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Cronos stock swoons on a trio of downgrades to the cannabis-focused company

One analyst downgraded the stock to Sell, citing a 'soft start' to Canada's legal cannabis market

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Two analysts dropped the stock to Hold from Buy, and one shifted to Sell from Hold

Cronos Group Inc (TSX:CRON) (NASDAQ:CRON) shares fell Wednesday after a trio of downgrades hit the cannabis stock.

PI Financial's Jason Zandberg and Cormack’s Jesse Pytlak each rethought their bullishness on the Toronto firm, downshifting, respectively, to Neutral from Buy and to Market Perform from Speculative Buy.

Matt Bottomley of Canaccord went a step farther, cutting his rating to Sell from Hold, citing a “soft start” to Canada’s legal cannabis market.

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The demerits come after the cannabis investment firm posted a fourth-quarter net loss of US$116 million, US$0.06 per share, on Tuesday, compared with a $0.01 profit the previous year.

The stock sank 10% to C$24.32 on the TSX and lost more than 10% to US$18.10 on the Nasdaq.

Quick facts: Cronos Group Inc

Price: 6.46 USD

NASDAQ:CRON
Market: NASDAQ
Market Cap: $2.25 billion
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