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Deutsche Banc Alex. Brown cut its rating on International Paper (IP) - Get International Paper Company Report to buy from strong buy after the company made an unsolicited bid of $6.2 billion for Champion (CHA) - Get China Telecom Corp. Ltd. Report.



(GLW) - Get Corning Inc Report

: UP to near-term buy from accumulate at

Merrill Lynch


Grubb & Ellis


: UP to buy from market performer at

Banc of America Securities


Ivex Packaging


: UP to attractive from neutral at

Bear Stearns

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(KEM) - Get KEMET Corporation Report

: price target UP to 125 from 115 at Merrill Lynch.

Silicon Valley Bancshares

(SIVB) - Get SVB Financial Group Report

: UP to buy from neutral at Bear Stearns. .


Applebee's International


: NEW buy at Bear Stearns; price target: 48.

Arrowpoint Communications


: NEW buy at

J.P. Morgan

and NEW market performer at

Goldman Sachs

; price target: 150 at J.P. Morgan .

Bottomline Technologies

(EPAY) - Get Bottomline Technologies (de), Inc. Report

: NEW near-term accumulate/buy rating at Merrill Lynch; 12-18 month price target: 60.



: NEW buy at

Credit Suisse First Boston

; 12-month price target: 50.

Mercator Software


: NEW buy at

Lehman Brothers

; price target: 50.

Mercury Interactive


: NEW buy at Lehman Brothers; price target: 80.


(ORCL) - Get Oracle Corporation Report

: NEW buy at Lehman; price target: 100.