Analyst action: LifePoint, Delek Logistics

Quantitative investment firm Ned Davis Research has upgraded shares of LifePoint Hospital to 'buy' from 'hold.' Brentwood-based LifePoint (Ticker: LPNT) opened Wednesday trading at $56.03 and has outperformed fellow local hospital chains HCA and CHS over the past three months by gaining 18 percent.

Over at Barclays Capital, analyst Paul Cheng has lowered his rating on the limited partner interests in Delek Logistics to 'equalweight' from 'overweight.' Delek Logistics (Ticker: DKL) is up about 11 percent over the past three months and is trading this morning at just about $33.