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Equities Research Analysts’ downgrades for Monday, May 26th:

Auxilium Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:AUXL) was downgraded by analysts at ING Group from a hold rating to a sell rating. The analysts wrote, “Auxilium Pharmaceuticals (AUXL) has been downgraded by TheStreet Ratings from hold to sell. The company’s weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its deteriorating net income, generally high debt management risk, disappointing return on equity, weak operating cash flow and feeble growth in its earnings per share.”

Bio-Rad Laboratories (NYSE:BIO) was downgraded by analysts at ING Group from a buy rating to a hold rating. The analysts wrote, “Bio-Rad Laboratories (BIO) has been downgraded by TheStreet Ratings from buy to hold. The company’s strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and good cash flow from operations. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity and relatively poor performance when compared with the S&P 500 during the past year.”

Central Federal (NASDAQ:CFBK) was downgraded by analysts at ING Group from a hold rating to a sell rating. The analysts wrote, “Central Federal (CFBK) has been downgraded by TheStreet Ratings from hold to sell. The area that we feel has been the company’s primary weakness has been its relatively poor performance when compared with the S&P 500 during the past year.”

CIT Group (NYSE:CIT) was downgraded by analysts at ING Group from a hold rating to a sell rating. The analysts wrote, “CIT Group (CIT) has been downgraded by TheStreet Ratings from hold to sell. The company’s weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its unimpressive growth in net income and feeble growth in its earnings per share.”

China TechFaith (NASDAQ:CNTF) was downgraded by analysts at ING Group from a hold rating to a sell rating. The analysts wrote, “China TechFaith Wireless Comm Tech (CNTF) has been downgraded by TheStreet Ratings from hold to sell. The company’s weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity and poor profit margins.”

Cree (NASDAQ:CREE) was downgraded by analysts at ING Group from a buy rating to a hold rating. The analysts wrote, “Cree (CREE) has been downgraded by TheStreet Ratings from buy to hold. The company’s strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and impressive record of earnings per share growth. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the stock has had a generally disappointing performance in the past year.”

Financial Engines (NASDAQ:FNGN) was downgraded by analysts at ING Group from a buy rating to a hold rating. The analysts wrote, “Financial Engines (FNGN) has been downgraded by TheStreet Ratings from buy to hold. The company’s strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, impressive record of earnings per share growth and compelling growth in net income. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself and premium valuation.”

Fuel Tech (NASDAQ:FTEK) was downgraded by analysts at ING Group from a buy rating to a hold rating. The analysts wrote, “Fuel Tech (FTEK) has been downgraded by TheStreet Ratings from buy to hold. The company’s strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, compelling growth in net income and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the growth in the company’s earnings per share has not been good.”

Howard Hughes Corp (NYSE:HHC) was downgraded by analysts at ING Group from a buy rating to a hold rating. The analysts wrote, “Howard Hughes (HHC) has been downgraded by TheStreet Ratings from buy to hold. The company’s strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and good cash flow from operations. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity and poor profit margins.”

Investors Capital Holdings (NYSE:ICH) was downgraded by analysts at ING Group from a hold rating to a sell rating. The analysts wrote, “Investors Capital Holdings (AMEX:ICH) has been downgraded by TheStreet Ratings from hold to sell. The company’s weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its feeble growth in its earnings per share, deteriorating net income and disappointing return on equity.”

I.D. Systems (NASDAQ:IDSY) was downgraded by analysts at ING Group from a hold rating to a sell rating. The analysts wrote, “I D Systems (IDSY) has been downgraded by TheStreet Ratings from hold to sell. The company’s weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity, weak operating cash flow, generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself and feeble growth in its earnings per share.”

Immersion Corp. (NASDAQ:IMMR) was downgraded by analysts at ING Group from a buy rating to a hold rating. The analysts wrote, “Immersion (IMMR) has been downgraded by TheStreet Ratings from buy to hold. The company’s strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and notable return on equity. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including unimpressive growth in net income, a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself and feeble growth in the company’s earnings per share.”

eLong (NASDAQ:LONG) was downgraded by analysts at ING Group from a hold rating to a sell rating. The analysts wrote, “eLong (LONG) has been downgraded by TheStreet Ratings from hold to sell. The company’s weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity and feeble growth in its earnings per share.”

NetSuite (NYSE:N) was downgraded by analysts at ING Group from a hold rating to a sell rating. The analysts wrote, “NetSuite (N) has been downgraded by TheStreet Ratings from hold to sell. The company’s weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity, generally high debt management risk, generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself and feeble growth in its earnings per share.”

Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage (NASDAQ:NGVC) was downgraded by analysts at ING Group from a hold rating to a sell rating. The analysts wrote, “Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage (NGVC) has been downgraded by TheStreet Ratings from hold to sell. The company’s weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself, premium valuation and poor profit margins.”

NetApp (NASDAQ:NTAP) was downgraded by analysts at ING Group from a buy rating to a hold rating. The analysts wrote, “NetApp (NTAP) has been downgraded by TheStreet Ratings from buy to hold. The company’s strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its impressive record of earnings per share growth, expanding profit margins and increase in net income. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself and weak operating cash flow.”

Rush Enterprises (NASDAQ:RUSHA) was downgraded by analysts at ING Group from a buy rating to a hold rating. The analysts wrote, “Rush (RUSHA) has been downgraded by TheStreet Ratings from buy to hold. The company’s strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth and solid stock price performance. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, generally higher debt management risk and disappointing return on equity.”

Silicon Laboratories (NASDAQ:SLAB) was downgraded by analysts at ING Group from a buy rating to a hold rating. The analysts wrote, “Silicon Laboratories (SLAB) has been downgraded by TheStreet Ratings from buy to hold. The company’s strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and good cash flow from operations. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity and relatively poor performance when compared with the S&P 500 during the past year.”

Stage Stores (NYSE:SSI) was downgraded by analysts at ING Group from a buy rating to a hold rating. The analysts wrote, “Stage Stores (SSI) has been downgraded by TheStreet Ratings from buy to hold. The company’s strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its good cash flow from operations and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself, deteriorating net income and disappointing return on equity.”

Taomee Holdings (NASDAQ:TAOM) was downgraded by analysts at ING Group from a buy rating to a hold rating. The analysts wrote, “Taomee Holdings (TAOM) has been downgraded by TheStreet Ratings from buy to hold. The company’s strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and reasonable valuation levels. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including feeble growth in the company’s earnings per share, deteriorating net income and disappointing return on equity.”

United States Antimony Corp. (NASDAQ:UAMY) was downgraded by analysts at ING Group from a hold rating to a sell rating. The analysts wrote, “United States Antimony (AMEX:UAMY) has been downgraded by TheStreet Ratings from hold to sell. The company’s weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity, poor profit margins and feeble growth in its earnings per share.”

Domtar Corp (NYSE:UFS) was downgraded by analysts at ING Group from a buy rating to a hold rating. The analysts wrote, “Domtar (UFS) has been downgraded by TheStreet Ratings from buy to hold. The company’s strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and good cash flow from operations. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including disappointing return on equity, poor profit margins and feeble growth in the company’s earnings per share.”

Vimicro International (NASDAQ:VIMC) was downgraded by analysts at ING Group from a hold rating to a sell rating. The analysts wrote, “Vimicro International (VIMC) has been downgraded by TheStreet Ratings from hold to sell. The company’s weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity, poor profit margins and feeble growth in its earnings per share.”

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