After reporting a $578 million loss and cutting its dividend significantly, from 27 cents a share to 5 cents a share, Morgan Stanley (MS) was upgraded by Merrill Lynch Bank of America from underperform to neutral with a price target of $24. Barclays cut its target on the stock to $26 a share, and estimates were lowered at both firms.

Wells Fargo ( WFC) was another large financial institution to report earnings on Wednesday, but it posted a profit of about $3.1 billion excluding preferred dividends.

Trading was mixed on Wednesday, with the financial sector and General Motors ( GM) closing largely down and stocks such as Ford ( F), which received an upgraded from Goldman Sachs to buy, and Apple ( AAPL), which reported a better-than-expected quarter, closing higher.

With this in mind, we thought we'd take a look at some of the stocks in the news recently and see what Jim Cramer's had to say about them.

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