Equities Research Analysts’ Downgrades for January, 5th (AAAP, AAL, AEGN, BMRC, CALM, CMCT, CNTY, COBZ, CPSI, CROX)

Equities Research Analysts’ downgrades for Friday, January 5th:

Advanced Accelerator Application (NASDAQ:AAAP) was downgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a buy rating to a hold rating.

American Airlines Group (NASDAQ:AAL) was downgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a buy rating to a hold rating.

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

Bank of Marin Bancorp (NASDAQ:BMRC) was downgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a sell rating to a strong sell rating.

Cal-Maine Foods (NASDAQ:CALM) was downgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a hold rating to a sell rating.

CIM Commercial Trust (NASDAQ:CMCT) was downgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a strong-buy rating to a buy rating.

Century Casinos (NASDAQ:CNTY) was downgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a buy rating to a hold rating.

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

Computer Programs & Systems (NASDAQ:CPSI) was downgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a sell rating to a strong sell rating.

Crocs (NASDAQ:CROX) was downgraded by analysts at Buckingham Research from a neutral rating to an underperform rating.

Covenant Transportation Group (NASDAQ:CVTI) was downgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a buy rating to a hold rating.

Dova Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:DOVA) was downgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a hold rating to a sell rating.

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

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

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

Fifth Third Bancorp (NASDAQ:FITB) was downgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a buy rating to a hold rating.

First of Long Island (NASDAQ:FLIC) was downgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a hold rating to a sell rating.

Fossil Group (NASDAQ:FOSL) was downgraded by analysts at Buckingham Research from a neutral rating to an underperform rating.

L.B. Foster (NASDAQ:FSTR) was downgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a strong-buy rating to a buy rating.

Great Southern Bancorp (NASDAQ:GSBC) was downgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a sell rating to a strong sell rating.

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

Hain Celestial Group (NASDAQ:HAIN) was downgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a hold rating to a sell rating.

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

Hawaiian Telcom HoldCo (NASDAQ:HCOM) was downgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a sell rating to a strong sell rating.

HD Supply (NASDAQ:HDS) was downgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a buy rating to a hold rating.

Hingham Institution for Savings (NASDAQ:HIFS) was downgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a hold rating to a sell rating.

Home BancShares (NASDAQ:HOMB) was downgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a hold rating to a sell rating.

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

Heartland Financial USA (NASDAQ:HTLF) was downgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a buy rating to a hold rating.

Integra Lifesciences (NASDAQ:IART) was downgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a sell rating to a strong sell rating.

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

Illumina (NASDAQ:ILMN) was downgraded by analysts at William Blair from an outperform rating to a market perform rating.

Independent Bank (NASDAQ:INDB) was downgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a hold rating to a sell rating.

Ironwood Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:IRWD) was downgraded by analysts at Bank of America Corp from a buy rating to an underperform rating. They currently have $15.00 target price on the stock, down from their previous target price of $20.00.

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

Investors Title (NASDAQ:ITIC) was downgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a buy rating to a hold rating.

JA Solar (NASDAQ:JASO) was downgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a hold rating to a sell rating.

JetBlue Airways (NASDAQ:JBLU) was downgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a hold rating to a sell rating.

iKang Healthcare Group (NASDAQ:KANG) was downgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a buy rating to a hold rating.

Kinsale Capital Group (NASDAQ:KNSL) was downgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a buy rating to a hold rating.

Mercantile Bank (NASDAQ:MBWM) was downgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a sell rating to a strong sell rating.

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

Mondelez International (NASDAQ:MDLZ) was downgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a sell rating to a strong sell rating.

MiMedx Group (NASDAQ:MDXG) was downgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a hold rating to a sell rating.

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

NEWTEK Business Services (NASDAQ:NEWT) was downgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a strong-buy rating to a buy rating.

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

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

Ohr Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:OHRP) was downgraded by analysts at Roth Capital from a buy rating to a neutral rating.

Ollie's Bargain Outlet (NASDAQ:OLLI) was downgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a strong-buy rating to a buy rating.

Otter Tail (NASDAQ:OTTR) was downgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a hold rating to a sell rating.

Penn National Gaming (NASDAQ:PENN) was downgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a strong-buy rating to a buy rating.

Pilgrim's Pride (NASDAQ:PPC) was downgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a hold rating to a sell rating.

PRA Health Sciences (NASDAQ:PRAH) was downgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a strong-buy rating to a buy rating.

PriceSmart (NASDAQ:PSMT) was downgraded by analysts at Scotiabank to a hold rating. The firm currently has $90.00 price target on the stock.

PriceSmart (NASDAQ:PSMT) was downgraded by analysts at Howard Weil from a sector outperform rating to a sector perform rating.

