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Analyst Actions: Gateway Upgraded by Bear Stearns and First Boston Does the Same for AOL


Credit Suisse First Boston upgraded America Online (AOL) to strong buy.

C.E. Unterberg

advised investors to take profits in


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after recent price gains.

Merrill Lynch

initiated coverage of

El Sitio


-- an Internet network providing country-specific and regional content for Spanish and Portuguese-speaking audiences in Latin America and the U.S. -- as a near-term accumulate and long-term buy.

Bear Stearns

upgraded computer boxmaker



to buy from attractive.

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initiated coverage of

JDS Uniphase


as a top pick and established a price target of 330 for the designer and developer of a range of products for the fiber-optic communications market.

Merrill upgraded home builder and mortgage finance company


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to near-term accumulate from neutral.

Deutsche Banc Alex. Brown



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, the owner of Radio Shack, to buy from strong buy on concerns about the quality of the company's earnings.

First Boston upped the price target of semiconductor company

Texas Instruments

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to 165 from 140.

First Boston upgraded e-commerce software developer

Transaction Services


to strong buy from buy.

Merrill upgraded shipping titan

Union Pacific's

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near-term rating to buy from accumulate.