NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -TheStreet Ratings' stock model upgraded Philips Electronics ( PHG) to 'Buy' from 'Hold'. This consumer products company outperformed expectations in the second quarter as soccer fanatics worldwide purchased new, wide-screen television sets ahead of the 2010 World Cup.

TheStreet Ratings released rating changes on 14 additional U.S. common stocks for July 23, 2010. In total, just three stocks were downgraded and 12 stocks have been upgraded by our stock model. The stock model's generally bullish trend continues for second quarter earnings season.

The net income at Philips Electronics increased by 500% when compared to the same quarter one year prior. Over the same period, revenues rose by 12% to $7.9 billion. Shares in this company have responded climbing 48.5% in one year.

Also being upgraded by our stock model to 'Buy' from 'Hold' is Data I/O Corp ( DAIO). This device programming company reported a 69% increase in quarterly sales over the second quarter of 2009 with net income jumping by 226%.

-- Reported by Kevin Baker in Jupiter, Fla.

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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 mutual funds. 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.

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