Investment Analysts’ downgrades for Wednesday, August 30th:

Bank of East Asia (NASDAQ:BKEAY) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a sell rating. According to Zacks, “Bank E Asia has dedicated itself to service on behalf of the people of Hong Kong and customers in China and overseas. BEA is the largest independent local bank in Hong Kong. BEA offers a full range of wholesale and retail banking services covering corporate banking, personal banking, investment banking and China services. Products ranging from deposits, foreign currency savings, mortgage loans, consumer loans, credit cards, Cyberbanking, Mandatory Provident Fund services, trade finance, syndicated loans, remittances and foreign exchange margin trading. “

BanColombia (NYSE:CIB) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a buy rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “BanColombia is Colombia’s largest bank in terms of assets and also has the largest market participation in deposit products and loans. “

Capital Southwest Corporation (NASDAQ:CSWC) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a sell rating. According to Zacks, “Capital Southwest Corporation is a venture capital investment company whose objective is to achieve capital appreciation through long-term investments in businesses believed to have favorable growth potential. The Company’s investments are focused on early-stage financings, expansion financings, management buyouts and recapitalizations in a broad range of industry segments. The portfolio is a composite of companies in which the Company has major interests as well as a number of developing companies and marketable securities of established publicly-owned companies. “

Curtiss-Wright Corporation (NYSE:CW) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a buy rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “CURTISS-WRIGHT CORP. produces precision components for the aerospace, industrial and marine companies. Aerospace components consist of control and actuation systems. Co. also provides shot-perring & heat treating for industrial markets and the target rock subsidiary produces engineered valves for the United States Navy. “

Corrections Corp. of America (NYSE:CXW) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a buy rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “CoreCivic, Inc. is a real estate investment trust which provides correctional, detention and residential reentry facilities. It designs, constructs, owns, manages and renovates jails, prisons, government agencies and inmate transportation companies. CoreCivic, Inc., formerly known as Corrections Corporation of America, is based in Nashville, Tennessee. “

Physicians Realty Trust (NYSE:DOC) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a sell rating. According to Zacks, “Physicians Realty Trust is a REIT. It is a self-managed healthcare real estate company engaged in acquiring, developing, owning and managing healthcare properties that are leased to physicians, hospitals and healthcare delivery systems. The Company’s principal investments will include medical office buildings, outpatient treatment facilities, acute and post-acute care hospitals, as well as other real estate integral to healthcare providers. Physicians Realty Trust is based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. “

Daiwa Securities Group (OTCMKTS:DSEEY) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a buy rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “Daiwa Securities Group Inc. is engaged in providing comprehensive financial services by operating in businesses such as retail and wholesale securities, investment, asset management, as well as system support and research services. Daiwa offers consulting and online trading and handling a complete spectrum of financial products and services through its retail business and provides brokerage, investment banking and M&A advisory services through its wholesale business. Its investment business focuses largely on venture capital investments, organizing and managing of private equity funds and conducting direct investments in monetary claims. The Company’s asset management business is involved in creating and managing investment trusts, offering pension fund management and management of REIT (Real Estate Investment Trust). It also offers system-consulting and system-integration service for outside-Group clients. Daiwa Securities Group Inc. is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan. “

Empresa Distribuidora Y Comercializadora Norte S.A. (Edenor) (NYSE:EDN) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a sell rating. According to Zacks, “EMPRESA DISTRIBUIDORA Y COMERCIALIZADORA NORTE S.A. (Edenor) is the largest electricity distribution company in Argentina in terms of number of customers and electricity sold (both in GWh and Pesos). Through a concession, Edenor distributes electricity exclusively to the northwestern zone of the greater Buenos Aires metropolitan area and the northern part of the city of Buenos Aires, which has a population of approximately 7 million people and an area of 4,637 sq. km. “

Evotec AG (NASDAQ:EVTCY) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a buy rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “EVOTEC is a leader in the discovery and development of novel small molecule drugs. They have established a powerful platform that is applicable to targets across all therapeutic areas and has specific expertise in the area of Central Nervous System related diseases where it is building a pipeline of drug candidates for partnering. Through research collaborations and proprietary projects They are providing the highest quality research results to its partners in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries “

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. (NYSE:FCAU) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a strong-buy rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV operates as an international automotive company. It is engaged in designing, engineering, manufacturing, distributing and selling vehicles and components and production systems. The Company operates under the Abarth, Alfa Romeo, Chrysler, Dodge, Fiat, Fiat Professional, Jeep, Lancia and Ram brands. It also produces metallurgical products and production systems for the automobile industry, and owns publishing and insurance companies. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV is based in United Kingdom. “

FirstCash (NASDAQ:FCFS) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a buy rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “FirstCash Inc. is an operator of pawn stores. The company focuses on serving cash and credit constrained consumers through its retail pawn locations, which buy and sell jewelry, consumer electronics, power tools, household appliances, sporting goods, musical instruments and other merchandise. It operates primarily in the U.S., Mexico, Guatemala and El Salvador. FirstCash, Inc., formerly known as First Cash Financial Services Inc., is based in Arlington, United States. “

H. B. Fuller (NYSE:FUL) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a sell rating. According to Zacks, “H.B. Fuller Company is a worldwide manufacturer and marketer of adhesives, sealants, coatings, paints and other specialty chemical products. The company’s largest worldwide business category is adhesives, sealants and coatings. These products are sold to customers in a wide range of industries, including packaging, woodworking, automotive, aerospace, graphic arts (books/magazines), appliances, filtration, windows, sporting goods, nonwovens, shoes and ceramic tile. “

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