Stock Analysts’ upgrades for Friday, September 7th:

AK Steel (NYSE:AKS) was upgraded by analysts at Bank of America Corp from an underperform rating to a buy rating.

Broadcom (NASDAQ:AVGO) was upgraded by analysts at Bank of America Corp from a neutral rating to a buy rating.

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

Centennial Resource Development (NASDAQ:CDEV) was upgraded by analysts at SunTrust Banks, Inc. from a hold rating to a buy rating.

Cabot Oil & Gas (NYSE:COG) was upgraded by analysts at Evercore ISI to an outperform rating.

CVR Energy (NYSE:CVI) was upgraded by analysts at Goldman Sachs Group Inc from a neutral rating to a buy rating.

Dover (NYSE:DOV) was upgraded by analysts at Citigroup Inc from a neutral rating to a buy rating.

Enquest (LON:ENQ) was upgraded by analysts at Royal Bank of Canada to an outperform rating. Royal Bank of Canada currently has GBX 53 ($0.68) target price on the stock.

First Bank (NASDAQ:FRBA) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a sell rating to a hold rating.

HighPoint Resources (NYSE:HPR) was upgraded by analysts at Seaport Global Securities from a neutral rating to a buy rating.

ISUZU MOTORS Lt/ADR (OTCMKTS:ISUZY) was upgraded by analysts at JPMorgan Chase & Co. from a neutral rating to an overweight rating.

James Hardie Industries (NYSE:JHX) was upgraded by analysts at JPMorgan Chase & Co. from a neutral rating to an overweight rating.

Fidelity Southern (NASDAQ:LION) was upgraded by analysts at Stephens from an equal weight rating to an overweight rating.

Navistar International (NYSE:NAV) was upgraded by analysts at Buckingham Research from a neutral rating to a buy rating.

Netlist (NASDAQ:NLST) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a sell rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “Netlist, Inc. designs and manufactures high performance memory subsystems for the server, high performance computing and communications markets. The company’s memory subsystems are developed for applications in which memory plays a key role in enabling overall system performance. These applications include tower servers, rack-mounted servers, blade servers, high performance computing clusters, engineering workstations and telecommunication switches. “

OUTOKUMPU OYJ/ADR (OTCMKTS:OUTKY) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a sell rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “Outokumpu Oyj is engages in the manufacturing of stainless steel. Its business area consists of Stainless Coil EMEA, Stainless Coil Americas, Stainless APAC and High Performance Stainless and Alloy. The company operates primarily in Europe, Middle East and Africa, Americas and Asia-Pacific. Outokumpu Oyj is headquartered in Espoo, Finland. “

PBF Energy (NYSE:PBF) was upgraded by analysts at Goldman Sachs Group Inc from a sell rating to a neutral rating.

Pershing Gold (NASDAQ:PGLC) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a sell rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “Pershing Gold Corporation is engaged in the exploration and development of gold and precious metal properties primarily in Nevada. The Company focuses on the exploration of Relief Canyon properties located in Pershing County in northwestern Nevada. Pershing Gold Corporation is based in Lakewood, Colorado. “

SAFRAN/ADR (OTCMKTS:SAFRY) was upgraded by analysts at Deutsche Bank AG from a hold rating to a buy rating.

Vale (NYSE:VALE) was upgraded by analysts at Jefferies Financial Group Inc from a hold rating to a buy rating.

Yara International ASA (OTCMKTS:YARIY) was upgraded by analysts at JPMorgan Chase & Co. from a neutral rating to an overweight rating.

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