Equities Research Analysts’ downgrades for Thursday, August 24th:

Dick’s Sporting Goods (NYSE:DKS) was downgraded by analysts at Cowen and Company from an outperform rating to a market perform rating.

Forum Energy Technologies (NYSE:FET) was downgraded by analysts at Credit Suisse Group from an outperform rating to a neutral rating.

Silver Standard Resources (NASDAQ:SSRM) (TSE:SSO) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a sell rating. According to Zacks, “SSR Mining Inc. is a mining company. It focused on the operation, development, exploration and acquisition of precious metal projects. The company primarily explores for gold, silver, and mineral properties. It principally serves electronics, coin fabrication, dentistry, jewelry, other industrial, technology, pharmaceuticals and solar energy markets. SSR Mining Inc, formerly known as Silver Standard Resources Inc, is based in Vancouver, Canada. “

Sensata Technologies Holding (NYSE:ST) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a buy rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “Sensata Technologies B.V., through its subsidiaries, is a supplier of sensing, electrical protection, control and power management solutions. The Company produces a range of sensors and controls for mission critical applications, such as thermal circuit breakers in aircraft, pressure sensors in automotive systems, and bimetal current and temperature control devices in electric motors. Sensata’s products include pressure sensors, force sensors, position sensors, motor protectors, and thermal and magnetic-hydraulic circuit breakers and switches. It develops solutions for specific customer requirements or applications across automotive, appliance, aircraft, industrial, military, heavy vehicle, heating, air-conditioning, data, telecommunications, recreational vehicle and marine applications. Sensata Technologies B.V. is based in Almelo, the Netherlands. “

Staffing 360 Solutions (NASDAQ:STAF) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a sell rating. According to Zacks, “Staffing 360 Solutions, Inc. is engaged in a global buy-and-build strategy through the acquisition of staffing organizations in the US and the UK. Through both organic growth and acquisitions, the Company provides permanent placement services in the finance and accounting, administrative, engineering and IT staffing space. Staffing 360 Solutions, Inc. is headquartered in New York, with its UK headquarters in London. “

Syntel (NASDAQ:SYNT) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a buy rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “Syntel is a worldwide provider of advanced technology services to Fortune 1000 companies, as well as to government entities. Their service offerings are grouped into three segments: e-Business, Application Outsourcing, and Teamsourcing. E-Business consists of practice areas in Web Solutions, Customer Relationship Management, Data Warehousing/Business Intelligence, and Enterprise Application Outsourcing services. “

Teleflex (NYSE:TFX) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a buy rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “Teleflex Inc. designs, develops, manufactures, and supplies single-use medical devices for common diagnostic and therapeutic procedures in critical care and surgical applications worldwide. The company offers its products to hospitals and healthcare providers through its direct sales force and distributors. Teleflex was founded in 1943 and is headquartered in Wayne, Pennsylvania. “

Tokio Marine Holdings (NASDAQ:TKOMY) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a sell rating. According to Zacks, “TOKIO MARINE HOLDINGS INC., formerly known as Millea Holdings, Inc., headquartered in Tokyo, is a Japan-based holding company. Through its subsidiaries and associated companies, the Company is engaged in the non-life insurance, life insurance and asset management businesses. The Company is also engaged in the security investment consultation, investment trust management, derivative, temporary staffing and real estate management businesses. This company became Japan’s first publicly owned holding company that completely integrated life and non-life insurance operations. Their objective is to become one of the world’s preeminent insurance groups within the next 10 years. “

Trinity Industries (NYSE:TRN) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a buy rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “Trinity Industries, Inc. is engaged in the manufacture, marketing, and leasing of a wide variety of products consisting of the following business segments or groups: Railcar Group, Inland Barge Group, Parts and Services Group, Highway Construction Product Group, Concrete & Aggregate Group, Industrial Group, and others. Others includes transportation services, the company’s captive insurance company, and other peripheral businesses. “

USA Technologies (NASDAQ:USAT) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a strong sell rating. According to Zacks, “USA Technologies is a leader in the networking of distributed assets, wireless non-cash transactions, associated financial/network services and energy management. USA Technologies provides networked credit card and other non-cash systems in the vending, commercial laundry, hospitality and digital imaging industries. USA Technologies is an IBM Business Partner. The Company has marketing agreements with Cingular Wireless, Honeywell, MEI, Unilever and ZiLOG Corporation. “

WebMD Health Corp. (NASDAQ:WBMD) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a buy rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “WebMD announced today that is has signed an agreement to acquire Conceptis Technologies Inc., a Montreal-based provider of online and offline medical education and promotion aimed at physicians and other healthcare professionals. Conceptis has been successful in developing a strong online presence in the cardiology community and is highly respected for the depth and breadth of content contained on its flagship. With the combination of two of the leading cardiology channels on the Internet, Medscape Cardiology and www.theheart.org, WebMD is well positioned to further its lead and penetration in this high value segment of medical marketing. “

WD-40 (NASDAQ:WDFC) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a buy rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “WD-40 Company sells a petroleum-based product, known as WD-40. WD-40 is a multi-purpose product which acts as a lubricant, rust preventative, penetrant, cleaner and moisture displacer. They also sell the 3-IN-ONE Oil. 3-IN-ONE Oil is a lower cost general purpose lubricant that is useful when precise applications of a lubricant are needed. “

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