Equities Research Analysts’ downgrades for Thursday, January 4th:

Aimmune Therapeutics (NASDAQ:AIMT) was downgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a buy rating to a hold rating.

Alexion Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:ALXN) was downgraded by analysts at UBS Group AG from a strong-buy rating to an outperform rating.

AMC Networks (NASDAQ:AMCX) was downgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a sell rating to a strong sell rating.

Archrock Partners (NASDAQ:APLP) was downgraded by analysts at JPMorgan Chase & Co. from an overweight rating to a hold rating. They currently have $16.00 target price on the stock.

Altisource Portfolio Solutions (NASDAQ:ASPS) was downgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a strong-buy rating to a buy rating.

Athenex (NASDAQ:ATNX) was downgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a hold rating to a sell rating.

Avon Products (NYSE:AVP) was downgraded by analysts at Bank of America Corp from a neutral rating to an underperform rating.

BancFirst (NASDAQ:BANF) was downgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a sell rating to a strong sell rating.

Bank Mutual (NASDAQ:BKMU) was downgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a buy rating to a hold rating.

Ballard Power Systems (NASDAQ:BLDP) (TSE:BLD) was downgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a hold rating to a sell rating.

BMC Stock (NASDAQ:BMCH) was downgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a strong-buy rating to a buy rating.

Bryn Mawr Bank (NASDAQ:BMTC) was downgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a hold rating to a sell rating.

Dmc Global (NASDAQ:BOOM) was downgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a strong-buy rating to a buy rating.

Sierra Bancorp (NASDAQ:BSRR) was downgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a hold rating to a sell rating.

Camden National (NASDAQ:CAC) was downgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a hold rating to a sell rating.

Commerce Bancshares (NASDAQ:CBSH) was downgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a hold rating to a sell rating.

Codexis (NASDAQ:CDXS) was downgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a buy rating to a hold rating.

Capitol Federal Financial (NASDAQ:CFFN) was downgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a hold rating to a sell rating.

Chemical Financial (NASDAQ:CHFC) was downgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a hold rating to a sell rating.

Charter Financial (NASDAQ:CHFN) was downgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a hold rating to a sell rating.

PC Connection (NASDAQ:CNXN) was downgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a hold rating to a sell rating.

Coca-Cola Bottling Co Consolidated (NASDAQ:COKE) was downgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a hold rating to a sell rating.

Commscope (NASDAQ:COMM) was downgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a buy rating to a hold rating.

California Resources (NYSE:CRC) was downgraded by analysts at Societe Generale from a buy rating to a hold rating.

Crocs (NASDAQ:CROX) was downgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a strong-buy rating to a buy rating.

Chevron (NYSE:CVX) was downgraded by analysts at Bank of America Corp from a buy rating to a hold rating.

Tableau Software (NYSE:DATA) was downgraded by analysts at KeyCorp to an overweight rating.

Dime Community Bancshares (NASDAQ:DCOM) was downgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a hold rating to a sell rating.

Daily Journal (NASDAQ:DJCO) was downgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a hold rating to a sell rating.

Digimarc (NASDAQ:DMRC) was downgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a hold rating to a sell rating.

Diamond Offshore Drilling (NYSE:DO) was downgraded by analysts at Jefferies Group LLC from a hold rating to a sell rating. The firm currently has $15.00 target price on the stock.

EMC Insurance Group (NASDAQ:EMCI) was downgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a hold rating to a sell rating.

EOG Resources (NYSE:EOG) was downgraded by analysts at Bank of America Corp from a buy rating to a neutral rating.

Edgewell Personal Care (NYSE:EPC) was downgraded by analysts at Bank of America Corp from a neutral rating to an underperform rating.

ExlService (NASDAQ:EXLS) was downgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a hold rating to a sell rating.

First Hawaiian (NASDAQ:FHB) was downgraded by analysts at Goldman Sachs Group Inc from a neutral rating to a sell rating.

Financial Institutions (NASDAQ:FISI) was downgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a hold rating to a sell rating.

