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Analysts’ Perspective: Macerich (MAC), Assoc Banc-Corp (ASB), Janus Henderson Group (JHG)

Investment Analysts at BMO Capital Markets upgraded Macerich Company (NYSE:MAC) shares from Market Perform to Outperform rating while increasing their price target from $62 to $66.

Macerich, an S&P 500 company, is a fully integrated self-managed and self-administered real estate investment trust, which focuses on the acquisition, leasing, management, development and redevelopment of regional malls throughout the United States.

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Brokerage Firm Sandler O’Neill upgraded Assoc Banc-Corp (NYSE:ASB) shares from Hold to Buy rating.

Associated Banc-Corp, a bank holding company, provides various banking and nonbanking products to individuals and businesses primarily in Wisconsin, Illinois, and Minnesota.

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Janus Henderson Group plc (NYSE:JHG) shares were upgraded by analysts at Citigroup from Neutral to Buy rating.

Janus Henderson Group plc is an asset management holding entity. Through its subsidiaries, the firm provides services to institutional, retail clients, and high net worth clients.

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Analysts’ View: Textron (TXT), Hammerson (HMSNF), Party City (PRTY)

Brokerage Firm BofA/Merrill upgraded Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) shares from Underperform to Buy rating while increasing their price target from $57 to $75.

Textron Inc. operates in the aircraft, defense, industrial, and finance businesses worldwide.

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Investment Analysts at Barclays upgraded Hammerson plc (OTCMKTS:HMSNF) shares from Underweight to Equal Weight rating.

Hammerson plc is a major British property development and investment company.

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Party City Holdco Inc. (NYSE:PRTY) shares were upgraded by analysts at BofA/Merrill from Neutral to Buy rating.

Party City Holdco Inc., through its subsidiaries, designs, manufactures, sources, and distributes party supplies in the United States and internationally.

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Analysts’ Perspective: Terex (TEX), eBay (EBAY), Welbilt (WBT)

Investment Analysts at Seaport Global Securities upgraded Terex Corporation (NYSE:TEX) shares from Neutral to Buy rating with a price target of $46.

Terex Corporation manufactures and sells aerial work platforms, cranes, and materials processing machinery worldwide.

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Brokerage Firm Morgan Stanley upgraded eBay Inc. (NASDAQ:EBAY) shares from Underweight to Overweight rating while increasing their price target from $36 to $58.

eBay Inc. operates commerce platforms that connect various buyers and sellers worldwide.

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Welbilt, Inc. (NYSE:WBT) shares were upgraded by analysts at Longbow from Neutral to Buy rating.

Welbilt, Inc. designs, manufactures, and services hot and cold category commercial foodservice equipment worldwide.

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Analysts’ View: Xcerra (XCRA), Coca-Cola European Partners (CCE), Trimble (TRMB)

Brokerage Firm Needham upgraded Xcerra Corporation (NASDAQ:XCRA) shares from Hold to Buy rating.

Xcerra Corporation provides test and handling capital equipment, interface products, and test fixtures and related services to the semiconductor and electronics manufacturing industries worldwide.

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Investment Analysts at Goldman upgraded Coca-Cola European Partners plc (NYSE:CCE) shares from Neutral to Buy rating.

Coca-Cola European Partners plc, together with its subsidiaries, produces, distributes, and markets a range of nonalcoholic ready-to-drink beverages.

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Trimble Inc. (NASDAQ:TRMB) shares were upgraded by analysts at Berenberg from Hold to Buy rating.

Trimble Inc. provides technology solutions that enable professionals and field mobile workers to enhance or transform their work processes worldwide.

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Analysts’ Perspective: Boston Beer Co (SAM), Occidental Petroleum (OXY), Ulta Beauty (ULTA)

Investment Analysts at Goldman upgraded The Boston Beer Company, Inc.(NYSE:SAM) shares from Sell to Neutral rating while increasing their price target from $181 to $223.

The Boston Beer Company, Inc. produces and sells alcohol beverages primarily in the United States.

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Brokerage Firm Piper Jaffray Securities upgraded Occidental Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:OXY) shares from Neutral to Overweight rating while increasing their price target from $77 to $86.

Occidental Petroleum Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the acquisition, exploration, and development of oil and gas properties in the United States and internationally.

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Ulta Beauty, Inc. (NASDAQ:ULTA) shares were upgraded by analysts at Guggenheim from Neutral to Buy rating.

