Analyst Upgrades & Downgrades for Wednesday, July 19, 2006

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Includes: ACCO, AEIS, AFC, AGN, AHBIF, ANH, ANSS, ANTM, ARTC, AVP, BBY, BMRN, BSTE, CASC-OLD, CBG, CBL, CCRN, CGNX, CIT, CMCO, CNX, CSH, DDR, DENN, DISH, DTAS, EL, EME, ESV, FCX, FORM, FRX, GOOG, GOT, HBIO, HWK, ILMN, INFA, JBHT, KVPBQ, KWK, LCRD, MFE, MGM, MIG, MPWR, NOK, NTES, NXTM, OSUR, PDX, PENN, PRX, REV, SHAW, SIMO, SPWR, STEC, SYMC, TOFC, UWN, VIRL, WBD, WBSN, WYNN, XPRT, YHOO

Upgrades:

Company/ From/ Jul 18
Ticker Brokerage To Close
(NASDAQ:AEIS) Advanced Energy Industries Inc. Sell $12.00
Stanford Research Hold
(NYSEARCA:ALD) Allied Capital Corporation Underperform $27.45
BMO Capital Markets Market Perform
(NASDAQ:ANSS) Ansys, Inc. Hold $40.73
Deutsche Securities Buy
(NYSE:BBY) Best Buy Co. Inc. Neutral $44.10
Prudential Overweight
(NYSE:BUD) Anheuser-Busch Companies Inc. Hold $45.76
Stifel Nicolaus Buy
(NYSE:CIT) CIT Group Inc. Hold $51.40
Soleil Buy
(NASDAQ:CMCO) Columbus Mckinnon Corp. Neutral $18.64
Robert W. Baird Outperform
(NASDAQ:DISH) EchoStar Communications Corp. Sell $32.01
Citigroup Buy
(NYSE:EME) EMCOR Group Inc. Mkt Perform $44.05
Friedman Billings Outperform
(NYSE:ESV) Ensco International Inc. Buy $39.47
Matrix Research Strong Buy
(NYSE:FCX) Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc. Underweight $51.84
Prudential Neutral
(NASDAQ:GOOG) Google Inc. Hold $403.05
Am Tech/JSA Research Buy
(NASDAQ:HBIO) Harvard Bioscience Inc. Peer Perform $4.25
Thomas Weisel Outperform
(NASDAQ:ILMN) Illumina Inc. Neutral $28.86
Global Crown Capital Overweight
(LCRD) LaserCard Corp. Underperform $12.11
Miller Johnson Market Perform
(NYSE:MGM) MGM Mirage Sector Perform $36.59
CIBC Wrld Mkts Sector Outperform
(NASDAQ:MPWR) Monolithic Power Systems Inc. Buy $9.43
Wedbush Morgan Strong Buy
(NYSE:NOK) Nokia Corp. Equal-weight $18.73
Lehman Brothers Overweight
(NASDAQ:OSUR) OraSure Technologies Inc. Underperform $8.66
Jefferies & Co Hold
(PDX) Pediatrix Medical Group Inc. Hold $42.23
Jefferies & Co Buy
(NASDAQ:PENN) Penn National Gaming Inc. Sector Perform $35.25
CIBC Wrld Mkts Sector Outperform
(SGR) Shaw Group Inc. Buy $21.28
Matrix Research Strong Buy
(NASDAQ:STEC) Simpletech Inc. Neutral $4.50
B. Riley & Co Buy
(NYSEMKT:UWN) Nevada Gold & Casinos Inc. Neutral $6.62
Merriman Curhan Ford Buy
(VIRL) Virage Logic Corp. Hold $8.10
Deutsche Securities Buy
(OTCPK:XPRT) LECG Corp. Mkt Perform $16.00
William Blair Outperform
(NASDAQ:YHOO) Yahoo! Inc. Hold $32.24
Soleil Buy
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Downgrades:

