CompuCredit also got hit with a JMP Securities downgrade, and Universal American Financial ( UHCO) suffered a Keefe Bruyette cut to market perform from outperform. Shares of the health insurer and managed-care provider slumped 3.4% to $23.91.

Elsewhere, Bermuda credit-swaps seller Primus Guaranty ( PRS) slid 7.9% on lower-than-expected "economic" earnings of 28 cents a share in the third quarter. The Street had sought 7 cents more. Shares were trading at $8.

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