Equities Research Analysts’ Upgrades for October, 9th (APH, BHGE, BLK, CREE, D, DLG, ESV, HIG, HMHC, HOV)

Equities Research Analysts’ upgrades for Tuesday, October 9th:

Amphenol (NYSE:APH) was upgraded by analysts at Goldman Sachs Group Inc from a neutral rating to a buy rating. They currently have $108.00 target price on the stock.

Baker Hughes A GE (NYSE:BHGE) was upgraded by analysts at Jefferies Financial Group Inc from a hold rating to a buy rating. The firm currently has $38.00 price target on the stock.

BlackRock (NYSE:BLK) was upgraded by analysts at JPMorgan Chase & Co. to an overweight rating.

Cree (NASDAQ:CREE) was upgraded by analysts at JPMorgan Chase & Co. from an underweight rating to a neutral rating. They currently have $35.00 price target on the stock.

Dominion Energy (NYSE:D) was upgraded by analysts at JPMorgan Chase & Co. from a neutral rating to an overweight rating. The firm currently has $78.00 price target on the stock.

Direct Line Insurance Group (LON:DLG) was upgraded by analysts at Deutsche Bank AG to a buy rating. Deutsche Bank AG currently has GBX 390 ($5.10) target price on the stock, up from their previous target price of GBX 380 ($4.97).

Ensco (NYSE:ESV) was upgraded by analysts at Wells Fargo & Co from a market perform rating to an outperform rating. Wells Fargo & Co currently has $11.00 target price on the stock.

Hartford Financial Services Group (NYSE:HIG) was upgraded by analysts at Bank of America Corp from a neutral rating to a buy rating.

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (NASDAQ:HMHC) was upgraded by analysts at BMO Capital Markets from a market perform rating to an outperform rating.

Hovnanian Enterprises, Inc. Class A (NYSE:HOV) was upgraded by analysts at JMP Securities from an underperform rating to a market perform rating.

Monmouth R.E. Inv. (NYSE:MNR) was upgraded by analysts at B. Riley from a neutral rating to a buy rating. They currently have $17.00 target price on the stock, down from their previous target price of $17.50.

Molecular Templates (NASDAQ:MTEM) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a sell rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “Molecular Templates Inc. is focused on the discovery, development and commercialization of next-generation immunotoxins called Engineered Toxin Bodies for the treatment of cancers and other serious diseases. Molecular Templates Inc., formerly known as Threshold Pharmaceuticals Inc., is headquartered in Austin, United States. “

National Health Investors (NYSE:NHI) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a buy rating. Zacks Investment Research currently has $81.00 target price on the stock. According to Zacks, “National Health Investors, Inc. is a real estate investment trust which invests in income producing health care properties primarily in the long-term care industry. The company provides current income for distribution to stockholders through investments in health care related facilities, including long-term care facilities, acute care hospitals, medical office buildings, retirement centers and assisted living facilities. “

North American Construction Group (NYSE:NOA) (TSE:NOA) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a strong-buy rating. Zacks Investment Research currently has $13.00 price target on the stock. According to Zacks, “North American Construction Group Ltd. provides heavy construction and mining services primarily in Canada. It offers services to large oil, natural gas and resource companies. American Construction Group Ltd, formerly known as North American Energy Partners Inc., is based in Alberta, United States. “

Novocure (NASDAQ:NVCR) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a buy rating. They currently have $57.00 price target on the stock. According to Zacks, “NovoCure Limited is an oncology company. The Company is engaged in developing a therapy called Tumor Treating Fields for the treatment of solid tumor cancers. It operates primarily in the United States, Germany, Switzerland and Japan. NovoCure Limited is based in Saint Helier, Channel Islands. “

News (NASDAQ:NWS) was upgraded by analysts at Goldman Sachs Group Inc from a neutral rating to a buy rating.

NY Mtg Tr Inc/SH (NASDAQ:NYMT) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a sell rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “New York Mortgage Trust is a real estate investment trust focused on owning and managing a leveraged portfolio of residential mortgage securities and a mortgage origination business. The mortgage portfolio is comprised largely of prime adjustable-rate and hybrid mortgage loans and securities, much of which, over time will be originated by NYMT’s wholly owned mortgage origination business, The New York Mortgage Company, a taxable real estate investment trust subsidiary. “

Omeros (NASDAQ:OMER) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a sell rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “Omeros Corporation is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company committed to discovering, developing and commercializing products focused on inflammation and disorders of the central nervous system. Omeros’ most clinically advanced product candidates are derived from its proprietary PharmacoSurgery(TM) platform designed to improve clinical outcomes of patients undergoing arthroscopic, ophthalmological, urological and other surgical and medical procedures. Omeros has four ongoing PharmacoSurgery(TM) clinical development programs, and its lead product candidate, OMS103HP, is being evaluated in Phase 3 clinical trials for use during arthroscopic surgery to improve postoperative joint function and reduce postoperative pain. Omeros is also building a diverse pipeline of preclinical programs targeting inflammation and central nervous system disorders. “

Public Service Enterprise Group (NYSE:PEG) was upgraded by analysts at Citigroup Inc from a neutral rating to a buy rating.

Profire Energy (NASDAQ:PFIE) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a sell rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “Profire Energy, Inc. manufactures, installs and services oilfield combustion management systems and related burner products. The Company’s products aid oil and natural gas producers in the safe and efficient development and transportation of carbon-based fuels. Its products include Profire 2100 and the Profire 1100, Profire 1100i and fuel-trains or valve-trains, which comprise piping, valves, and controls related to the process of providing fuel to burners, as well as having safety controllers to monitor operations. Profire Energy, Inc. is based in Lindon, Utah. “

Paypal (NASDAQ:PYPL) was upgraded by analysts at UBS Group AG from a hold rating to a buy rating.

SCANA (NYSE:SCG) was upgraded by analysts at Mizuho from a neutral rating to a buy rating.

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