First Merchants (NASDAQ:FRME) was downgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a hold rating to a sell rating.

Golub Capital BDC (NASDAQ:GBDC) was downgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a hold rating to a sell rating.

Guaranty Bancorp (NASDAQ:GBNK) was downgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a sell rating to a strong sell rating.

Huntington Bancshares (NASDAQ:HBAN) was downgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a buy rating to a hold rating.

Heritage-Crystal Clean (NASDAQ:HCCI) was downgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a buy rating to a hold rating.

Healthcare Services Group (NASDAQ:HCSG) was downgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a hold rating to a sell rating.

Interactive Brokers Group (NASDAQ:IBKR) was downgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a buy rating to a hold rating.

Iridium Communications (NASDAQ:IRDM) was downgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a buy rating to a hold rating.

Illinois Tool Works (NYSE:ITW) was downgraded by analysts at BMO Capital Markets from an outperform rating to a market perform rating. They noted that the move was a valuation call. The analysts noted that the move was a valuation call.

James River Group (NASDAQ:JRVR) was downgraded by analysts at B. Riley from a buy rating to a neutral rating. They currently have $39.00 target price on the stock, down from their previous target price of $47.00.

Kelly Services (NASDAQ:KELYA) was downgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a hold rating to a sell rating.

Lakeland Financial (NASDAQ:LKFN) was downgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a buy rating to a hold rating.

Mastercard (NYSE:MA) was downgraded by analysts at Royal Bank of Canada from a top pick rating to an outperform rating.

Malibu Boats (NASDAQ:MBUU) was downgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a buy rating to a hold rating.

Melco Resorts & Entertainment (NASDAQ:MLCO) was downgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a buy rating to a hold rating.

MSC Industrial Direct (NYSE:MSM) was downgraded by analysts at UBS Group AG from a strong-buy rating to an outperform rating.

NBT Bancorp (NASDAQ:NBTB) was downgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a hold rating to a sell rating.

Nicolet Bankshares (NASDAQ:NCBS) was downgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a sell rating to a strong sell rating.

NV5 Global (NASDAQ:NVEE) was downgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a buy rating to a hold rating.

Oceaneering International (NYSE:OII) was downgraded by analysts at Jefferies Group LLC from a hold rating to a sell rating. Jefferies Group LLC currently has $18.00 target price on the stock.

Otonomy (NASDAQ:OTIC) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a buy rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “Otonomy, Inc. engages in developing and commercializing therapeutics to address unmet medical needs in the otology market. It develops therapeutics for treatment of inner and middle ear disorders. The Company’s product candidates under development includes AuriPro to treat pediatric patients with middle ear effusion; and OTO-104 for the treatment of patients with Ménière’s disease. Otonomy, Inc. is headquartered in San Diego, California. “

Otter Tail (NASDAQ:OTTR) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a buy rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “OTTER TAIL’s primary business is the production, transmission, distribution and sale of electric energy. The Company, through its subsidiaries, is also engaged in other businesses which are referred to as Health Services Operations and Diversified Operations. “

Oxford Industries (NYSE:OXM) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a buy rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “Oxford Industries, Inc. is an apparel company which designs, sources, markets and distributes products bearing the trademarks of its owned and licensed brands. Oxford’s owned brands include Tommy Bahama®, Lilly Pulitzer®, Oxford Golf®, and Billy London®. The Company operates retail stores, internet websites and restaurants. The Company has granted licenses to select third parties to produce and sell certain product categories under its Tommy Bahama and Lilly Pulitzer brands. The Company also holds exclusive licenses to produce and sell certain product categories under the Kenneth Cole®, Geoffrey Beene®, and Dockers® labels. Oxford’s wholesale customers include department stores, specialty stores, national chains, warehouse clubs, and Internet retailers. “

Occidental Petroleum (NYSE:OXY) was downgraded by analysts at Bank of America Corp from a buy rating to a neutral rating.

