Following is information on stocks that were recently upgraded by stock analysts:
- Hub Group (NASDAQ:HUBG): RBC Capital Markets upgraded this stock from Sector Perform to Outperform. Their price target changed to $48 from $42. About the company: Hub Group, Inc. is a full-service transportation provider, offering intermodal, truck brokerage, and logistics services. The Company arranges for the movement of its customers’ freight in containers and trailers over long distances. Hub Group operates through a nationwide network of hubs, located near significant concentrations of shipping customers and railheads. Competitors to Watch: Pacer International, Inc. (NASDAQ:PACR), J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc. (NASDAQ:JBHT), Northgate plc (NYSE:NTG), Ryder Systems (NYSE:R), Avis Budget Group Inc. (NYSE:CAR), AMERCO (NASDAQ:UHAL).
- Kodiak Oil & Gas (AMEX:KOG): Northland Securities upgraded this stock from Market Perform to Outperform. Their price target changed to $8 from $7.25. About the company: Kodiak Oil & Gas Corporation explores for oil and natural gas in the western United States. Competitors to Watch: Brigham Exploration Co. (NASDAQ:BEXP), Oasis Petroleum Inc. (NYSE:OAS), Northern Oil & Gas Corp. (AMEX:NOG), GeoResources, Inc. (NASDAQ:GEOI), Encore Energy Partners LP (NYSE:ENP), Bill Barrett Corporation (NYSE:BBG), Gasco Energy, Inc. (AMEX:GSX), Delta Petroleum Corp. (NASDAQ:DPTR), Chevron (NYSE:CVX), Chesapeake (NYSE:CHK), ExxonMobil (NYSE:XOM), BP plc (NYSE:BP)
- MPG Office Trust (NYSE:MPG): KeyBanc Capital Markets upgraded this stock from Underweight to Hold. No price target was given. About the company: MPG Office Trust, Inc. is a real estate investment trust that owns and operates Class A office properties in the Los Angeles central business district in California. The Company owns and operates office properties in the high-barrier-to-entry Southern California market.
- Trina Solar (NYSE:TSL): HSBC Securities upgraded this stock from Underweight to Overweight. Their price target changed to $30 from $22. About the company: Trina Solar Limited manufactures solar-power products including photovoltaic wafers, ingots, cells and modules. The Company’s solar modules provide environmentally-friendly electric power for residential, commercial, industrial, and other applications worldwide. Competitors to Watch: SunPower Corporation (NASDAQ:SPWRA), Suntech Power Hldgs. Co., Ltd. (NYSE:STP), First Solar (NASDAQ:FSLR), General Electric Company (NYSE:GE), Yingli Green Energy Hold. Co. Ltd. (NYSE:YGE), MEMC Electronic Materials, Inc. (NYSE:WFR), Evergreen Solar, Inc. (NASDAQ:ESLR), Energy Conversion Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ:ENER), DayStar Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ:DSTI), and Ascent Solar Tech., Inc. (NASDAQ:ASTI)
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