Upgrades Roundup: Lincoln National, Forest Oil

NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The following stocks were upgraded last week by TheStreet Ratings: Vanguard Natural Resources ( WNV), Pengrowth Energy ( PGH), Lincoln National ( LNC), Endurance Specialty Holdings ( ENH), Covance ( CVD), Brookdale Senior Living ( BKD) General Growth Partners ( GGP), Foster Wheeler ( FWLT), PartnerRe ( PRE), Talisman Energy ( TLM), Forest Oil ( FST), Icahn Enterprises ( IEP), LyondellBasell Industries ( LYB) and Teekay ( TK).

Vanguard Natural Resources was upgraded to buy from hold at TheStreet Ratings on Wednesday.

TheStreet Ratings gives Vanguard Natural Resources a B grade. The stock closed Friday at $27.52 and has ticked down 11 cents, or 0.4% year to date.

Content on this page requires a newer version of Adobe Flash Player.

Get Adobe Flash player

Content on this page requires a newer version of Adobe Flash Player.

Get Adobe Flash player

Pengrowth Energy was upgraded to buy from hold at TheStreet Ratings on Wednesday.

TheStreet Ratings gives Pengrowth Energy a B- grade. The stock closed Friday at $8.66 and has fallen 17.76% year to date.


Lincoln National was upgraded to buy from hold at TheStreet Ratings on Wednesday.

TheStreet Ratings gives Lincoln National a B grade. The stock closed Friday at $23.11 and has risen 19% year to date.

Content on this page requires a newer version of Adobe Flash Player.

Get Adobe Flash player

Content on this page requires a newer version of Adobe Flash Player.

Get Adobe Flash player

Endurance Specialty Holdings was upgraded to buy from hold at TheStreet Ratings on Wednesday.

TheStreet Ratings gives Endurance Specialty Holdings a B+ grade. The stock closed Friday at $41.16 and has risen 7.61% year to date.


Covance was upgraded to buy from hold at TheStreet Ratings on Wednesday.

TheStreet Ratings gives Covance a B- grade. The stock closed Friday at $46.56 and has risen 1.84% year to date.

Content on this page requires a newer version of Adobe Flash Player.

Get Adobe Flash player

Content on this page requires a newer version of Adobe Flash Player.

Get Adobe Flash player

Brookdale Senior Living was upgraded to hold from sell at TheStreet Ratings on Wednesday.

TheStreet Ratings gives Brookdale Senior Living a C- grade. The stock closed Friday at $18.38 and has risen 5.69% year to date.


General Growth Partners was upgraded to hold from sell at TheStreet Ratings on Tuesday.

TheStreet Ratings gives General Growth Partners a C grade. The stock closed Friday at $17.90 and has risen 19.17% year to date.

Content on this page requires a newer version of Adobe Flash Player.

Get Adobe Flash player

Content on this page requires a newer version of Adobe Flash Player.

Get Adobe Flash player

Foster Wheeler was upgraded to hold from buy at TheStreet Ratings on Tuesday.

TheStreet Ratings gives Foster Wheeler a B- grade. The stock closed Friday at $22.13 and has risen 15.62% year to date.


PartnerRe was upgraded to buy from hold at TheStreet Ratings on Tuesday.

TheStreet Ratings gives PartnerRe an A- grade. The stock closed Friday at $72.81 and has risen 13.39% year to date.

Content on this page requires a newer version of Adobe Flash Player.

Get Adobe Flash player

Content on this page requires a newer version of Adobe Flash Player.

Get Adobe Flash player

Talisman Energy was upgraded to buy from hold at TheStreet Ratings on Tuesday.

TheStreet Ratings gives Talisman Energy a B- grade. The stock closed Friday at $11.60 and has fallen 9.02% year to date.


Forest Oil was upgraded to hold from sell at TheStreet Ratings last Monday.

TheStreet Ratings gives Forest Oil a C grade. The stock closed Friday at $10.93 and has fallen 19.34% year to date.

Content on this page requires a newer version of Adobe Flash Player.

Get Adobe Flash player

Content on this page requires a newer version of Adobe Flash Player.

Get Adobe Flash player

Icahn Enterprises was upgraded to buy from hold at TheStreet Ratings last Monday.

TheStreet Ratings gives Icahn Enterprises a B- grade. The stock closed Friday at $44.38 and has fallen 10.22% year to date.


LyondellBassell Industries was upgraded to buy from hold at TheStreet Ratings last Monday.

TheStreet Ratings gives LyondellBassell Industries a B- grade. The stock closed Friday at $39.48 and has risen 21.51% year to date.

Content on this page requires a newer version of Adobe Flash Player.

Get Adobe Flash player

Content on this page requires a newer version of Adobe Flash Player.

Get Adobe Flash player

Teekay was upgraded to buy from hold at TheStreet Ratings last Monday.

TheStreet Ratings gives Teekay a B- grade. The stock closed Friday at $41.15 and has risen 24.06% year to date.

-- Written by Alexandra Zendrian

>To contact the writer of this article, click here: Alexandra Zendrian

>To submit a news tip, send an email to: tips@thestreet.com.

>To follow the writer on Twitter, go to Alexandra Zendrian.

More from Investing

Inside Carnival's Mind Blowing New Horizon Cruise Ship (Video)

Inside Carnival's Mind Blowing New Horizon Cruise Ship (Video)

Neel Kashkari: The Heart of Our Financial System Is More Radioactive Than Ever

Neel Kashkari: The Heart of Our Financial System Is More Radioactive Than Ever

McDonald's Criticized for Not Doing More in Wake of Sexual Harassment Claims

McDonald's Criticized for Not Doing More in Wake of Sexual Harassment Claims

Finding Stocks Right for You: Cramer's 'Mad Money' Recap (Friday 8/25/18)

Finding Stocks Right for You: Cramer's 'Mad Money' Recap (Friday 8/25/18)

Jim Cramer: The 10-Year Yield Could Go to 2.75%

Jim Cramer: The 10-Year Yield Could Go to 2.75%