Investment Analysts’ upgrades for Wednesday, September 13th:

Asanko Gold (NYSEMKT:AKG) (TSE:AKG) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a sell rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “Asanko Gold Inc. is a gold producer with its flagship asset, the Asanko Gold Mine, located in Ghana, West Africa. Asanko Gold Inc., formerly known as Keegan Resources Inc., is based in Vancouver, Canada. “

Air Products and Chemicals (NYSE:APD) was upgraded by analysts at UBS AG from a neutral rating to a positive rating.

Appian Corporation (NASDAQ:APPN) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a buy rating. They currently have $30.00 target price on the stock. According to Zacks, “Appian Corporation provides low-code software development platform which enables organizations to develop various applications primarily in the United States and internationally. The Company’s products include business process management software, case management, mobile application development and platform as a service. It serves financial services, healthcare, government, telecommunications, media, energy, manufacturing and transportation organizations. Appian Corporation is headquartered in Reston, Virginia. “

Bae Systems PLC (OTCMKTS:BAESY) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a buy rating. Zacks Investment Research currently has $36.00 price target on the stock. According to Zacks, “BAE Systems is a global company engaged in the development, delivery and support of advanced defence and aerospace systems in the air, on land and at sea. BAE Systems Inc. is the US subsidiary of BAE Systems plc. Headquartered in Rockville,Maryland, BAE Systems Inc. consists of three Operating Groups that provide support and service solutions for current and future defense, intelligence, and civilian systems; design, develop and manufacture a wide range of electronic systems and subsystems for both military and commercial applications; and design, develop, produce,and provide service support of armored combat vehicles, artillery systems and intelligent munitions. “

Baozun (NASDAQ:BZUN) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a sell rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “Baozun Inc. offers digital and e-commerce service primarily in China. The Company’s services include website design, development and hosting, information technology infrastructure, customer service, warehousing and logistics services as well as digital marketing. Baozun Inc. is based in SHANGHAI, China. “

CSPC Pharmaceutical Group (NASDAQ:CHPTY) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a sell rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “CSPC Pharmaceutical Group Limited operates as a pharmaceutical group in China. Its bulk drug products include vitamin C, penicillin G and 7-ACA. The Company is also a major manufacturer of antibiotic finished drugs such as penicillin and cephalosporin products. CSPC Pharmaceutical Group Limited, formerly known as China Pharmaceutical Group Limited, is based in Wan Chai, Hong Kong. “

Cosco Shipping Hol (NASDAQ:CICOY) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a buy rating. The firm currently has $3.75 target price on the stock. According to Zacks, “China COSCO Holdings Company Limited is engaged in providing container shipping, dry bulk shipping, logistics services, terminal and container leasing for both international and domestic customers. The company engages in the management and operation of container terminals; provision of integrated logistics services, including third party logistics shipping agency and freight forwarding; and container manufacturing business. China COSCO Holdings Company Limited is based in Tianjin, the People’s Republic of China. “

Conn’s (NASDAQ:CONN) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a strong-buy rating. The firm currently has $27.00 target price on the stock. According to Zacks, “Conns Inc is a specialty retailer currently operating retail locations in Texas and Louisiana. It sells major home appliances, including refrigerators, freezers, washers, dryers and ranges, and a variety of consumer electronics, including projection, plasma and LCD televisions, camcorders, VCRs, DVD players and home theater products. They also sell home office equipment, lawn and garden products and bedding, and continue to introduce additional product categories for the home to help increase same store sales and to respond to their customers’ product needs. “

Credit Suisse Group (NYSE:CS) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a buy rating. Zacks Investment Research currently has $17.00 price target on the stock. According to Zacks, “CREDIT SUISSE GROUP and Winterthur offer investment products, private banking and financial advisory services, as well as insurance and pension solutions. Credit Suisse First Boston provides securities underwriting, sales and trading, financial advisory, investment research, venture capital and asset management services. Because they specialize in gaining a deep understanding of their clients’ financial needs, they know that no one’s needs are two-dimensional. 360° Choice. “

Daiwa Securities Group (OTCMKTS:DSEEY) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a buy rating. The firm currently has $6.25 target price on the stock. According to Zacks, “Daiwa Securities Group Inc. is engaged in providing comprehensive financial services by operating in businesses such as retail and wholesale securities, investment, asset management, as well as system support and research services. Daiwa offers consulting and online trading and handling a complete spectrum of financial products and services through its retail business and provides brokerage, investment banking and M&A advisory services through its wholesale business. Its investment business focuses largely on venture capital investments, organizing and managing of private equity funds and conducting direct investments in monetary claims. The Company’s asset management business is involved in creating and managing investment trusts, offering pension fund management and management of REIT (Real Estate Investment Trust). It also offers system-consulting and system-integration service for outside-Group clients. Daiwa Securities Group Inc. is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan. “

Second Sight Medical Products (NASDAQ:EYES) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a sell rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “Second Sight Medical Products, Inc. is a medical device company. It develops, manufactures, and markets implantable prosthetic devices to restore some functional vision to blind patients. The Company provides Argus II system, an implantable neurostimulation device for the treatment of outer retinal degenerations, such as retinitis pigmentosa. Second Sight Medical Products, Inc. is headquartered in Sylmar, California. “

Faurecia (NASDAQ:FURCY) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a buy rating. They currently have $32.00 price target on the stock. According to Zacks, “Faurecia SA engages in the manufacturing and supply of automotive components. It operating business segments consists of Faurecia Automotive Seating, Faurecia Emissions Control Technologies, Faurecia Interior Systems and Faurecia Automotive Exteriors. Faurecia Automotive Seating segment involves in the design of vehicle seats, manufacture of seating frames and adjustment mechanisms, and assembly of complete seating units. Faurecia Emissions Control Technologies segment engages in the manufacture and design of exhaust systems. Faurecia Interior Systems segment manufactures and designs instrument panels, door panels and modules, and acoustic components. Faurecia Automotive Exteriors segment involves in the design and manufacture of front ends and safety modules. Faurecia SA is headquartered in Nanterre, France. “

Ryder System (NYSE:R) was upgraded by analysts at KeyCorp to an overweight rating.

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