Published On: Fri, Sep 23rd, 2016

Equities Research Analysts’ Upgrades for September, 23rd (ABF, CCLP, FET, GKN, HOLX, KS, NH, PKG, PMC, PRQR)

Equities Research Analysts’ upgrades for Friday, September 23rd:
Associated British Foods plc (LON:ABF) was upgraded by analysts at Numis Securities Ltd to an add rating. Numis Securities Ltd currently has GBX 3,000 ($39.16) target price on the stock, up from their previous target price of GBX 2,942 ($38.40).
CSI Compressco (NASDAQ:CCLP) was upgraded by analysts at Janney Montgomery Scott from a neutral rating to a buy rating.

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Forum Energy Technologies (NYSE:FET) was upgraded by analysts at Barclays PLC from an equal weight rating to an overweight rating.
GKN plc (LON:GKN) was upgraded by analysts at Numis Securities Ltd to a buy rating. They currently have GBX 390 ($5.09) price target on the stock.
Hologic (NASDAQ:HOLX) was upgraded by analysts at Barclays PLC from an equal weight rating to an overweight rating.
KapStone Paper and Packaging Corp. (NYSE:KS) was upgraded by analysts at Deutsche Bank AG from a hold rating to a buy rating.
NantHealth (NYSE:NH) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a sell rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “Nant Health, LLC is a personalized healthcare company which enable improved patient outcomes and treatment decisions for critical illnesses. The company developed an adaptive learning system, CLINICS, which includes its unique software, middleware and hardware systems infrastructure that collects, indexes, analyzes and interprets of molecular, clinical, operational and financial data points derived from novel and traditional sources. Nant Health, LLC is based in CULVER CITY, United States. “
Packaging Corp. of America (NYSE:PKG) was upgraded by analysts at Deutsche Bank AG from a hold rating to a buy rating.
PharMerica Corp. (NYSE:PMC) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a sell rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “PharMerica Corporation is an institutional pharmacy services provider dedicated to providing quality customer service and innovative pharmacy solutions to institutional customers and patients in long-term care settings. PharMerica is a public company formed through the combination of the institutional pharmacy business of national healthcare services company Kindred Healthcare, Inc. and pharmaceutical services company AmerisourceBergen Corporation. As a result of this combination, PharMerica ranks as an industry-leading U.S. provider of institutional pharmacy services in terms of annual revenues. “
ProQR Therapeutics NV (NASDAQ:PRQR) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a sell rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “ProQR Therapeutics B.V. is a biotech company. It is engaged in the discovery and development of RNA-based therapeutics for the treatment of severe genetic disorders, with an initial focus on Cystic Fibrosis (CF). The Company’s lead product candidate includes QR-010, a RNA-based oligonucleotide for the treatment of cystic fibrosis. ProQR Therapeutics B.V. is headquartered in Leiden, the Netherlands. “
Prudential Financial (NYSE:PRU) was upgraded by analysts at Goldman Sachs Group Inc. from a neutral rating to a conviction-buy rating.
Persimmon plc (LON:PSN) was upgraded by analysts at Liberum Capital to a buy rating. They currently have GBX 2,100 ($27.41) price target on the stock, up from their previous price target of GBX 1,486 ($19.40).
Park Sterling Corp. (NASDAQ:PSTB) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a sell rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “Park Sterling Corp, formerly known as Park Sterling Bank, is engaged in providing banking products and services. The Bank offers personal and commercial banking products including regular checking, sterling checking, sterling money market, sterling savings, certificates of deposit and IRA’s, loans, Visa debit cards, online banking and bill pay, IOLTA checking, sweep accounts, merchant capture, merchant point of sale and various other products and services. Park Sterling Corp is headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina. “
Palatin Technologies (NYSE:PTN) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a buy rating. Zacks Investment Research currently has $0.75 price target on the stock. According to Zacks, “Palatin Technologies, Inc is a development-stage medical technology company involved in developing and commercializing products and technologies for diagnostic imaging, cancer therapy and ethical drug development These developments are based on its proprietary monoclonal antibody radiolabeling and enabling peptide platform technologies. “
Transocean (NYSE:RIG) was upgraded by analysts at Credit Suisse Group AG from an underperform rating to a neutral rating. Credit Suisse Group AG currently has $8.00 price target on the stock.
Banco Santander SA (NYSE:SAN) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a buy rating. Zacks Investment Research currently has $5.00 target price on the stock. According to Zacks, “Banco Santander SA is the biggest bank in Spain and the biggest international bank in Latin America as well. The Bank concentrates its activities in Andalucia, Castilla-Leon, Catalonia, Madrid, Valencia and Cantabria. The Bank provides banking services for individuals and companies, leasing, factoring, stockbrokerage and mutual fund services. “
SEIKO EPSON CORP ADR EACH REP 0.5 (NASDAQ:SEKEY) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a sell rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “Seiko Epson Corporation is engaged in the development, manufacturing, sales, marketing and servicing of information-related equipment, electronic devices, precision products and other products. The Information Equipment segment manufactures and offers computers and peripherals, including PCs, printers, scanners and projectors. The Electronic Devices and Precision Equipment segment is engaged in the development, manufacture and sale of quartz devices, semiconductors, and displays, watches, plastic corrective lenses, and factory automation equipment. Seiko Epson Corporation has its head office in Suwa, Nagano. “
Grupo Supervielle SA -ADR (NASDAQ:SUPV) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a sell rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “Grupo Supervielle SA is a private domestically-owned financial group primarily in Argentina. The Company owns Banco Supervielle S.A., an Argentine private domestically-owned bank which operates primary in the City of Buenos Aires and the Greater Buenos Aires metropolitan area, Mendoza and San Luis. Grupo Supervielle SA is based in Bueno Aires, Argentina. “

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