Analysts’ downgrades for Friday, August 25th:

Allegiance Bancshares (NASDAQ:ABTX) was downgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a sell rating to a strong sell rating.

American Financial Group (NYSE:AFG) was downgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a hold rating to a sell rating.

Allergan PLC. (NYSE:AGN) was downgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a sell rating to a strong sell rating.

American International Group (NYSE:AIG) was downgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a sell rating to a strong sell rating.

Amplify Snack Brands, inc. (NYSE:BETR) was downgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a sell rating to a strong sell rating.

TopBuild Corp. (NYSE:BLD) was downgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a strong-buy rating to a buy rating.

CAE (NYSE:CAE) (TSE:CAE) was downgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a sell rating to a strong sell rating.

Cerus Corporation (NASDAQ:CERS) was downgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a hold rating to a sell rating.

CNA Financial Corporation (NYSE:CNA) was downgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a buy rating to a hold rating.

CenturyLink (NYSE:CTL) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a strong sell rating. According to Zacks, “Over the past three months,CenturyLink Inc.'s stock price lagged the industry. Loss in access lines, reducing legacy voice services revenues, tough competition, federal regulations and the need to upgrade technology remain headwinds. Also, CenturyLink unveiled disappointing guidance for certain important metrics for the third-quarter 2017. Nonetheless, recently, CenturyLink and Level 3 Communications moved further closer to their proposed merger amid approval from 23 states and territories. Moreover, CenturyLink remains focused on establishing itself as a global leader in cloud infrastructure and hosted IT solutions arena for enterprise customers. Recently, the company unveiled a beta version of its OTT TV services. CenturyLink invests in fiber-to-the-tower expansion and has expanded its fiber-based backhaul services.”

Connecticut Water Service (NASDAQ:CTWS) was downgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a hold rating to a sell rating.

CVS Health Corporation (NYSE:CVS) was downgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a hold rating to a sell rating.

Caesars Entertainment Corporation (NASDAQ:CZR) was downgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a hold rating to a sell rating.

Delta Air Lines (NYSE:DAL) was downgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a hold rating to a sell rating.

Del Frisco’s Restaurant Group (NASDAQ:DFRG) was downgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a sell rating to a strong sell rating.

Erie Indemnity (NASDAQ:ERIE) was downgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a hold rating to a sell rating.

Edwards Lifesciences Corporation (NYSE:EW) was downgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a buy rating to a hold rating.

Franklin Electric Co. (NASDAQ:FELE) was downgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a hold rating to a sell rating.

Fidelity National Financial (NYSE:FNFV) was downgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a strong-buy rating to a buy rating.

Graco (NYSE:GGG) was downgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a buy rating to a hold rating.

Globant (NYSE:GLOB) was downgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a buy rating to a hold rating.

Glatfelter (NYSE:GLT) was downgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a hold rating to a sell rating.

Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc. (The) (NYSE:HIG) was downgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a buy rating to a hold rating.

HealthEquity (NASDAQ:HQY) was downgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a sell rating to a strong sell rating.

Intercontinental Hotels Group (NYSE:IHG) was downgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a hold rating to a sell rating.

Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) was downgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a hold rating to a sell rating.

Itau Unibanco Banco Holding SA (NYSE:ITUB) was downgraded by analysts at Citigroup Inc. from a buy rating to a neutral rating.

Orix Corp Ads (NYSE:IX) was downgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a sell rating to a strong sell rating.

Lands’ End (NASDAQ:LE) was downgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a sell rating to a strong sell rating.

Leggett & Platt, (NYSE:LEG) was downgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a sell rating to a strong sell rating.

LGI Homes (NASDAQ:LGIH) was downgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a strong-buy rating to a buy rating.

LaSalle Hotel Properties (NYSE:LHO) was downgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a hold rating to a sell rating.

Medtronic PLC (NYSE:MDT) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a sell rating. According to Zacks, “Medtronic exited the fiscal first quarter on a mixed note. Although earnings exceeded the Zacks Consensus Estimate, revenues lagged the same. Over the last three months, Medtronic has been observed to underperform the broader industry. Moreover, escalating costs and expenses are weighing on margins. Also, unfavorable foreign exchange continues to remain a drag. On a positive note, apart from displaying successful integration and achievement of synergy targets, Medtronic’s major business groups continue to contribute to top-line growth which highlighted sustainability across all segments and geographies. Recently, the company announced the receipt of CE Mark for Attain Stability Quad MRI SureScan Active-Fixation heart lead. We are also encouraged by the solid growth trend, continuing in the U.S. as well as the healthy global acceptance of its advanced therapies.”

Altria Group (NYSE:MO) was downgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a sell rating to a strong sell rating.

Marten Transport (NASDAQ:MRTN) was downgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a hold rating to a sell rating.

Mueller Water Products (NYSE:MWA) was downgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a buy rating to a hold rating.

Nordson Corporation (NASDAQ:NDSN) was downgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a buy rating to a hold rating.

Pepsico (NYSE:PEP) was downgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a buy rating to a hold rating.

Primerica (NYSE:PRI) was downgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a buy rating to a hold rating.

Restoration Hardware Holdings (NYSE:RH) was downgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a sell rating to a strong sell rating.

RenaissanceRe Holdings (NYSE:RNR) was downgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a hold rating to a sell rating.

Ryanair Holdings PLC (NASDAQ:RYAAY) was downgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a buy rating to a hold rating.

Sunstone Hotel Investors (NYSE:SHO) was downgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a hold rating to a sell rating.

Summit Financial Group (NASDAQ:SMMF) was downgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a hold rating to a sell rating.

Sasol (NYSE:SSL) was downgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a buy rating to a hold rating.

Toll Brothers (NYSE:TOL) was downgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a hold rating to a sell rating.

Toro Company (The) (NYSE:TTC) was downgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a buy rating to a hold rating.

Toro Company (The) (NYSE:TTC) was downgraded by analysts at Dougherty & Co from a buy rating to a neutral rating.

Village Super Market (NASDAQ:VLGEA) was downgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a sell rating to a strong sell rating.

Valmont Industries (NYSE:VMI) was downgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a sell rating to a strong sell rating.

Watts Water Technologies (NYSE:WTS) was downgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a sell rating to a strong sell rating.

Woodward (NASDAQ:WWD) was downgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a sell rating to a strong sell rating.

22nd Century Group (NYSE:XXII) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a buy rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “22nd Century Group, Inc. is a plant biotechnology company focused on decreasing/increasing the level of nicotine in the tobacco plant through genetic engineering and breeding. The Company is focused on development of smoking cessation aid and owns and controls several patents. The company’s products include X-22, a prescription smoking cessation aid, which is a tobacco-based botanical medical product for use as a smoking cessation therapy. 22nd Century Group, Inc. is based in Williamsville, New York. “

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