: UP to strong buy from buy at
Credit Suisse First Boston
: UP to intermediate accumulate, long-term buy from neutral, accumulate at
: DOWN to hold from strong buy at
: NEW attractive at Bear Stearns; price target: 72.
Community Health Systems
: NEW intermediate, long-term buy at Merrill Lynch; price target: 20.
Schroder Salomon Smith Barney
lowered its rating on the U.S. semiconductor sector to outperform from neutral, with several stock included in the downgrade:
- Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) - Get Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. ReportSilicon Storage (SSTI) - Get ShotSpotter, Inc. ReportTexas Instruments (TXN) - Get Texas Instruments Incorporated Report
Merrill Lynch rolled out coverage of stocks in the several semiconductor capital equipment industry:
- Electro Scientific Industries (ESIO) - Get Electro Scientific Industries, Inc. Report: NEW intermediate, long-term buy; price target of 62
Metron Tech (MTCH) - Get Match Group, Inc. Report: NEW intermediate, long-term buy; price target of 22
Therma-Wave (TWAV) : NEW intermediate, long-term buy; price target of 40
GaSonics International (GSNX) : NEW intermediate accumulate, long-term buy; price target of 50
Photon Dynamics (PHTN) : NEW intermediate accumulate, long-term buy; price target of 80