Analyst Upgrades & Downgrades for Tuesday, August 1, 2006

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Includes: ADBE, ADSK, AFFX, ALL, ARTG, ASMIY, ATVI, BEAS, BRLI, BWA, CB, CHK, CMLS, CNC, COF, COLM, CONN, CRM, CSCO, CTL, CXR, DVMT, EA, ECA, EEQ, ESI, ETM, FLSH, HCR, HYDL, IGT, LOJN, MAN, MSFT, NLS, NNI, NOVN-OLD, NRG, NTP, NUS, ORCL, OZN, POWI, PUK, PWAV, RBAK, RHT, RLH, RNOW, ROIAK, SCT, SHPG, SR, STA, T, THQIQ, TNL, TNOX, TWLL, VRX, WIT, WYN

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

Upgrades:

Jul 31
Ticker Company Brokerage Old Rating New Rating Close
(ASMI) ASM International NV Needham & Co Underperform Hold $15.54
(NYSE:CHK) Chesapeake Energy Co Goldman Sachs Neutral Buy $32.90
(NYSE:COF) Capital One Financia Morgan Stanley Equal-weight Overweight $77.35
(NASDAQ:CSCO) Cisco Systems Inc. Rochdale Securities Sell Hold $17.88
(HYDL) Hydril Co. Citigroup Hold Buy $69.27
(NYSE:IGT) International Game T UBS Neutral Buy $38.66
(NASDAQ:LOJN) LoJack Corp. Matrix Research Sell Hold $15.81
(NYSE:NNI) Nelnet Inc. Matrix Research Buy Strong Buy $30.67
(NOVN-OLD) Noven Pharmaceutical Jefferies & Co Hold Buy $19.76
(NYSE:NUS) Nu Skin Enterprises Stanford Research Hold Buy $14.30
(NASDAQ:POWI) Power Integrations I Citigroup Sell Hold $15.90
(NYSE:RLH) Red Lion Hotels Corp Friedman Billings Mkt Perform Outperform $9.71
(NYSE:SCT) Scottish Re Group Lt UBS Reduce Neutral $3.99
(VPHM) ViroPharma Inc. Piper Jaffray Market Perform Outperform $7.78
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Downgrades:

Jul 31
Ticker Company Brokerage Old Rating New Rating Close
(NASDAQ:AFFX) Affymetrix Inc. Thomas Weisel Outperform Peer Perform $21.57
(NYSE:ALL) Allstate Corp. Citigroup Buy Hold $56.82
(NASDAQ:BRLI) Bio-Reference Labora Jefferies & Co Buy Hold $23.55
(NYSE:BWA) BorgWarner Inc. Banc of America Sec Buy Neutral $60.00
(NYSE:CB) Chubb Corp. Citigroup Hold Sell $50.42
(NYSE:CNC) Centene Corp. Goldman Sachs Buy Neutral $16.25
(NASDAQ:COLM) Columbia Sportswear Matrix Research Buy Hold $49.72
(NYSE:CTL) Centurytel Inc. Morgan Stanley Overweight Equal-weight $38.57
(DTV) DirecTV Group Inc. Deutsche Securities Buy Hold $17.05
(NYSE:ECA) EnCana Corp. Goldman Sachs Buy Neutral $54.01
(NYSE:EEQ) Enbridge Energy Mana RBC Capital Mkts Sector Perform Underperform $46.20
(EMC) EMC Corp. Morgan Keegan Outperform Mkt Perform $10.15
(NYSE:ESI) ITT Educational Serv Matrix Research Buy Hold $67.42
(FLSH) Msystems Ltd. JP Morgan Overweight Neutral $36.00
(HCR) Manor Care Inc. Jefferies & Co Buy Hold $50.05
(LG) Laclede Group Inc. Stifel Nicolaus Buy Hold $33.23
(NYSE:MAN) Manpower Inc. UBS Buy Neutral $59.48
(MRX) Medicis Pharmaceutic Matrix Research Hold Sell $27.56
(NYSE:NLS) Nautilus Inc. BB&T Capital Mkts Buy Hold $12.56
(NTE) Nam Tai Electronics Bear Stearns Outperform Peer Perform $17.11
(NYSE:PUK) Prudential plc Bear Stearns Outperform Peer Perform $21.26
(NASDAQ:PWAV) Powerwave Technologi Oppenheimer Buy Neutral $7.94
(PWAV) Powerwave Technologi Robert W. Baird Outperform Neutral $7.94
(PWAV) Powerwave Technologi First Albany Buy Neutral $7.94
(STA) St. Paul Travelers C Citigroup Buy Hold $45.80
(TNL) Technitrol Inc. Matrix Research Hold Sell $24.78
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Coverage Initiated:

Jul 31
Ticker Company Brokerage New Rating Close
(NASDAQ:ADBE) Adobe Systems Inc. Prudential Overweight $28.51
(NASDAQ:ADSK) Autodesk Inc. Prudential Neutral $34.11
(ARTG) Art Technology Group Prudential Overweight $2.67
(NASDAQ:ATVI) Activision Inc. Prudential Overweight $11.95
(BEAS) BEA Systems Inc. Prudential Neutral $11.74
(NASDAQ:CMLS) Cumulus Media Inc. Morgan Stanley Underweight $9.50
(NASDAQ:CONN) Conns Inc. Morgan Keegan Mkt Perform $25.72
(NYSE:CRM) Salesforce.com Prudential Underweight $25.70
(CXR) Cox Radio Inc. Morgan Stanley Overweight $14.65
(ERTS) Electronic Arts Inc. Prudential Underweight $47.11
(NYSE:ETM) Entercom Communicati Morgan Stanley Underweight $25.35
(NASDAQ:GRMN) Garmin Ltd. Am Tech/JSA Research Sell $94.99
(NASDAQ:JDAS) JDA Software Group I Prudential Overweight $15.47
(NASDAQ:MSFT) Microsoft Corp. Prudential Overweight $24.06
(NASDAQ:ORCL) Oracle Corp. Prudential Underweight $14.97
(OZN) Orezone Resources In CIBC Wrld Mkts Sector Outperform $1.49
(RBAK) Redback Networks Inc Goldman Sachs Neutral $15.46
(RHAT) Red Hat Inc. Prudential Overweight $23.68
(NASDAQ:RNOW) Rightnow Technologie Prudential Underweight $12.13
(NASDAQ:ROIAK) Radio One Inc. Morgan Stanley Equal-weight $7.18
(RRI) Reliant Energy Inc. Lehman Brothers Equal-weight $12.58
(THQI) THQ Inc. Prudential Overweight $22.69
(TNOX) Tanox Inc. Prudential Neutral $14.26
(TWLL) Techwell, Inc. Cowen & Co Outperform $10.50
(NYSE:WIT) Wipro Ltd. Lehman Brothers Overweight $12.47
(NYSE:WYN) Wynnstay Group plc JP Morgan Neutral $4.07
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Data: Briefing.com, CapitalIQ