Equities Research Analysts’ Downgrades for September, 11th (AGESY, AKCA, AVY, BAYRY, BCH, BLK, CNST, CVX, ECC, FCF)

Equities Research Analysts’ downgrades for Wednesday, September 11th:

AGEAS/S (OTCMKTS:AGESY) was downgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a hold rating to a sell rating.

Akcea Therapeutics (NASDAQ:AKCA) was downgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a buy rating to a hold rating.

Avery Dennison (NYSE:AVY) was downgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a hold rating to a sell rating.

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

Banco de Chile (NYSE:BCH) was downgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a hold rating to a sell rating.

BlackRock (NYSE:BLK) was downgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a hold rating to a sell rating.

Constellation Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:CNST) was downgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a buy rating to a hold rating.

Chevron (NYSE:CVX) was downgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a hold rating to a sell rating.

EAGLE POINT CR/COM (NYSE:ECC) was downgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a hold rating to a sell rating.

First Commonwealth Financial (NYSE:FCF) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a buy rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “First Commonwealth Financial Corporation is registered as a bank holding company under the Bank Holding Company Act of 1956, as amended. The Corporation operates two chartered banks, First Commonwealth Bank and Southwest Bank. Personal financial planning and other financial services and insurance products are also provided through First Commonwealth Trust Company and First Commonwealth Insurance Agency. The Corporation also operates through Commonwealth Systems Corporation, a data processing subsidiary. “

Ferguson (OTCMKTS:FERGY) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a sell rating. According to Zacks, “Ferguson plc is a distributor of plumbing and heating products to professional contractors and consumers primarily in the USA, UK, Nordics, Canada and Central Europe. Ferguson plc, formerly known as Wolseley plc, is headquartered in Zug, Switzerland. “

Farmers National Banc (NASDAQ:FMNB) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a buy rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “Farmers National Banc Corp. is a one-bank holding with only one subsidiary, The Farmers National Bank of Canfield. They operate in one industry, domestic banking. The Bank is a full-service national bank engaged in commercial and retail banking. The Bank’s commercial banking services include checking accounts, savings accounts, time deposit accounts, commercial, mortgage and installment loans, home equity loans, home equity lines of credit, night depository, safe deposit boxes, money orders, bank checks, automated teller machines and travelers checks. “

Gaia (NASDAQ:GAIA) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a buy rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “Gaia, Inc. provides digital video subscription service. Its video content is available through online digital streaming on virtually any Internet-connected device on a commercial-free basis. The Company’s subscribers access to a library of films, personal growth-related content, documentaries, interviews, yoga classes and fitness. It created a fitness and yoga-focused version of its video service. Gaia, Inc., formerly known as Gaiam Inc., is based in Louisville, United States. “

StealthGas (NASDAQ:GASS) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a sell rating. According to Zacks, “StealthGas Inc is a provider of international seaborne transportation services to LPG producers and users. The Company’s vessels carry various petroleum and petrochemical gas products in liquefied form, including propane, butane, butadiene, isopropane, propylene and vinyl chloride monomer, which are all byproducts of the production of oil and natural gas. These products are transported in liquefied form in order to reduce their volume and to facilitate their handling. Transportation by sea represents a major element of gas transportation logistics. LPG products have a variety of both industrial and other uses, including transportation, fertilizer production, the manufacture of plastics, space heating, cooking, water heating and process heating. We serve industrial companies, as well as national and independent energy companies and energy traders. “

Golub Capital BDC (NASDAQ:GBDC) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a buy rating to a sell rating. According to Zacks, “Golub Capital BDC Inc. is a business development company that principally invests in senior secured, unitranche, mezzanine and second lien loans of middle-market companies that are, in most cases, sponsored by private equity investors. The Company’s investment activities are managed by its investment adviser, GC Advisors LLC, an affiliate of Golub Capital. “

