| 2021-04-20 09:58:39|
NKE, CAR… 09:58 04/20 04/20/21
Fly Intel: Top five analyst downgrades
Catch up on today's top five analyst downgrades with this list compiled by The Fly: 1. Nike (NKE) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Citi with analyst Paul Lejuez saying he believes in Nike's long-term growth and margin expansion story but he sees near-term pressures due to a slowdown in demand in China related to the Xinjiang cotton issue. 2. Avis Budget (CAR) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at BofA with analyst John Murphy saying he is adjusting his U.S. auto sales and North American auto production forecasts, effectively raising year-over-year growth forecasts for U.S. sales in 2021, but lowering 2022, while simultaneously lowering year-over-year growth forecasts for North American production in 2021, but raising 2022. 3. Clean Energy (CLNE) downgraded to Underperform from Market Perform at Raymond James with analyst Pavel Molchanov citing Clean Energy's announcement that it plans to supply fuel to a modest number of Amazon (AMZN) trucks, the latest instance of sentiment-driven multiple expansion with "minimal read-through" for profitability. 4. Sterling Bancorp (STL) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Janney Montgomery and B. Riley following the merger with Webster Financial (WBS). 5. Ovid Therapeutics (OVID) downgraded to Neutral from Overweight at Cantor Fitzgerald with analyst Charles Duncan saying the downgrade is driven by a lack of visibility on early-stage programs entering the clinic that would result in value creating events. This list is just a portion of The Fly's full analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.