FirstEnergy - Upgrades & Downgrades

NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -TheStreet Ratings' stock model downgraded FirstEnergy Corp ( FE) to 'Hold' from 'Buy'. Net income at this $11.2 billion market cap, electric utility came in at $185 million, a decline of 22.3% compared to the prior fourth quarter.

TheStreet Ratings released rating changes on 11 U.S. common stocks for March 16, 2011. In total, two stocks were upgraded and nine stocks were downgraded by our stock model.

In the fourth quarter, FirstEnergy reported $3.1 billion in revenue, an increase of 6% compared to the year earlier quarter. Learn more about FirstEnergy: Company Profile, Income Statement, Balance Sheet, Stock Ratios, Analyst Ratings.

$345 million market cap, emergency products company, Federal Signal Corp ( FSS) was downgraded to 'Sell' from 'Hold'. In fourth quarter results, Federal Signal reported net loss of $169 million compared to a gain of $22.7 million in the year earlier quarter. Over the same time period, revenue shrank by 9.5% to $187 million. Learn more about Federal Signal: 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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