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Following are 9 large cap companies which have seen a negative shift in analyst sentiments in the last month and have received 2 or more analyst downgrades:

Tkr

Company Name

Market Cap (mil)

No. of analyst downgrades in last 1 month

CXO

Concho Resources Inc.

10955.25

2

NE

Noble Corporation

11462.08

3

ETR

Entergy Corporation

12054.63

2

NLY

Annaly Capital Management

14024.64

2

SBUX

Starbucks Corporation

27497.56

2

LVS

Las Vegas Sands Corp.

30889.55

2

EOG

EOG Resources

31844.67

2

DVN

Devon Energy Corporation

39155.9

3

WMT

Wal-Mart Stores

186149.8

2

Here are some of the specifics about these companies, including a brief description of their business, growth rates (topline and bottomline) and valuation:

Concho Resources Inc. is an independent oil and natural gas company engaged in the acquisition, development and exploration of oil and natural gas properties. Its EPS forecast for the current year is 3.84 and next year is 5.55. According to the consensus estimates, its topline is expected to grow 58.32% current year and 28.32% next year. It is trading at a forward P/E of 19.14. Out of 29 analysts covering the company, 14 are positive and have a buy recommendation, two have sell recommendation and thirteen have hold ratings.

Noble Corporation is an offshore drilling contractor for the oil and gas industry. Its EPS forecast for the current year is 2.3 and next year is 3.88. According to the consensus estimates, its topline is expected to grow 1.85% current year and 28.3% next year. It is trading at a forward P/E of 11.72. Out of 43 analysts covering the company, 17 are positive and have buy recommendation, four have sell recommendation and twenty two have hold ratings.

Entergy Corporation is an integrated energy company engaged primarily in electric power production and retail electric distribution operations. Its EPS forecast for the current year is 6.55 and next year is 6.13. According to the consensus estimates, its topline is expected to grow 2.89% current year and 1.3% next year. It is trading at a forward P/E of 10.99. Out of 19 analysts covering the company, 5 are positive and have buy recommendations, one has sell recommendation and fourteen have hold ratings.

Annaly Capital Management, Inc. owns, manages and finances a portfolio of real estate related investments, including mortgage pass-through certificates, collateralized mortgage agency callable debentures, and other securities representing interests in the obligations backed by pools of mortgage loans. Its EPS forecast for the current year is 2.47 and next year is 2.33. According to the consensus estimates, its topline is expected to grow 32.31% current year and -2.33% next year. It is trading at a forward P/E of 7.49. Out of 17 analysts covering the company, 12 are positive and have buy recommendations, zero have sell recommendation and five have hold ratings.

Starbucks Corporation is the roaster and retailer of specialty coffee in the world, operating in more than 50 countries. Its EPS forecast for the current year is 1.5 and next year is 1.81. According to the consensus estimates, its topline is expected to grow 6.34% current year and 8.85% next year. It is trading at a forward P/E of 20.36. Out of 22 analysts covering the company, 13 are positive and have buy recommendation, one has sell recommendation and eight have hold ratings.

Las Vegas Sands Corp. owns and operates The Venetian Resort Hotel Casino ,The Palazzo Resort Hotel Casino and The Sands Expo and Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada, and the Sands Macao. Its EPS forecast for the current year is 1.79 and next year is 2.25. According to the consensus estimates, its topline is expected to grow 27.7% current year and 22.09% next year. It is trading at a forward P/E of 18.88. Out of 27 analysts covering the company, 18 are positive and have buy recommendations, one has a sell recommendation and eight have hold ratings.

EOG Resources, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, explores, develops, produces and markets natural gas and crude oil primarily in producing basins in the United States, Canada, The Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, the United Kingdom, and The People's Republic of China. Its EPS forecast for the current year is 3.43 and next year is 5.8. According to the consensus estimates, its topline is expected to grow 21.27% during the current year and 25.6% next year. It is trading at a forward P/E of 20.62. Out of 32 analysts covering the company, 14 are positive and have buy recommendations and eighteen have hold ratings.

Devon Energy is an independent energy company engaged in exploration, development and production of natural gas and oil. Its EPS forecast for the current year is 6.23 and next year is 7.7. According to the consensus estimates, its topline is expected to grow -1.11% current year and 11.64% next year. It is trading at a forward P/E of 11.9. Out of 30 analysts covering the company, 20 are positive and have buy recommendations and ten have hold ratings.

Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. operates retail stores. The Company operates in three business segments: Walmart U.S., International and Sam’s Club. Its EPS forecast for the current year is 4.44 and next year is 4.88. According to the consensus estimates, its topline is expected to grow 4.26% current year and 5.01% next year. It is trading at a forward P/E of 10.7. Out of 30 analysts covering the company, 17 are positive and have buy recommendations, one has a sell recommendation and twelve have hold ratings.

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Source: 9 Large Caps With Analyst Downgrades in the Last Month