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Analysts’ downgrades for Thursday, July 17th:

Barclays PLC (LON:BARC) was downgraded by analysts at BNP Paribas to a neutral rating. BNP Paribas currently has GBX 225 ($3.85) price target on the stock, down from their previous price target of GBX 280 ($4.79).

Charter Communications (NASDAQ:CHTR) was downgraded by analysts at Jefferies Group from a buy rating to a hold rating. Jefferies Group currently has $175.00 target price on the stock, up from their previous target price of $160.00.

Covidien plc (NYSE:COV) was downgraded by analysts at Needham & Company LLC from a buy rating to a hold rating.

Croda International Plc (LON:CRDA) was downgraded by analysts at Barclays to an underweight rating. The firm currently has GBX 2,100 ($35.95) target price on the stock, down from their previous target price of GBX 2,330 ($39.89).

Diageo plc (NYSE:DEO) was downgraded by analysts at JPMorgan Chase & Co. from a neutral rating to an underweight rating.

Diageo plc (LON:DGE) was downgraded by analysts at JPMorgan Chase & Co. to an underweight rating. The firm currently has GBX 1,760 ($30.13) price target on the stock, down from their previous price target of GBX 1,780 ($30.47).

Drax Group Plc (LON:DRX) was downgraded by analysts at Citigroup Inc. to a neutral rating. They currently have GBX 700 ($11.98) price target on the stock, down from their previous price target of GBX 750 ($12.84).

Twenty-First Century Fox (NYSE:FOX) was downgraded by analysts at ISI Group from a strong-buy rating to a buy rating.

First Republic Bank (NYSE:FRC) was downgraded by analysts at FIG Partners to a market perform rating.

GNC Holdings (NYSE:GNC) was downgraded by analysts at Jefferies Group from a buy rating to a hold rating. They currently have $39.00 price target on the stock, down from their previous price target of $50.00.

Javelin Mortgage Investment Corp (NYSE:JMI) was downgraded by analysts at JMP Securities from an outperform rating to a market perform rating.

Kazakhmys plc (LON:KAZ) was downgraded by analysts at Canaccord Genuity to a sell rating. Canaccord Genuity currently has GBX 265 ($4.54) target price on the stock, up from their previous target price of GBX 260 ($4.45).

Macquarie Group (NASDAQ:MQBKY) was downgraded by analysts at JPMorgan Chase & Co. from a neutral rating to an underweight rating.

PetSmart (NASDAQ:PETM) was downgraded by analysts at RBC Capital from an outperform rating to a sector perform rating. They currently have $66.00 target price on the stock.

PNC Financial Services Group (NYSE:PNC) was downgraded by analysts at Compass Point to a neutral rating.

Quebecor (TSE:QBR.B) was downgraded by analysts at Canaccord Genuity to a hold rating.

Rexam PLC (LON:REX) was downgraded by analysts at Deutsche Bank to a hold rating. The firm currently has GBX 570 ($9.76) price target on the stock, up from their previous price target of GBX 550 ($9.42).

Rexam PLC (NASDAQ:REXMY) was downgraded by analysts at Deutsche Bank from a buy rating to a hold rating.

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