Upgrades Roundup: Vertex, Sanderson Farms

NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The following stocks received upgrades from TheStreet Ratings last week: Vertex Pharmaceuticals ( VRTX), Sanderson Farms ( SAFM) and Louisiana-Pacific ( LPX).

Vertex Pharmaceuticals was upgraded to buy from hold by TheStreet Ratings on Wednesday.

TheStreet Ratings gives Vertex Pharmaceuticals a B grade.

The stock closed Friday at $59.56 and has risen 79.34% year to date.

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Sanderson Farms was upgraded to buy from hold by TheStreet Ratings on Wednesday.

TheStreet Ratings gives Sanderson Farms a B grade.

The stock closed Friday at $53.91 and has risen 7.54% year to date.


Louisiana-Pacific was upgraded to hold from sell by TheStreet Ratings on Tuesday.

TheStreet Ratings gives Louisiana-Pacific a C- grade.

The stock closed Friday at $8.92 and has risen 10.53% year to date.

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