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Huh?! Merrill's Moszkowski Reverses Lehman Call

Wednesday, 11 Jun 2008 | 2:45 PM ET

Should we laugh or cry? Merrill Lynch financial analyst Guy Moszkowski has just downgraded Lehman Brothers , ONE DAY after affirming his BUY rating and ONE WEEK after raising the stock to BUY.

Huh?

Here's what he just said in a note to clients:
"Removing Buy a week later and 10 percent lower is not easy but scale of Q2 loss and capital-raise indicate lower ROE [Return on Equity] potential and lower confidence, esp. given LEH's remaining exposures."

On June 4, with Lehman at $31 and change, Moszkowski raised his recommendation on Lehman to Buy, saying "Share correction overdone in our view."

Lehman trading at $25.19 as of this writing.


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