Analyst Upgrades & Downgrades for Friday, July 21, 2006

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The following analyst upgrades/downgrades have been reported as of 9 AM today:

Upgrades:

Company/ From/ Jul 20
Ticker Brokerage To Close
(NASDAQ:AMSG) AmSurg Corp. Sell $23.08
Deutsche Securities Hold
(ASBC) Associated Bancorp Sell $31.10
Oppenheimer Neutral
(AYE) Allegheny Energy Inc. Hold $38.51
AG Edwards Buy
(NYSE:B) Barnes Group Inc. Neutral $15.35
Robert W. Baird Outperform
(NYSE:BFAM) Bright Horizons Family Solutions Inc. Reduce $34.88
Sun Trust Rbsn Humphrey Neutral
(NASDAQ:BUCY) Bucyrus International Inc. Hold $42.65
Stifel Nicolaus Buy
(NASDAQ:CELL) Brightpoint Inc. Hold $11.50
Deutsche Securities Buy
(COGN) Cognos Inc. Sell $26.82
ICAP Buy
(NASDAQ:CTAS) Cintas Corp. Hold $35.11
Matrix Research Buy
(NASDAQ:CTXS) Citrix Systems, Inc. Neutral $29.97
Goldman Sachs Buy
(NYSE:DO) Diamond Offshore Drilling Inc. Hold $69.74
AG Edwards Buy
(OTC:DTAS) Digitas Inc. Hold $7.57
Matrix Research Strong Buy
(NYSE:EFX) Equifax Inc. Mkt Perform $31.40
Keefe Bruyette Outperform
(NASDAQ:GNTX) Gentex Corp. Sell $13.38
Citigroup Hold
(HYSL) Hyperion Solutions Corp. Hold $28.39
Roth Capital Buy
(NYSE:IEX) IDEX Corp. Mkt Perform $41.03
Friedman Billings Outperform
(NASDAQ:INFA) Informatica Corp. Sell $11.88
Goldman Sachs Neutral
(INFA) Informatica Corp. Hold $11.88
Maxim Group Buy
(NYSE:JCI) Johnson Controls Inc. Neutral $71.30
Calyon Securities Buy
(JCI) Johnson Controls Inc. Equal-weight $71.30
Morgan Stanley Overweight
(JCI) Johnson Controls Inc. Hold $71.30
Deutsche Securities Buy
(NASDAQ:NOVA) NovaMed Inc. Hold $6.49
Deutsche Securities Buy
(NYSE:RLI) RLI Corp. Hold $45.80
Stifel Nicolaus Buy
(NYSE:RS) Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co. Sector Perform $35.71
CIBC Wrld Mkts Sector Outperform
(NYSE:SHW) Sherwin-Williams Co. Neutral $46.80
JP Morgan Overweight
(NASDAQ:SPWR) SunPower Corporation Buy $28.02
Needham & Co Strong Buy
(SPWR) SunPower Corporation Peer Perform $28.02
Thomas Weisel Outperform
(NASDAQ:UTEK) Ultratech Inc. Underweight $13.18
JP Morgan Neutral
(NASDAQ:WSFS) WSFS Financial Corp. Mkt Perform $58.08
Friedman Billings Outperform
(NASDAQ:YHOO) Yahoo! Inc. Hold $25.27
Matrix Research Buy
(NASDAQ:ZION) Zions Bancorp. (UT) Mkt Perform $78.89
Friedman Billings Outperform
(ZION) Zions Bancorp. (UT) Hold $78.89
Sandler O'Neill Buy
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Downgrades:

Company/ From/ Jul 20
Ticker Brokerage To Close
(NASDAQ:ACMR) AC Moore Arts & Crafts Inc. Buy $17.12
Oppenheimer Neutral
(AMLN) Amylin Pharmaceuticals Inc. Overweight $49.41
Lehman Brothers Equal-weight
(NASDAQ:AVID) Avid Technology Inc. Buy $35.33
Roth Capital Hold
(NYSE:BBX) BankAtlantic Bancorp Inc. Outperform $13.40
Bear Stearns Peer Perform
(NYSE:FBC) Flagstar Bancorp Inc. Buy $15.87
Oppenheimer Neutral
(NASDAQ:FFIV) F5 Networks Inc. Buy $47.95
Kaufman Bros Hold
(HYSL) Hyperion Solutions Corp. Outperform $28.39
Credit Suisse Neutral
(NASDAQ:KLAC) KLA-Tencor Corp. Buy $39.93
Merriman Curhan Ford Neutral
(NYSE:KMB) Kimberly-Clark Corp. Neutral $60.16
Prudential Underweight
(LTXX) LTX Corp. Buy $5.37
Merriman Curhan Ford Neutral
(NYSE:MDC) MDC Holdings Inc. Mkt Perform $44.15
JMP Securities Mkt Underperform
(NASDAQ:NTES) Netease.com Inc. Overweight $18.67
JP Morgan Neutral
(NASDAQ:STBA) S&T Bancorp Inc. Buy $31.76
Sun Trust Rbsn Humphrey Neutral
(NASDAQ:SWKS) Skyworks Solutions Inc. Outperform $4.55
Piper Jaffray Market Perform
(SWKS) Skyworks Solutions Inc. Mkt Perform $4.55
Charter Equity Mkt Underperform
(NYSE:TER) Teradyne Inc. Buy $11.90
AG Edwards Hold
(TMA) Thornburg Mortgage Inc. Neutral $28.36
Credit Suisse Underperform
(TMA) Thornburg Mortgage Inc. Mkt Perform $28.36
Friedman Billings Underperform
(UTEK) Ultratech Inc. Accumulate $13.18
Brean Murray Hold
(OTCPK:XPRT) LECG Corp. Buy $17.71
Matrix Research Hold
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Coverage Inititated:

Company/ Jul 20
Ticker Brokerage Rating Close
(NYSE:AN) AutoNation Inc. Neutral $20.41
JP Morgan
(NYSE:AVY) Avery Dennison Corp. Hold $57.95
Citigroup
(NYSE:CCK) Crown Holdings Inc. Buy $16.32
Citigroup
(FILE) FileNet Corporation Hold $28.05
Citigroup
(NASDAQ:GTXI) GTX Inc. Overweight $7.98
HSBC Securities
(NYSE:KMX) CarMax Inc. Neutral $33.78
JP Morgan
(NYSE:LUV) Southwest Airlines Co. Hold $17.26
Matrix Research
(NASDAQ:MNKD) MannKind Corp. Market Perform $18.38
Miller Johnson
(NASDAQ:NKTR) Nektar Therapeutics Market Perform $16.69
Miller Johnson
(PALM) Palm, Inc. Hold $14.92
Deutsche Securities
(NYSE:SAH) Sonic Automotive Inc. Underweight $22.30
JP Morgan
(NASDAQ:SLGN) Silgan Holdings Inc. Buy $37.66
Citigroup
(NYSEARCA:UAG) United Auto Group Inc. Overweight $19.82
JP Morgan
(ZZ) Sealy Corp. Market Perform $12.84
Piper Jaffray
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Data: Briefing.com, CapitalIQ