Equities Research Analysts’ Upgrades for August, 2nd (ACCO, AHGP, ASGN, CMRE, COHR, CYOU, DAL, DEI, DLTH, EC)

Equities Research Analysts’ upgrades for Wednesday, August 2nd:

Acco Brands Corporation (NYSE:ACCO) was upgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a hold rating to a buy rating.

Alliance Holdings GP, L.P. (NASDAQ:AHGP) was upgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a buy rating to a strong-buy rating.

On Assignment (NYSE:ASGN) was upgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a hold rating to a buy rating.

Costamare (NYSE:CMRE) was upgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a hold rating to a buy rating.

Coherent (NASDAQ:COHR) was upgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a hold rating to a buy rating.

Changyou.com Limited (NASDAQ:CYOU) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a strong-buy rating. Zacks Investment Research currently has $49.00 price target on the stock. According to Zacks, “Changyou.com Limited is a developer and operator of online games in China. It engages in the development, operation, and licensing of massively multi-player online role-playing games, which are interactive online games that are played simultaneously by various game players. The company currently operates two multi-player online role-playing games (MMORPGs), including the in-house developed Tian Long Ba Bu and the licensed Blade Online. Changyou.com has three MMORPGs in the pipeline, which include the Duke of Mount Deer, Immortal Faith, and the Legend of the Ancient World. Based in Beijing, the People’s Republic of China, Changyou.com Limited is a subsidiary of Sohu.com Inc. “

Delta Air Lines (NYSE:DAL) was upgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a buy rating to a strong-buy rating.

Douglas Emmett (NYSE:DEI) was upgraded by analysts at Stifel Nicolaus from a hold rating to a buy rating.

Duluth Holdings (NASDAQ:DLTH) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a sell rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “Duluth Holdings Inc. provides casual wear, workwear and accessories for men and women. The company markets its products under trademarks, trade names and service marks, including Alaskan Hardgear, Armachillo, Ballroom, Bucket Master, Buck Naked, Cab Commander, Crouch Gusset, Dry on the Fly, Duluth Trading Company, Duluthflex, Fire Hose, Longtail T, No Polo Shirt and Wild Boar Mocs. Duluth Holdings Inc. is headquartered in Belleville, Wisconsin. “

Ecopetrol (NYSE:EC) was upgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a hold rating to a buy rating.

Energen Corporation (NYSE:EGN) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a sell rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “ENERGEN CORP is a diversified energy holding company engaged in natural gas distribution and oil and natural gas exploration and production activities. The Corporation’s utility subsidiary, Alabama Gas Corporation, is the largest natural gas distribution utility in the State of Alabama. The Corporation’s oil and gas exploration and production activities are conducted by its subsidiary, Taurus Exploration, Inc. and its subsidiary. “

EnLink Midstream (NYSE:ENLC) was upgraded by analysts at Citigroup Inc. to a neutral rating. Citigroup Inc. currently has $19.00 target price on the stock.

Fanuc Corp. (OTCMKTS:FANUY) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a buy rating. The firm currently has $23.00 price target on the stock. According to Zacks, “Fanuc Ltd. is a manufacturer of factory automation and robots. It is engaged in the development, manufacture, sale and maintenance of robots and factory automation products primarily in Japan, US, Europe and other Asian countries. The Company’s technology is applied in the automation of machine tools. Its products lineup includes: computer numerical control series; servo motors; carbon dioxide laser oscillators; industrial lasers; robots and robot machines; machine for milling and boring, precision molding machines, wire-cut electric discharge machine and nano control technology based machines that have their applications in optical electronics, medical, semiconductor and biotechnology fields. Fanuc Ltd. is headquartered in Yamanashi Prefecture, Japan. “

FARO Technologies (NASDAQ:FARO) was upgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a sell rating to a hold rating.

Flagstar Bancorp (NYSE:FBC) was upgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a hold rating to a buy rating.

Fabrinet (NYSE:FN) was upgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a hold rating to a buy rating.

GNC Holdings (NYSE:GNC) was upgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a hold rating to a buy rating.

Hilltop Holdings (NYSE:HTH) was upgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a hold rating to a buy rating.

ImageWare Systems (OTCMKTS:IWSY) was upgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a strong sell rating to a sell rating.

KalVista Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:KALV) was upgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a strong sell rating to a sell rating.

Live Ventures (NASDAQ:LIVE) was upgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a sell rating to a hold rating.

Marchex (NASDAQ:MCHX) was upgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a strong sell rating to a sell rating.

Medical Transcription Billing, Corp. (NASDAQ:MTBC) was upgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a sell rating to a hold rating.

Pilgrim’s Pride Corporation (NASDAQ:PPC) was upgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a hold rating to a buy rating.

Rocky Brands (NASDAQ:RCKY) was upgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a hold rating to a buy rating.

SolarEdge Technologies (NASDAQ:SEDG) was upgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a hold rating to a buy rating.

T. Rowe Price Group (NASDAQ:TROW) was upgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a hold rating to a buy rating.

Willbros Group (NYSE:WG) was upgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a sell rating to a hold rating.

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