Brokerage Analyst Services Stock Downgrades as 2011 Trading Year Finishes

Brokerage analysts downgraded shares in the Services sector for the week ending December 23rd, 2011 for the following companies:

SBA Comm (NASDAQ:SBAC): Stifel Nicolaus downgraded its rating on this company to Hold on Dec 20th. The shares recently traded at $42.44, up $0.87, or 2.09% since the analyst’s rating. About the company: SBA Communications Corporation owns and operates wireless communications infrastructure in the United States. The Company offers both site leasing and site development services. SBA leases antenna space on its multi-tenant towers to a variety of wireless service providers under long-term lease contracts. The Company also offers site development consulting and construction. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>

Home Depot (NYSE:HD): Collins Stewart downgraded its rating on this company to Neutral and changed its price target to $44 on Dec 20th. The shares recently traded at $42.09, up $0.14, or 0.33% since the analyst’s rating. About the company: The Home Depot, Inc. is a home improvement retailer that sells building materials and home improvement products. The Company’s sell a wide assortment of building materials, home improvement and lawn and garden products and provide a number of services. Home Depot operates throughout the U.S. (including Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands and Guam), Canada, China, and Mexico. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>

Gap (NYSE:GPS): Collins Stewart downgraded its rating on this company to Sell and changed its price target to $17 on Dec 20th. The shares recently traded at $18.61, up $0.22, or 1.2% since the analyst’s rating. About the company: The Gap, Inc., is an international specialty retailer operating retail and outlet stores. The Company sells casual apparel, accessories and personal care products for men, women, and children. The Gap operates stores in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, France, Ireland, and Japan. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>

Urban Outfitters (NASDAQ:URBN): Collins Stewart downgraded its rating on this company to Neutral and changed its price target to $28 on Dec 20th. The shares recently traded at $27.55, up $0.47, or 1.74% since the analyst’s rating. About the company: Urban Outfitters, Inc. operates retail stores and direct response, including a catalog and Web sites. The Company’s Urban Outfitters and Anthropologie retail concepts sell fashion apparel, accessories, and household and gift merchandise. Urban also designs and markets young women’s casual wear which it provides to the Company’s retail operations and sells to retailers worldwide. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>

Aaron’s (NYSE:AAN): Collins Stewart downgraded its rating on this company to Buy and changed its price target to $29 on Dec 20th. About the company: Aaron’s, Inc. rents and sells office and residential furniture and accessories, consumer electronics, and household appliances. The Company also manufactures furniture, bedding, and accessories. Aaron’s has Company-owned and franchised centers in the United States. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>

Bed Bath & Beyond (NASDAQ:BBBY): Collins Stewart downgraded its rating on this company to Buy and changed its price target to $69 on Dec 20th. The shares recently traded at $57.46, down $4.09, or 6.65% since the analyst’s rating. About the company: Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. operates a nationwide chain of retail stores. The Company, through its retail stores, sells a wide assortment of merchandise principally including domestics merchandise and home furnishings as well as food, giftware, health and beauty care items and infant and toddler merchandise. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>

Lumber Liquidators (NYSE:LL): Collins Stewart downgraded its rating on this company to Buy and changed its price target to $26 on Dec 20th. The shares recently traded at $17.67, up $0.48, or 2.79% since the analyst’s rating. About the company: Lumber Liquidators Holdings, Inc. retails hardwood flooring in the United States. The Company sells domestic and exotic wood species in both prefinished and unfinished forms. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>

Rent-A-Center (NASDAQ:RCII): Collins Stewart downgraded its rating on this company to Buy and changed its price target to $49 on Dec 20th. The shares recently traded at $37.67, up $0.48, or 1.29% since the analyst’s rating. About the company: Rent-A-Center, Inc. operates franchised and company-owned Rent-A-Center and ColorTyme rent-to-own merchandise stores. The Company’s stores offer home electronics, appliances, furniture, and accessories under flexible rental purchase agreements. Rent-A-Center operates across the United States and Puerto Rico. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>

TJX (NYSE:TJX): Collins Stewart downgraded its rating on this company to Buy and changed its price target to $75 on Dec 20th. The shares recently traded at $65.31, up $2.2, or 3.49% since the analyst’s rating. About the company: The TJX Companies, Inc. is an off-price apparel and home fashion retailer in the United States and worldwide. The Company operates off-price retail concepts in the U.S., Canada and Europe that offer a wide range of brand name and designer merchandise. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>

Big Lots (NYSE:BIG): Collins Stewart downgraded its rating on this company to Buy and changed its price target to $58 on Dec 20th. The shares recently traded at $38.11, up $0.01, or 0.03% since the analyst’s rating. About the company: Big Lots, Inc. is a broadline closeout retailer that operates stores across the United States. The Company’s stores offer an assortment of merchandise, including consumables, seasonal products,furniture, housewares, toys, and gifts. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>

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