Acuson shares rise on rating upgrade

Acuson's long-suffering stock price got a big boost this monthafter an analyst at Morgan Stanley raised his rating of the stockfrom "neutral" to "outperform."The Mountain View, CA, ultrasound vendor's stock leaped 31%the week of Sept.

Acuson's long-suffering stock price got a big boost this monthafter an analyst at Morgan Stanley raised his rating of the stockfrom "neutral" to "outperform."

The Mountain View, CA, ultrasound vendor's stock leaped 31%the week of Sept. 9, from $13.63 on Sept. 8, the day before therating was issued, to $17.88 at the end of the week. It was tradingat around $17.50 last week.