Ulta Beauty, Inc. operates as a beauty retailer in the United States.

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Analysts’ View: F5 Networks (FFIV), Sanmina (SANM), HollyFrontier (HFC)

Brokerage Firm William Blair upgraded F5 Networks Inc. (NASDAQ:FFIV) shares from Market Perform to Outperform rating.

F5 Networks, Inc. engages developing and providing of software defined application services.

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Investment Analysts at Citigroup upgraded Sanmina Corp. (NASDAQ:SANM) shares from Neutral to Buy rating.

Sanmina Corp. engages in the provision of integrated manufacturing solutions, components, products and repair, logistics, and after-market services.

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HollyFrontier Corp. (NYSE:HFC) shares were upgraded by analysts at Morgan Stanley from Underweight to Equal-Weight rating.

HollyFrontier Corp. is an independent petroleum refiner and marketer.

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Analysts’ Perspective: American Outdoor Brands (AOBC), Manulife Financial (MFC), Summit Hotel (INN)

Investment Analysts at Lake Street upgraded American Outdoor Brands Corp. (NASDAQ:AOBC) shares from Hold to Buy rating while increasing their price target from $9 to $13.

American Outdoor Brands Corp. manufactures firearms.

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Brokerage Firm TD Securities upgraded Manulife Financial Corp. (NYSE:MFC) shares from Hoild to Buy rating.

Manulife Financial Corp. is a holding company, which engages in the provision of financial protection and wealth management products and services.

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Summit Hotel Properties Inc. (NYSE:INN) shares were upgraded by analysts at BofA/Merrill from Underperform to Buy rating.

Summit Hotel Properties, Inc. is a real estate investment trust. The company operates as a self-managed hotel investment company.

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Analysts’ View: Synaptics (SYNA), AeroVironment (AVAV), InSteel Industries (IIIN)

Brokerage Firm Mizuho upgraded Synaptics Inc. (NASDAQ:SYNA) shares from Neutral to Buy rating while increasing their price target from $42 to $55.

Synaptics, Inc. engages in the development, marketing, and sale of semiconductor products.

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Investment Analysts at Stifel upgraded AeroVironment Inc. (NASDAQ:AVAV) shares from Hold to Buy rating while increasing their price target from $45 to $65.

AeroVironment, Inc. engages in the design, development, production, support, and operation of unmanned aircraft systems and electric transportation solutions.

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InSteel Industries Inc. (NASDAQ:IIIN) shares were upgraded by analysts at Sidoti from Neutral to Buy rating with a price target of $34.

Insteel Industries, Inc. manufactures and markets steel wire reinforcing products for concrete construction applications.

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Analysts’ Perspective: Virtusa (VRTU), Iovance Biotherapeutics (IOVA), Seagate Technology (STX)

Investment Analysts at Needham upgraded Virtusa Corp. (NASDAQ:VRTU) shares from Buy to Strong Buy rating with a price target of $65.

Virtusa Corp. engages in the provision of information technology consulting, technology implementation, and application outsourcing services.

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Brokerage Firm B. Riley FBR, Inc. upgraded Iovance Biotherapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ:IOVA) shares from Neutral to Buy rating with a price target of $22.

Iovance Biotherapeutics, Inc. is a clinical-stage biotechnology company focused on the development of cancer immunotherapy products for the treatment of various cancers.

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Seagate Technology PLC (NASDAQ:STX) shares were upgraded by analysts at Morgan Stanley from Equal-Weight to Overweight rating wirth a price target $72.

Seagate Technology Plc engages in the development, production, and distribution of data storage products and electronic data storage solutions.

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Analysts’ View: Comerica (CMA), EQT GP Holdings (EQGP), WPX Energy (WPX)

Brokerage Firm Wedbush upgraded Comerica Inc. (NYSE:CMA) shares from Neutral to Outperform rating while increasing their price target from $103 to $111.

Comerica, Inc. engages in the provision of financial services.

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Investment Analysts at Seaport Global Securities upgraded EQT GP Holdings LP (NYSE:EQGP) shares from Neutral to Buy rating.

EQT GP Holdings LP owns the general partner interest, incentive distribution rights, and portion of limited partnert interests in EQT Midstream Partners, LP.

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WPX Energy, Inc. (NYSE:WPX) shares were upgraded by analysts at NatAlliance Securities from Hold to Buy rating with a price target of $15.

WPX Energy, Inc. engages in the development and exploration of oil, natural gas liquid, and gas properties.

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