Change in Ratings

Advance Auto Parts

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initiated at UBS with a Hold rating and $36 price target. Introduces 2008 EPS estimates of $2.71.

Autozone

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initiated at UBS with a Neutral rating and $140 price target. Introduces 2008 EPS estimates of $10.02.

Burger King

(BKC)

downgraded at UBS to Hold from Buy. Fiscal 2009 EPS estimates lowered to $1.58 from $1.62. Price target lowered to $28 from $35.

Chico's FAS

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upgraded at Goldman to Neutral from Sell. Expects continued disappointments on earnings but sees less downside following 23% selloff in the stock since initiation.

Las Vegas Sands

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downgraded at BofA to Sell. Stock still trades at a premium valuation even after its recent selloff. The company also faces funding needs across its entire business.

Nordson

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downgraded at Keybanc from Buy to Hold. Tech orders are decelerating, which is cutting into industrial profits. Estimates also cut.

O'Reilly Automotive

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initiated at UBS with a Buy rating and $38 price target. Introduces 2008 EPS estimates of $1.59.

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Stock Comments/EPS Changes

Burger King target cut at Morgan Stanley. Shares now seen reaching $32. Lower same-store sales and higher remodeling costs could hurt near-term margins, but should reverse by early 2009. Overweight rating.

Frontline

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numbers lowered at Jefferies. 2008 EPS estimates lowered to $7.42 from $8.10. Price target lowered to $56 from $60. Maintains Hold rating.

Intuit

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price target raised at Jefferies to $34 from $33. Fiscal 2009 EPS estimates lowered to $1.89 from $1.93. Maintains Buy rating. Credit Suisse said it is raising its target price on Intuit to $40 from $35. Believes company deserves premium to the market based on its defensive business model. Maintained Outperform rating.

Verigy

(VRGY)

target cut at Credit Suisse to $23.50 from $30 on weaker-than-expected guidance. Maintained Outperform rating.

Varian Semiconductor

(VSEA)

price target raised at UBS to $40 from $34. Fiscal 2009 EPS estimates lowered to $1.20 from $1.40. Maintains Buy rating.

Strategy Calls/Market Calls

BofA cuts estimates on

Goldman Sachs

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and

Morgan Stanley

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. The companies are facing cyclical challenges in many areas. Maintain Buy rating and $52 price target for Morgan. Goldman remains Neutral-rated, with a $186 price target.

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