Stock Analysts’ downgrades for Tuesday, September 20th:

American Electric Power (NYSE:AEP) was downgraded by analysts at Jefferies Group from a buy rating to a hold rating.

Arrow Electronics (NYSE:ARW) was downgraded by analysts at Goldman Sachs Group Inc. from a buy rating to a neutral rating. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. currently has $63.00 price target on the stock, down from their previous price target of $72.00.

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Ascena Retail Group (NASDAQ:ASNA) was downgraded by analysts at Royal Bank Of Canada from an outperform rating to a sector perform rating. They currently have $7.00 target price on the stock, down from their previous target price of $12.00.

Ascena Retail Group (NASDAQ:ASNA) was downgraded by analysts at RBC Capital Markets from an outperform rating to a sector perform rating. The firm currently has $7.00 target price on the stock.

Ascena Retail Group (NASDAQ:ASNA) was downgraded by analysts at FBR & Co from an outperform rating to a market perform rating. They currently have $7.00 target price on the stock, down from their previous target price of $15.00.

Avnet (NYSE:AVT) was downgraded by analysts at Cross Research from a hold rating to a sell rating.

Avnet (NYSE:AVT) was downgraded by analysts at Stifel Nicolaus from a buy rating to a hold rating.

Bango plc (LON:BGO) was downgraded by analysts at Peel Hunt to an add rating. They currently have GBX 100 ($1.31) target price on the stock.

Encore Capital Group (NASDAQ:ECPG) was downgraded by analysts at Citigroup Inc. from a buy rating to a neutral rating. The firm currently has $24.00 price target on the stock, down from their previous price target of $31.00.

Five9 (NASDAQ:FIVN) was downgraded by analysts at Bank of America Corp. from a neutral rating to an underperform rating.

HD Supply Holdings (NASDAQ:HDS) was downgraded by analysts at RBC Capital Markets from an outperform rating to a sector perform rating. They currently have $35.00 price target on the stock, down from their previous price target of $43.00.

HD Supply Holdings (NASDAQ:HDS) was downgraded by analysts at Royal Bank Of Canada from an outperform rating to a sector perform rating. They currently have $35.00 price target on the stock, down from their previous price target of $43.00.

Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE:HII) was downgraded by analysts at Cowen and Company from an outperform rating to a market perform rating.

Independent Bank Corp. (NASDAQ:INDB) was downgraded by analysts at Compass Point from a neutral rating to a sell rating.

Isle of Capri Casinos (NASDAQ:ISLE) was downgraded by analysts at Gabelli from a buy rating to a hold rating.

JD.Com (NASDAQ:JD) was downgraded by analysts at MKM Partners from a buy rating to a neutral rating.

KCAP Financial (NASDAQ:KCAP) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a buy rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “KCAP Financial Inc. is an internally managed business development company. The Company’s middle market investment business originates, structures, finances and manages a portfolio of term loans, mezzanine investments and selected equity securities in middle market companies. KCAP Financial Inc., formerly Kohlberg Capital Corp., is based in the New York. “

Kumba Iron Ore (NASDAQ:KIROY) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a buy rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “Kumba Iron Ore Limited engages in the exploration, extraction, beneficiation, marketing, shipping, and sale of iron ore in South Africa. Its mining assets and natural resources also include platinum group metals and diamonds, copper, iron ore, metallurgical coal, nickel and thermal coal. The company has mines in various places like Thabazimbi in Limpopo, Sishen in Northern Cape; and Kolomela mine. It also transports iron ore to its customers in Europe and Asia. Kumba Iron Ore Limited is headquartered in Centurion, South Africa. “

Kura Oncology (NASDAQ:KURA) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a sell rating. According to Zacks, “Kura Oncology, Inc. is a biopharmaceutical company. The company is involved in the discovery and development of therapeutics for the treatment of tumors and blood cancers. Its product pipeline includes small molecule drug candidates which are in different clinical trial consists of Tipifarnib-HRAS, Tipifarnib-PTCL, ERK inhibitor program and Menin MLL inhibitor program. Kura Oncology, Inc. is headquartered in La Jolla, California. “

Liberty Sirius XM Group (NASDAQ:LSXMK) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a buy rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “The Liberty SiriusXM Group provides satellite radio services consists of commercial-free music, sports, news, talk, entertainment, traffic and weather. The Liberty SiriusXM Group is based in United States. “

Model N (NYSE:MODN) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a sell rating. According to Zacks, “Model N, Inc. provides revenue management solutions for the life science and technology industries. It develops applications, such as managed care and government pricing for life science companies; and channel incentives based on design wins for technology companies. In addition, it offers implementation, managed, strategic, and customer support services. Model N, Inc. is headquartered in Redwood Shores, California. “

Marlin Business Services Corp. (NASDAQ:MRLN) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a buy rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “Marlin Business Services Corp is a nationwide provider of equipment leasing solutions primarily to small businesses. Marlin finances over 60 categories of commercial equipment, including copiers, telephone systems, computers and certain commercial and industrial equipment. “

MSC Industrial Direct (NYSE:MSM) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a sell rating. According to Zacks, “MSC Industrial Direct Company Inc. is one of the largest direct marketers of a broad range of industrial products to small and mid-sized industrial customers throughout the United States. The company distributes a full line of industrial products, such as cutting tools, abrasives, measuring instruments, machine tool accessories, safety equipment, fasteners, welding supplies and electrical supplies, intended to satisfy the customers’ maintenance, repair and operations supplies requirements. “

Matador Resources (NYSE:MTDR) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a strong-buy rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “Matador Resources Company is an energy company engaged in the exploration, development and acquisition of oil and natural gas resources in the United States. It focuses on oil and natural gas shale plays and other unconventional resource plays. Matador has operations primarily in Texas and Louisiana. The Company has acreage positions in west Texas, New Mexico, Wyoming, Utah and Idaho. Matador Resources Company is headquartered in Dallas, Texas. “

M/A-Com Technology Solutions Holdings (NASDAQ:MTSI) was downgraded by analysts at Goldman Sachs Group Inc. from a buy rating to a neutral rating.

Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage (NYSE:NGVC) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a sell rating. According to Zacks, “Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage is a specialty retailer of natural and organic groceries and dietary supplements. The Company provides healthy foods, vitamins, and supplements including allergy, aloe products, amino acids, antioxidants, animal products, beverages, medical, cleansing and clearance, weight loss, electrolytes, energy, cosmetics, natural, minerals, vitamins, pain relief, and supplements. It has locations primarily in Colorado, Texas, Utah, Wyoming, Oklahoma, Missouri, New Mexico, Montana, Kansas, Idaho, Nebraska and Arizona. Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage is based in Lakewood, Colorado. “

NantKwest (NASDAQ:NK) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a sell rating. According to Zacks, “NantKwest, Inc. is a clinical-stage immunotherapy company. The Company’s product candidates include aNK, haNK and taNK for the treatment of cancers, infectious and inflammatory diseases. It is focused on harnessing the power of the innate immune system by using the natural killer cell. NantKwest, Inc. is headquartered in Cardiff-by-the-Sea, California. “

Otter Tail Corp. (NASDAQ:OTTR) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a buy rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “OTTER TAIL’s primary business is the production, transmission, distribution and sale of electric energy. The Company, through its subsidiaries, is also engaged in other businesses which are referred to as Health Services Operations and Diversified Operations. “

Prima BioMed (NASDAQ:PBMD) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a sell rating. According to Zacks, “Prima Biomed Ltd is a biotechnology company focused on developing oncology therapies in the field of immunotherapy. The Company’s key product candidates in development include CVac, an autologous dendritic cell vaccine for ovarian cancer, monoclonal antibodies for multiple tumor types, and an oral formulation for the Human Papilloma Virus. Prima Biomed Ltd is based in Sydney, Australia. “

Pacific Continental Corp. (NASDAQ:PCBK) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a sell rating. According to Zacks, “PACIFIC CONTINENTAL is a one-bank holding company. Their principal business activities are conducted through their full- service commercial bank subsidiary, PacificContinental Bank. The Bank is engaged in general commercial banking, with emphasis on lending to small and medium-sized businesses and construction lending for commercial facilities and single family residences. The Bank provides a range of financial services tailored to the needs of the community. “

Petra Diamonds Limited (LON:PDL) was downgraded by analysts at Citigroup Inc. to a neutral rating. They currently have GBX 120 ($1.57) target price on the stock.

Petroleum Geo-Services ASA (NASDAQ:PGSVY) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a sell rating. According to Zacks, “Petroleum Geo-Services is a technologically focused oilfield service company principally involved in geophysical and floating production services. PGS provides a broad range of seismic- and reservoir services, including acquisition, processing, interpretation, and field evaluation. PGS owns and operates four floating production, storage and offloading units and owns a small oil and gas company. PGS operates on a worldwide basis with headquarters at Lysaker, Norway. “

Petrofac (NASDAQ:POFCY) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a sell rating. According to Zacks, “Petrofac Limited is an oilfield service company serving the oil and gas production and processing industry. It operates in four segments: Onshore Engineering & Construction, Offshore Projects & Operations, Engineering & Consulting Services and Integrated Energy Services. The company has operations primarily in the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom, Turkmenistan, Malaysia, Algeria, Kuwait, Qatar and other countries. Petrofac Limited is based in St Helier, the Channel Islands. “

Reata Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:RETA) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a buy rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “Reata Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company. It is engaged in identifying, developing and commercializing product candidates which modulate the activity of regulatory proteins involved in the biology of mitochondrial function, oxidative stress and inflammation to address the unmet medical needs of serious or life-threatening diseases. Reata Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is based in Irving, United States. “

Rollins (NYSE:ROL) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a buy rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “Rollins Inc. provides services to both residential and commercial customers. The four primary services provided are termite and pest control, protective services, lawn care and plantscaping. Orkin Exterminating Company, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary (Orkin), is one of the world’s largest termite and pest control companies. Rollins Protective Services, a division of the Registrant, is a pioneer in developing customized wired and wireless electronic security systems. “

Rapid7 (NASDAQ:RPD) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a sell rating. According to Zacks, “Rapid7, Inc. offers security data and analytics solutions. The Company provides solutions which consist of threat exposure management, incident detection and response solutions as well as security advisory services. Rapid7, Inc. is based in Boston, United States. “

Science Applications International Corp. (NYSE:SAIC) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a buy rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “Science Applications International Corp. is engaged in transaction, technical, engineering and enterprise IT services business. The Company provides services in two segments: government segment and commercial segment. Its government segment servers primarily to United States federal, state and local government agencies and foreign governments. The commercial segment provides technology-driven consulting and systems integration services and solutions. Science Applications International Corp. is headquartered in McLean, VA. “

Southern First Bancshares (NASDAQ:SFST) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a buy rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “Greenville First Bancshares, Inc. is the holding company for Greenville First Bank, N.A., a national banking association chartered under the laws of the United States. “

Washington Trust Bancorp (NASDAQ:WASH) was downgraded by analysts at Compass Point from a buy rating to a neutral rating.

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