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

Upgrades:

Company/From/Jul 21
TickerBrokerageToClose

(NASDAQ:ASCA)Ameristar Casinos Inc.Hold$16.96
Morgan Joseph Buy
(NYSE:AVD)American Vanguard Corp.Sell$13.68
Matrix Research Hold
(NYSE:B)Barnes Group Inc.Hold$16.28
Matrix Research Buy
(BCGI)Boston Communications Group Inc.Sell$4.01
Kaufman Bros Hold
(CHRT)Chartered Semiconductor Manufacturing Ltd.Sell$6.75
Citigroup Buy
(NYSE:CSR)Credit Suisse GroupNeutral$51.11
JP Morgan Overweight
(NASDAQ:DELL)Dell Inc.Hold$19.91
Citigroup Buy
(NASDAQ:GSIC)GSI Commerce Inc.Hold$12.39
Needham & Co Buy
(LYO)Lyondell Chemical Co.Neutral$21.10
JP Morgan Overweight
(MAFB)MAF Bancorp Inc.Sell$41.01
Sandler O'Neill Hold
(MDCC)Molecular Devices Corp.Underperform$22.31
Infinium Securities Outperform
(NASDAQ:PDLI)PDL BioPharma Inc.Hold$16.51
Deutsche Securities Buy
(PRSP)Prosperity Bancshares Inc.Hold$31.94
Stifel Nicolaus Buy
(NASDAQ:SYNA)Synaptics Inc.Neutral$19.58
Cowen & Co Outperform
(NYSE:TIF)Tiffany & Co.Mkt Perform$30.47
JMP Securities Mkt Outperform

Downgrades:

Company/From/Jul 21
TickerBrokerageToClose

(NASDAQ:BBBY)Bed Bath & Beyond Inc.Buy$32.62
Matrix Research Hold
(NYSE:BEC)Beckman Coulter Inc.Sell$55.62
Matrix Research Strong Sell
(NYSE:BPT)BP Prudhoe Bay Royalty TrustHold$85.24
AG Edwards Sell
(NYSE:CLP)Colonial Properties TrustOutperform$49.06
Wachovia Mkt Perform
(CSG)Corporate Synergy Group plcNeutral$0.40
JP Morgan Underweight
(NYSE:EQR)Equity ResidentialOutperform$44.95
Wachovia Mkt Perform
(ERICY)LM Ericsson Telephone Co.Outperform$31.06
Bear Stearns Peer Perform
(FDC)First Data Corp.Outperform$41.76
Piper Jaffray Market Perform
(NYSE:FTI)FMC Technologies Inc.Overweight$63.27
JP Morgan Neutral
(NYSE:HAL)Halliburton Co.Buy$30.04
Calyon Securities Add
(NYSEMKT:MSN)Emerson Radio Corp.Buy$3.10
Ferris Baker Watts Neutral
(NASDAQ:PPBI)Pacific Premier Bancorp Inc.Outperform$11.88
Friedman Billings Mkt Perform
(PRTR)Partners Trust Financial Group Inc.Mkt Perform$10.95
Ryan, Beck & Co Underperform
(NYSE:SUG)Southern Union Co.Buy$27.45
Calyon Securities Add
(NYSE:TMK)Torchmark Corp.Overweight$62.08
Lehman Brothers Equal-weight
(NYSE:WY)Weyerhaeuser Co.Overweight$55.35
Morgan Stanley Equal-weight

Coverage Inititated:

Company/Jul 21
TickerBrokerageRatingClose

(ASPM)Aspect Medical Systems, Inc.Outperform$16.64
Cowen & Co
(CLZR)Candela Corp.Outperform$14.22
Cowen & Co
(NYSE:GSK)Glaxosmithkline plcNeutral$27.72
Cowen & Co
(JCG)J Crew Group Inc.Sector Outperform$25.40
CIBC Wrld Mkts
(MOGN)MGI Pharma Inc.Strong Buy$14.68
Matrix Research
(NASDAQ:STEC)Simpletech Inc.Sector Outperform$5.05
CIBC Wrld Mkts
(NASDAQ:VRGY)Verigy Ltd.Neutral$14.33
Goldman Sachs
(NASDAQ:WIN)Windstream CorporationNeutral$11.65
Goldman Sachs

Data: Briefing.com, CapitalIQ

Source: Analyst Upgrades & Downgrades for Monday July 24, 2006