NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Motorola Solutions (MSI) - Get Report stock is up 7.34% to $71.65 in mid-morning trading on Tuesday after the company reported better-than-expected 2015 fourth quarter results and 2016 earnings guidance.

After the market close Monday, the communication infrastructure company reported that fourth quarter earnings rose by 26% year-over-year to $1.58 per share, higher than analysts' forecasts for earnings of $1.42 per share. Revenue of $1.7 billion beat Wall Street's forecasts for revenue of $1.67 billion.

Additionally, Motorola projected 2016 full-year earnings between $4.45 per share to $4.65 per share, well above analysts' forecasts for earnings of $3.87 per share.

The company expects business to grow in North America and contract in Europe and Latin America during 2016, Motorola said in a statement. 

Separately, recently, TheStreet Ratings objectively rated this stock according to its "risk-adjusted" total return prospect over a 12-month investment horizon. Not based on the news in any given day, the rating may differ from Jim Cramer's view or that of this articles's author.

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TheStreet Ratings rates this stock as a "hold" with a ratings score of C-. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its good cash flow from operations, growth in earnings per share and expanding profit margins. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income and a decline in the stock price during the past year.

You can view the full analysis from the report here: MSI

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