Analyst Actions: Allstate Downgraded, Cisco's Price Target Boosted

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Credit Suisse First Boston launched coverage on ACTV (IATV) with a buy rating. Lehman Brothers also initiated coverage on the stock with an outperform rating and a 43 12-month price target.

Salomon Smith Barney

downgraded

Allstate

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to neutral.

First Boston upgraded its rating on

Aspect Development

(ASDV)

to strong buy from buy.

First Boston also upped its six- to 12-month price target for

Cisco

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to 160 a share. First Boston also said the company could become the first trillion-dollar market cap company.

PaineWebber

boosted its price target on the stock to 220 from 135, Salomon Smith Barney upped its target to 200 from 85 and

Banc of America

bumped its target to 160 from 110.

ING Barings

upgraded

Citadel Communications

(CITC)

to strong buy from buy.

Morgan Stanley

launched coverage of

E.piphany

(EPNY)

with an outperform rating.

First Boston initiated coverage on

Felcor Lodging

(FCH)

and

Meristar Hospitality

(MHX)

with buy ratings and

Host Marriott

(HMT)

with a hold rating.

PaineWebber

upped

Hewlett-Packard's

(HWP)

target price to 145 from 130.

Morgan Stanley downgraded its rating of

Nike

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to outperform from strong buy.

Donaldson Lufkin & Jenrette

upgraded

Pepsico

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to buy from market performer.

PaineWebber upgraded

Qwest Communications

(Q)

to buy from neutral and raised its price target to 55.

First Boston initiated coverage on

Spectrasite Communications

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with a buy rating.

Bear Stearns'

tech analyst Andy Neff upped his earnings estimate for

Sun Microsystems

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to $1.20 from $1.10 per share for the first quarter of fiscal 2001.

ABN Amro

downgraded

Transport Corp. of America

(TCAM)

to hold from outperform.

Deutsche Banc Alex. Brown

initiated coverage on

Vitesse Semiconductor

(VTSS)

with a buy rating and a 70 price target.