R1 RCM (NASDAQ:RCM) was downgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a strong-buy rating to a buy rating.

SemGroup (NYSE:SEMG) was downgraded by analysts at Goldman Sachs Group Inc from a buy rating to a neutral rating. The firm currently has $32.00 target price on the stock.

Sky Solar (NASDAQ:SKYS) was downgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a sell rating to a strong sell rating.

SenesTech (NASDAQ:SNES) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a sell rating. According to Zacks, “SenesTech, Inc. developed technology for managing animal pest populations through fertility control as opposed to a lethal approach. The Company’s fertility control product candidate, ContraPest(R), will be marketed for use initially in controlling rat infestations. SenesTech, Inc. is based in Flagstaff, Arizona. “

Scripps Networks Interactive (NASDAQ:SNI) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a sell rating. According to Zacks, “Scripps Networks, scheduled to be acquired by Discovery Communications this year has been struggling with high costs. Its bottom line in the fourth quarter of 2017 is likely to be hurt for the same reason. The company also continues to struggle due to weakness in the U.S. advertising market. Moreover, Scripps Networks is highly exposed to foreign currency exchange rate risks due to its presence in Europe and Asia. Scripps Networks is also a highly leveraged company. Evidently, the Zacks Consesnus Estimate for the fourth quarter has been revised south 1.6% over the last 90 days. However, the company has an impressive earnings history having surpassed estimates in three of the last four quarters. In fact, shares of the company have outperformed its industry in a year.”

Sonoma Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:SNOA) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a buy rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “Sonoma Pharmaceuticals operates as a pharmaceutical company. It develops and markets solutions for the treatment of dermatological conditions, animal health and advanced tissue care. The company operates primarily in United States, Latin America and Europe. Sonoma Pharmaceuticals formerly known as Oculus Innovative Sciences and is headquatered in Petaluma, California. “

Sunny Optical Tech (OTCMKTS:SNPTF) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a buy rating to a hold rating. They currently have $16.00 price target on the stock. According to Zacks, “Sunny Optical Technology Group Co., Limited is engaged in the design, research and development, manufacture and sales of optical and optical-related products. Optical components product includes glass spherical and aspherical lenses, plane products, handset lens sets, vehicle lens sets and other various lens sets. Optoelectronic products includes handset camera modules, three-dimensional optoelectronic products, security cameras and other optoelectronic modules and optical instruments includes microscopes, optical measuring instruments and various high-end optical analytical instrument. Sunny Optical Technology Group Co., Limited is based in Yuyao, the People’s Republic of China. “

Synovus Financial (NYSE:SNV) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a buy rating to a hold rating. The firm currently has $54.00 target price on the stock. According to Zacks, “Shares of Synovus have outperformed the industry over the past six months. This price performance is backed by the impressive earnings surprise history. The company has surpassed the Zacks Consensus Estimate for earnings in all the trailing four quarters. Synovus’ organic and inorganic growth strategies position the company well for the future. Further, its focus on balance-sheet growth keeps us encouraged. The company’s promising capital deployment activities reflect its strong capital position. However, escalating expenses is likely to keep bottom-line under pressure. Also, stretched valuation indicates limited upside potential.”

SodaStream International (NASDAQ:SODA) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a buy rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “SodaStream International Ltd. is engaged in the manufacture of home beverage carbonation systems, which enable consumers to easily transform ordinary tap water instantly into carbonated soft drinks and sparkling water. The Company develops, manufactures and sells soda makers and exchangeable carbon-dioxide (CO 2) cylinders, as well as consumables, consisting of CO 2 refills, reusable carbonation bottles and flavors to add to the carbonated water. Its products are sold under the brand name SodaStream and Soda-Club. SodaStream’s products are environmentally friendly, cost effective, promote health and wellness, and are customizable and fun to use. In addition, the Company’s products offer convenience by eliminating the need to carry bottles home from the supermarket, to store bottles at home or to regularly dispose of empty bottles. SodaStream International Ltd. is headquartered in Airport City, Israel. “

SP Plus (NASDAQ:SP) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a buy rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “SP Plus Corporation provides professional parking, ground transportation, facility maintenance, security and event logistics services to property owners and managers in all markets of the real estate industry. The Company also provides a range of ancillary services, such as airport shuttle operations, taxi and livery dispatch services and municipal meter revenue collection and enforcement services. Its clients include owners of office building complexes, shopping centers, sports complexes, hotels, hospitals, and various airports. SP Plus Corporation, formerly known as Standard Parking Corporation, is based in United States. “

S&P Global (NYSE:SPGI) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a buy rating to a hold rating. The firm currently has $188.00 target price on the stock. According to Zacks, “S&P Global’s strategic portfolio restructuring initiatives and focus on core business are likely to drive growth. The acquisition of SNL Financial is likely to complement the S&P Capital IQ and Platts businesses. The company’s Standard & Poor's Ratings Services appears to be a long-term growth driver as corporate and U.S. structured finance issuance is picking up momentum with increasing capital infusion in the economy as well as positive growth in M&A activity. The company also outperformed the industry in the last three months. However, S&P Global’s performance is likely to be hurt by lower volume of debt securities issued in the capital markets. Several lawsuits have also hampered the credibility of the company and adversely impacted its financial results. Stiff industry competition is further likely to weigh upon the top line and strain margins.”

