Analyst Upgrades & Downgrades for Monday July 24, 2006

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Includes: ASCA, ASPM, AVD, B, BBBY, BCGI, BEC, BPT, CHRT, CLP, CLZR, CSG, DELL, EQR, ERIC, FDC-OLD, FTI, GSIC, GSK, HAL, JCG, LYO, MAFB, MDCC, MOGN, MSN, PB, PDLI, PPBI, PRTR, STEC, SUG, SYNA, TIF, TMK, VRGY, WIN, WY

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

Upgrades:

Company/ From/ Jul 21
Ticker Brokerage To Close
(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 Group Neutral $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
Ticker Brokerage To Close
(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 Trust Hold $85.24
AG Edwards Sell
(NYSE:CLP) Colonial Properties Trust Outperform $49.06
Wachovia Mkt Perform
(CSG) Corporate Synergy Group plc Neutral $0.40
JP Morgan Underweight
(NYSE:EQR) Equity Residential Outperform $44.95
Wachovia Mkt Perform
(ERICY) LM Ericsson Telephone Co. Outperform $31.06
Bear Stearns Peer Perform
(FDC-OLD) 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
Ticker Brokerage Rating Close
(ASPM) Aspect Medical Systems, Inc. Outperform $16.64
Cowen & Co
(CLZR) Candela Corp. Outperform $14.22
Cowen & Co
(NYSE:GSK) Glaxosmithkline plc Neutral $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 Corporation Neutral $11.65
Goldman Sachs

Data: Briefing.com, CapitalIQ