GENEL ENERGY PL/ADR (OTCMKTS:GEGYY) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a buy rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “Genel Energy PLC is an oil and gas exploration and production company. It reserves and resources located primarily in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. Genel Energy PLC is headquartered in London. “

GLENCORE PLC/ADR (OTCMKTS:GLNCY) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a sell rating. According to Zacks, “Glencore Plc operates as a diversified natural resource company. It operates in three groups: Metals and Minerals, Energy Products, and Agricultural Products. The Metals and Minerals segment is involved in mining, smelting, refining, and warehousing copper, nickel, zinc/lead, alloys, alumina/aluminum and iron ore. The Energy Products segment includes controlled and non-controlled coal mining and oil production operations and investments in strategic handling, storage and freight equipment and facilities. The Agricultural Products segment focuses on grains, oils/oilseeds, cotton and sugar. The Company’s operations consist of mining and metallurgical sites, offshore oil production assets, farms and agricultural facilities. It is a producer and marketer of commodities, such as mobile phones, bicycles, cutlery, plastics and electricity. Glencore Plc, formerly known as Glencore Xstrata PLC, is headquartered in Baar, Switzerland. “

Globant (NYSE:GLOB) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a buy rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “Globant S.A. is a technology services provider. The Company provides engineering, design, and innovation services for clients. Globant offers content management systems; and e-commerce applications. It is also involved in the provision of data management solutions; and quality assurance engagement strategy, mobile testing, test automation, load and performance testing, and game testing services. It provides various software solutions primarily in North America, Europe, Latin America, and internationally. Globant S.A. is based in Luxembourg. “

Generac (NYSE:GNRC) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a buy rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “Generac Holdings Inc. is a manufacturer of backup power generation products serving residential, light commercial and industrial markets. The Company designs, engineers, manufactures, and markets a range of automatic, stationary standby, and portable generators. Generac’s power systems range in output from 800 watts to 9 megawatts and are available through a broad network of independent and industrial dealers, retailers and wholesalers. The Company offers generators fueled by natural gas, liquid propane, gasoline, diesel, and Bi-Fuel. It also provides air-cooled engines. In addition, Generac designs, manufactures, sources and modifies engines, alternators, automatic transfer switches and other components necessary for its products. The Company’s generators are fueled by natural gas, liquid propane, gasoline, diesel and Bi-Fuel (combined diesel and natural gas). Generac Holdings Inc. is headquartered in Waukesha, Wisconsin. “

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (NASDAQ:HMHC) was downgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a hold rating to a sell rating.

Humana (NYSE:HUM) was downgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a hold rating to a sell rating.

Hexcel (NYSE:HXL) was downgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a buy rating to a hold rating.

Icon (NASDAQ:ICLR) was downgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a buy rating to a hold rating.

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

Kinross Gold (NYSE:KGC) (TSE:K) was downgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a buy rating to a hold rating.

Kennedy-Wilson (NYSE:KW) was downgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a buy rating to a hold rating.

Lincoln Educational Services (NASDAQ:LINC) was downgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a buy rating to a hold rating.

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

Paycom Software (NYSE:PAYC) was downgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a buy rating to a hold rating.

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

Ritter Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:RTTR) was downgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a buy rating to a hold rating.

Scotts Miracle-Gro (NYSE:SMG) was downgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a buy rating to a hold rating.

Stemline Therapeutics (NASDAQ:STML) was downgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a buy rating to a hold rating.

Molson Coors Brewing (NYSE:TAP) was downgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a sell rating to a strong sell rating.

UniFirst (NYSE:UNF) was downgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a buy rating to a hold rating.

Visa (NYSE:V) was downgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a buy rating to a hold rating.

Veeco Instruments (NASDAQ:VECO) was downgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a hold rating to a sell rating.

Workiva (NYSE:WK) was downgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a buy rating to a hold rating.

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

China Southern Airlines (NYSE:ZNH) was downgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a hold rating to a sell rating.

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