NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -TheStreet Ratings' stock model upgraded Kadant ( KAI) to 'Buy' from 'Hold'. Net income at this $322 million market cap, papermaking equipment company flipped to a profit of $5.2 million compared to a loss of $1.7 million in the prior fourth quarter.

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

In the fourth quarter, Kadant reported $73.3 million in revenue, an increase of 29.1% compared to the year earlier quarter. Learn more about Kadant: Company Profile, Income Statement, Balance Sheet, Stock Ratios, Analyst Ratings.

$18.3 million market cap, healthcare IT company, Streamline Health Solutions ( STRM) was downgraded to 'Sell' from 'Hold'. In fourth quarter results, Streamline Health Solutions reported a net loss of $1.8 million, down from a profit of $1.6 million in the year earlier quarter. Over the same time period, revenue decreased by 21.8% to $4.9 million. Learn more about Streamline Health Solutions: 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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