Analysts’ downgrades for Thursday, October 12th:

Allison Transmission Holdings (NYSE:ALSN) was downgraded by analysts at Longbow Research to a neutral rating.

AMC Networks (NASDAQ:AMCX) was downgraded by analysts at Guggenheim from a buy rating to a neutral rating.

Cummins (NYSE:CMI) was downgraded by analysts at Longbow Research to a neutral rating.

Walt Disney Company (The) (NYSE:DIS) was downgraded by analysts at Guggenheim from a buy rating to a neutral rating.

Diamond Offshore Drilling (NYSE:DO) was downgraded by analysts at Citigroup Inc. from a neutral rating to a sell rating.

Blackhawk Network Holdings (NASDAQ:HAWK) was downgraded by analysts at UBS AG from an outperform rating to a market perform rating.

J.Jill (NASDAQ:JILL) was downgraded by analysts at SunTrust Banks, Inc. from a buy rating to a hold rating.

J.Jill (NASDAQ:JILL) was downgraded by analysts at Royal Bank Of Canada from an outperform rating to a sector perform rating.

Jones Lang LaSalle (NYSE:JLL) was downgraded by analysts at Royal Bank Of Canada from an outperform rating to a sector perform rating.

Monro Muffler Brake (NASDAQ:MNRO) was downgraded by analysts at Jefferies Group LLC from a buy rating to a hold rating.

Meritor (NYSE:MTOR) was downgraded by analysts at Longbow Research from a buy rating to a neutral rating.

Mazda Motor Corp (OTCMKTS:MZDAF) was downgraded by analysts at Jefferies Group LLC from a hold rating to an underperform rating.

NanoString Technologies (NASDAQ:NSTG) was downgraded by analysts at Cowen and Company from an outperform rating to a market perform rating.

Sabre Corporation (NASDAQ:SABR) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a sell rating. According to Zacks, “Sabre Corporation engages in providing technology solutions to the global travel and tourism industry. The company operates four brands/businesses: Sabre Airline Solutions (R), Sabre Hospitality Solutions (R), Sabre Travel Network (R) and Travelocity (R). Its software, data, mobile and distribution solutions are used by airlines hotel properties to manage critical operations, such as passenger and guest reservations, revenue management, and flight, network and crew management. Sabre Corporation is headquartered in Southlake, Texas. “

Shell Midstream Partners, L.P. (NYSE:SHLX) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a sell rating. According to Zacks, “Shell Midstream Partners, L.P. engages in owning, operating, developing and acquiring pipelines and other midstream assets. Its initial assets consist of interests in entities that own crude oil and refined products pipelines serving as key infrastructure to transport growing onshore and offshore crude oil production to Gulf Coast refining markets and to deliver refined products from those markets to major demand centers. Shell Midstream Partners, L.P. is based in Houston, Texas. “

Tanger Factory Outlet Centers (NYSE:SKT) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a sell rating. According to Zacks, “Tanger Factory Outlet Centers, Inc. is a fully-integrated, self-administered and self-managed real estate investment trust which focuses exclusively on developing, acquiring, owning and operating factory outlet centers. Since entering the factory outlet center business, they have become one of the largest owners and operators of factory outlet centers in the United States. “

Sharps Compliance Corp (NASDAQ:SMED) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a sell rating. According to Zacks, “Headquartered in Houston, Texas, SHARPS COMPLIANCE is a leading provider of cost-effective disposal solutions for small quantity generators of medical waste. The Company’s flagship product, the Sharps Disposal by Mail System, is a cost-effective and easy-to-use solution to dispose of medical waste such as hypodermic needles, lancets and any other medical device or objects used to puncture or lacerate the skin. The Company also offers a number of products specifically designed for the home healthcare market. Sharps Compliance focuses on targeted growth markets such as the pharmaceutical, retail, healthcare, commercial, professional and hospitality markets, as well as serving a variety of additional markets. Sharps is a leading proponent and participant in the development of public awareness and solutions for the safe disposal of needles, syringes and other sharps in the community setting. “

Smiths Group PLC (NASDAQ:SMGZY) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a sell rating. According to Zacks, “Smiths Group plc is a technology company. The Company designs, manufactures and delivers products and services for the threat & contraband detection, medical devices, energy and communications market. Its operating segment consists John Crane sector provides mechanical seals, seal support systems, engineered bearings, power transmission couplings and specialist filtration systems, Smiths Medical sector provides infusion systems, vascular access, patient airway and temperature management equipment and specialty devices. Smiths Detection sector provides sensors that detect and identify explosives, narcotics, weapons, chemical agents, biohazards and contraband; Smiths Interconnect sector provides specialised electronic and radio frequency components and sub-systems that connect, protect and control critical systems; Flex-Tek division provides engineered components that heat and move fluids and gases, flexible hosing and rigid tubing. Smiths Group plc is headquartered in London, the United Kingdom. “

Grupo Supervielle SA -ADR (NASDAQ:SUPV) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a sell rating. According to Zacks, “Grupo Supervielle SA is a private domestically-owned financial group primarily in Argentina. The Company owns Banco Supervielle S.A., an Argentine private domestically-owned bank which operates primary in the City of Buenos Aires and the Greater Buenos Aires metropolitan area, Mendoza and San Luis. Grupo Supervielle SA is based in Bueno Aires, Argentina. “

Tupperware Brands Corporation (NYSE:TUP) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a buy rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “Tupperware Brands Corporation is a global direct seller of premium, innovative products across multiple brands and categories through an independent sales force. Product brands and categories include design-centric preparation, storage and serving solutions for the kitchen and home through the Tupperware brand and beauty and personal care products through its Avroy Shlain, BeautiControl, Fuller, NaturCare, Nutrimetics, Nuvo and Swissgarde brands. “

Viacom (NASDAQ:VIAB) was downgraded by analysts at Guggenheim from a buy rating to a neutral rating.

Wal-Mart Stores (NYSE:WMT) was downgraded by analysts at Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) from a conviction-buy rating to a buy rating.

Williams-Sonoma (NYSE:WSM) was downgraded by analysts at Credit Suisse Group from a neutral rating to an underperform rating.

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