Research Analysts’ downgrades for Wednesday, October 4th:

Horizon Technology Finance Corporation (NASDAQ:HRZN) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a sell rating. According to Zacks, “Horizon Technology Finance Corporation is a closed-end investment company that has elected to be treated as a business development company under the Investment Company Act of 1940. The Company makes secured loans to development-stage companies in the technology, life science, healthcare information and services, and cleantech industries. Horizon Technology Finance Corporation is headquartered in Farmington, United States of America. “

Harsco Corporation (NYSE:HSC) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a buy rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “Harsco Corporation is a services and engineered products company. The principal lines of business are: mill services that are provided to steel and non-ferrous metal producers; gas control and containment products; scaffolding services; railway maintenance of way services and equipment; and several other lines of business including, process equipment, industrial grating and bridge decking, industrial pipe fittings, slag abrasives and roofing granules. “

Heska Corporation (NASDAQ:HSKA) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a buy rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “Heska Corporation is focused on the discovery, development and marketing of companion animal health products. In addition to manufacturing certain of companion animal products, the company’s primary manufacturing subsidiary, Diamond Animal Health, Inc., also manufactures animal health vaccine products which are marketed and distributed by third parties. In addition to manufacturing veterinary allergy products for marketing and sale by the company, subsidiaries, Center Laboratories, Inc. and CMG-Heska Allergy Products S.A., also manufacture and sell human allergy products. “

Hydrogenics Corporation (NASDAQ:HYGS) (TSE:HYG) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a strong sell rating. According to Zacks, “Hydrogenics Corporation develops proton exchange membrane fuel cell systems for commercialization, including related peripheral products and associated diagnostic and control equipment. Hydrogenics is recognized by key customers for its core competency in fuel cell operating systems while establishing a sustainable commercial business as a leading provider of systems for control and testing of proton exchange membrane fuel cells and stacks. Hydrogenics Corporation was founded in 1988 and is headquartered in Mississauga, Canada. “

Halyard Health (NYSE:HYH) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a buy rating to a sell rating. According to Zacks, “Halyard Health, Inc. is a medical technology company. It is focused on advancing health and healthcare by preventing infection, eliminating pain and speeding recovery. The Company sells surgical and infection prevention products for the operating room. Halyard offers products such as sterilization wraps, face masks, surgical drapes and gowns, closed suction catheters, pain pumps and enteral feeding tubes. It offers a range of medical device solutions including post-operative pain management solutions, minimally invasive interventional (or chronic) pain therapies, closed airway suction systems, and enteral feeding tubes. Halyard Health, Inc. is headquartered in Alpharetta, Georgia. “

ICON PLC (NASDAQ:ICLR) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a sell rating. According to Zacks, “ICON plc is a global full service clinical research organisation. The company provides contract clinical research services to the pharmaceutical industry worldwide. “

IntriCon Corporation (NASDAQ:IIN) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a strong-buy rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “IntriCon designs, develops, engineers and manufactures microminiaturized medical and electronic products. The Company supplies microminiaturized components, systems and molded plastic parts, primarily to the hearing instrument manufacturing industry, as well as the computer, government, electronics, telecommunications and medical equipment industries. The Company has facilities in the United States, Asia and Europe. “

INTERTEK GP PLC (OTCMKTS:IKTSY) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a buy rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “Intertek Group plc provides assurance, testing, inspection and certification solutions. It serves laboratories and offices. Intertek Group plc is headquartered in London, the United Kingdom. “

INC Research Holdings (NASDAQ:INCR) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a buy rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “INC Research Holdings, Inc. is a global contract research organization. It provides the full range of Phase I to Phase IV clinical development services for the biopharmaceutical and medical device industries. Its services include clinical trial management services comprising patient recruitment and retention, project management, clinical monitoring, drug safety/pharmacovigilance, medical affairs, quality assurance, regulatory and medical writing, and functional service; and data services consisting of clinical data management, electronic data capture, and biostatistics. INC Research Holdings, Inc. is headquartered in Raleigh, North Carolina. “

Ingredion (NYSE:INGR) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a buy rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “Ingredion Incorporated is an ingredients solutions provider specializing in nature-based sweeteners, starches and nutrition ingredients. The Company serves diverse sectors in food, beverage, brewing, pharmaceuticals and other industries. Its sweetener products include dextrose, glucose, polyols, HFCS and Maltodextrin. The Company’s nutrition solutions include prebiotic fibers, resistant starch, soluble fibers and Inulin fibers. Its starch-based products include both industrial and food-grade starches. Ingredion Incorporated, formerly known as Corn Products International, Inc., is headquartered in Chicago. “

Summit Hotel Properties (NYSE:INN) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a sell rating. According to Zacks, “Summit Hotel Properties, Inc. is a publicly traded real estate investment trust focused primarily on owning premium-branded, select-service hotels in the upscale and upper midscale segments of the lodging industry. “

Instructure (NYSE:INST) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a buy rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “Instructure, Inc. provides cloud-based online education technology. It develops Canvas, a learning management application for the education market and Bridge, for the corporate market, to enable its customers to develop, deliver and manage face-to-face and online learning experiences. The company’s platform also provides data analytics that enable real-time reaction to information and benchmarking in order to personalize curricula and increase the efficacy of the learning process. Instructure, Inc. is based in Salt Lake City, Utah. “

Adesto Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ:IOTS) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a buy rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “Adesto Technologies Corporation is a provider of application-specific non-volatile memory products. The company designed and built a portfolio of innovative products which includes Fusion Serial Flash, DataFlash(R) and Conductive Bridging RAM (R). It sells products directly to original equipment manufacturers and original design manufacturers. Adesto Technologies Corporation is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California. “

Kosmos Energy Ltd Com (LON:KOS) was downgraded by analysts at Jefferies Group LLC to a hold rating. The firm currently has GBX 625 ($8.29) price target on the stock.

Tullow Oil plc (LON:TLW) was downgraded by analysts at Jefferies Group LLC to an underperform rating. Jefferies Group LLC currently has GBX 155 ($2.06) target price on the stock.

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