Analysts’ View: Ares Commercial Real Estate (ACRE), Martin Marietta (MLM), Essendant (ESND)

Brokerage Firm BofA/Merrill upgraded Ares Commercial Real Estate Corporation (NYSE:ACRE) shares from Underperform to Buy rating.

Ares Commercial Real Estate Corporation, a specialty finance company, originates and invests in commercial real estate loans and related investments in the United States.


Investment Analysts at BofA/Merrill upgraded Martin Marietta Materials, Inc. (NYSE:MLM) shares from Neutral to Buy rating.

Martin Marietta Materials, Inc., a natural-resource-based building materials company, supplies aggregates and heavy building materials to the construction industry in the United States and internationally.


Essendant Inc. (NASDAQ:ESND) shares were upgraded by analysts at Sidoti from Neutral to Buy rating.

Essendant Inc. operates as a distributor of workplace items in the United States and internationally.


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