Pan American Silver (NASDAQ:PAAS) (TSE:PAAS) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a buy rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “PAN AMER SILVER is a mining company focused exclusively on silver. Pan American Silver Corp. is founded upon a single mission, to become the best vehicle for equity investors wanting to gain real exposure to higher silver prices. To accomplish this they are striving to increase their low-cost silver production, to have the most successful silver exploration programs, to hold the largest silver reserves and resources, and to be the purest of the world’s large silver producers. “

PBF Energy (NYSE:PBF) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a buy rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “PBF Energy Inc. operates as a petroleum refiner and supplier. The Company offers unbranded transportation fuels, heating oil, petrochemical feedstocks, lubricants and other petroleum products in the United States. Its refineries are located in Toledo, Ohio, Delaware City, Delaware and Paulsboro, New Jersey. The company sells its products in the northeast and Midwest United States, as well as in other regions of the United States and Canada. PBF Energy Inc. is based in Parsippany, New Jersey. “

PBF Logistics (NYSE:PBFX) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a sell rating. According to Zacks, “PBF Logistics LP engages in owning, leasing, operating, developing and acquiring crude oil and refined petroleum products terminals, pipelines, storage facilities and similar logistics assets. PBF Logistics LP is headquartered in Parsippany, New Jersey. “

PCSB Financial (NASDAQ:PCSB) was downgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a hold rating to a sell rating.

Piedmont Office Realty Trust (NYSE:PDM) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a sell rating. According to Zacks, “Piedmont Office Realty Trust, Inc. is an integrated and self-managed real estate investment trust specializing in the acquisition, ownership, management and development of commercial real estate properties. That includes properties that are under construction, newly constructed, or have operating histories. The Company is primarily focused on high-quality Class A office buildings located in major U.S. markets and leased primarily to high-credit quality tenants. Major markets include: Washington, D.C., greater Los Angeles, the New York metropolitan area, Boston and Chicago. Piedmont conducts business primarily through Piedmont Operating Partnership, LP; a Delaware limited partnership, as well as performing the management of its buildings through two wholly-owned subsidiaries, Piedmont Government Services, LLC and Piedmont Office Management, LLC. Piedmont OP owns a majority of its properties directly and a limited number through joint ventures with real estate limited partnerships with other third parties. “

Paddy Power Bet (OTCMKTS:PDYPY) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a strong-buy rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “Paddy Power Betfair Plc operates as an online betting and gaming company. Paddy Power Betfair Plc is headquartered in Dublin, Ireland. “

Pepsico (NASDAQ:PEP) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a sell rating. According to Zacks, “PepsiCo has been doing well on the back of significant innovation, continued momentum in Frito-Lay business, revenue management strategies, improved productivity and cost-saving initiatives, along with better market execution. Moreover, an improving economy, better industry pricing dynamics and a consistency in positive innovation bode well. It rolled out several products recently which management believes will drive sales and profits in 2017. That said, growing health awareness has been hurting the CSD category, resulting in a 4% volume decline in the first nine months of 2017 in North America. Again, rising volatility in global markets and increasing currency headwinds may dampen growth. Meanwhile, PepsiCo’s shares have gained 14.6% in the last one year, underperforming the industry’s growth of 14.9%.”

Perry Ellis International (NASDAQ:PERY) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a buy rating to a hold rating. They currently have $28.00 price target on the stock. According to Zacks, “Perry Ellis International, Inc. is a leading designer, distributor and licensor of a broad line of high quality men’s and women’s apparel, accessories, and fragrances. The company’s collection of dress and casual shirts, golf sportswear, sweaters, dress and casual pants and shorts, jeans wear, active wear and men’s and women’s swimwear is available through all major levels of retail distribution. The company, through its wholly owned subsidiaries, owns a portfolio of nationally and internationally recognized brands including Perry Ellis, Jantzen, Cubavera, Munsingwear, Savane, Original Penguin, Grand Slam, Natural Issue, Pro Player, the Havanera Co., Axis, Tricots St. Raphael, Gotcha, Girl Star and MCD. The company enhances its roster of brands by licensing trademarks from third parties including Dockers for outerwear, Nike and JAG for swimwear, and PING and PGA TOUR for golf apparel. “

