Among the stock activity stories for Monday, Jan. 4, from AP Financial News:
¿ Shares of Boeing Co. rose after two investment firms upgraded stock in the aircraft maker, citing factors including an expected increase in orders.
¿ Shares of investment bank Morgan Stanley advanced as analysts upgraded the stock, saying 2010 should bring continued profitability and share price growth.
¿ Shares of health care consulting firm The Advisory Board Co. rose to their highest price in more than a year after an analyst upgraded the stock.¿ Shares of trucking operator Heartland Express Inc. rose after investment firm Robert W. Baird upgraded the stock, saying conditions in the freight industry are improving. _