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Illinois Tool Works

(ITW) - Get Illinois Tool Works Inc. (ITW) Report

to 'Buy' from 'Hold'. Net income at this $28.8 billion market cap, industrial products company jumped by 112% to a profit of $623 million compared to in the prior first quarter.

TheStreet Ratings released rating changes on 28 U.S. common stocks for April 26, 2011. In total, 18 stocks were upgraded and 10 stocks were downgraded by our stock model.

In the first quarter, Illinois Tool Works reported $4.4 billion in revenue, an increase of 21.7% compared to the year earlier quarter. Learn more about Illinois Tool Works:

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Kevin Baker became the senior financial analyst for TheStreet Ratings upon the August 2006 acquisition of Weiss Ratings by TheStreet.com, covering equity and mutual fund ratings. 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.