Investment Analysts’ upgrades for Thursday, December 14th:

ArQule (NASDAQ:ARQL) was upgraded by analysts at Needham & Company LLC from a hold rating to a buy rating.

BioMarin Pharmaceutical (NASDAQ:BMRN) was upgraded by analysts at Wedbush from a neutral rating to an outperform rating.

Continental Resources (NYSE:CLR) was upgraded by analysts at Macquarie from a neutral rating to an outperform rating. Macquarie currently has $55.00 target price on the stock.

Dominion Energy (NYSE:D) was upgraded by analysts at J P Morgan Chase & Co from a neutral rating to an overweight rating.

Duke Realty (NYSE:DRE) was upgraded by analysts at Citigroup Inc. from a neutral rating to a buy rating. Citigroup Inc. currently has $32.00 price target on the stock.

Enel Americas (NYSE:ENIA) was upgraded by analysts at J P Morgan Chase & Co from a neutral rating to an overweight rating.

EQT GP (NYSE:EQGP) was upgraded by analysts at J P Morgan Chase & Co from a neutral rating to an overweight rating.

Esperion Therapeutics (NASDAQ:ESPR) was upgraded by analysts at Needham & Company LLC from a buy rating to a strong-buy rating.

Essex Property Trust (NYSE:ESS) was upgraded by analysts at Citigroup Inc. from a neutral rating to a buy rating. They currently have $280.00 target price on the stock.

Finish Line (NASDAQ:FINL) was upgraded by analysts at Deutsche Bank AG from a sell rating to a hold rating. The firm currently has $11.00 price target on the stock.

GW Pharmaceuticals PLC- (NASDAQ:GWPH) was upgraded by analysts at Goldman Sachs Group Inc from a neutral rating to a buy rating.

Hyatt Hotels (NYSE:H) was upgraded by analysts at Citigroup Inc. from a neutral rating to a buy rating. They currently have $82.00 price target on the stock.

Husky Energy (OTCMKTS:HUSKF) was upgraded by analysts at UBS AG from a market perform rating to an outperform rating.

KeyCorp (NYSE:KEY) was upgraded by analysts at Stephens from an equal weight rating to an overweight rating.

lululemon athletica (NASDAQ:LULU) was upgraded by analysts at Deutsche Bank AG from a hold rating to a buy rating.

Southwest Airlines (NYSE:LUV) was upgraded by analysts at Atlantic Securities from a neutral rating to an overweight rating.

Nordic American Tanker (NYSE:NAT) was upgraded by analysts at Jefferies Group LLC from an underperform rating to a hold rating. Jefferies Group LLC currently has $3.00 price target on the stock.

Nike (NYSE:NKE) was upgraded by analysts at Argus from a hold rating to a buy rating.

PLDT (NYSE:PHI) was upgraded by analysts at Bank of America Corp from an underperform rating to a neutral rating.

Sito Mobile (NASDAQ:SITO) was upgraded by analysts at Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services from a neutral rating to a buy rating.

Tiffany & Co. (NYSE:TIF) was upgraded by analysts at Citigroup Inc. from a neutral rating to a buy rating.

United Insurance (NASDAQ:UIHC) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a strong sell rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “United Insurance Holdings Corp., together with its subsidiaries, operates as a property and casualty insurance company. It primarily offers homeowners and dwelling fire insurance policies, as well as provides flood insurance through the National Flood Insurance Program. From its headquarters in St. Petersburg, United’s team of dedicated employees manages a completely integrated insurance company, including sales, underwriting, policyholder service and claims. It principally markets its products through insurance agents. “

Vantiv (NYSE:VNTV) was upgraded by analysts at Jefferies Group LLC from a hold rating to a buy rating.

Weingarten Realty Investors (NYSE:WRI) was upgraded by analysts at Boenning Scattergood to a neutral rating.

Yatra Online (NASDAQ:YTRA) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a sell rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “Yatra Online, Inc. provides online travel agency services. The company operates through website www.yatra.com, mobile applications and associated platforms to book airline, railway and bus tickets as well as car and hotel accommodations for customers. Its product portfolio includes flights, hotels, trains, holidays, bus and activities. Yatra Online, Inc. is headquatered in New Delhi, India. “

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