Stock Analysts’ downgrades for Wednesday, October 4th:

Alcoa Corp (NYSE:AA) was downgraded by analysts at Gabelli from a buy rating to a hold rating.

AutoNation (NYSE:AN) was downgraded by analysts at Northcoast Research from a buy rating to a neutral rating.

Oriental Land (NASDAQ:OLCLY) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a buy rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “Oriental Land Co., Ltd. operates and manages theme parks and hotels primarily in Japan. Oriental Land Co. is headquartered in Urayasu, Japan. “

Olin Corporation (NYSE:OLN) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a strong sell rating. According to Zacks, “Olin Corporation is a manufacturer concentrated in chemicals, metals and ammunition. The chemicals segment is divided into divisions: Chlor-Alkali, Chemicals and Microelectronic Materials. Chlor-alkali includes chlor-alkali products, sodium hydrosulfite and high strength bleach products. Chemicals includes pool chemicals, biocides, hydrazine, polyols, propylene glycols and surfactants and fluids. Microelectronic Materials includes image-forming and electronic interconnect materials and services. The metals and ammunition segment produces copper alloy sheet, strip, rod, wire, and ammunition. “

OM Asset Management PLC (NYSE:OMAM) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a sell rating. According to Zacks, “OM Asset Management plc operates as a multi-boutique asset management company. It provides its services to individuals and institutions. The Company offers products in domestic and international equities, fixed income, and alternative investments, such as timber and real estate. OM Asset Management plc is based Boston, Massachusetts. “

Owens & Minor (NYSE:OMI) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a strong-buy rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “Owens & Minor, Inc. is one of the nation’s largest distributors of national name brand medical/surgical supplies. With distribution centers located throughout the United States, the company serves hospitals, integrated healthcare systems and group purchasing organizations. In addition to a diverse product offering, Owens & Minor offers innovative services in supply chain management, logistics and technology, helping customers control healthcare costs and improve inventory management. “

OMNOVA Solutions (NYSE:OMN) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a sell rating. According to Zacks, “Omnova Solutions Inc. develops, manufactures and markets emulsion polymers, specialty chemicals and decorative and building products for a variety of industrial, commercial and consumer markets. The Performance Chemicals unit’s broad range of emulsion polymers and specialty chemicals are used as coatings, binders, adhesives, and additives for paper, carpet, textile and various other industries. “

ORBCOMM (NASDAQ:ORBC) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a sell rating. According to Zacks, “ORBCOMM INC., is a leading global satellite data communications company, focused on Machine-to-Machine communications. Its customers include General Electric, Caterpillar Inc., Volvo Group and Komatsu Ltd. among other industry leaders. By means of a global network of twenty nine low-earth orbit satellites and accompanying ground infrastructure, ORBCOMM’s low-cost and reliable two-way data communications products and services track, monitor and control mobile and fixed assets in four core markets: commercial transportation; heavy equipment; industrial fixed assets; and marine/homeland security. The company’s products are installed on trucks, containers, marine vessels, locomotives, backhoes, pipelines, oil wells, utility meters, storage tanks and other assets. ORBCOMM is headquartered in Fort Lee, New Jersey and has a Network Control Center in Dulles, Virginia. “

Orbotech (NASDAQ:ORBK) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a buy rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “Orbotech LTD. is the world leader in the design, development, manufacture and marketing of AOI systems for use in the manufacture of printed circuit boards and flat panel displays and is a leader in the design, development, manufacture and marketing of imaging solutions for PCB production and of AOI systems for use in the electronics assembly industry. They market computer aided manufacturing solutions for PCB production and continue to develop its proprietary AOI technologies for use in other applications both within and outside the electronics industry. (press release) “

OraSure Technologies (NASDAQ:OSUR) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a buy rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “OraSure Technologies, Inc. is the market leader for oral fluid diagnostics. The Company develops, manufactures, and markets medical devices and diagnostic products for use by insurance companies, public health agencies, clinical laboratories, physicians’ offices, and workplace sites. “

On Track Innovations (NASDAQ:OTIV) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a sell rating. According to Zacks, “On Track is a global leader in contactless microprocessor-based smart card systems. “

