The following ratings changes were generated on September 17. MB Financial ( MBFI) has been upgraded from hold to buy. MB Financial, operates as the holding company for MB Financial Bank which offers commercial and retail banking, and wealth management services to small and middle market businesses, and leasing companies in the U.S. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its increase in net income, expanding profit margins and growth in earnings per share. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow.