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TheStreet Ratings Top 10 Rating Changes

Kevin Baker

02/13/12 - 02:20 PM EST

NEW YORK ( TheStreet Ratings) -- Every trading day TheStreet Ratings' stock model reviews the investment ratings on around 4,700 U.S. traded stocks for potential upgrades or downgrades based on the latest available financial results and trading activity.

TheStreet Ratings released rating changes on 103 U.S. common stocks for week ending February 10, 2012. 80 stocks were upgraded and 23 stocks were downgraded by our stock model.

Rating Change #10

Atmel Corporation (ATML) has been downgraded by TheStreet Ratings from buy to hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its expanding profit margins and notable return on equity. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including feeble growth in the company's earnings per share, deteriorating net income and a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself.

Highlights from the ratings report include:

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Atmel Corporation designs, develops, manufactures, and markets a range of semiconductor integrated circuit (IC) products. The company has a P/E ratio of 9.4, above the average electronics industry P/E ratio of 9.2 and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Atmel has a market cap of $4.53 billion and is part of the technology sector and electronics industry. Shares are up 24.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

You can view the full Atmel Ratings Report or get investment ideas from our investment research center.

Rating Change #9

International Game Tech (IGT) has been downgraded by TheStreet Ratings from buy to hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its notable return on equity, reasonable valuation levels and expanding profit margins. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including unimpressive growth in net income, generally poor debt management and weak operating cash flow.

Highlights from the ratings report include:

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International Game Technology engages in the design, development, manufacture, and marketing of electronic gaming equipment and systems worldwide. The company has a P/E ratio of 17, above the average computer software & services industry P/E ratio of 16.9 and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. International Game Tech has a market cap of $4.73 billion and is part of the technology sector and computer software & services industry. Shares are down 8.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

You can view the full International Game Tech Ratings Report or get investment ideas from our investment research center.

Rating Change #8

Enersis SA (ENI) has been downgraded by TheStreet Ratings from buy to hold. Among the primary strengths of the company is its solid financial position based on a variety of debt and liquidity measures that we have evaluated. At the same time, however, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity and poor profit margins.

Highlights from the ratings report include:

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Enersis S.A., an electric utility company, engages in the generation, transmission, and distribution of electricity in Chile, Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, and Peru. It owns and operates hydroelectric, thermal, and wind power plants. The company has a P/E ratio of 12.5, above the average utilities industry P/E ratio of 9.4 and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Enersis has a market cap of $11.49 billion and is part of the utilities sector and utilities industry. Shares are up 4.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

You can view the full Enersis Ratings Report or get investment ideas from our investment research center.

Rating Change #7

Thomson Reuters Corporation (TRI) has been downgraded by TheStreet Ratings from hold to sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its feeble growth in its earnings per share, deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity, weak operating cash flow and poor profit margins.

Highlights from the ratings report include:

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Thomson Reuters Corporation provides intelligent information for businesses and professionals in the financial, legal, tax and accounting, intellectual property and science, and media markets worldwide. The company operates in two divisions, Professional and Markets. The company has a P/E ratio of 16.6, below the average computer software & services industry P/E ratio of 20.3 and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Thomson Reuters has a market cap of $23.68 billion and is part of the technology sector and computer software & services industry. Shares are up 4.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday.

You can view the full Thomson Reuters Ratings Report or get investment ideas from our investment research center.

Rating Change #6

Nippon Telegraph And Telephone Corporation (NTT) has been downgraded by TheStreet Ratings from buy to hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and attractive valuation levels. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including disappointing return on equity and weak operating cash flow.

Highlights from the ratings report include:

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Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, provides telecommunications services to residential and corporate customers in Japan. The company has a P/E ratio of 12.1, above the average telecommunications industry P/E ratio of 10.6 and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Nippon Telegraph and Telephone has a market cap of $63.15 billion and is part of the technology sector and telecommunications industry. Shares are down 2.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

You can view the full Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Ratings Report or get investment ideas from our investment research center.

Rating Change #5

Kimco Realty Corp (KIM) has been upgraded by TheStreet Ratings from hold to buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its impressive record of earnings per share growth, revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, expanding profit margins and increase in stock price during the past year. Although no company is perfect, currently we do not see any significant weaknesses which are likely to detract from the generally positive outlook.

Highlights from the ratings report include:

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Kimco Realty Corporation is a publicly owned real estate investment trust. The firm engages in acquisitions, development, and management of neighborhood and community shopping centers. The company has a P/E ratio of 84.5, below the average real estate industry P/E ratio of 92.5 and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Kimco has a market cap of $7.53 billion and is part of the financial sector and real estate industry. Shares are up 16.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

You can view the full Kimco Ratings Report or get investment ideas from our investment research center.

Rating Change #4

Green Mountain Coffee Roasters Inc. (GMCR) has been upgraded by TheStreet Ratings from hold to buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, notable return on equity, impressive record of earnings per share growth and compelling growth in net income. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company is trading at a premium valuation based on our review of its current price compared to such things as earnings and book value.

Highlights from the ratings report include:

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Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc. engages in the specialty coffee and coffee maker business. The company has a P/E ratio of 33.5, below the average food & beverage industry P/E ratio of 38.6 and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Green Mountain Coffee Roasters has a market cap of $7.84 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector and food & beverage industry. Shares are up 43.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday.

You can view the full Green Mountain Coffee Roasters Ratings Report or get investment ideas from our investment research center.

Rating Change #3

Ingersoll-Rand PLC (IR) has been upgraded by TheStreet Ratings from hold to buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its growth in earnings per share and increase in net income. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself.

Highlights from the ratings report include:

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Ingersoll-Rand Plc engages in the design, manufacture, sale, and service of a portfolio of industrial and commercial products in the United States and internationally. The company has a P/E ratio of 36.1, below the average industrial industry P/E ratio of 38.6 and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Ingersoll-Rand has a market cap of $10.97 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector and industrial industry. Shares are up 24.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

You can view the full Ingersoll-Rand Ratings Report or get investment ideas from our investment research center.

Rating Change #2

Morgan Stanley (MS) has been upgraded by TheStreet Ratings from sell to hold. Among the primary strengths of the company is its revenue growth. At the same time, however, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself and feeble growth in the company's earnings per share.

Highlights from the ratings report include:

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Morgan Stanley, a financial holding company, provides various financial products and services to corporations, governments, financial institutions, and individuals worldwide. It operates in three segments: Institutional Securities, Global Wealth Management Group, and Asset Management. The company has a P/E ratio of 16.3, above the average financial services industry P/E ratio of 14.7 and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Morgan Stanley has a market cap of $34.96 billion and is part of the financial sector and financial services industry. Shares are up 33.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

You can view the full Morgan Stanley Ratings Report or get investment ideas from our investment research center.

Rating Change #1

UBS AG (UBS) has been upgraded by TheStreet Ratings from sell to hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its reasonable valuation levels and expanding profit margins. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, generally poor debt management and disappointing return on equity.

Highlights from the ratings report include:

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UBS AG, a financial services firm, provides wealth management, asset management, and investment banking products and services to private, corporate, and institutional clients worldwide. The company also involves in retail and commercial banking in Switzerland. The company has a P/E ratio of 13.2, above the average banking industry P/E ratio of 8.2 and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. UBS has a market cap of $52.08 billion and is part of the financial sector and banking industry. Shares are up 20.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

You can view the full UBS Ratings Report or get investment ideas from our investment research center.

-- Reported by Kevin Baker in Jupiter, Fla.

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