Upgrades Roundup: 21 Stocks Rated Buy

NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Shares of the following stocks received upgrades to buy from TheStreet Ratings last week: Goldman Sachs ( GS), Northern Trust ( NTRS), Greif ( GEF), Select Medical Holdings ( SEM), Smart Balance ( SMBL), Assured Guaranty ( AGO), Mantech International ( MANT), MetroPCS ( PCS), Royal Caribbean ( RCL), International Bancshares ( IBOC), AES ( AES), AmeriGas Partners ( APU), Plains Exploration & Production ( PXP), Lear ( LEA), Covanta Holding ( CVA), Stone Energy ( SGY), Alleghany ( Y), W&T Offshore ( WTI), Swift Energy ( SFY), Pebblebrook Hotel ( PEB), Mobile Telesystems ( MBT) and Susquehanna Bancshares ( SUSQ).

Goldman Sachs

The financial services firm was upgraded to buy from hold by TheStreet Ratings on Friday.

TheStreet Ratings gives Goldman Sachs a B- grade with $132.99 price target. The stock closed Friday at $119.96 and has risen 32.66% year to date.

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Northern Trust

The investment management company was upgraded to buy from hold by TheStreet Ratings on Friday.

TheStreet Ratings gives Northern Trust a B grade with $51.29 price target. The stock closed Friday at $44.93 and has risen 13.29% year to date.


Greif

The industrial containers company was upgraded to buy from hold by TheStreet Ratings on Friday.

TheStreet Ratings gives Greif a B- grade with $59.15 price target. The stock closed Friday at $49.09 and has risen 7.77% year to date.

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Select Medical Holdings

The outpatient rehabilitation clinic operator was upgraded to buy from hold by TheStreet Ratings on Thursday.

TheStreet Ratings gives Select Medical Holdings a B- grade with a $11.06 price target. The stock closed Friday at $8.31 and has fallen 2% year to date.


Smart Balance

The food products company was upgraded to buy from hold by TheStreet Ratings on Thursday.

TheStreet Ratings gives Smart Balance a B- grade and $7.86 price target. The stock closed Friday at $6 and has risen 11.94% year to date.

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Assured Guaranty

The credit protection company was upgraded to buy from hold by TheStreet Ratings on Thursday.

TheStreet Ratings gives Assured Guaranty a B- grade and a $19.80 price target. The stock closed Friday at $17.33 and has risen 31.89% year to date.


Mantech International

The national security company was upgraded to buy from hold by TheStreet Ratings on Thursday.

TheStreet Ratings gives Mantech International a B grade and a $39.69 price target. The stock closed Friday at $33.45 and has risen 7.07% year to date.

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MetroPCS

The telecommunications company was upgraded to buy from hold by TheStreet Ratings on Wednesday.

TheStreet Ratings gives MetroPCS a B- grade and a $13.66 price target. The stock closed Friday at $10.56 and has risen 21.66% year to date.


Royal Caribbean

The cruise company was upgraded to buy from hold by TheStreet Ratings on Wednesday.

TheStreet Ratings gives Royal Caribbean a B- grade and a $32.42 price target. The stock closed Friday at $28.07 and has risen 13.32% year to date.

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International Bancshares

The bank was upgraded to buy from hold by TheStreet Ratings on Wednesday.

TheStreet Ratings gives International Bancshares a B grade and a $22.06 price target. The stock closed Friday at $18.82 and the stock has risen 2.65% year to date.


AES

The power company was upgraded to buy from hold by TheStreet Ratings on Wednesday.

TheStreet Ratings gives AES a B grade and a $15.82 price target. The stock closed Friday at $13.49 and has risen 13.49% year to date.

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AmeriGas Partners

The propane gas company was upgraded to buy from hold by TheStreet Ratings on Wednesday.

TheStreet Ratings gives AmeriGas Partners a B grade and $53.19 price target. The stock closed Friday at $44.60 and has fallen 2.85% year to date.


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Pebblebrook Hotel

The real estate investment trust was upgraded to buy from hold by TheStreet Ratings on Tuesday.

TheStreet Ratings gives Pebblebrook Hotel a B- grade and $25.43 price target. The stock closed Friday at $21.15 and has risen 10.27% year to date.


Stone Energy

The oil and natural gas company was upgraded to buy from hold by TheStreet Ratings last Monday.

TheStreet Ratings gives Stone Energy a B grade with a $44.87 price target. The stock closed Friday at $31.24 and has risen 18.42% year to date.

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Susquehanna Bancshares

The financial services company was upgraded to buy from hold by TheStreet Ratings last Monday.

TheStreet Ratings gives Susquehanna Bancshares a B- grade with $10.93 price target. The stock closed Friday at $9.01 and has risen 7.52% year to date.


Plains Exploration & Production

The independent oil and natural gas company was upgraded to buy from hold by TheStreet Ratings last Monday.

TheStreet Ratings gives Plains Exploration & Production a B grade and $53.56 price target. The stock closed Friday at $44.79 and has risen 21.98% year to date.

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Lear

The car parts company was upgraded to buy from hold by TheStreet Ratings last Monday.

TheStreet Ratings gives Lear a B- grade and a $52.83 price target. The stock closed Friday at $46.43 and has risen 16.66% year to date.


Covanta Holding

The waste and energy services company was upgraded to buy from hold by TheStreet Ratings last Monday.

TheStreet Ratings gives Covanta Holding a B grade and $19.16 price target. The stock closed Friday at $16.00 and the stock has risen 16.87% year to date.

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Alleghany

The property and casualty insurance company was upgrade to buy from hold by TheStreet Ratings last Monday.

TheStreet Ratings gives Alleghany a B grade and $349.42 price target. The stock closed Friday at $328.50 and has risen 15.15% year to date.


W&T Offshore

The oil and natural gas company was upgraded to buy from hold by TheStreet Ratings last Monday.

TheStreet Ratings gives W&T Offshore a a B grade and a $30.41 price target. The stock closed Friday at $23.27 and has risen 9.71% year to date.

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Mobile Telesystems OJSC

The telecommunications company was upgraded to buy from hold by TheStreet Ratings last Monday.

TheStreet Ratings gives Mobile Telesystems OJSC a B- grade and a $20.76 price target. The stock closed Friday at $18.59 and has risen 26.63% year to date.

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