Investment Analysts’ downgrades for Wednesday, October 11th:

Coca Cola HBC AG (LON:CCH) was downgraded by analysts at Jefferies Group LLC to a hold rating. Jefferies Group LLC currently has GBX 2,700 ($35.50) price target on the stock, up from their previous price target of GBX 2,200 ($28.92).

Kemper Corporation (NYSE:KMPR) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a strong-buy rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “Kemper Corporation is a financial services provider. It specializes in property and casualty insurance, life and health insurance products for individuals, families, and small businesses. Kemper Corporation is based in Chicago, Illinois. “

Kosmos Energy (NYSE:KOS) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a strong sell rating. According to Zacks, “Kosmos Energy Ltd. operates as an oil and gas exploration and production company focused on under-explored regions in Africa. Kosmos Energy Ltd. is based in Hamilton, Bermuda. “

Kerry Group PLC (NASDAQ:KRYAY) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a buy rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “Kerry Group plc provides food ingredients and flavors for the food and beverage industries. Its culinary, dairy, lipid, meat, cereal, sweet and beverage systems and flavors provide product solutions to food manufacturers and foodservice companies. It offers savory ingredients, sweet ingredients, food coating systems, nutritional systems, and specialty protein applications. It also provides prepared meals, soups sauces and dressings, savory snacks, meats, appetizers and side dishes, and dairy products, as well as cereals and bars, ice cream and frozen desserts, bakery products, and confectionery products. In addition, it provides beverage systems and flavors, including soft drinks, alcoholic and nutritional beverages, and tea and coffee products comprising cold/iced tea, cold coffee drinks, hot coffee and tea, tea and coffee mixes, chocolate, cocoa and malt beverages, coffee syrups, and cleaners. Kerry Group plc is headquartered in Tralee, Ireland. “

Libbey (NYSE:LBY) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a sell rating. According to Zacks, “Libbey is the leading producer of glass tableware in the U.S. and Canada. Libbey is also a major supplier of other tabletop products to the foodservice industry in the U.S. Libbey’s products are sold to a broad range of foodservice, retail, industrial and premium customers and are exported to more than 100 countries. The Company designs, manufactures and markets, under the LIBBEY(R) brand name, an extensive line of high-quality, machine-made glass beverageware and other glass tableware, including plates, bowls, serveware and accessories. “

Presbia PLC (NASDAQ:LENS) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a sell rating. According to Zacks, “Presbia PLC offers ophthalmic device. It is focused on the development and marketing of an optical lens implant for the treatment of presbyopia. The company’s product consists of Presbia Flexivue Microlens(TM). Presbia PLC is based in Irvine, California. “

Leaf Group (NASDAQ:LFGR) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a buy rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “Leaf Group Ltd. is an internet company. It builds platforms across marketplace which consists of Society6 and Saatchi Art and media which include Livestrong.com and eHow properties. Leaf Group Ltd., formerly known as Demand Media Inc., is headquartered in Santa Monica, California. “

Lumos Networks Corp. (NASDAQ:LMOS) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a buy rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “Lumos Networks Corp. operates as fiber-based network service provider primarily in the Mid-Atlantic region. It operates in two segments: Competitive and Rural Local Exchange Carrier. The Competitive segment offers transport services, data and voice services and Internet access, and carrier transport services. The Rural Local Exchange Carrier segment provides wireline communications services. The Company serves a wide range of customers, including telecommunication carriers, enterprise and other business customers and residential customers over a dense fiber network offering data, voice, and IP-based services. Lumos Networks Corp. is headquartered in Waynesboro, Virginia. “

LINE Corporation (NYSE:LN) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a buy rating to a sell rating. According to Zacks, “LINE Corporation develops and operates the LINE application for smartphones. It offers messenger services which include free messages, voice calls and video calls. The company also provides communication and content sales and advertising services through LINE advertising, livedoor blog, and NAVER Matome Web portals. LINE Corporation is based in Tokyo, Japan. “

El Pollo Loco Holdings (NASDAQ:LOCO) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a buy rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “El Pollo Loco Holdings, Inc., through its subsidiary, develops, franchises, licenses and operates quick-service restaurants under the name El Pollo Loco. The restaurants specializes in flame-grilled chicken in a variety of contemporary Mexican-influenced entrees, including specialty chicken burritos, chicken quesadillas, chicken tortilla soup, Pollo Bowls and Pollo Salads. El Pollo Loco Holdings, Inc. is headquartered in Costa Mesa, California. “

Lonestar Resources US (NASDAQ:LONE) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a strong-buy rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “Lonestar Resources US Inc. is an oil and gas company. It is involved in exploration, production and acquisition of unconventional oil and gas reserves. Lonestar Resources US Inc. is headquartered in Fort Worth, United States. “

LightPath Technologies (NASDAQ:LPTH) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a sell rating. According to Zacks, “LightPath Technologies, Inc. provides optics and photonics solutions for the industrial, defense, telecommunications, testing and measurement, and medical industries. LightPath designs, manufactures, and distributes optical and infrared components including molded glass aspheric lenses and assemblies, infrared lenses and thermal imaging assemblies, fused fiber collimators, and gradient index GRADIUM lenses. LightPath also offers custom optical assemblies, including full engineering design support. “

K12 (NYSE:LRN) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a buy rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “K12 Inc., a technology-based education company, is a leading national provider of proprietary curriculum and educational services created for online delivery to students in kindergarten through 12th grade, or K-12. Its mission is to maximize a child’s potential by providing access to an engaging and effective education, regardless of geographic location or socio-economic background. “

Matson (NYSE:MATX) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a buy rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “Matson, Inc. operates as an ocean transportation and logistics company. It offers shipping services in Hawaii, Guam, and Micronesia islands and expedited service from China to southern California. The company’s logistics services consist of rail intermodal service, long haul and regional highway truckload services, less-than-truckload transportation, specialized hauling, flatbed, and project works, warehousing and distribution services, transloading, cross-dock services, and packaging services, and network analysis and freight management services. Matson, Inc., formerly known as Alexander & Baldwin Holdings, Inc., is headquartered in Honolulu, Hawaii. “

McBride plc (LON:MCB) was downgraded by analysts at Peel Hunt to a hold rating. They currently have GBX 215 ($2.83) target price on the stock.

Contango Oil & Gas (NYSEMKT:MCF) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a sell rating. According to Zacks, “Contango Oil & Gas is a Houston-based, independent natural gas and oil company. The Company explores, develops, produces and acquires natural gas and oil properties primarily onshore in the Gulf Coast and offshore in the Gulf of Mexico. “

Seres Therapeutics (NASDAQ:MCRB) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a sell rating. According to Zacks, “Seres Therapeutics, Inc. offers microbiome therapeutics platform. It is focused on developing Ecobiotic microbiome therapeutics that treats dysbiosis in the colonic microbiome. Seres Therapeutics, Inc. is headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts. “

Medicure (OTCMKTS:MCUJF) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a buy rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “Medicure Inc is a cardiovascular drug discovery and development company focused on developing effective therapeutics for unmet needs in the field of cardiovascular medicine. In addition to MC-4232, they are also conducting Phase II clinical trials with MC-1, which is focused on the prevention and treatment of ischemia, ischemic reperfusion injury, and stroke. “

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