Amazon Downgraded By Morgan Stanley; Shares Fall

02/16/2012 10:43 am ET | Updated Apr 17, 2012

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc shares were downgraded by Morgan Stanley analysts on Thursday on concern about competition from Apple Inc and slowing sales growth.

Analysts led by Scott Devitt lowered their rating on Amazon shares to "equal weight" from "overweight." Amazon's shares fell 4.1 percent to $176.97 in morning trading.

(Reporting By Alistair Barr; Editing by Maureen Bavdek)

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