Analyst Actions: eToys, Sun Microsystems, Caterpillar, Abbott Laboratories - TheStreet

This morning eToys' (ETYS) rating was cut to market perform from market outperform at Goldman Sachs and to sell from accumulate at ABN Amro.

Upgrades

Abbott Laboratories

(ABT) - Get Report

: UP to buy from outperform at

Salomon Smith Barney

.

Lincare

(LNCR)

: price target UP to $70 from $47 at

Credit Suisse First Boston

.

Tenet Healthcare

(THC) - Get Report

: UP to strong buy from buy at CSFB.

Downgrades

Caterpillar

(CAT) - Get Report

: DOWN to market perform from market outperform at Goldman Sachs.

MetLife

(MET) - Get Report

: DOWN to market perform from buy at

Banc of America

.

Sun Microsystems

(SUNW) - Get Report

: DOWN to accumulate from strong buy at

Prudential

.

Merrill Lynch

also lowered its intermediate-term rating on Sun to accumulate from buy.