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

Upgrades:

Company/From/Jul 28
TickerBrokerageToClose

(NASDAQ:AAPL)Apple Computer Inc.Neutral$65.59
Banc of America Sec Buy
(NASDAQ:ARRS)Arris Group Inc.Buy$10.10
Matrix Research Strong Buy
(OTC:BTRX)Barrier Therapeutics Inc.Hold$6.80
Roth Capital Buy
(NYSE:CDI)CDI Corp.Sell$18.50
Matrix Research Hold
(NYSE:CRS)Carpenter Technology Corp.Hold$93.48
KeyBanc Capital Mkts / McDonald Buy
(EQ)Embarq Corp.Underweight$44.34
JP Morgan Neutral
(INSU)Insituform Technologies Inc.Hold$20.28
Morgan Joseph Buy
(NASDAQ:KVHI)KVH Industries Inc.Neutral$11.17
Cowen & Co Outperform
(NYSE:LEA)Lear Corp.Sell$22.82
Citigroup Hold
(PD)Phelps Dodge Corp.Underweight$81.50
Prudential Overweight
(NASDAQ:PENN)Penn National Gaming Inc.Hold$33.43
Matrix Research Buy
(NASDAQ:PRST)Presstek Inc.Sell$7.90
Matrix Research Hold
(NASDAQ:RMBS)Rambus Inc.Hold$15.65
BWS Financial Buy
(NASDAQ:RNOW)Rightnow Technologies Inc.Neutral$12.15
Robert W. Baird Outperform
(NYSE:RRC)Range Resources Corp.Buy$26.75
First Albany Strong Buy
(NYSE:SFG)StanCorp Financial Group Inc.Equal-weight$42.74
Morgan Stanley Overweight
(NASDAQ:SNDK)SanDisk Corp.Sector Perform$47.14
CIBC Wrld Mkts Sector Outperform
(NASDAQ:SPIL)SPI Lasers PlcNeutral$157.00
Goldman Sachs Buy
(TFSM)24/7 Real Media Inc.Market Perform$7.15
Piper Jaffray Outperform
(VOL)Volt Information Sciences Inc.Sell$40.84
Matrix Research Hold
(WITS)Witness Systems Inc.Market Perform$15.71
CE Unterberg Towbin Buy
(NYSE:XOM)Exxon Mobil Corp.Neutral$67.00
JP Morgan Overweight

Downgrades:

Company/From/Jul 28
TickerBrokerageToClose

(AYE)Allegheny Energy Inc.Outperform$41.24
Credit Suisse Neutral
(NYSE:BBG)Bill Barrett Corp.Buy$30.06
Goldman Sachs Neutral
(NASDAQ:CENX)Century Aluminum Co.Overweight$32.35
Morgan Stanley Underweight
(NYSE:CVX)Chevron Corp.Overweight$66.05
JP Morgan Neutral
(NYSE:EXP)Eagle Materials Inc.Buy$37.56
BB&T Capital Mkts Hold
(NASDAQ:INTU)Intuit Inc.Overweight$31.15
First Analysis Sec Equal-Weight
(ITY)Imperial Tobacco Group plcBuy$65.69
UBS Neutral
(LEA)Lear Corp.Outperform$22.82
Credit Suisse Neutral
(NT)Nortel Networks Corp.Outperform$1.97
Robert W. Baird Neutral
(NASDAQ:PSUN)Pacific Sunwear of California Inc.Buy$17.17
BB&T Capital Mkts Hold
(NYSE:VLY)Valley National BancorpMkt Perform$27.00
Ryan, Beck & Co Underperform
(NYSE:WCG)Wellcare Health Plans Inc.Buy$49.10
Goldman Sachs Neutral

Coverage Inititated:

Company/Jul 28
TickerBrokerageRatingClose

(ME)Mariner Energy Inc.Buy$17.32
Goldman Sachs
(NASDAQ:SLM)SLM Corp.Overweight$50.00
Prudential
(SPSN)Spansion Inc.Buy$13.96
UBS

Data: Briefing.com, CapitalIQ

Source: Analyst Upgrades & Downgrades for Monday, July 31, 2006