Analysts’ downgrades for Thursday, March 22nd:

Alliance Holdings GP (NASDAQ:AHGP) was downgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a sell rating to a strong sell rating.

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Archrock Partners (NASDAQ:APLP) was downgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a hold rating to a sell rating.

Caesars Entertainment (NASDAQ:CZR) was downgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a sell rating to a strong sell rating.

Discovery Communications (NASDAQ:DISCK) was downgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a hold rating to a sell rating.

DSP Group (NASDAQ:DSPG) was downgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a sell rating to a strong sell rating.

EZCORP (NASDAQ:EZPW) was downgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a strong-buy rating to a buy rating.

Global Indemnity (NASDAQ:GBLI) was downgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a sell rating to a strong sell rating.

Gulfport Energy (NASDAQ:GPOR) was downgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a hold rating to a sell rating.

Haynes International (NASDAQ:HAYN) was downgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a strong-buy rating to a buy rating.

Himax Technologies (NASDAQ:HIMX) was downgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a sell rating to a strong sell rating.

Hollysys Automation Technologies (NASDAQ:HOLI) was downgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a buy rating to a hold rating.

Horizon Pharma (NASDAQ:HZNP) was downgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a hold rating to a sell rating.

ChipMOS TECHNOLOGIES (NASDAQ:IMOS) was downgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a hold rating to a sell rating.

Michaels Companies (NASDAQ:MIK) was downgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a hold rating to a sell rating.

Novavax (NASDAQ:NVAX) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a buy rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “NOVAVAX INC is a specialty biopharmaceutical company engaged in the research, development and commercialization of proprietary products focused on women’s health and infectious diseases. Their technology platforms involve the use of proprietary, microscopic, organized, non-phospholipid structures as vehicles for the delivery of a wide variety of drugs and other therapeutic products, including certain hormones, anti-bacterial and anti-viral products and vaccine adjuvants. “

Five Oaks Investment (NYSE:OAKS) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a buy rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “Five Oaks Investment Corp. is a real estate investment trust. The company is focused on investing, financing and managing both agency and non-agency residential mortgage-backed securities, residential mortgage loans and other mortgage related investments. Five Oaks Investment Corp. is based in New York, United States. “

Orion Energy Systems (NASDAQ:OESX) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a buy rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “ORION ENERGY SYSTEMS, INC. is a leading power technology enterprise that designs, manufactures and implements energy management systems, consisting primarily of high-performance, energy efficient lighting systems, controls and related services, for commercial and industrial customers without compromising their quantity or quality of light. “

Norbord (NYSE:OSB) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a buy rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “Norbord Inc. is a producer of wood-based panels. It operates primarily in the United States, Europe and Canada. Norbord Inc. is headquartered in Toronto, Canada. “

Platform Specialty Products (NYSE:PAH) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a buy rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “Platform Specialty Products Corporation is a producer of high technology specialty chemical products as well as technical services. The company serves electronics, metal and plastic plating, graphic arts, and offshore oil production and drilling industries. Platform Specialty Products Corporation is headquartered in Miami, United States. “

Pattern Energy Group (NASDAQ:PEGI) (TSE:PEG) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a sell rating. According to Zacks, “Pattern Energy Group Inc. is a premium power company. It engages in developing, constructing, owning and operating wind power. The company’s project situated primarily in the United States, Canada and parts of Latin America. Pattern Energy Group Inc. is based in San Francisco, United States. “

Perry Ellis International (NASDAQ:PERY) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a strong sell rating. According to Zacks, “Perry Ellis International, Inc. is a leading designer, distributor and licensor of a broad line of high quality men’s and women’s apparel, accessories, and fragrances. The company’s collection of dress and casual shirts, golf sportswear, sweaters, dress and casual pants and shorts, jeans wear, active wear and men’s and women’s swimwear is available through all major levels of retail distribution. The company, through its wholly owned subsidiaries, owns a portfolio of nationally and internationally recognized brands including Perry Ellis, Jantzen, Cubavera, Munsingwear, Savane, Original Penguin, Grand Slam, Natural Issue, Pro Player, the Havanera Co., Axis, Tricots St. Raphael, Gotcha, Girl Star and MCD. The company enhances its roster of brands by licensing trademarks from third parties including Dockers for outerwear, Nike and JAG for swimwear, and PING and PGA TOUR for golf apparel. “

QUALCOMM (NASDAQ:QCOM) was downgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a sell rating to a strong sell rating.

Retrophin (NASDAQ:RTRX) was downgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a buy rating to a hold rating.

Symantec (NASDAQ:SYMC) was downgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a hold rating to a sell rating.

Tripadvisor (NASDAQ:TRIP) was downgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a hold rating to a sell rating.

Trivago (NASDAQ:TRVG) was downgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a hold rating to a sell rating.

Walgreens Boots Alliance (NASDAQ:WBA) was downgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a sell rating to a strong sell rating.

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