Kemper Securities analyst Thomas Maier lowered his rating on First of America Bank Corp. to "hold" from "longterm-buy" Thursday, citing management's disclosure that secondquarter earnings would be weaker than expected.

It was his second negative move in two weeks on the stock. He had lowered the rating to "long-term buy' from "strong buy" when the Kalamazoo, Mich. banking company announced plans to buy F&C Baneshares, of Port Charlotte, Fla.

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