Vishay Intertechnology - Upgrades & Downgrades

NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -TheStreet Ratings' stock model upgraded Vishay Intertechnology Inc ( VSH) to 'Buy' from 'Hold'. Net income at this $3.0 billion market cap, semiconductor component maker grew by 417% to a profit of $147 million compared to the prior fourth quarter.

TheStreet Ratings released rating changes on six U.S. common stocks for April 8, 2011. In total, three stocks were upgraded and three stocks were downgraded by our stock model.

In the fourth quarter, Vishay Intertechnology reported $689 million in revenue, an increase of 13.5% compared to the year earlier quarter. Learn more about Vishay Intertechnology: Company Profile, Income Statement, Balance Sheet, Stock Ratios, Analyst Ratings.

$27 million market cap, Louisiana land manager, CKX Lands Inc ( CKX) was upgraded to 'Buy' from 'Hold'. In fourth quarter results, CKX Lands reported a net income of $0.34 million, up 75.1% compared to the year earlier quarter. Over the same time period, revenue increased by 2.6% to $0.44 million. Learn more about CKX Lands: 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 equity and mutual fund ratings. 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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