NEW YORK (

TheStreet

) -TheStreet Ratings' stock model upgraded

MetroPCS Communications

(PCS)

to 'Buy' from 'Hold'. Net income at this $4.3 billion market cap, wireless service provider rose 5% to $77.3 million in the fiscal third quarter as compared to the same quarter last year.

TheStreet Ratings released rating changes on 14 U.S. common stocks for November 24, 2010. In total, 10 stocks were upgraded and 4 stocks have been downgraded by our stock model.

In the third quarter, gross revenue at MetroPCS increased by 14% to $1.02 billion over the prior third quarter. Learn more about MetroPCS Communications:

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$533 million market cap, copper wire manufacturer,

Encore Wire

(WIRE) - Get Report

was upgraded to 'Buy' from 'Hold'. In third quarter results, Encore Wire's gross revenue increased by 44% to $242.8 million while net income rose to $5.1 million from $0.3 million a year earlier. Learn more about Encore Wire:

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-- Reported by Chris Stuart in Boston, MA.

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Chris Stuart, CFA, equity research manager, joined TheStreet.com Ratings after working as a senior investment analyst with Merrill Lynch, covering Small Cap Equity and Alternative investment strategies. Prior to that, Chris gained analytical and investment experience, working for One Beacon Insurance as an Actuarial Analyst, and H&R Block as a Financial Advisor. He earned his Bachelor's degree in Finance from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. He holds a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation, and is a member of the Boston Security Analysts Society (BSAS) and the CFA Institute.