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Stock Analysts’ downgrades for Wednesday, May 28th:

Acura Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:ACUR) was downgraded by analysts at MLV & Co
from a buy rating to a hold rating. They currently have $1.00 target price on the stock, down from their previous target price of $2.00.

Koninklijke Ahold (NASDAQ:AHONY) was downgraded by analysts at Raymond James from an outperform rating to a market perform rating.

Brewin Dolphin Holdings plc (LON:BRW) was downgraded by analysts at RBC Capital to a sector performer rating. RBC Capital currently has GBX 315 ($5.30) price target on the stock, up from their previous price target of GBX 310 ($5.22).

Dollar General Corp. (NYSE:DG) was downgraded by analysts at Deutsche Bank from a buy rating to a hold rating. Deutsche Bank currently has $60.00 price target on the stock, down from their previous price target of $65.00. The analysts wrote, “DG remains one of the best managed companies in retail with a long track record of success; however, heading into 1Q we are concerned that the stock may be unable to outperform this year as numerous headwinds impact results. The biggest challenge, in our view, is for DG to grow SSS 3-4% while maintaining flat to up GPM (ex. Tobacco) given a sharp pricing environment driven by WMT, TGT, and now FDO as well. With EBIT $ growth of just 2%-5% expected this year, we are moving to the sidelines and reducing our exposure to the Dollar Store sector.”

Hillshire Brands (NYSE:HSH) was downgraded by analysts at BMO Capital Markets from an outperform rating to a market perform rating. The firm currently has $49.00 price target on the stock, up from their previous price target of $44.00.

Hillshire Brands (NYSE:HSH) was downgraded by analysts at Gabelli from a buy rating to a hold rating. They noted that the move was a valuation call. The analysts noted that the move was a valuation call.

Lowe's Companies (NYSE:LOW) was downgraded by analysts at Canaccord Genuity from a hold rating to a sell rating. Canaccord Genuity currently has $37.00 target price on the stock, down from their previous target price of $47.00.

Live Nation Entertainment (NYSE:LYV) was downgraded by analysts at Sterne Agee from a buy rating to a neutral rating. Sterne Agee currently has $26.50 price target on the stock. They noted that the move was a valuation call. The analysts noted that the move was a valuation call.

Nautilus (NYSE:NLS) was downgraded by analysts at B. Riley from a buy rating to a neutral rating. They currently have $11.25 target price on the stock, up from their previous target price of $10.75. They noted that the move was a valuation call. The analysts noted that the move was a valuation call.

Swatch Group Ag (NASDAQ:SWGAY) was downgraded by analysts at Societe Generale from a buy rating to a hold rating.

TrustCo Bank Corp. (NASDAQ:TRST) was downgraded by analysts at Sandler O’Neill from a buy rating to a hold rating.

Vodafone Group plc (LON:VOD) was downgraded by analysts at Berenberg Bank to a hold rating. They currently have GBX 214 ($3.60) target price on the stock, down from their previous target price of GBX 265 ($4.46).

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