Thomas Weisel Partners LLC is expected to issue its first equity research reports today, backed by a roster of analysts well known to observers of NationsBanc Montgomery Securities Inc.

David Readerman, a highly regarded Internet analyst, is expected to initiate coverage today of Microsoft Corp. and AOL Inc. And John Weiss is expected to report on six big restaurant chains - Foodmaker Inc., Sonic Corp., PJ America Inc., Papa John's International Inc., O'Charley's Inc., and Garden Fresh Restaurant Corp.

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