Research Analysts’ downgrades for Wednesday, October 4th:

Boise Cascade, L.L.C. (NYSE:BCC) was downgraded by analysts at Vertical Research from a buy rating to a hold rating.

CF Industries Holdings (NYSE:CF) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a sell rating. According to Zacks, “CF Industries anticipates the challenging nitrogen pricing environment to continue through 2017. High supply levels in the global nitrogen market due to capacity additions are affecting prices. Weak prices are expected to hurt margins of CF Industries through 2017. The company is also exposed to challenging agriculture market fundamentals. Moreover, CF Industries has a debt-laden balance sheet.”

Clorox Company (The) (NYSE:CLX) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a sell rating. According to Zacks, “Clorox has lagged the industry in the last three months, with currency being a hindrance for quite some time. Currency is also anticipated to hurt sales in fiscal 2018, amid a highly competitive retail environment. Further, inflation and high commodity costs may dent the gross margin. Estimates have been going down lately ahead of the company’s first quarter earnings release. However, progress on the company’s 2020 Strategy, which is aimed at boosting growth for the improvement of categories and overall market share, bodes well. This helped the company post its third straight earnings beat in fourth-quarter fiscal 2017, while sales reverted to its positive surprise track after a miss in the last quarter. Moreover, Clorox is likely to deliver another year of solid earnings and sales growth in fiscal 2018 aided by higher volumes, better International pricing, cost-savings initiatives and benefits from RenewLife.”

Lions Gate Entertainment Co. Class A Voting Shares (NASDAQ:LGF.A) was downgraded by analysts at Rosenblatt Securities from a buy rating to a neutral rating.

Lionsgate (NASDAQ:LGF-A) was downgraded by analysts at Rosenblatt Securities from a buy rating to a neutral rating.

Lockheed Martin Corporation (NYSE:LMT) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a sell rating. According to Zacks, “Lockheed Martin’s F-35 program, despite being a prime defense project for the U.S. government, has been facing criticism for being overtly expensive, for past few years. The program representing a major portion of Lockheed Martin’s total sale, any decision to cut spending or reduce planned orders will have an adverse impact on its financial results. Moreover, a comparative analysis of the company’s historical EV/EBITDA ratio reflects a relatively gloomy picture when compared with its broader industry. Its share price also underperformed the broader industry in the last one year. Also, the company’s limited commercial exposure and almost full government dependency may prove fatal in maintaining its margins and bottom line. Nevertheless, being the largest defense contractor in the world, Lockheed Martin witnesses strong demand for its high-end military equipments from both domestic as well as overseas market. “

Potlatch Corporation (NASDAQ:PCH) was downgraded by analysts at Vertical Research from a hold rating to a sell rating.

Party City Holdco (NYSE:PRTY) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a buy rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “Party City Holdco Inc. is involved in designs, manufactures, contracts for manufacture and distributes party goods, including paper and plastic tableware, metallic and latex balloons, Halloween and other costumes, accessories, novelties, gifts and stationery. It also operates specialty retail party supply stores primarily in the United States and Canada. Party City Holdco Inc. is based in Elmsford, New York. “

Park Sterling Corporation (NASDAQ:PSTB) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a buy rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “Park Sterling Corp, formerly known as Park Sterling Bank, is engaged in providing banking products and services. The Bank offers personal and commercial banking products including regular checking, sterling checking, sterling money market, sterling savings, certificates of deposit and IRA’s, loans, Visa debit cards, online banking and bill pay, IOLTA checking, sweep accounts, merchant capture, merchant point of sale and various other products and services. Park Sterling Corp is headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina. “

Publicis Groupe SA (NASDAQ:PUBGY) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a buy rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “Publicis Groupe S.A. is a global advertising and communications organization, offering a range of services to companies in 100 countries, with a particular strength in France, Germany, the United Kingdom, Spain, Italy and North America. “

