Research Analysts’ downgrades for Tuesday, August 29th:

American Assets Trust (NYSE:AAT) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a buy rating to a hold 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. “

AllianceBernstein Holding L.P. (NYSE:AB) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a buy rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “ALLIANCE CAP MANAGEMENT L.P. provides diversified investment management services, primarily to pension funds, endowments, foreign financial institutions, and to individual investors. “

AnaptysBio (NASDAQ:ANAB) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a buy rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “AnaptysBio, Inc. is a biotechnology company. It involved in the discovery and development of therapeutic antibodies for inflammation and immuno-oncology primarily in the Unites states. AnaptysBio, Inc. is based in San Diego, California. “

Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp. (NYSE:AQN) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a buy rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp. is a renewable energy and regulated utility company engaged in the ownership of power generation facilities, and water and energy utilities primarily in North America. The Corporation invests in hydroelectric, wind and solar power facilities, and sustainable utility distribution businesses (water, electricity and natural gas) through its subsidiaries. Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp. is headquartered in Oakville, Canada. “

Alteryx (NYSE:AYX) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a buy rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “Alteryx, Inc. provides self-service data analytics software platform. The Company’s product consists of Alteryx Designer, Alteryx Server and Alteryx Analytics Gallery. Alteryx Designer offer data preparation, blending and analytics which could be deployable in the cloud and on premise; Alteryx Server, a secure and scalable product for sharing and running analytic applications in a Web-based environment and Alteryx Analytics Gallery, a cloud-based collaboration offering which allows users to share workflows in a centralized repository. Alteryx, Inc. is headquartered in Irvine, California. “

Bassett Furniture Industries, (NASDAQ:BSET) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a strong-buy rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “Bassett Furniture Industries, Inc. is a leading manufacturer and marketer of high quality, mid-priced home furnishings. With over one hundred and thirty Bassett Furniture Direct stores, Bassett has leveraged its brand name in furniture with a network of licensed and Company-owned stores that focus on providing consumers with a friendly and professional environment for buying furniture and accessories. The Company continues to sell its products to other retailers, in addition to the Company’s dedicated retail store program. Bassett’s retail strategy promotes affordable custom-built furniture that is ready for delivery in the home within thirty days. The stores also feature the latest on-trend furniture styles, more than one thousand upholstery fabrics, free in-home design visits, and coordinated decorating accessories. “

BT Group PLC (NYSE:BT) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a buy rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “BT is one of the world’s leading providers of communications services and solutions, serving customers in more than 170 countries. Its principal activities include the provision of networked IT services globally; local, national and international telecommunications services to its customers for use at home, at work and on the move; broadband and internet products and services and converged fixed/mobile products and services. BT consists principally of four lines of business: BT Global Services, BT Retail, BT Wholesale and Openreach. British Telecommunications plc (BT) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of BT Group plc and encompasses virtually all businesses and assets of the BT Group. BT Group plc is listed on stock exchanges in London and New York. “

Total System Services (NYSE:TSS) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a buy rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “Shares of Total System have outperformed the industry, year to date. The company is set to benefit from its robust NetSpend business, while the TransFirst acquisition will support its merchant acquiring business. A number of acquisitions made by it have contributed to overall growth. Its  second-quarter earnings beat the Zacks Consensus Estimate and grew year over year. Following strong results, the company pulled up its 2017 earnings guidance.  However, stiff competition and huge cash outlays on acquisition and investments pose as headwinds. Further, the new rules aimed at boosting consumer protection for prepaid accounts and cards are likely to hurt the company's top-line.”

Tile Shop Hldgs (NASDAQ:TTS) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a sell rating. According to Zacks, “Tile Shop Holdings, Inc. is the parent company of The Tile Shop. The Tile Shop is a specialty retailer of manufactured and natural stone tiles, setting and maintenance materials, and related accessories in the United States. It offers floor, wall, natural stone, ceramic, porcelain, glass, and metal tile products; tile patterns; basins; fixtures; listellos/borders; and profiles. Tile Shop Holdings, Inc. is based in Plymouth, Minnesota. “

CVR Partners, (NYSE:UAN) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a sell rating. According to Zacks, “CVR Partners’ loss for the second quarter of 2017 was lower than the Zacks Consensus Estimate. Revenues fell by double digits year over year in the quarter. CVR Partners has underperformed the industry it belongs to over the last three months. The company remains exposed to headwinds from weak nitrogen fertilizer prices. Abundant nitrogen supply driven by new production capacity is expected weigh on global prices this year. The company also faces intense price competition.”

Uranium Energy Corp. (NYSEMKT:UEC) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a buy rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “Uranium Energy Corp is a US-based junior resource company with the objective of becoming a near-term ISR uranium producer in the United States. The Company controls one of the largest historical uranium exploration and development databases in the US. Through the use of these databases, the Company has acquired advanced uranium properties throughout the southwestern US. The operational management is comprised of pre-eminent uranium mining and exploration professionals, whose collective experience in the uranium mining industry gives the Company ongoing uranium mine-finding and uranium mine development expertise. Uranium Energy Corp is well positioned to capitalize on the current alternative energy boom. “

Universal Logistics Holdings (NYSE:ULH) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a sell rating. According to Zacks, “Universal Truckload is a primarily non-asset based provider of transportation services to shippers throughout the United States and in the Canadian provinces of Ontario and Quebec. Their over-the-road trucking services include both flatbed and dry van operations and they provide rail-truck and steamship-truck intermodal support services. They also offer truck brokerage services, which allow them to supplement their capacity and provide their customers with transportation of freight not handled by their owner-operators. “

Unite Group (NASDAQ:UTGPF) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a buy rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “The Unite Group plc is a property investment company. It develops and operates student accommodation primarily in the United Kingdom. The Unite Group plc is headquartered in Bristol, the United Kingdom. “

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