Analysts’ downgrades for Monday, October 23rd:

African Barrick Gold (NASDAQ:ABGLF) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a sell rating. According to Zacks, “Acacia Mining plc is a mining company which acquires and explores primarily for gold. The Company’s producing mines consists of Bulyanhulu, Buzwagi and North Mara and a portfolio of exploration projects in Tanzania, Kenya and Burkina Faso. Acacia Mining plc, formerly known as African Barrick Gold plc, is based in London, United Kingdom. “

American River Bankshares (NASDAQ:AMRB) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a sell rating. According to Zacks, “American River Bankshares is the parent company of American River Bank, a regional bank in Northern California with 10 full service branches in Sacramento, Sonoma, Placer and Amador Counties as well as two loan production offices in the San Francisco Bay Area. The Bank specializes in giving business owners more REACH by offering financial expertise and exceptional service to complement a full suite of banking products and lending solutions such as secured and unsecured lines of credit, commercial real estate loans, equipment financing, payroll and merchant card services. For more information, call (800) 544-0545 or visit AmericanRiverBank.com. “

Amyris (NASDAQ:AMRS) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a buy rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “Amyris INC is an integrated renewable products company applying industrial synthetic biology to genetically modify microorganisms to serve as living factories. Amyris designs these microorganisms to produce defined molecules for use as renewable chemicals and transportation fuels. The Company is engaged in the development of farmesene- a molecule, which serves as the base chemical building block for a wide range of renewable products to replace existing products that are derived from petroleum, plant or animal sources and that may be of lower quality or higher price. Amyris INC is headquartered in Emeryville, CA. “

Archrock Partners, L.P. (NASDAQ:APLP) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a sell rating. According to Zacks, “Archrock Partners LP is a master limited partnership. The company provides natural gas contract compression services primarily in the United States. Archrock Partners LP, formerly known as Exterran Partners, L.P., is based in Houston, Texas. “

Apollo Global Management (NYSE:APO) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a buy rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “Apollo Management, L.P. operates as an alternative asset manager globally. The Company operates in three business segments: private equity, capital markets and real estate. It raises, invests and manages funds on behalf of pension and endowment funds, as well as other institutional and individual investors. Apollo Management, L.P. is headquartered in New York, New York. “

Atento (NYSE:ATTO) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a buy rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “Atento S.A. is a provider of customer relationship management and business process outsourcing (CRM BPO) services in Latin America and Spain. Its CRM BPO services include customer service, sales, credit management, technical support, back office, and service desk, as well as other BPO process services, such as training activities, workstation infrastructure, interactive voice response port implementation, telecommunications infrastructure, application development, and others. The Company’s clients are mostly multinational corporations in sectors such as telecommunications, banking and finance, health, consumption and public administration, among others. Atento S.A. is based in Luxembourg. “

Craft Brew Alliance (NASDAQ:BREW) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a buy rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “Craft Brew Alliance Inc. is engaged in the business of brewing, marketing and selling of craft beers in the United States. The Company operates in two segments: Beer Related operations and Pubs and Other. Craft Brew owns and operates production breweries with adjacent restaurants or pubs in Portland, Oregon, Woodinville, Washington and Portsmouth, New Hampshire and in Kona, Hawaii. It offers its beer products under the Widmer Brothers, Redhook and Kona Brewing brand names. Craft Brew Alliance Inc., formerly known as Craft Brewers Alliance, Inc., is headquartered in Portland, Oregon. “

Cypress Energy Partners, L.P. (NYSE:CELP) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a sell rating. According to Zacks, “Cypress Energy Partners, L.P. offers saltwater disposal and other water and environmental services to U.S. onshore oil and natural gas producers and trucking companies primarily in North Dakota and west Texas. The Company operates in two segments: Water and Environmental Services and Pipeline Inspection and Integrity Services. It also provides independent pipeline inspection and integrity services to producers and pipeline companies. Cypress Energy Partners, L.P. is headquartered in Tulsa, Oklahoma. “

China Mobile (Hong Kong) (NYSE:CHL) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a buy rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “China Mobile offers mobile communications services principally using Global System for Mobile Communications, or GSM, which is a pan-European mobile telephone system based on digital transmission and mobile communications network architecture with roaming capabilities. Our GSM networks reach all cities and counties and most major roads and highways in our service regions. “

America’s Car-Mart (NASDAQ:CRMT) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a strong sell rating. According to Zacks, “America’s Car-Mart operates automotive dealerships and is one of the largest automotive retailers in the United States focused exclusively on the Buy Here/Pay Here segment of the used car market. The Company operates its dealerships primarily in small cities and rural locations throughout the South-Central United States, selling quality used vehicles and providing financing for substantially all of its customers. “

Continental AG (NASDAQ:CTTAY) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a buy rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “Continental AG manufactures tires, automotive parts and industrial products. The Company’s operating segment consists of Chassis and Safety segment, which develops and produces systems for the automotive industry; Powertrain segment, which integrates system solutions for the powertrain and vehicles of all categories; Interior segment, which offers solutions for information management in order to network drivers and passengers with their own and other vehicles, Tires segment, which offers tires for passenger cars, trucks, buses, construction side vehicles, industrial vehicles, bicycles and motorcycles and ContiTech segment, which develops products made from rubber and plastic. Continental AG is headquartered in Hanover, Germany. “

Discover Financial Services (NYSE:DFS) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a sell rating. According to Zacks, “Year to date, the shares of Discover Financial have underperformed the industry. The company has been incurring considerable expenses from past many quarters. in order to compete with other credit card issuers, attract and retain customers, and increase card usage. The rising expenses have been severely weighing on the company’s margins. Its Payments Service segment has been a drag over the past few years despite management’s several corrective efforts. This segment affects the company’s overall underwriting results adversely. Discover Financial will release its third quarter results on Oct 24, 2017 after the market closes.”

Diana Shipping inc. (NYSE:DSX) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a buy rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “Diana Shipping Inc. is a global provider of shipping transportation services. They specialize in transporting dry bulk cargoes, including such commodities as iron ore, coal, grain and other materials along worldwide shipping routes. “

First Connecticut Bancorp (NASDAQ:FBNK) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a sell rating. According to Zacks, “First Connecticut Bancorp Inc. is a banking company. Farmington Bank provides commercial, consumer and banking services to businesses, individuals and governments across Central Connecticut. It also offers residential mortgage loan services along with brokerage and investment advisory services. The Company’s consumer loans include installment, demand, revolving credit and collateral loans. Its installment and collateral consumer loans generally consist of loans on new and used automobiles, loans collateralized by deposit accounts and unsecured personal loans. “

Fidelity National Financial (NYSE:FNF) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a strong sell rating. According to Zacks, “Fidelity National Title Group, Inc. is a leading provider of title insurance, specialty insurance and claims management services. FNT is one of the nation’s largest title insurance companies through its title insurance underwriters. FNT also provides flood insurance, personal lines insurance and home warranty insurance through it specialty insurance business. FNT also is a leading provider of outsourced claims management services to large corporate and public sector entities through its minority-owned subsidiary, Sedgwick CMS. “

Premier (NASDAQ:PINC) was downgraded by analysts at KeyCorp to an overweight rating.

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