NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -TheStreet Ratings' stock model upgraded Bunge Ltd ( BG - Get Report) to 'Buy' from 'Hold'. Net income at this $10.4 billion market cap, multi-national agricultural company popped a whopping 2,636% to a profit of $301 million compared to the prior fourth quarter.

TheStreet Ratings released rating changes on 12 U.S. common stocks for March 23, 2011. In total, seven stocks were upgraded and five stocks were downgraded by our stock model.

In the fourth quarter, Bunge reported $544 million in revenue, an increase of 13.2% compared to the year earlier quarter. Learn more about Bunge: Company Profile, Income Statement, Balance Sheet, Stock Ratios, Analyst Ratings.

$1.6 billion market cap, publishing broadcaster, Meredith Corp ( MDP - Get Report) was upgraded to 'Buy' from 'Hold'. In fiscal second quarter results, Meredith net income jumped by 114% to a profit of $40.6 million when compared to the year earlier quarter. Over the same time period, revenue grew by 8.9% to $367 million. Learn more about Meredith: Company Profile, Income Statement, Balance Sheet, Stock Ratios, Analyst Ratings.

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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.