NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -TheStreet Ratings' stock model upgraded Brush Engineered Materials ( BW) to 'Buy' from 'Hold'. Net income at this $882 million market cap, electronics company flipped to a profit of $12.6 million in the fourth quarter from a loss of $3.6 billion in the year earlier quarter.

TheStreet Ratings released rating changes on 12 U.S. common stocks for February 25, 2011. In total, seven stocks were upgraded and five stocks were downgraded by our stock model.

In the fourth quarter, Brush Engineered Materials reported $356 million in revenue, an increase of 65.5% compared to the year earlier quarter. Learn more about Brush Engineered Materials: Company Profile, Income Statement, Balance Sheet, Stock Ratios, Analyst Ratings.

$998 million market cap, hospital company, Kindred Healthcare Inc ( KND) was upgraded to 'Buy' from 'Hold'. In fourth quarter results, Kindred Healthcare reported net income of $20.4 million up 6% over the year earlier quarter. Over the same time period, revenue grew by 6.1% to $1.1 billion. Learn more about Kindred Healthcare: Company Profile, Income Statement, Balance Sheet, Stock Ratios, Analyst Ratings.

-- Reported by Kevin Baker in Jupiter, FL.

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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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