Spark Energy (NASDAQ:SPKE) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a strong sell rating. According to Zacks, “Spark Energy, Inc. is an independent retail energy services company. It provides residential and commercial customers across the United States with an alternative choice for their natural gas and electricity. The company is involved in the retail distribution of natural gas and electricity. It also offers renewable and carbon neutral products. Spark Energy, Inc. is headquartered in Houston, Texas. “

SeaSpine (NASDAQ:SPNE) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a buy rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “SeaSpine Holdings Corporation is a medical technology company which focused on the design, development and commercialization of surgical solutions for the treatment of spinal disorders. The company also offers orthobiologics and spinal fusion hardware solutions. SeaSpine Holdings Corporation is headquartered in Vista, California. “

Sapiens International (NASDAQ:SPNS) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a sell rating. According to Zacks, “SAPIENS INTL NV is a leading global provider of proven IT solutions that modernize business processes and enable insurance organizations and other leading companies to adapt quickly to change. Serving as consultants and advisors, Sapiens works with companies to analyze their current systems and develop a blueprint for aligning technology with business goals. The company focuses on delivering innovative solutions that allow companies to build on existing IT assets. “

SpartanNash (NASDAQ:SPTN) was downgraded by analysts at Northcoast Research from a buy rating to a neutral rating.

SPX (NYSE:SPXC) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a strong sell rating. According to Zacks, “SPX Corporation is a global supplier of infrastructure equipment. The company, SPX supplies infrastructure equipment serving the heating and ventilation (HVAC), detection and measurement, power transmission and generation, and industrial markets in the United States, China, South Africa, the United Kingdom, and internationally. It operates through three segments: HVAC, Detection and Measurement, and Engineered Solutions. The HVAC solutions offered by its businesses include package cooling towers, residential and commercial boilers, heating and ventilation products. Its detection and measurement product lines encompass underground pipe and cable locators, and inspection equipment. Within its power platform, it is a manufacturer of medium and large power transformers, as well as equipment for various types of power plant, including cooling equipment, heat exchangers and pollution control systems. SPX Corporation is headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina. “

Spire (NYSE:SR) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a buy rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “Spire Inc. is a public utility company which is engaged in the purchase, retail distribution, sale and marketing of natural gas. Its operating segment consists of Gas Utility and Gas Marketing. Gas Utility segment includes the regulated operations of Laclede Gas and Alabama Gas Corporation. Gas Marketing segment is engaged in the marketing of natural gas and related activities on a non-regulated basis. Spire Inc, formerly known as The Laclede Group Inc., is headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri. “

Spirit Realty Capital (NYSE:SRC) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a sell rating. According to Zacks, “Spirit Realty Capital, Inc. is a real estate investment trust. It acquires single tenant, operationally essential real estate where the tenants conduct retail, service or distribution activities. The Company has investments throughout the United States. Its portfolio of properties is leased to tenants operating in different industries which includes restaurants; general, specialty and discount retailers; movie theatres; education facilities; health, fitness and recreational facilities; automotive dealers, parts and service facilities; and supermarkets. Spirit Realty Capital, Inc. is based in Scottsdale, Arizona. “

SRC Energy (NYSEAMERICAN:SRCI) was downgraded by analysts at Royal Bank of Canada from an outperform rating to a sector perform rating.

S & T Bancorp (NASDAQ:STBA) was downgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a hold rating to a sell rating.

State Auto Financial (NASDAQ:STFC) was downgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a buy rating to a hold rating.

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

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

Univest Co. of Pennsylvania (NASDAQ:UVSP) was downgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a buy rating to a hold rating.

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

Washington Federal (NASDAQ:WAFD) was downgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a hold rating to a sell rating.

Werner Enterprises (NASDAQ:WERN) was downgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a strong-buy rating to a buy rating.

Extraction Oil & Gas (NASDAQ:XOG) was downgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a buy rating to a hold rating.

Zions Bancorp (NASDAQ:ZION) was downgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a buy rating to a hold rating.

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