Stifel Nicolaus downgrades DreamWorks (DWA -4.8%) to Sell from Hold after sizing up the tepid...

|By:, SA News Editor

Stifel Nicolaus downgrades DreamWorks (DWA -4.8%) to Sell from Hold after sizing up the tepid response of North American moviegoers to Rise of the Guardians. Almost two weeks into its theater run, the $48.95M pulled in by the film is below the pace of previous animation titles from DreamWorks. The investment firm thinks the studio may have lost the automatic $150M lift it usually saw off its animation reputation alone.