC from an underperform rating to a hold rating.

OMV AG (OTCMKTS:OMVJF) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a sell rating to a buy rating. They currently have $32.00 price target on the stock.

On Deck Capital (NYSE:ONDK) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a buy rating. The firm currently has $5.75 price target on the stock. According to Zacks, “On Deck Capital, Inc. is an on-line platform that uses a big data, analytic model to source, underwrite, and fund loans to small businesses. The Company offers online tools and resources including data aggregation and electronic payment technology, and to evaluate the health of small businesses. It’s small business loans include dental loans, restaurant loans, medical financing, restaurant financing, fast small business loans, fast small business financing, online small business loans, online applications for small business loans, small business loans online, retail capital, fast small business financing, short-term business loans, business equipment financing, small business equipment financing and merchant cash advance. On Deck Capital Inc. is based in United States. “

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. “

PBF Logistics (NYSE:PBFX) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a strong-buy rating. They currently have $25.00 price target on the stock. According to Zacks, “PBF Logistics LP engages in owning, leasing, operating, developing and acquiring crude oil and refined petroleum products terminals, pipelines, storage facilities and similar logistics assets. PBF Logistics LP is headquartered in Parsippany, New Jersey. “

Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen (NASDAQ:PLKI) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a sell rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen Inc. owns, operates and franchises a chain of quick-service restaurants. The company operates in two business segments: franchise operations and company-operated restaurants. It operates primarily in Texas, California, Louisiana, Florida, Illinois, Maryland, New York, Georgia, Virginia and Mississippi. Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen Inc., formerly known as AFC Enterprises, Inc., is based in Atlanta, United States. “

Patriot National (NYSE:PN) was upgraded by analysts at Compass Point from a neutral rating to a buy rating. Compass Point currently has $6.50 price target on the stock.

Prospect Capital Corporation (NASDAQ:PSEC) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a sell rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “Prospect Capital Corporation is a closed-end investment company that lends to and invests in private and microcap public businesses. Prospect Capital’s investment objective is to generate both current income and capital appreciation through debt and equity investments. “

Restaurant Brands International (NYSE:QSR) (TSE:QSR) was upgraded by analysts at Longbow Research from an underperform rating to a neutral rating.

QuickLogic Corporation (NASDAQ:QUIK) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a buy rating. The firm currently has $1.75 price target on the stock. According to Zacks, “QuickLogic Corporation is a semiconductor provider of ultra-low power, comprehensive, flexible sensor processing solutions enabling significantly longer battery life for the Smartphone, Wearable, and IoT markets. They are the only company integrating multi-core processing, programmable logic, sensor fusion and context aware algorithms, and embedded software. QuickLogic accelerates the pace of innovation for always-on motion, light, environmental, location, and voice-enabled user experiences. “

Randstad Hldgs Nv (NASDAQ:RANJY) 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, “Randstad Holding NV operates as a global provider of HR services including temporary staffing, permanent placement, recruitment of middle and senior managers, on site consulting, seconded specialists and specialized HR services. Its staffing segment service comprise of temporary staffing, permanent placement and (high-volume) specialties; the inhouse service segment specializes in the provision of high-volume, skilled flexible labor; aimed at improving labor flexibility, retention, productivity and efficiency while HR solutions & managed services segment offers a comprehensive range of HR project management, HR management and HR consultancy services. The Company also recruits supervisors, managers, professionals, interim specialists and consultants with professional qualifications for middle and senior management positions. Randstad Holding NV is headquartered in Diemen, the Netherlands. “

Rexford Industrial Realty (NASDAQ:REXR) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a sell rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “Rexford Industrial Realty, Inc. is a real estate investment trust focused on owning and operating industrial properties in Southern California infill markets. Rexford Industrial Realty, Inc. is based in Los Angeles, California. “

RH (NYSE:RH) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a buy rating. The firm currently has $30.00 target price on the stock. According to Zacks, “Restoration Hardware Holdings, Inc. is a luxury brand in the home furnishings marketplace, offering product assortments across a number of categories, including furniture, lighting, textiles, bathware, décor, outdoor and garden, as well as baby and child products. The Company’s business is integrated across its multiple channels of distribution, consists of its stores, catalogs and Websites. Restoration Hardware Holdings, Inc. is based in Corte Madera, California. “

Ruth’s Hospitality Group (NASDAQ:RUTH) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a sell rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “Ruth’s Chris Steak House, Inc. is one of the largest upscale steak house companies in the U.S. Ruth’s Chris specializes in USDA Prime grade steaks served in Ruth’s Chris signature fashion – sizzling and topped with seasoned butter. “

STRAUMANN HLDG CHF0.10 (NASDAQ:SAUHF) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a buy rating. The firm currently has $450.00 target price on the stock. According to Zacks, “The Straumann Group is a global leader in implant and restorative dentistry and oral tissue regeneration. In collaboration with leading clinics, research institutes and universities, Straumann researches, develops and manufactures dental implants, instruments, prosthetics and tissue regeneration products for use in tooth replacement and restoration solutions or to prevent tooth loss. Straumann currently employs approximately on thousand seven hundred ninety people worldwide and its products and services are available in more than sixty countries through its broad network of distribution subsidiaries and partners. “

Ship Finance International Limited (NYSE:SFL) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a buy rating. Zacks Investment Research currently has $16.00 target price on the stock. According to Zacks, “Ship Finance is a major shipowning company. Including newbuildings, Ship Finance owns a fleet consisting of vessels, including crude oil tankers (VLCC and Suezmax), oil/bulk/ore vessels, container vessels, dry bulk carriers, jack-up drilling rigs and seismic vessels. The fleet is one of the largest in the world and most of the vessels are employed on medium- or long-term charters. “

Steven Madden (NASDAQ:SHOO) was upgraded by analysts at Piper Jaffray Companies from a neutral rating to an overweight rating.

Spin Master Corp Sub Vtg (NASDAQ:SNMSF) was upgraded by analysts at Piper Jaffray Companies from a neutral rating to an overweight rating.

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

Unilever NV (NYSE:UN) was upgraded by analysts at Societe Generale from a hold rating to a buy rating.

UNICREDIT SPA NPV (POST REV SPLIT) (OTCMKTS:UNCFF) was upgraded by analysts at Berenberg Bank from a hold rating to a buy rating.

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