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Equities Research Analysts’ downgrades for Wednesday, August 20th:

AECOM Technology Corp (NYSE:ACM) was downgraded by analysts at Standpoint Research from a buy rating to a hold rating.

GT Advanced Technologies (NASDAQ:GTAT) was downgraded by analysts at Credit Agricole from an outperform rating to an underperform rating. They currently have $19.00 price target on the stock, up from their previous price target of $18.00.

Hertz Global Holdings (NYSE:HTZ) was downgraded by analysts at JPMorgan Chase & Co. from an overweight rating to a neutral rating. The firm currently has $25.00 target price on the stock, down from their previous target price of $32.00. The analysts wrote, “We are downgrading our rating on HTZ to Neutral from Overweight following the company’s 8-K filing last night. The filing contained a bundle of bad news that we believe will be the point of capitulation for many of the frustrated bulls who have been extremely patient with HTZ until this point (as it has yet to print 1Q & 2Q results due to its financial statement review that began in May 2014). “In the 8-K HTZ announced 1) it is withdrawing its 2014 guidance (and will be well below the low end of its previous guidance); 2) 2Q14 headline results were lackluster with revenues coming in below our/Street’s estimates; 3) its Rental Car Group President and Lead Independent Director retired; and 4) it potentially delayed the spin of its equipment rental business past 1Q15 (a major catalyst for investors looking for the rental car business recapitalization). “We, and believe many of the bulls, have lower confidence in HTZ’s ability to manage through the accounting/financial statement review while concurrently participating in the rental car operating fundamental upswing that its primary competitor CAR has seen to date.”

Hertz Global Holdings (NYSE:HTZ) was downgraded by analysts at Deutsche Bank from a buy rating to a hold rating. The firm currently has $25.00 target price on the stock, down from their previous target price of $33.00.

IDEXX Laboratories (NASDAQ:IDXX) was downgraded by analysts at Northcoast Research from a neutral rating to a sell rating.

Prestige Brands Holdings (NYSE:PBH) was downgraded by analysts at Sidoti from a buy rating to a neutral rating.

REGAL-BELOIT CORPORATION (NYSE:RBC) was downgraded by analysts at Longbow Research from a buy rating to a neutral rating.

Regency Energy Partners (NYSE:RGP) was downgraded by analysts at TheStreet to a hold rating.

Real Goods Solar (NASDAQ:RGSE) was downgraded by analysts at Roth Capital from a buy rating to a neutral rating. They currently have $1.85 price target on the stock, down from their previous price target of $6.00.

SunCoke Energy (NYSE:SXC) was downgraded by analysts at Credit Suisse from an outperform rating to a neutral rating. They currently have $26.00 price target on the stock.

Tidewater (NYSE:TDW) was downgraded by analysts at Clarkson Capital from an outperform rating to a market perform rating.

Windstream Holdings (NASDAQ:WIN) was downgraded by analysts at DA Davidson from a buy rating to a neutral rating.

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