AMC Entertainment (AEN) , Carmike Cinemas (CKE) and Loews Cineplex (LCP) were all downgraded to neutral from attractive by Marina Jacobson at Bear Stearns.

Also, Dow component

Johnson & Johnson's

(JNJ) - Get Report

rating was sliced to market perform from buy at

J.P. Morgan

.

Credit Suisse First Boston

analyst Ronald Tadross initiated coverage of the auto parts industry with a strong buy rating on

Gentex

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; buy ratings on

Delco Remy

(RMY)

,

Decoma

(DECAF)

,

Johnson Controls

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,

Lear

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,

Magna

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and

Tower Automotive

(TWR)

; and hold ratings on

Arvin Industries

(ARV)

,

Dana

(DCN)

,

Delphi Automotive

(DPH)

,

Federal-Mogul

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and

Superior

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.

Aegon

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: rating UP to hold from reduce at

HSBC

.

American Service Group

(ASGR)

: coverage INITIATED with a buy rating and a 12-month price target of 20 at

Deutsche Banc Alex. Brown

.

Carlton Communications

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: rating UP to intermediate-term buy from accumulate at

Merrill Lynch

.

Nanogen

(NGEN)

: coverage INITIATED with an outperform rating and a 12-month price target of 68 at

Lehman Brothers

.

PurchasePro.com

(PPRO)

: earnings estimates DOWN for 2000 to a loss of $1.74 from a loss of 92 cents and for 2001 to a loss of $1.62 from a loss of 63 cents at

Bear Stearns

.

Ryerson Tull

(RT)

: coverage INITIATED with a buy rating at J.P. Morgan.

Sherwin-Williams

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: rating UP to buy from market perform at

Donaldson Lufkin & Jenrette

.

Tibco Software

(TIBX)

: coverage REINSTATED with a strong buy rating at Alex. Brown.

Weirton Steel

(WS)

: coverage INITIATED with a buy rating at J.P. Morgan.