eMerge Interactive (EMRG) was down 8.3% in early afternoon after Credit Suisse First Boston downgraded it to hold from buy, a day after the company posted a fourth-quarter loss of 54 cents per share, widely missing the Street's estimate of a 16-cent loss.

eMerge operates the

CattleInfoNet.com

and

Cyberstockyard.com

Web sites for cattle producers.