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Investment Analysts’ downgrades for Monday, February 17th:

ABB (NYSE:ABB) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks from a neutral rating to an underperform rating. They currently have $24.10 price target on the stock.

Addus HomeCare (NASDAQ:ADUS) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks from an outperform rating to a neutral rating. Zacks currently has $27.80 price target on the stock.

Action Hotels PLC (LON:AHCG) was downgraded by analysts at Sanlam Securities to a hold rating. The firm currently has GBX 70 ($1.17) price target on the stock.

ArthroCare Corp. (NASDAQ:ARTC) was downgraded by analysts at BMO Capital Markets from an outperform rating to a market perform rating.

Ellington Financial (NYSE:EFC) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks from a neutral rating to an underperform rating. The firm currently has $23.30 target price on the stock.

Energizer Holdings (NYSE:ENR) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks from an outperform rating to a neutral rating. The firm currently has $102.00 price target on the stock. Zacks’ analyst wrote, “Energizer started fiscal 2014 on a dismal note. Not only did the company miss the Zacks Consensus Estimate on both lines but also guided lower. Management toned down earnings per share guidance by $0.25 citing weakness in both household products and personal care segment. Although the newly acquired feminine brands from Johnson & Johnson will somewhat boost the top line, intensifying competition, pricing pressure and retail shelf loss will negatively affect top-line growth in 2014. Higher advertising & promotion expenses coupled with additional restructuring charges will also hurt profitability, going forward. Thus, we downgrade Energizer from Outperform to Neutral and set a price target of $102.00. “

Marlin Midstream Partners (NASDAQ:FISH) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks from a neutral rating to an underperform rating. They currently have $16.90 target price on the stock.

Financial Institutions (NASDAQ:FISI) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks from a neutral rating to an underperform rating. Zacks currently has $20.30 target price on the stock.

GFI Group (NASDAQ:GFIG) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks from a neutral rating to an underperform rating. Zacks currently has $3.70 target price on the stock.

Jack in the Box (NASDAQ:JACK) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks from an outperform rating to a neutral rating. Zacks currently has $55.30 target price on the stock.

Louisiana-Pacific Corp. (NYSE:LPX) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks from a neutral rating to an underperform rating. They currently have $17.10 target price on the stock.

M&T Bank Corp. (NYSE:MTB) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks from a neutral rating to an underperform rating. The firm currently has $104.00 target price on the stock. Zacks’ analyst wrote, “We have downgraded our long-term recommendation on M&T Bank to Underperform from Neutral based on the company’s fourth-quarter 2013 operating earnings, which lagged the Zacks Consensus Estimate, as well as the prior-year quarter results. Elevated expenses negatively impacted the results. Though a sound capital position, improving credit quality and growing core deposit will bode well in the long run, we believe the sluggish economic recovery, regulatory issues and low interest rate environment will remain near term headwinds. Moreover, expanding cost base and legal issues will be a hindrance for bottom-line expansion. “

National Research Corp. (NASDAQ:NRCIB) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks from a neutral rating to an underperform rating. The firm currently has $35.70 price target on the stock.

Orbital Sciences Corp. (NYSE:ORB) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks from an outperform rating to a neutral rating. Zacks currently has $29.30 price target on the stock.

RTI Biologics (NASDAQ:RTIX) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks from a neutral rating to an underperform rating. They currently have $3.40 price target on the stock.

Severn Trent Plc (LON:SVT) was downgraded by analysts at Beaufort Securities to a hold rating.

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