Top Analysts Lowered Stock Ratings on These Companies Today

Following is information on companies for which stock analysts have downgraded their shares today:

  • RR Donnelley & Sons (NASDAQ:RRD): Robert W. Baird downgraded its rating on this stock from Outperform to Neutral and changed its price target from $22 to $16.  About the company: R. R. Donnelley & Sons Company provides commercial printing and information services. The Company provides solutions that include commercial printing, direct mail, financial printing, print fulfillment, labels, forms, logistics, call centers, transactional print-and-mail, print management, online services, digital photography, color services, and content and database management. R.R. Donnelley & Sons Co. Earnings Cheat Sheet: Profit Decreases>>
  • BTU Int’l (NASDAQ:BTUI): Feltl & Co. downgraded its rating on this company from Hold to Sell and changed its price target from $8 to $5.  About the company: BTU International, Inc. designs, manufactures, sells, and services thermal processing equipment and related process controls for use in the electronics, power generation, automotive, and other industries. The Company supplies solder reflow systems, low temperature curing/encapsulation, hybrid integrated circuit manufacturing, and systems for sintering nuclear fuel.
  • PF Chang’s (NASDAQ:PFCB): Argus downgraded its rating on this company from Buy to Sell.  No price target was given.  About the company: P.F. Chang’s China Bistro, Inc. owns and operates full-service restaurants. The Company’s restaurants feature traditional cuisine from the Canton, Hunan, Mongolia, Shanghai, and Szechwan culinary regions of China. P.F. Chang’s operates in the United States.
  • Analog Devices (NYSE:ADI): Sterne Agee downgraded its rating on this company from Buy to Neutral.  No price target was given.  About the company: Analog Devices, Inc. designs, manufactures, and markets integrated circuits used in analog and digital signal processing. The Company’s products are used in communications, computer, industrial, instrumentation, military/aerospace, automotive, and high-performance consumer electronics applications. Analog Devices sells its products worldwide.
  • Texas Instruments (NYSE:TXN): Sterne Agee downgraded its rating on this company from Buy to Neutral.  No price target was given.  About the company: Texas Instruments Incorporated is a global semiconductor company that designs and supplies analog technologies, digital signal processing and microcontroller semiconductors. The Company also operates materials and controls, and educational and productivity solutions businesses. Texas Instruments has manufacturing or sales operations in countries around the world. Texas Instruments Inc. Earnings Cheat Sheet: Margins Suffer as Costs Rise, Profit Falls>>
  • Diodes (NASDAQ:DIOD): Sterne Agee downgraded its rating on this company from Buy to Neutral.  No price target was given.  About the company: Diodes Incorporated manufactures, sells, and distributes discrete semiconductor devices to manufacturers in the automotive, computer, and telecommunications industries. The Company’s products include small signal transistors, transient voltage suppressors, zeners, Schottkys, diodes, rectifiers, and bridges.
  • Liquidity Services (NASDAQ:LQDT): Oppenheimer downgraded its rating on this stock from Outperform to Perform.  No price target was given.  About the company:  Liquidity Services Inc. provides full service solutions to market and sell surplus assets and wholesale goods.
  • Leap Wireless (NASDAQ:LEAP): Robert W. Baird downgraded its rating on this stock from Outperform to Neutral and changed its price target from $19 to $11.  About the company: Leap Wireless International, Inc. provides mobile wireless services. The Company’s services are targeted to meet the needs of customers who are under-served by traditional communications companies. Leap’s Cricket service is available to customers in various states from New York to California.
  • MetroPCS (NYSE:PCS): Robert W. Baird downgraded its rating on this stock from Outperform to Neutral and changed its price target from $22 to $10.  About the company: MetroPCS Communications, Inc. is a wireless communications provider in the United States. The Company offers unlimited wireless voice and data services to the mass market.
  • EXACT Sciences (NASDAQ:EXAS): Rodman & Renshaw downgraded its rating on this company from Mkt Outperform to Mkt Perform.  No price target was given.  About the company: Exact Sciences Corp., is focused on developing and commercializing a non-invasive molecular screening test for the early detection and prevention of colorectal cancer. The Company’s test is a stool-based DNA test that identifies both pre-cancer and cancer by detecting genetic mutations in colorectal cancer cells.

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