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Morgan Stanley's Key Technology Upgrades & Downgrades (IBM, DELL, CTXS, ADSK, NVLS, TXN, STM, PMCS, QLGC, LRCX, XLNX)

Morgan Stanley has made several key downgrades in technology, as well as a few lesser upgrades.  Both IBM (NYSE: IBM) and Dell Inc. (NASDAQ: DELL) were downgraded to Equal-Weight from Overweight.  Also cut to underweight were Citrix Systems (NASDAQ: CTXS) and Autodesk (NASDAQ: ADSK).  Novellus Systems (NASDAQ: NVLS) and Texas Instruments (NYSE: TXN) were downgraded to Equal-Weight from Overweight; and STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM) was cut to Underweight.

There were actually a few Morgan Stanley upgrades in the broader call as well.  PMC-Sierra (NASDAQ: PMCS), QLogic (NASDAQ: QLGC), Lam Research (NASDAQ: LRCX) and Xilinx (NASDAQ: XLNX) were all raised to Overweight.