Stock Analysts’ downgrades for Thursday, October 5th:

Allot Communications (NASDAQ:ALLT) was downgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a hold rating to a sell rating.

Biohaven Pharmaceutical Holding Co (NASDAQ:BHVN) was downgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a buy rating to a hold rating.

Bear State Financial (NASDAQ:BSF) was downgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a sell rating to a strong sell rating.

Cato Corporation (The) (NYSE:CATO) was downgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a sell rating to a strong sell rating.

CRITICAL OUTCOME T COM NPV(POST REV SPLIT) (NASDAQ:COTQF) was downgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a sell rating to a strong sell rating.

CVR Energy (NYSE:CVI) was downgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a strong-buy rating to a buy rating.

Darden Restaurants (NYSE:DRI) was downgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a buy rating to a hold rating.

Hercules Capital (NYSE:HTGC) was downgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a buy rating to a hold rating.

John Wiley & Sons (NASDAQ:JW-A) was downgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a hold rating to a sell rating.

Kemet Corporation (NYSE:KEM) was downgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a buy rating to a hold rating.

Marriott International (NASDAQ:MAR) was downgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a strong-buy rating to a buy rating.

Mirati Therapeutics (NASDAQ:MRTX) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a sell rating. According to Zacks, “Mirati Therapeutics, Inc. is a biopharmaceutical company. It engaged in the development of novel therapeutics for the treatment of cancer. Mirati Therapeutics, Inc., formerly known as MethylGene Inc., is based in Montreal, Canada. “

MSA Safety Incorporporated (NYSE:MSA) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a sell rating. According to Zacks, “MSA Safety Inc. is engaged in the development, manufacture and supply of safety products that protect people and facility infrastructures. The company’s core product lines include self-contained breathing apparatus, fixed gas and flame detection systems, handheld gas detection instruments, industrial and fire service head protection products and fall protection devices. It serves a broad range of industries, including the oil, gas and petrochemical industry, the fire service, construction, mining and general industry. MSA Safety Inc., formerly known as Mine Safety Appliances Company, is headquartered in Cranberry Township, Pennsylvania. “

NeoGenomics (NASDAQ:NEO) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a sell rating. According to Zacks, “NeoGenomics, Inc. is a high-complexity CLIA-certified clinical laboratory that specializes in cancer genetics diagnostic testing, the fastest growing segment of the laboratory industry. The company’s testing services include cytogenetics, fluorescence in-situ hybridization, flow cytometry, morphology studies, anatomic pathology and molecular genetic testing. Headquartered in Fort Myers, FL, NeoGenomics has labs in Nashville, TN, Irvine, CA and Fort Myers and services the needs of pathologists, oncologists, urologists, hospitals and other reference laboratories throughout the United States. “

Minerva Neurosciences (NASDAQ:NERV) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a buy rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “Minerva Neurosciences, Inc. is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company. It is focused on the development and commercialization of a portfolio of product candidates to treat central nervous system diseases. The Company’s pipeline will initially target the treatment of schizophrenia, major depressive disorder (MDD), insomnia, and Parkinson’s disease. Its product candidates include MIN-101, MIN-117, MIN-202 and MIN-301. Minerva Neurosciences, Inc. is based in Cambridge, MA, United States. “

New Relic (NYSE:NEWR) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a buy rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “New Relic, Inc. is a software analytics company. The Company offers solution which includes application development, production monitoring, real-time analytics, mobile application management and digital transformation. Its products include new relic APM, new relic mobile, new relic insights, new relic services, new relic browser and new relic platform. New Relic, Inc. is based in San Francisco, United States. “

Bank of N.T. Butterfield & Son Limited (The) (NYSE:NTB) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a buy rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “The Bank of N.T. Butterfield & Son Limited offers bank and wealth management services. It provides retail and corporate banking products and services as well as wealth management solutions comprising trust, private banking and asset management. The company operates primarily in Bermuda, the Cayman Islands, Guernsey, The Bahamas, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. The Bank of N.T. Butterfield & Son Limited is headquartered in Hamilton, Bermuda. “

Nu Skin Enterprises (NYSE:NUS) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a buy rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “Nu Skin is a premier anti-aging company. The company’s anti-aging products feature the ageLOC line of products including ageLOC Tru Face Essence Ultra firming serum, the ageLOC TR90 weight management and body shaping system, ageLOC R2 nutritional supplement, and ageLOC Transformation daily skin care system. “

OncoCyte Corp (NYSEMKT:OCX) was downgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a hold rating to a sell rating.

OneMain Holdings (NYSE:OMF) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a sell rating. According to Zacks, “OneMain Holdings Inc. is a consumer financial services holding company. The Company’s operating segments consists of Consumer and Insurance, Acquisitions and Servicing and Real Estate. OneMain Holdings Inc., formerly known as Springleaf Holdings, Inc. is based in Evansville, United States. “

OvaScience (NASDAQ:OVAS) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a buy rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “OvaScience, Inc. is a life science company focused on the discovery, development and commercialization of new treatments for infertility. Its product includes Augment for the treatment of infertility and Ova Ture used in the creation of mature fertilizable eggs. Ova Science, Inc. is headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts. “

Och-Ziff Capital Management Group (NYSE:OZM) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a strong-buy rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “Och-Ziff Capital Management Group LLC is a leading, global institutional alternative asset management firm. It seeks to deliver consistent positive risk-adjusted returns throughout market cycles, with a strong focus on risk management and capital preservation. Portfolio composition is determined by market opportunities rather than any predetermined commitment to investment discipline or geography. Our diversified, multi-strategy approach is based on global investment strategies, including merger arbitrage, convertible arbitrage, equity restructuring, credit and distressed investments, private investments and real estate. “

Planet Fitness (NYSE:PLNT) was downgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a buy rating to a hold rating.

ProPhase Labs (NASDAQ:PRPH) was downgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a hold rating to a sell rating.

Rubicon Technology (NASDAQ:RBCN) was downgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a hold rating to a sell rating.

Everest Re Group (NYSE:RE) was downgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a buy rating to a hold rating.

Robert Half International (NYSE:RHI) was downgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a buy rating to a hold rating.

Softbank Corp. (OTCMKTS:SFTBY) was downgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a buy rating to a hold rating.

Steven Madden (NASDAQ:SHOO) was downgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a buy rating to a hold rating.

Summit Therapeutics PLC (NASDAQ:SMMT) was downgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a hold rating to a sell rating.

Sequans Communications SA (NYSE:SQNS) was downgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a hold rating to a sell rating.

Tantech Holdings (NASDAQ:TANH) was downgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a buy rating to a hold rating.

UnitedHealth Group (NYSE:UNH) was downgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a buy rating to a hold rating.

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