CompuServe (CSRV) was downgraded by Chicago-based Everen Securities analyst Anthony Blenk to a short-term "market underperformer" from a "market performer."
The company's stock was down about four percent from Friday's close of 10-5/8.
Blenk lowered his short-term price target to $9 from $13 and his long-term price target to $12 from $15 a share.
"We dropped our rating because we cut our estimates," said Blenk. "They are losing subscribers faster than we had anticipated."
The company's stock held steady in morning trading, up as high as 80-5/8 from Friday's close of 79-3/4.
Chu raised his 1997 earnings estimate to $6.10 per share from $6 and upped his 1998 estimate to $7.50 per share from $7 a share.
He put a 12-month target price of $110 on the stock.
TCI gets "accumulate"
TCI Satellite Entertainment (TSATA) was picked up by Merrill Lynch analyst Jessica Reif with a near-term "accumulate," long-term "buy" rating. The company's stock was up 5/8, almost 6-1/2 percent, from Friday's close of 8.
The company's stock was trading at 64-7/8, up from Friday's close of 64-1/2.
US West gets upped to
US West (USW) was also upgraded by Smith Barney analysts Schelke and Horan. They raised their rating to "outperform" from "neutral" following a positive analysts' meeting last week.
The company's stock was up 1-1/4, from Friday's close of 35-1/2.
The company's stock was boosted as much as 3-1/4 points, about 11-1/2 percent, from Friday's close of 25.
"We view Black Box as the premier worldwide direct catalog distributor of computer communication and connectivity products and services," said Jeffrey.
Jeffrey's earnings per share estimates for fiscal 1997 and 1998 are $1.39 and $1.75, respectively.
Reuters contributed to this report.