Q2 Holdings (NYSE:QTWO) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a sell rating. According to Zacks, “Q2 Holdings, Inc. provides secure, cloud-based virtual banking solutions. The Company’s solutions include Q2online, Q2themes, Q2mobility App, Q2mobile Remote Deposit Capture, Q2text, Q2voice, Q2clarity and Q2 Risk & Fraud Analytics. It enables regional and community financial institutions, or RCFIs, to deliver a suite of integrated virtual banking services. Q2 Holdings, Inc. is headquartered in Austin, Texas. “

RadNet (NASDAQ:RDNT) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a sell rating. According to Zacks, “RadNet, Inc., is a national market leader providing high-quality, cost-effective diagnostic imaging services through a network of fully-owned and operated outpatient imaging centers. RadNet offers to its patients and referring physicians the full spectrum of diagnostic imaging exams, including PET/CT, MRI, CT, Nuclear Medicine, Mammography, Ultrasound and X-ray, as well as numerous other procedures. RadNet utilizes best of breed technology to appropriately serve the medical communities in which it operates. “

Koninklijke DSM (NASDAQ:RDSMY) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a buy rating to a sell rating. According to Zacks, “DSM N V ADR is involved in the Chemicals Industry. Their main focus is on base materials, performance materials, materials processing, base chemicals and fine chemicals and coating resins. They are also involved in the exploration and development of oil and natural gas deposits in the North Sea, as well as the licensing of chemical technology and know-how; in addition the company produces ingredients for bakery products. DSM is a world market leader in a number of products, including caprolactam, melamine and EPDM synthetic rubber. “

Altisource Residential Corporation (NYSE:RESI) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a buy rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “Altisource Residential Corporation is engaged in the acquisition and ownership of single-family rental assets. Altisource Residential Corporation is based in Frederiksted, U.S. “

RCI Hospitality Holdings (NASDAQ:RICK) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a sell rating. According to Zacks, “RCI Hospitality Holdings, Inc. owns and/or operates adult nightclubs that offer live adult entertainment, restaurant, and bar services. It operates adult nightclubs under the name Rick’s Cabaret, Club Onyx, XTC Cabaret, Tootsie’s Cabaret, Cabaret North, Jaguars and Cabaret East. The Company also owns and operates adult Internet Websites. RCI Hospitality Holdings, Inc., formerly known as Rick’s Cabaret International, Inc., is based in Houston, Texas. “

Renishaw (NASDAQ:RNSHF) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a buy rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “Renishaw plc is an engineering and scientific technology company. Its product includes metrology and inspection equipment, spectroscopy systems and computer aided design and manufacturing systems. Renishaw plc is headquartered in Wotton-under-Edge, the United Kingdom. “

Rogers Corporation (NYSE:ROG) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a strong-buy rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “Roche Holding Ltd. (subsidiary firm of Roche Holding AG) is a research-based healthcare company. The Company’s operating businesses are organized into two divisions: Pharmaceuticals and Diagnostics. The Pharmaceuticals Division consists of two business segments: Roche Pharmaceuticals and Chugai. The Diagnostics Division consists of four business areas: Diabetes Care, Molecular Diagnostics, Professional Diagnostics and Tissue Diagnostics. The Company develops medicines for various disease areas, including oncology, immunology, infectious diseases, ophthalmology and neuroscience. Its pharmaceutical products include Anaprox, Avastin, Bactrim, Bondronat, CellCept, Cotellic, Dilatrend, Dormicum, Invirase, Kadcyla, Kytril (Kevatril), Lariam, MabThera, Madopar, Neupogen, Pegasys, Perjeta, Pulmozyme, Rocaltrol, Rocephin and Roferon-A. The Company offers products for researchers, including cell analysis, gene expression, genome sequencing and nucleic acid purification. “

Tullow Oil (NASDAQ:TUWLF) was downgraded by analysts at Jefferies Group LLC from a hold rating to an underperform rating.

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