Equities Research Analysts’ upgrades for Wednesday, November 1st:

Altria Group (NYSE:MO) was upgraded by analysts at Edward Jones from a hold rating to a buy rating.

SunCoke Energy (NYSE:SXC) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a strong-buy rating. They currently have $13.00 price target on the stock. According to Zacks, “SunCoke Energy, Inc is a producer of metallurgical coke in the Americas. The Company acquires, owns, and operates the coke making and coal mining operations. Its coke making facilities are in the United States and Brazil. “

The Bancorp (NASDAQ:TBBK) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a buy rating. The firm currently has $9.50 target price on the stock. According to Zacks, “The Bancorp Bank is a Delaware-chartered, federally insured commercial bank which focuses on service to small and mid-size businesses and their principals in the Philadelphia-Wilmington market area, and on private-label affinity group programs, including merchant card servicing. “

Tencent Holding (OTCMKTS:TCEHY) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a buy rating. They currently have $50.00 target price on the stock. According to Zacks, “Tencent Holdings Limited is an Internet service portal. Tencent provides value-added Internet, mobile and telecom services and online advertising. Tencent’s leading Internet platforms in China are QQ Instant Messenger, QQ.com, QQ Games, Qzone, 3g.QQ.com, SoSo, PaiPai and Tenpay. It has brought together China’s largest Internet community, to meet the various needs of Internet users including communication, information, entertainment, e-commerce and others. Tencent Holdings Limited is headquartered in Shenzhen, the People’s Republic of China. “

Container Store (The) (NYSE:TCS) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a sell rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “The Container Store Group, Inc. operates as a specialty retailer of storage and organization products in the United States. The company operates in two segments, TCS and Elfa. TCS segment consists of its retail stores, ebsite and call center. Elfa segment designs and manufactures component-based shelving and drawer systems that are customizable for any area of the home, including closets, kitchens, offices and garages. The Container Store Group, Inc. is headquartered in Coppell, Texas. “

Tandem Diabetes Care (NASDAQ:TNDM) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a buy rating. They currently have $2.75 target price on the stock. According to Zacks, “Tandem Diabetes Care, Inc. is a medical device company. The Company designs, develops, and commercializes products for people with insulin-dependent diabetes. Its products include t:slim Insulin Delivery System. Tandem Diabetes Care, Inc. is headquartered in San Diego, California. “

Targa Resources (NYSE:TRGP) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a sell rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “Targa Resources Corp owns general and limited partner interests in Targa Resources Partners LP, engaged in providing midstream natural gas and natural gas liquid services in the United States. The Company operates its business through two business segments: Natural Gas Gathering and Processing and NGL Logistics and Marketing. The Natural Gas Gathering and Processing segment includes assets used in the gathering of natural gas produced from oil and gas wells and processing this raw natural gas into merchantable natural gas by extracting natural gas liquids and removing impurities. NGL Logistics and Marketing segment is engaged in gathering and storing; fractionating, storing, and transporting of finished NGLs. Targa also markets the natural gas liquids produced and purchased in selected United States markets. The Company also offers refinery services and wholesale propane marketing operations. Targa Resources Corp is headquartered in Houston, Texas. “

Thomson Reuters Corp (NYSE:TRI) (TSE:TRI) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a buy rating. The firm currently has $53.00 target price on the stock. According to Zacks, “Thomson Corporation is a leading provider of value-added information and technology to users in the fields of law, tax, accounting, financial services, higher education, reference information, corporate training and assessment, scientific research and healthcare. “

Tetra Technologies (NYSE:TTI) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a sell rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “TETRA Technologies, Inc. is an energy services company with an integrated chemicals operation that supplies chemical products to energy markets, as well as other markets. TETRA is comprised of three divisions – Fluids, Well Abandonment/Decommissioning and Testing & Services. “

Tyler Technologies (NYSE:TYL) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a buy rating. The firm currently has $198.00 price target on the stock. According to Zacks, “Tyler Technologies, Inc. is engaged in providing integrated information management solutions and services to the public sector. It provides software products and services; professional IT services; subscription-based services; property appraisal outsourcing services. Its products generally automate three major functional areas (1) financial management and education, (2) courts and justice and (3) property appraisal and tax. Tyler operates in two reportable segments: Enterprise Software Solutions (ESS) and Appraisal and Tax Software Solutions and Services. The Enterprise Software Solutions (ESS) segment provides software systems to municipal and county governments and schools. The Appraisal and Tax Software Solutions and Services segment provides systems and software that automate the appraisal and assessment of real and personal property as well as property appraisal outsourcing services for local governments and taxing authorities. Tyler Technologies, Inc. is headquartered in Dallas, Texas. “

UGI Corporation (NYSE:UGI) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a sell rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “UGI Corporation is a holding company that operates propane distribution, gas and electric utility, energy marketing and related businesses through subsidiaries. Our majority-owned subsidiary, AmeriGas Partners, L.P., a Delaware limited partnership, conducts one of the nation’s largest retail propane distribution businesses through its subsidiary AmeriGas Propane, L.P. “

Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a buy rating. The firm currently has $130.00 target price on the stock. According to Zacks, “Shares of Union Pacific have outperformed its industry as well as fellow railroad operator Kansas City Southern over the last three months. While the company gained 13.2%, the industry it belongs to and Kansas City Southern have rallied 8.3% and 2.1%, respectively, in the same period. Ushering in further good news, Union Pacific reported better-than-expected earnings per share and revenues in the third quarter of 2017. Results were aided by strong performances of the company's intermodal and industrial products units. We are impressed by the company's efforts to cut costs to drive its bottom line as well. Efforts to reward investors also raise optimism in the stock. However, declining coal revenues in the third quarter raise concerns. Automotive volumes also decreased due to sluggish vehicle production in the United States.”

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