Patrick Industries (NASDAQ:PATK) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a buy rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “PATRICK INDUSTRIES, INC. is a manufacturer and supplier of building products and materials to the manufactured housing and recreational vehicle industries. In addition, they are expanding as a supplier to certain other industrial markets, such as furniture manufacturing, marine and the automotive aftermarket. They manufacture decorative vinyl and paper panels, cabinet doors, countertops, aluminum extrusions, drawer sides and wood adhesives. “

Precision Drilling Corporation (NYSE:PDS) (TSE:PD) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a sell rating. According to Zacks, “Precision Drilling Corporation is an oilfield services company. The Company provides contract drilling, well servicing and strategic support services to the oil and gas industry in North America and internationally. It provides land drilling, directional drilling, turnkey drilling, camp and catering services, procures and distributes oilfield supplies. It also offers service rigs for well completion and workover services, snubbing services and wastewater treatment services, tubulars, well control equipment, wellsite accommodations. Precision Drilling Corporation is headquartered in Calgary, Canada. “

Pengrowth Energy Corporation (NYSE:PGH) (TSE:PGF) was downgraded by analysts at Canaccord Genuity from a hold rating to a sell rating.

Planet Payment (NASDAQ:PLPM) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a sell rating. According to Zacks, “Planet Payment, Inc. is a provider of international payment processing and multi-currency processing services. It operates in two segments: processing solutions and merchant solutions. The company’s processing solutions include secure payment processing, multi-currency authorization and capture processing, clearing and settlement, acquirer reconciliation and reporting, POS, banking ATMs services and risk management services. Its Merchant solutions comprises of multi-currency payment solutions; online payment solutions designed for e-commerce, MICROS payment gateway, POS solutions, payments reporting, data analytics services and global merchant solutions, as well as fraud and security services. It offers its services primarily to Asia Pacific region, North America, Latin America, the Middle East, Africa, and Europe. Planet Payment, Inc. is headquartered in Long Beach, New York. “

ePlus inc. (NASDAQ:PLUS) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a buy rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “ePlus inc., an engineering-centric technology solutions provider, provides information technology (IT) products and services, flexible leasing and financing solutions, and enterprise supply management. It operates through two segments, Technology and Financing. The Technology segment offers proprietary software products comprising OneSource IT, an online Web based software portal for customers purchasing IT equipment, software, and services; OneSource Procurement, a Web-based software tool to facilitate procurement of various assets; OneSource Asset Management, a software platform for managing and tracking corporate assets consisting of vendor maintenance contracts; and OneSource DigitalPaper, a document management software application. The Financing segment specializes in financing arrangements, including direct financing, sales-type and operating leases, notes receivable, and consumption based financing arrangements, as well as underwriting and management of IT equipment and assets. “

Pharmerica Corporation (NYSE:PMC) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a buy rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “PharMerica Corporation is an institutional pharmacy services provider dedicated to providing quality customer service and innovative pharmacy solutions to institutional customers and patients in long-term care settings. PharMerica is a public company formed through the combination of the institutional pharmacy business of national healthcare services company Kindred Healthcare, Inc. and pharmaceutical services company AmerisourceBergen Corporation. As a result of this combination, PharMerica ranks as an industry-leading U.S. provider of institutional pharmacy services in terms of annual revenues. “

PennantPark Investment Corporation (NASDAQ:PNNT) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a sell rating. According to Zacks, “PennantPark Investment Corporation is a business development company which principally invests in U.S. middle-market private companies in the form of mezzanine debt, senior secured loans and equity investments. The companies in which it invests are typically highly leveraged, often as a result of leveraged buy-outs or other recapitalization transactions. PennantPark’s investment objectives are to generate both current income and capital appreciation through debt and equity investments. PennantPark Investment Corporation is managed by PennantPark Investment Advisers, LLC. “

Peregrine Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:PPHM) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a sell rating. According to Zacks, “Peregrine Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is a biopharmaceutical company with a portfolio of innovative product candidates in clinical trials for the treatment of cancer and hepatitis C virus infection. The company is pursuing three separate clinical trials in cancer and HCV infection with its lead product candidate bavituximab and Cotara. Peregrine also has in-house manufacturing capabilities through its wholly owned subsidiary Avid Bioservices, Inc., which provides development and bio-manufacturing services for both Peregrine and outside customers. “

Standex International Corporation (NYSE:SXI) was downgraded by analysts at Sidoti from a buy rating to a neutral rating.

Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP) was downgraded by analysts at Citigroup Inc. from a buy rating to a neutral rating.

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