Analysts' Upgrades, Downgrades: GE

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Change in Ratings

BE Aerospace

(BEAV)

numbers lowered at Jefferies. 2008 EPS estimates lowered to $2.10 from $2.15. Price target lowered to $32 from $42. Maintains Buy rating.

Dreamworks

(DWA)

upgraded at Merrill from Neutral to Buy. $37 price target. Estimates also raised to reflect higher international box office receipts from the "Kung Fu Panda" movie.

General Electric

(GE) - Get Report

downgraded at Merrill from Buy to Neutral. $28 price target. Estimates also cut to reflect lower financial services earnings.

Micron

(MU) - Get Report

downgraded at Oppenheimer from Outperform to Perform. $5 price target. New analyst believes that falling DRAM and NAND prices could hurt earnings.

Regions Financial

(RF) - Get Report

downgraded at Citigroup from Hold to Sell. $11 price target. Valuation call, as the stock is up 84% over the past month. Estimates also cut because of higher loan provisions and credit-related operating costs.

Secure Computing

(SCUR)

downgraded at Roth to Hold from Buy following

McAfee's

(MFE)

acquisition offer. Lowers target price to $5.75 from $6.

Silgan Holdings

(SLGN) - Get Report

downgraded at Goldman Sachs to Neutral from Buy based on more attractive risk/reward in other names, such as containerboard sensitive stocks. Note 50%+ market share in North American food can market and favorable earnings track record. Price target at $64.

Smurfit-Stone

(SSCC)

upgraded at Goldman Sachs to Buy from Neutral based on 2009-2010 earnings potential. See 33% upside to shares, based on $8 target, and note that shares trade at 9.4 times 2009 earnings estimates.

Zions Bancorp

(ZION) - Get Report

downgraded at Citigroup from Buy to Hold. $47 price target. Valuation call, as the stock is up 85% over the past month. Estimates cut to reflect dilution from the recent capital raise.

Stock Comments/EPS Changes

AutoZone

(AZO) - Get Report

target trimmed at Goldman to $148 from $149 following Q4 results that showed some competitive pressures. Sales did not experience the same summer pickup seen at other firms. Maintained Neutral rating.

Wyeth

(WYE)

price target lowered at UBS to $42 from $45. Maintains 2008 EPS estimates of $3.50 and Neutral rating.

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