Microsoft (MSFT) - Get Report may not be able to make nice with the feds, but that doesn't mean the love is gone. This morning, SG Cowen reiterated its strong buy rating and 140 price target on the tech giant.

Chubb

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: rating DOWN to market perform from buy at

Donaldson Lufkin & Jenrette

.

FirstWorld Communications

(FWIS)

: coverage INITIATED with a buy rating and a 39 price target at

Lehman Brothers

.

Informix

(IFMX)

: rating UP to buy from neutral at SG Cowen.

Kansas City Power

(KLT)

: rating DOWN to hold from buy; price target UP to 31 from 29 by

ABN Amro

analyst Daniel Ford.

Louis Dreyfus Natural Gas

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: rating DOWN to market perform from buy at

J.P. Morgan

.

Louisiana-Pacific

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: coverage INITIATED with a market perform rating at

Goldman Sachs

.

Marsh & McLennan

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: rating DOWN to market perform from buy at DLJ; to near-term neutral from accumulate at

Merrill Lynch

.

Net2000 Communications

(NTKK)

: coverage INITIATED with a buy rating at DLJ.

Pfizer

(PFE) - Get Report

: rating UP to buy from market perform at

Deutsche Banc Alex. Brown

.

Province Healthcare

(PRHC)

: coverage INITIATED with a buy rating and a 37 12-month price target at J.P. Morgan.

Starbucks

(SBUX) - Get Report

: rating DOWN to outperform from buy at Lehman Brothers; to near-term accumulate from buy at Merrill Lynch.

Ucar

(UCR)

: rating DOWN to market underperform from market outperform at Goldman Sachs.

Zions Bancorp

(ZION) - Get Report

: rating UP to buy from market perform from buy at DLJ.