Stock Analysts’ Upgrades for May, 23rd (APPN, AXS, BKNG, CSRLF, CTL, HEI, HXL, OPGN, OPHRY, OSS)

Stock Analysts’ upgrades for Thursday, May 23rd:

Appian (NASDAQ:APPN) was upgraded by analysts at Morgan Stanley from an underweight rating to an equal weight rating.

Axis Capital (NYSE:AXS) was upgraded by analysts at UBS Group AG from a neutral rating to a buy rating.

Booking (NASDAQ:BKNG) was upgraded by analysts at Citigroup Inc from a neutral rating to a buy rating.

CSR (OTCMKTS:CSRLF) was upgraded by analysts at Macquarie from a neutral rating to an outperform rating.

Centurylink (NYSE:CTL) was upgraded by analysts at Guggenheim from a sell rating to a neutral rating. They noted that the move was a valuation call. The analysts noted that the move was a valuation call.

Heico (NYSE:HEI) was upgraded by analysts at Robert W. Baird from a neutral rating to an outperform rating.

Hexcel (NYSE:HXL) was upgraded by analysts at UBS Group AG from a sell rating to a neutral rating.

OpGen (NASDAQ:OPGN) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a buy rating. They currently have $0.50 price target on the stock. According to Zacks, “OpGen, Inc. is a microbial genetics analysis company. The Company offers optical mapping services for analysis of microbial, yeast and fungal genomic architecture. OpGen, Inc. headquartered in Gaithersburg, Maryland. “

OPHIR ENERGY PL/ADR (OTCMKTS:OPHRY) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a sell rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “Ophir Energy Plc is an exploration company which focuses on oil and gas prospects primarily in Africa. Ophir Energy Plc is headquartered in London, the United Kingdom. “

One Stop Systems (NASDAQ:OSS) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a sell rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “One Stop Systems, Inc. designs and manufactures ultra-dense high-performance computing systems for learning, oil and gas exploration, financial trading, media and entertainment, defense and traditional HPC applications. One Stop Systems, Inc. is headquartered in Escondido, California. “

Peninsula Energy (OTCMKTS:PENMF) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a sell rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “Peninsula Energy Limited explores, develops and mines uranium properties primarily in the United States. The company’s project primarily includes Lance uranium projects in Wyoming, the United States. Peninsula Energy Limited is based in Subiaco, Australia. “

Perion Network (NASDAQ:PERI) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a buy rating. They currently have $3.50 target price on the stock. According to Zacks, “Perion Network Ltd. is a global technology company that delivers online advertising solutions and search monetization to brands and publishers. Perion is committed to providing data-driven execution, from high-impact ad formats to branded search and a unified social and mobile programmatic platform. The company’s largest divisions are Undertone and CodeFuel. Undertone’s synchronized digital branding solution delivers award-winning creative experiences through cohesive stories to the world’s leading brands across the most important touchpoints, screens, and platforms. CodeFuel’s search solution platform empowers publishers to create new revenue streams and unique search experience by bringing monetization to content and application developers. “

Philip Morris International (NYSE:PM) was upgraded by analysts at Barclays PLC from an underweight rating to an equal weight rating. They currently have $82.00 price target on the stock, up from their previous price target of $67.00.

PEUGEOT SA/ADR (OTCMKTS:PUGOY) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a sell rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “Peugeot S.A. manufactures and sells cars. The company’s operating segment consists of Automotive, Automotive Equipment, and Finance. Automotive division designs, manufactures, and sells passenger cars and light commercial vehicles under the Peugeot, Citroën and DS brands. Automotive Equipment division offers interior systems, automotive seating, automotive exteriors and emissions control technologies. Finance Division provides retail financing to customers of the Peugeot, Citroën and DS brands and wholesale financing to dealer networks. It operates primarily in Europe, Eurasia, China and South-Asia, Latin America, the Middle East, Africa and North America. Peugeot S.A. is based in Paris, France. “

Qiwi (NASDAQ:QIWI) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a strong-buy rating. Zacks Investment Research currently has $19.00 price target on the stock. According to Zacks, “QIWI plc operates as a provider of next generation payment services primarily in Russia and the CIS. The Company has an integrated network that enables payment services across physical, online and mobile channels. It enables merchants to accept cash and electronic payments from virtual wallets, and operates cash-collecting terminals and kiosks. QIWI plc is based in Moscow, the Russian Federation. “

Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) was upgraded by analysts at Evercore ISI to an outperform rating.

R1 RCM (NASDAQ:RCM) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a sell rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “R1 RCM Inc. offers financial services for the health care industries. The Company provides revenue cycle management and physician advisory services, as well as transforms and manages the commercial infrastructure of health care organizations. R1 RCM Inc., formerly known as Accretive Health, Inc., is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois. “

Renewable Energy Group (NASDAQ:REGI) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a sell rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “Renewable Energy Group, Inc. produces and sells biofuels and renewable chemicals in the U.S. It operates through Biomass-Based Diesel, Services, Renewable Chemicals, and Corporate and Other segments. It produces biomass-based diesel from a range of feedstocks, including inedible corn oil, used cooking oil, soybean oil, canola oil, and inedible animal fat. This segment is also involved in the purchase and resale of biomass-based diesel, petroleum-based diesel, renewable identification numbers, and raw material feedstocks acquired from third parties; and sale of glycerin, free fatty acids, naphtha, and other co-products of the biomass-based diesel production process. The Services segment provides facility management and operational services to biomass-based diesel production facilities, as well as to other clean-tech companies. This segment also offers construction management services for biomass-based diesel production facilities. REG is committed to being a long-term leader in bio-based fuel and chemicals. “

Atlassian (NASDAQ:TEAM) was upgraded by analysts at Morgan Stanley from an underweight rating to an equal weight rating.

Target (NYSE:TGT) was upgraded by analysts at JPMorgan Chase & Co. from a neutral rating to an overweight rating. They noted that the move was a valuation call. The analysts noted that the move was a valuation call.

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