NEW YORK (

TheStreet

) -- These stocks received upgrades to buy from

TheStreet Ratings

on Friday:

Symantec

(SYMC) - Get Report

,

Life Technologies

(LIFE) - Get Report

and

Harris

(HRS)

.

Symantec

The security software company reported a third-quarter revenue increase of 7% from the previous year to $1.72 billion. Third quarter GAAP profit increased 82% from last year to $132 million, or 32 cents a share.

Symantec was upgraded to a

buy from a hold

on Friday.

"The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, compelling growth in net income, attractive valuation levels, expanding profit margins and notable return on equity,"

TheStreet Ratings

wrote. "We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow."

Symantec gets a B- grade from

TheStreet Ratings

and a

$21.22

price target. Shares closed at $16.88 on Thursday.

Life Technologies

The life sciences company is scheduled to report fourth-quarter earnings on Feb. 7. Analysts, on average, expect profit of $1.04 a share on $967.82 million in revenue.

Life Technologies was upgraded to a

buy from a hold

on Friday.

TheStreet Ratings

gives Life Technologies a B grade with a

$56.70

price target. Shares closed Thursday at $49.08.

Harris

The communications and IT company is scheduled to report second-quarter earnings on Jan. 31. Analysts, on average, expect profit of $1.19 a share on $1.51 billion in revenue.

Harris was upgraded to a buy from a hold on Friday.

Harris gets a B grade from

TheStreet Ratings

and a

$44.86

price target. Shares closed Thursday at $39.25.

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