Don't Get Left Behind! These 48 Blue Chips Are On the Move.

Yesterday I highlighted three bellwether stocks—Sony Corp. (SNE), Time Warner Cable (TWC) and Thomson Reuters (TRI)—that made headlines last week and were on the move. In the cutthroat earnings arena, Time Warner and Thomson Reuters emerged as winners while Sony was a clear loser. But these are just three examples of how quickly things can change on Wall Street. As further proof of this, internet radio leader Pandora Inc. (P) popped nearly 9% during trading today after announcing a strong audience turnout for October. (A Moderately Aggressive stock, P is currently a B-rated Buy.) On the flipside, DirecTV (DTV) shares retreated after the company announced that subscriber growth slowed in Latin America during the third quarter. (DTV is a C-rated hold.)

During these busy times, it pays to stay on top of the latest profit opportunities. And today’s blog post should be a great place to start. After taking a close look at the latest data on institutional buying pressure and each company’s fundamental health, I decided to revise my Portfolio Grader recommendations for an additional 45 big blue chips. Chances are that you have at least one of these stocks in your portfolio, so you may want to give this list a skim and act accordingly.

Upgrades

Last Week’s Holds, Now Buys

Symbol

Company Name

Quantitative Grade

Fundamental Grade

ADP Automatic Data Processing B C
BX The Blackstone Group L.P. B C
CL Colgate-Palmolive Company B C
DISCK Discovery Communications  B C
GSK GlaxoSmithKline plc  B C
HIG The Hartford Financial Services Group B C
HMC Honda Motor Co.  B D
MHFI McGraw Hill Financial B B
PFE Pfizer Inc. B C
TRI Thomson Reuters Corporation A C
TWC Time Warner Cable Inc. B C
UAL United Continental Holdings B C
XLNX Xilinx B B

Last Week’s Sells, Now Holds

Symbol

Company Name

Quantitative Grade

Fundamental Grade

ABT Abbott Laboratories D B
BHI Baker Hughes Incorporated D C
BNS The Bank of Nova Scotia C C
BP BP p.l.c.  D B
BTI British American Tobacco p.l.c.  D B
CHT Chunghwa Telecom Co., Ltd  D C
DTV DIRECTV C C
GE General Electric Company C C
MCD McDonald’s Corporation D C
MO Altria Group D B
NUE Nucor Corporation C C
OXY Occidental Petroleum Corporation C C
PRGO Perrigo Company C B
ROST Ross Stores C B

Downgrades

Last Week’s Buys, Now Holds

Symbol

Company Name

Quantitative Grade

Fundamental Grade

F Ford Motor Company C B
LVS Las Vegas Sands Corp. C B
MS Morgan Stanley C C
MSFT Microsoft Corporation C B
PAYX Paychex C C
PNC The PNC Financial Services Group C B
PSA Public Storage C B
SNE Sony Corporation  B D

Last Week’s Holds, Now Sells

Symbol

Company Name

Quantitative Grade

Fundamental Grade

BAM Brookfield Asset Management Inc.  D C
BAP Credicorp Ltd. D D
BEAM Beam Inc. D C
C Citigroup Inc. D C
CMI Cummins Inc. D C
CS Credit Suisse Group AG  D C
DEO Diageo plc  D B
GS The Goldman Sachs Group D B
JPM JPMorgan Chase & Co. D C
NU Northeast Utilitites D C
PAA Plains All American Pipeline, L.P. D C
TS Tenaris S.A.  D C

Sincerely,

Louis Navellier

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