Equities Research Analysts’ downgrades for Tuesday, December 5th:

Athersys (NASDAQ:ATHX) was downgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a hold rating to a sell rating.

Clovis Oncology (NASDAQ:CLVS) was downgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a hold rating to a sell rating.

Culp (NYSE:CULP) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a sell rating. According to Zacks, “Culp, Inc. manufactures, sources, markets, and sells mattress fabrics and upholstery fabrics. The Company’s fabrics are used in the production of residential and commercial furniture and bedding products, including sofas, recliners, chairs, loveseats, sectionals, sofa-beds, office seating, panel systems, and mattress sets. It operates in two segments, Mattress Fabrics and Upholstery Fabrics. The Mattress Fabrics segment offers woven jacquard, knitted, and converted fabrics for covering mattresses, box springs, and foundations. The Upholstery Fabric segment provides synthetic leathers, velvets, woven jacquards, woven dobbies, and suedes. Culp, Inc. is headquartered in High Point, North Carolina. “

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

Dynex Capital (NYSE:DX) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a buy rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “Dynex Capital, Inc. and its Subsidiaries and Affiliates, is a mortgage and consumer finance company which uses its loan production operations to create investments for its portfolio. Currently, the Company’s primary production operations include the origination of mortgage loans secured by multi-family properties and the origination of loans secured by manufactured homes. The Company has recently expanded its production activities to include commercial real estate loans and may expand into other financial products in the future. “

Edison International (NYSE:EIX) was downgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a buy rating to a hold rating.

Energy XXI Gulf Coast (NASDAQ:EXXI) was downgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a sell rating to a strong sell rating.

Fenner (OTCMKTS:FNERF) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a sell rating. According to Zacks, “Fenner plc is a polymer technology company, which manufactures and distributes conveyor belting and reinforced precision polymer products. It operates through the Engineered Conveyor Solutions and Advanced Engineered Products segments. Engineered Conveyor Solutions segment manufactures rubber ply, solid woven and steel cord conveyor belting for mining, power generation and industrial applications. Advanced Engineered Products segment manufactures precision polymer products including precision drives for computer peripherals, copiers and ATMs; problem solving power transmission and motion transfer components; silicone and complex hoses; seals and sealing solutions for the fluid power and oil and gas industries; technical textiles for medical and industrial applications and silicone based products and fluropolymer components for fluid and gas handling. Fenner plc is headquartered in Hessle, the United Kingdom. “

Liberty Media (NASDAQ:FWONK) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a buy rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “Liberty Media Corporation owns interests in a broad range of media, communications and entertainment businesses through their operating subsidiaries and investments in various publicly-traded companies. The company broadcasts music, sports, entertainment, comedy, talk, news, traffic, and weather channels, as well as infotainment services on a subscription fee basis through its satellite radio systems; provides next-generation connected vehicle applications and services; streams music and non-music channels over the Internet; sells satellite and Internet radios to consumers through Website and retailers; and offers other ancillary services, such as weather, traffic, data, and Backseat television services. Liberty Media Corporation is headquartered in Englewood, Colorado. “

Genesco (NYSE:GCO) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a sell rating. According to Zacks, “Genesco Inc., a Nashville-based specialty retailer, sells footwear, headwear and accessories in retail stores in the United States and Canada. The Company sells its products principally under the names Journeys, Journeys Kidz, Shi by Journeys, Johnston & Murphy, Underground Station, Hatworld, Lids, Hat Shack, Hat Zone, Head Quarters and Cap Connection, and on internet websites. The Company also sells footwear at wholesale under its Johnston & Murphy brand and under the licensed Dockers brand. “

Greene King (OTCMKTS:GKNGY) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a sell rating. According to Zacks, “Greene King plc is a pub retailer and brewer. The Company operates managed, tenanted, leased and franchised pubs, restaurants and hotels, including brands, such as Hungry Horse, Chef & Brewer, Flaming Grill, Farmhouse Inns and its Greene King locals estate. It operates primarily in England, Wales and Scotland. Greene King plc is headquartered in Bury St. Edmunds. “

Intra-Cellular Therapies (NASDAQ:ITCI) was downgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a sell rating to a strong sell rating.

IZEA (NASDAQ:IZEA) was downgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a sell rating to a strong sell rating.

KVH Industries (NASDAQ:KVHI) was downgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a hold rating to a sell rating.

Oramed Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:ORMP) was downgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a hold rating to a sell rating.

P.A.M. Transportation Services (NASDAQ:PTSI) was downgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a buy rating to a hold rating.

SIGA Technologies (OTCMKTS:SIGA) was downgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a hold rating to a sell rating.

Southern Michigan Bancorp (OTCMKTS:SOMC) was downgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a buy rating to a hold rating.

Sorl Auto Parts (NASDAQ:SORL) was downgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a strong-buy rating to a buy rating.

Spirit AeroSystems (NYSE:SPR) was downgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a strong-buy rating to a buy rating.

Sun Communities (NYSE:SUI) was downgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a buy rating to a hold rating.

Toll Brothers (NYSE:TOL) was downgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a strong-buy rating to a buy rating.

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