Specialty finance analyst Michael Durante has left Prudential Securities for Salomon Brothers.

Mr. Durante, 29, will continue to cover home equity and specialty finance companies in his new position. Before joining Prudential Securities last year, Mr. Durante served four years at McDonald & Co., Cleveland, covering the same sector.

He fills a spot left vacant by Tom Facciola, who left Salomon Brothers this year to join Lehman Brothers. Prudential Securities is said to be promoting an analyst from within to cover the sector.

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