BankAmerica Corp.'s shares lost perhaps their biggest fan Monday, when Thomas Brown of Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette cut the bank's rating to "neutral" and reduced his earnings estimates.

Ironically, that's the same rating that George Salem, an analyst at Prudential Securities who has been the biggest bear on BankAmerica's stock, arrived at Monday. Mr. Salem raised his rating, however, to "hold" from "sell" -- proof that opposing minds can find common ground, at least on Wall Street.

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