NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- TheStreet Ratings released rating changes on ten U.S. common stocks for June 18, 2010. Seven stocks have been downgraded and three stocks have been upgraded by our stock model.
The largest company among the three upgrades is
with a market capitalization of $1.38 billion. This manufacturer of funeral caskets increased its bottom line by earnings per share to $1.66 versus $1.10 in the prior year and is expected to improve to $1.76 this coming fiscal year.
Ecology and Environment
also moved from 'Hold' to 'Buy'. E & E has $50 million worth of indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contracts with the U.S. Navy for environmental impact assessments and other hazardous waste site evaluations that may expand due to the Gulf of Mexico oil disaster.
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-- Reported by Kevin Baker in Jupiter, Fla.
Kevin Baker became the senior financial analyst for TheStreet Ratings upon the August 2006 acquisition of Weiss Ratings by TheStreet.com, covering mutual funds. He joined the Weiss Group in 1997 as a banking and brokerage analyst. In 1999, he created the Weiss Group's first ratings to gauge the level of risk in U.S. equities. Baker received a B.S. degree in management from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and an M.B.A. with a finance specialization from Nova Southeastern University.