Investment Analysts’ downgrades for Thursday, August 31st:

Arrow Global Group PLC (LON:ARW) was downgraded by analysts at Peel Hunt to an add rating. Peel Hunt currently has GBX 450 ($5.82) price target on the stock.

GRAFTON GROUP PLC UT (1 ORD, 1 C (LON:GFTU) was downgraded by analysts at Numis Securities Ltd to an add rating. Numis Securities Ltd currently has GBX 850 ($10.99) price target on the stock.

McColl's Retail Group PLC (LON:MCLS) was downgraded by analysts at Numis Securities Ltd to an add rating. The firm currently has GBX 300 ($3.88) target price on the stock.

Recro Pharma (NASDAQ:REPH) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a buy rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “Recro Pharma, Inc. is a clinical stage specialty pharmaceutical company. It develops non-opioid therapeutics for the treatment of pain in the post-operative setting. The company is developing intranasal formulation of Dexmedetomidine (Dex) for the treatment of post-operative pain and cancer breakthrough pain; sublingual formulation of Dex for the treatment of chronic pain; and Fadolmidine (Fado), a product candidate to treat post-operative pain and neuropathic pain. Recro Pharma, Inc. is based in Malvern, Pennsylvania. “

Repsol SA (NASDAQ:REPYY) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a buy rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “Repsol SA explores for, develops and produces crude oil products and natural gas, transports petroleum products and liquified petroleum gas and refines petroleum. In addition, the Company produces a variety of petrochemicals and markets petroleum products, petroleum derivatives, LPG and natural gas. “

Service Corporation International (NYSE:SCI) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a buy rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “Service Corp. is the largest provider of funeral and cemetery services in the world. The funeral and cemetery operations consist of the Company’s funeral service locations, cemeteries and related businesses. The financial services operations represent a combination of the Company’s insurance operations primarily related to the funding of prearranged funeral contracts and a lending subsidiary, which previously provided capital financing for independent funeral home and cemetery operations. “

Steven Madden (NASDAQ:SHOO) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a buy rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “Steven Madden, Ltd. designs, sources, markets and sells fashion-forward footwear brands for women, men and children. They distribute products through their retail stores, their e-commerce websites, catalogs and department and specialty store “

Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group (NYSE:SMFG) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a buy rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “SUMITOMO MITSUI FINANCIAL GROUP, INC., is a financial holding company established through a share transfer from Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation. As a holding company, SMFG has functions such as strategic planning, management, resource allocation, strategic planning of information systems, financial management, investor relations, risk management, human resource management for group executives, and business auditing of the group as a whole. Sumitomo Mitsui Card Company, Limited, SMBC Leasing Company, Limited, SMBC Friend Securities and The Japan Research Institute are wholly-owned subsidiaries of SMFG. “

Senior Housing Properties Trust (NYSE:SNH) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a sell rating. According to Zacks, “Senior Housing Properties Trust is a Maryland real estate investment trust that invests in senior housing income producing real estate, including senior apartments and assisted living, congregate care and nursing home properties. Senior apartments are marketed to residents who are generally capable of caring for themselves. Residence is generally restricted on the basis of age. Purpose built properties may have special function rooms, concierge services, high levels of security and centralized call buttons for emergency use. “

Soco International (NASDAQ:SOCLF) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a sell rating. According to Zacks, “SOCO International plc is an oil and gas exploration and production company. Its properties located in Vietnam, the Republic of Congo, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Angola. SOCO International plc is headquartered in London, the United Kingdom. “

Spark New Zealand (NASDAQ:SPKKY) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a strong-buy rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “Spark New Zealand Limited provides digital services. The company operates through five segments: Retail, Wholesale & International, Gen-i, AAPT, and Technology & Shared Services. It provides fixed line, mobile, and Internet services, voice, interconnect, managed data, and international products and services and telecommunication services. The Company integrates IT and telecommunications services to provide converged information and communication technologies solutions. Spark New Zealand Limited, formerly known as Telecom Corporation of New Zealand Limited, is headquartered in Auckland, New Zealand. “

Sse Plc (NASDAQ:SSEZY) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a buy rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “SSE PLC is engaged in the generation, transmission, distribution, and supply of electricity in the United Kingdom and Ireland. The Company also stores and distributes natural gas and provides other energy-related services. It operates a telecommunications network that offers bandwidth and capacity to companies, public sector organizations, Internet service providers, and others. SSE PLC, formerly known as Scottish and Southern Energy plc, is based in Perth, the United Kingdom. “

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. “

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