Research Analysts’ downgrades for Tuesday, October 24th:

AmTrust Financial Services (NASDAQ:AFSI) was downgraded by analysts at FBR & Co from a buy rating to a neutral rating.

BroadSoft (NASDAQ:BSFT) was downgraded by analysts at Needham & Company LLC from a buy rating to a hold rating.

DBV Technologies (NASDAQ:DBVT) was downgraded by analysts at Societe Generale from a buy rating to a sell rating.

Exactech (NASDAQ:EXAC) was downgraded by analysts at Gabelli from a buy rating to a hold rating.

Mammooth Energy (NASDAQ:TUSK) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a buy rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “Mammoth Energy Services, Inc. is an integrated oilfield service company. Its segment consists of Contract Land and Directional Drilling Services; Completion and Production Services; Natural Sand Proppant Services, and Remote Accommodation Services. Mammoth Energy Services, Inc. is based in OKLAHOMA CITY, United States. “

Travis Perkins (NASDAQ:TVPKF) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a sell rating. According to Zacks, “Travis Perkins plc is engaged in supplying building materials to the UK’s building and construction industry. The company offers building materials that include aggregates, sand, and cement; bricks, blocks, lintels, and damp proofing; drains and foundations; dry lining and plastering products; and insulation, roofing, and sustainable products. It also involves in the sale of timber, building materials, and plumbing and heating products, as well as hiring of tools. Travis also provides clothing and personal protective equipment; decorative products; electrical products; kitchens and bathrooms; and landscaping, plumbing and heating, timber, joinery, sheet material, tools, fixings, and consumable products, as well as involves in property management. Travis Perkins plc is based in Northampton, the United Kingdom. “

Ultra Clean Holdings (NASDAQ:UCTT) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a strong-buy rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “ULTRA CLEAN HOLDINGS, INC. is a developer and supplier of critical subsystems for the semiconductor capital equipment, flat panel, solar and medical device industries. Ultra Clean offers its customers an integrated outsourced solution for gas delivery systems and other subassemblies, improved design-to-delivery cycle times, component neutral design and manufacturing and component testing capabilities. Ultra Clean’s customers are primarily original equipment manufacturers for the semiconductor capital equipment, flat panel, solar and medical device industries. Ultra Clean is headquartered in Menlo Park, California. “

VimpelCom (NASDAQ:VEON) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a buy rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “VEON Ltd. is engaged in telecommunication and digital services. It provides customers with voice, fixed broadband, data and digital services. The company’s brand portfolio includes Beeline, Kyivstar, WIND, Jazz, Banglalink and Djezzy. It operates primarily in Russia, Italy, Algeria, Pakistan, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Ukraine, Bangladesh, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Armenia, Georgia and Laos. VEON Ltd, formerly known as VimpelCom Ltd., is headquartered in Amsterdam, Netherland. “

Meridian Bioscience (NASDAQ:VIVO) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a sell rating. According to Zacks, “Meridian is a fully integrated life sciences company that manufactures, markets and distributes a broad range of innovative diagnostic test kits, purified reagents and related products and offers biopharmaceutical enabling technologies. Utilizing a variety of methods, these products provide accuracy, simplicity and speed in the early diagnosis and treatment of common medical conditions, such as gastrointestinal, viral, urinary and respiratory infections. “

Volkswagen AG (NASDAQ:VLKAY) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a buy rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “VOLKSWAGEN-ADR is the largest automobile manufacturer in Europe. Their activities focus on the automotive market and they offer products and services along the entire automotive value chain. With nine independent brands, they are able to offer a unique range of models from the extremely efficient 3-litre car to the great sporting tradition of Bentley. While each of the brands has a distinct personality, it also benefits from its membership of the Volkswagen Group with its global manufacturing base “

Vista Outdoor (NYSE:VSTO) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a buy rating to a sell rating. According to Zacks, “Vista Outdoor Inc. develops, manufacture and distribute optics, accessories and eyewear. The Company operates in two segments: Shooting Sports and Outdoor Products. Its product consist of binoculars, laser rangefinders, riflescopes, trail cameras, archery accessories, blinds, decoys, game calls, gun care products, mounts, powder, reloading equipment, targets, target systems, safety and protective eyewear, fashion and sports eyewear. The company’s product portfolio include Bushnell(R), Primos(R), Bollè(R), Serengeti(R), Cèbè, RCBS(R), Hoppe’s(R), Uncle Mike’s(R), Gold Tip(R), Weaver(R) and Tasco(R). Vista Outdoor Inc. is headquartered in Utah. “

Westpac Banking Corporation (NYSE:WBK) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a buy rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “Westpac Banking Corp. provides a broad range of banking and financial services. The company offers general banking services to retail, commercial, and institutional customers and provides investment management and insurance. For institutional and international clients, Westpac provides working capital loans, trade financing, foreign currency loans, leveraged leasing, project finance loans, and interest rate and currency products. “

WD-40 (NASDAQ:WDFC) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a sell rating. According to Zacks, “WD-40 Company sells a petroleum-based product, known as WD-40. WD-40 is a multi-purpose product which acts as a lubricant, rust preventative, penetrant, cleaner and moisture displacer. They also sell the 3-IN-ONE Oil. 3-IN-ONE Oil is a lower cost general purpose lubricant that is useful when precise applications of a lubricant are needed. “

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