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Investment Analysts’ downgrades for Monday, August 25th:

Beneficial Mutual Bancorp (NASDAQ:BNCL) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks from an outperform rating to a neutral rating. Zacks currently has $14.90 target price on the stock.

Centene Corp (NYSE:CNC) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks from an outperform rating to a neutral rating. Zacks currently has $84.00 price target on the stock.

Companhia Paranaense de Energia (NYSE:ELP) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks from an outperform rating to a neutral rating. The firm currently has $18.00 price target on the stock. Zacks’ analyst wrote, “COPEL’s net income in second-quarter 2014 declined 1.3% year over year, with earnings coming in at $0.41 per ADR. Revenue grew 45% due to higher electricity sold to final consumers. However, this was more than offset by 56% increase in operating costs and expenses, leading to 610 basis points (bps) fall in operating margin. Based on these factors, we have currently downgraded our recommendation on COPEL from Outperform to Neutral. However, despite the poor results, long-term prospects for COPEL are bright. Huge infrastructural investments in Brazil are boosting demand for electricity. The company, in turn, is making efforts to capitalize on the escalating demand by improving its generation capacity. In this regard, acquisition of 49% stake in Voltalia’s wind farm complex is worth mentioning.”

Foot Locker (NYSE:FL) was downgraded by analysts at Piper Jaffray from an overweight rating to a neutral rating. The firm currently has $57.00 price target on the stock, up from their previous price target of $54.00. They noted that the move was a valuation call. The analysts noted that the move was a valuation call.

HNI Corp (NYSE:HNI) was downgraded by analysts at Raymond James from an outperform rating to a market perform rating.

Huron Consulting Group (NASDAQ:HURN) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks from an outperform rating to a neutral rating. Zacks currently has $74.20 target price on the stock.

InterMune (NASDAQ:ITMN) was downgraded by analysts at Stifel Nicolaus from a buy rating to a hold rating. Stifel Nicolaus currently has $53.00 target price on the stock, down from their previous target price of $53.80.

Kemet Corp. (NYSE:KEM) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks from a neutral rating to an underperform rating. The firm currently has $4.90 price target on the stock.

Kosmos Energy (NYSE:KOS) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks from an outperform rating to a neutral rating. Zacks currently has $12.10 target price on the stock.

LGI Homes (NASDAQ:LGIH) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks from an outperform rating to a neutral rating. The firm currently has $21.70 price target on the stock.

Newpark Resources (NYSE:NR) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks from an outperform rating to a neutral rating. The firm currently has $14.60 target price on the stock.

OCI Partners (NASDAQ:OCIP) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks from a neutral rating to an underperform rating. They currently have $18.70 price target on the stock.

Polycom (NASDAQ:PLCM) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks from an outperform rating to a neutral rating. Zacks currently has $14.00 target price on the stock. Zacks’ analyst wrote, “Polycom reported somber financial results for the second quarter of 2014 wherein both its top and bottom line missed the Zacks Consensus Estimate. Meanwhile, the company showed strong signs of improvement as its Unified Communications Personal Devices segment witnessed solid global growth in the quarter. Moreover, Polycom’s cost-control policy and enhancements at its popular RealPresence platform are likely to act as tailwinds. However, stiff competition, sluggish economic growth and mergers and acquisitions among companies will continue to impede growth for Polycom. Meanwhile, the stock price of Polycom soared 33% in the last one year and is presently trading at the high-end of the 52-week price range. Considering all these factors, we downgrade our recommendation on Polycom from Outperform to Neutral. “

QR Energy (NYSE:QRE) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks from an outperform rating to a neutral rating. Zacks currently has $22.60 target price on the stock.

Regado Biosciences (NASDAQ:RGDO) was downgraded by analysts at Jefferies Group from a buy rating to a hold rating. They currently have $1.50 price target on the stock, down from their previous price target of $7.50.

Regado Biosciences (NASDAQ:RGDO) was downgraded by analysts at Deutsche Bank from a buy rating to a hold rating. The firm currently has $2.00 price target on the stock, down from their previous price target of $14.00.

China Petroleum & Chemical Corp (NYSE:SNP) was downgraded by analysts at Citigroup Inc. from a buy rating to a neutral rating.

Steel Dynamics (NASDAQ:STLD) was downgraded by analysts at Credit Suisse from an outperform rating to a neutral rating. The firm currently has $23.00 price target on the stock, down from their previous price target of $23.30. The analysts wrote, “A recent Non-Deal Roadshow and trip to Fort Wayne (IN) to visit the Structural & Rail Division (SRD) and nearby Recycling assets confirmed our view that STLD is a high quality business run by highly capable people. We continue to believe that STLD is an attractive longer term holding. That said, recent share price outperformance leaves us on the sideline for now as we await a more attractive entry point. Our rating falls to NEUTRAL.”

Thoratec (NASDAQ:THOR) was downgraded by analysts at Piper Jaffray from an overweight rating to a neutral rating. They currently have $27.00 target price on the stock, down from their previous target price of $40.00.

Unitil (NYSE:UTL) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks from an outperform rating to a neutral rating. The firm currently has $35.80 price target on the stock.

VOC Energy Trust (NYSE:VOC) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks from an outperform rating to a neutral rating. The firm currently has $18.70 price target on the stock.

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