Upgrades Roundup: Hess, U.S. Steel

NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The following stocks received upgrades from TheStreet Ratings last week: Pacific Capital Bancorp ( PCBC), Owens-Illinois ( OI), Hess ( HES), Avery Dennison ( AVY), United States Steel ( X), International Game Technology ( IGT), Symetra Financial ( SYA) and SunTrust Banks ( STI).

Pacific Capital Bancorp was upgraded to hold from sell by TheStreet Ratings on Wednesday.

TheStreet Ratings gives Pacific Capital Bancorp a C grade. The stock closed Friday at $45.52 and has risen 61.19% year to date.

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Owens-Illinois was upgraded to hold from sell by TheStreet Ratings on Wednesday.

TheStreet Ratings gives Owens-Illinois a C grade. The stock closed Friday at $23.45 and has risen 21% year to date.


Hess was upgraded to buy from hold by TheStreet Ratings on Wednesday.

TheStreet Ratings gives Hess a B- grade. The stock closed Friday at $51.54 and has fallen 9.26% year to date.

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Avery Dennison was upgraded to buy from hold by TheStreet Ratings on Wednesday.

TheStreet Ratings gives Avery Dennison a B grade. The stock closed Friday at $32.39 and has risen 12.94% year to date.


U.S. States Steel was upgraded to hold from sell by TheStreet Ratings on Tuesday.

TheStreet Ratings gives United States Steel a C- grade. The stock closed Friday at $28.20 and has risen 6.58% year to date.

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International Game Technology was upgraded to buy from hold by TheStreet Ratings last Monday.

TheStreet Ratings gives International Game Technology a B grade. The stock closed Friday at $15.79 and has fallen 8.2% year to date.


Symetra Financial was upgraded to buy from hold by TheStreet Ratings last Monday.

TheStreet Ratings gives Symetra Financial a B grade. The stock closed Friday at $12.12 and has risen 33.63% year to date.

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SunTrust Banks was upgraded to buy from hold by TheStreet Ratings last Monday.

TheStreet Ratings gives SunTrust Banks a B- grade. The stock closed Friday at $24.80 and has risen 40.11% year to date.

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