Star Banc Corp. received upgrades from two analysts on Wednesday, a day after it reported higher than expected first quarter earnings of $1.09 per share. (See related story on page 5.)

Smith Barney Inc. analyst Henry C. "Chip" Dickson upgraded the Cincinnati-based regional to "outperform" from "neutral," and Lehman Brothers Inc. analyst James Rosenberg raised his rating to "outperform" from "hold."

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