Research Analysts’ downgrades for Tuesday, October 31st:

American Assets Trust (NYSE:AAT) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a sell rating. According to Zacks, “American Assets, Inc. is a real estate investment trust, or REIT, that owns, operates, acquires and develops retail and office properties primarily in Southern California, Northern California and Hawaii. The trusts assets include retail properties, office properties, Waikiki Beach Walk property and multifamily properties. American Assets, Inc. is based in San Diego, California. “

Atlantic Coast Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:ACFC) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a sell rating. According to Zacks, “Atlantic Coast Financial Corporation, formerly known as Atlantic Coast Federal Corporation, operates as a savings bank through its subsidiary Atlantic Coast Bank, a federally chartered and insured savings bank serving northeastern Florida and southeastern Georgia markets. The products offered by the bank includes checking accounts, savings accounts, money market accounts, demand deposit accounts, time deposit accounts, certificates of deposit, family residential first and second mortgage loans, home-equity loans, commercial real estate loans, commercial and residential construction loans, land and multi-family real estate loans, commercial business loans, and automobile and other consumer loans. Atlantic Coast Financial Corporation is based in Waycross, Georgia. “

Applied Genetic Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ:AGTC) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a strong sell rating. According to Zacks, “Applied Genetic Technologies Corporation is a clinical-stage biotechnology company. It develops gene therapy products for inherited orphan ophthalmology diseases. Its lead product candidates in the preclinical stage include treatments for X-linked retinoschisis, Achromatopsia, and X-linked retinitis pigmentosa, which are diseases of the eye caused by mutations in single genes. Applied Genetic Technologies Corporation is headquartered in Alachua, Florida. “

Ashford Hospitality Trust (NYSE:AHT) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a buy rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “Ashford Hospitality Trust Inc is a self advised Maryland corporation and real estate investment trust organized to pursue opportunities in the lodging industry. Initial assets consist of six hotels comprised of four Embassy Suites and two Radisson properties as well as eight asset management and consulting agreements. “

Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (NYSE:ASX) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a sell rating. According to Zacks, “Advanced Semiconductor Engineering, Inc. is an independent provider of semiconductor packaging services and semiconductor testing services, including front-end engineering testing, wafer probing and final testing services. The company offers packaging and testing services separately and on a turnkey basis. Turnkey services consist of integrated packaging, testing and direct shipment of semiconductors to end users designated by customers. The company is able to expand the traditional scope of turnkey services to offer total semiconductor manufacturing services to customers. “

Atlantic Power Corporation (NYSE:AT) (TSE:ATP) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a buy rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “Atlantic Power Corporation is an independent electric power producer that owns interests in a diversified portfolio of independent, non-utility power generation projects and one transmission line situated in major U.S. markets. “

Aviva Plc (NASDAQ:AVVIY) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a buy rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “Aviva has established a competitive position in North America. In the US, the world’s largest savings market, Aviva is the leading provider of indexed annuity and indexed life insurance products. Its principal activity is the provision of financial products and services, focused on the following lines of business: long-term insurance and savings business, fund management and general insurance and health. The company’s business is managed on a geographic basis through a regional management structure based on four regions, U.K., Europe, North America and Asia Pacific. The four regions function as five operating segments as, due to the size of the U.K. region, it is split into two operating segments, U.K. Life and U.K. General Insurance, which undertake long term insurance and savings business and general insurance respectively. “

Bonanza Creek Energy (NYSE:BCEI) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a buy rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “Bonanza Creek Energy, Inc. is engaged in the acquisition, exploration and development of onshore oil and natural gas properties in the United States. The Company’s core operating areas are the DJ Basin in Colorado and the Cotton Valley formation in southern Arkansas. Bonanza Creek Energy, Inc. is based in Denver, Colorado. “

Bank Of Montreal (NYSE:BMO) (TSE:BMO) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a buy rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “Bank of Montreal is one of the largest banks in North America, is also one of Canada’s oldest banks. The bank offers a complete range of financial services in our chosen markets on both sides of the Canada-United States border. The bank offers to all of their clients not just financial products, but knowledge-based solutions, custom-made to add value in their financial affairs. “

Barnes & Noble Education (NYSE:BNED) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a strong sell rating. According to Zacks, “Barnes & Noble Education, Inc. is engaged in creating and operating campus bookstores for academic institutions under multi-year management service agreements. The Company’s products and services include Textbook and Course Material Sales, Textbook and Course Material Rentals, General Merchandise, Trade, Digital Education Platform, e-commerce Platform, FacultyEnlight, Campus Connect Technologies platform and Flexible Course Fee Solution. It operates primarily in the United States. Barnes & Noble Education, Inc. is based in Basking Ridge, United States. “

Bank of Nova Scotia (The) (NYSE:BNS) (TSE:BNS) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a buy rating to a sell rating. According to Zacks, “Bank of Nova Scotia is one of North America’s premier financial institutions and Canada’s most international bank. They offer a diverse range of products and services including personal, commercial, corporate and investment banking. Scotiabank has built long-term value and recorded consistent earnings growth by building on its core strengths and by executing exceptionally well in its core businesses. These include Domestic Banking, Wealth Management, International Banking and Scotia Capital. “

Peabody Energy Corporation (NYSE:BTU) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a buy rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “Peabody Energy Corporation is a coal company. It provides voice in advocating for sustainable mining, energy access and clean coal technologies. The company serves metallurgical and thermal coal customers primarily in Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico and Wyoming, Illinois, Indiana and Australia. Peabody Energy Corporation is based in St Louis, United States. “

Bureau Veritas (NASDAQ:BVRDF) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a sell rating. According to Zacks, “Bureau Veritas SA provides conformity assessment and certification services. The Company offers a range of services, including asset management, certification, classification services, consulting, inspections and audits, testing and analysis, and training. “

Caleres (NYSE:CAL) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a buy rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “Caleres, Inc. is a footwear retailer and wholesaler. The Company is involved in the operation of retail shoe stores and e-commerce Websites as well as the design, sourcing and marketing of footwear for women and men. Its operating segment consists of Famous Footwear and Brand Portfolio. The company brands include Nike, Skechers, Bearpaw, Converse, Vans, New Balance, adidas, Asics, Sperry and Sof Sole, LifeStride, Dr. Scholl’s, Fergalicious, Naturalizer and Carlos. Caleres, Inc., formerly known as Brown Shoe Company, Inc., is headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri. “

Diebold, (NYSE:DBD) was downgraded by analysts at Lake Street Capital from a buy rating to a hold rating.

Methanex (TSE:MX) (NASDAQ:MEOH) was downgraded by analysts at Raymond James Financial, Inc. from an outperform rating to a market perform rating. The firm currently has C$77.00 target price on the stock.

Universal Display Corporation (NASDAQ:OLED) was downgraded by analysts at Cross Research from a buy rating to a hold rating.

Under Armour (NYSE:UAA) was downgraded by analysts at J P Morgan Chase & Co from a neutral rating to an underweight rating.

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