Equities Research Analysts’ upgrades for Thursday, December 21st:

Allegiant Travel (NASDAQ:ALGT) was upgraded by analysts at Deutsche Bank AG from a hold rating to a buy rating.

Coty (NYSE:COTY) was upgraded by analysts at Royal Bank of Canada from a sector perform rating to an outperform rating.

Discovery Communications (NASDAQ:DISCA) was upgraded by analysts at Bank of America Corp from a neutral rating to a buy rating. Bank of America Corp currently has $30.00 price target on the stock.

Darden Restaurants (NYSE:DRI) was upgraded by analysts at Argus from a hold rating to a buy rating.

First Bancorp (NYSE:FBP) was upgraded by analysts at Citigroup Inc. from a neutral rating to a buy rating.

J P Morgan Chase & Co (NYSE:JPM) was upgraded by analysts at Buckingham Research from a neutral rating to a buy rating.

Park Hotels & Resorts (NYSE:PK) was upgraded by analysts at SunTrust Banks, Inc. from a hold rating to a buy rating.

Regions Financial (NYSE:RF) was upgraded by analysts at Wedbush from a neutral rating to an outperform rating. The firm currently has $16.00 target price on the stock.

Spirit Airlines (NASDAQ:SAVE) was upgraded by analysts at Deutsche Bank AG from a hold rating to a buy rating.

Texas Capital Bancshares (NASDAQ:TCBI) was upgraded by analysts at Wedbush from a neutral rating to an outperform rating. They currently have $87.00 price target on the stock, down from their previous price target of $108.00.

Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE:WFC) was upgraded by analysts at Buckingham Research from a neutral rating to a buy rating.

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