Pershing Gold (NASDAQ:PGLC) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a sell rating. According to Zacks, “Pershing Gold Corporation is engaged in the exploration and development of gold and precious metal properties primarily in Nevada. The Company focuses on the exploration of Relief Canyon properties located in Pershing County in northwestern Nevada. Pershing Gold Corporation is based in Lakewood, Colorado. “

Pulse Biosciences (NASDAQ:PLSE) was downgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a hold rating to a sell rating.

Pinnacle Financial Partners (NASDAQ:PNFP) was downgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a hold rating to a sell rating.

Pinnacle Entertainment (NASDAQ:PNK) was downgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a strong-buy rating to a buy rating.

Prospect Capital (NASDAQ:PSEC) was downgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a buy rating to a hold rating.

QCR (NASDAQ:QCRH) was downgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a hold rating to a sell rating.

Radian Group (NYSE:RDN) was downgraded by analysts at B. Riley from a buy rating to a neutral rating. The firm currently has $22.00 target price on the stock.

Resources Connection (NASDAQ:RECN) was downgraded by analysts at JPMorgan Chase & Co. from a neutral rating to an underweight rating.

RMR Group (NASDAQ:RMR) was downgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a strong-buy rating to a buy rating.

Roku (NASDAQ:ROKU) was downgraded by analysts at Morgan Stanley from an equal weight rating to an underweight rating.

Range Resources (NYSE:RRC) was downgraded by analysts at Bank of America Corp from a buy rating to a neutral rating.

Red Rock Resorts (NASDAQ:RRR) was downgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a strong-buy rating to a buy rating.

Sanderson Farms (NASDAQ:SAFM) was downgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a strong-buy rating to a buy rating.

Sinclair Broadcast Group (NASDAQ:SBGI) was downgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a strong-buy rating to a buy rating.

Superior Uniform Group (NASDAQ:SGC) was downgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a buy rating to a hold rating.

Snap (NYSE:SNAP) was downgraded by analysts at Cowen Inc from a market perform rating to an underperform rating.

Sonic (NASDAQ:SONC) was downgraded by analysts at UBS Group AG from an outperform rating to a market perform rating.

SunTrust Banks (NYSE:STI) was downgraded by analysts at Goldman Sachs Group Inc from a conviction-buy rating to a buy rating.

TowneBank (NASDAQ:TOWN) was downgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a hold rating to a sell rating.

Trustmark (NASDAQ:TRMK) was downgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a hold rating to a sell rating.

Trupanion (NASDAQ:TRUP) was downgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a hold rating to a sell rating.

Tivity Health (NASDAQ:TVTY) was downgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a buy rating to a hold rating.

United Bankshares (NASDAQ:UBSI) was downgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a hold rating to a sell rating.

Verisk Analytics (NASDAQ:VRSK) was downgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a strong-buy rating to a buy rating.

Western Digital (NASDAQ:WDC) was downgraded by analysts at BMO Capital Markets from an outperform rating to a market perform rating.

Weatherford International (NYSE:WFT) was downgraded by analysts at Jefferies Group LLC from a hold rating to a sell rating. The firm currently has $3.00 target price on the stock.

WhiteHorse Finance (NASDAQ:WHF) was downgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a sell rating to a strong sell rating.

Boingo Wireless (NASDAQ:WIFI) was downgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a hold rating to a sell rating.

Wix.Com (NASDAQ:WIX) was downgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a hold rating to a sell rating.

William Lyon Homes (NYSE:WLH) was downgraded by analysts at Citigroup Inc from a buy rating to a hold rating. Citigroup Inc currently has $35.00 target price on the stock.

Wintrust Financial (NASDAQ:WTFC) was downgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a buy rating to a hold rating.

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