priceline.com

(PCLN)

warned that it would miss analysts' estimates, and analysts responded.

This morning,

Merrill Lynch

cut the stock to a near-term neutral from accumulate, while

Wasserstein Perella

and

Jeffries

separately downgraded it to hold from a buy.

Lehman Brothers

cut

3Com's

(COMS)

fiscal 2001 loss estimate to 25 cents a share from 69 cents.

Lehman also said investor concerns on

VerticalNet

(VERT)

are overblown, and the firm reiterated its buy rating.

Upgrades

FBL Financial

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: UP to outperform from neutral at

Salomon Smith Barney

.

Hercules

(HPC)

: UP to buy from neutral at Salomon.

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Home Depot

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Rite Aid

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: UP to market perform from underperform at

Donaldson Lufkin & Jenrette

.

Scholastic

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: 12-month price target UP to $90 from $75 at

Credit Suisse First Boston

.

Downgrades

Eastman Kodak

(EK)

: DOWN to buy from strong buy at CSFB, and 2000 earnings estimates DOWN to $5.15 a share from $5.60 at Lehman.

Micron Electronics

(MUEI)

: DOWN to market perform from buy at

Banc of America Securities

.

Westpoint Stevens

(WXS)

: DOWN to hold from buy at CSFB.

Initiations

National Service Industries

(NSI)

: NEW buy at Lehman; price target: $27.