Banking analysts unveiled a number of changes in investment ratings and earnings estimates Thursday in the wake of the industry's second-quarter results.

The biggest beneficiary was CoreStates Financial Corp., which received "buy" ratings from two firms, Bear, Steams & Co. and S.G. Warburg & Co. The Philadelphia company's stock was up 87.5 cents to $58.25 in late trading. Citicorp was upgraded to "hold" from "may sell" by Brown Brothers Harriman & Co. Its shares lost 37.5 cents to $31.125.

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