Company/ From/ Jul 18
Ticker Brokerage To Close
(AGP) AMERIGROUP Corp. Hold $29.00
Matrix Research Sell
(NASDAQ:CGNX) Cognex Corp. Outperform $23.75
Robert W. Baird Neutral
(NYSE:CNX) CONSOL Energy Inc. Buy $42.15
AG Edwards Hold
(NYSE:CSH) Cash America International Inc. Buy $37.13
Ferris Baker Watts Neutral
(NASDAQ:DENN) Denny's Corp. Strong Buy $3.41
CL King Neutral
(OTC:DTAS) Digitas Inc. Outperform $10.23
Piper Jaffray Market Perform
(NYSE:FRX) Forest Laboratories Inc. Overweight $42.57
HSBC Securities Neutral
(NASDAQ:JBHT) JB Hunt Transport Services Inc. Hold $22.81
AG Edwards Sell
(JBHT) JB Hunt Transport Services Inc. Outperform $22.81
Robert W. Baird Neutral
(NYSE:MIG) Meadowbrook Insurance Group Inc. Buy $10.24
Ferris Baker Watts Neutral
(NASDAQ:NTES) Netease.com Inc. Positive $20.21
Susquehanna Financial Neutral
(NASDAQ:TOFC) Tower Financial Corp. Long-term Buy $18.75
Hilliard Lyons Neutral
(NYSE:WBD) Wimm-Bill-Dann Foods OJSC Buy $38.50
UBS Neutral
(NASDAQ:WYNN) Wynn Resorts Ltd. Sector Outperform $70.34
CIBC Wrld Mkts Sector Perform
(YHOO) Yahoo! Inc. Buy $32.24
Rochdale Securities Hold
(YHOO) Yahoo! Inc. Buy $32.24
Deutsche Securities Hold
(YHOO) Yahoo! Inc. Overweight $32.24
JP Morgan Neutral
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Coverage Inititated:

Company/ Jul 18
Ticker Brokerage Rating Close
(NYSE:ABD) ACCO Brands Corporation Neutral $19.66
Sun Trust Rbsn Humphrey
(NYSE:ANH) Anworth Mortgage Asset Corp. Outperform $7.93
Keefe Bruyette
(NASDAQ:ARTC) Arthrocare Corp. Outperform $39.40
Thomas Weisel
(NYSE:AVP) Avon Products Inc. Outperform $30.94
Credit Suisse
(NASDAQ:BMRN) BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc. Neutral $14.35
Prudential
(BSTE) Biosite Incorporated Buy $44.82
Rochdale Securities
(NYSE:CAE) Cascade Corp. Mkt Outperform $36.35
Rodman & Renshaw
(NYSE:CBG) CB Richard Ellis Group Inc. Outperform $22.88
Credit Suisse
(NYSE:CBL) CBL & Associates Properties Inc. Buy $38.87
UBS
(NASDAQ:CCRN) Cross Country Healthcare Inc. Strong Sell $17.55
Matrix Research
(CMCO) Columbus Mckinnon Corp. Mkt Outperform $18.64
Rodman & Renshaw
(NYSE:DDR) Developers Diversified Realty Corp. Buy $52.75
UBS
(NYSE:EL) Estee Lauder Companies Inc. Neutral $37.07
Credit Suisse
(NASDAQ:FORM) FormFactor Inc. Outperform $42.08
Cowen & Co
(GOT) Gottschalks Inc. Accumulate $7.79
CL King
(HWK) Hawk Corp. Mkt Outperform $11.95
Rodman & Renshaw
(NASDAQ:INFA) Informatica Corp. Overweight $11.88
Lehman Brothers
(KV.A) KV Pharmaceutical Co. Neutral $17.08
JP Morgan
(NYSE:KWK) Quicksilver Resources Inc. Buy $31.59
CapitalOne southcoast
(MFE) McAfee Inc. Outperform $23.00
Wachovia
(NASDAQ:NXTM) Nxstage Medical, Inc. Buy $7.66
MDB Capital Group
(NYSE:PRX) Par Pharmaceutical Companies Inc. Neutral $14.12
JP Morgan
(NYSE:REV) Revlon Inc. Neutral $1.16
Credit Suisse
(NASDAQ:SIMO) Silicon Motion Technology Corp. Buy $12.19
Oppenheimer
(NASDAQ:SPWR) SunPower Corporation Buy $24.03
Needham & Co
(NASDAQ:SYMC) Symantec Corp. Mkt Perform $15.17
Wachovia
(NASDAQ:WBSN) Websense Inc. Mkt Perform $18.02
Wachovia
(WPI) Watson Pharmaceuticals Inc. Underweight $21.95
JP Morgan
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Data: Briefing.com, CapitalIQ