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SolarWinds gets upgrade

The information technology software maker was upgraded to equal weight, or neutral, by Morgan Stanley (MS) on its acquisition spree. Morgan Stanley also raised its price target on the stock to 67 from 52. SolarWinds (SWI) has bought 7 companies since early '11 and 10 over the last 3 years to broaden its product portfolio. It has also expanded into Germany, Japan, Brazil and China. Shares rose 1.4% to 58.58.