50 Ways to Make Market Swings Work For You

Geopolitical tremors out of Russia and the Ukraine have shaken up the markets today, so the major indices are off about 1%. If the recent bumpiness has you nervous, you can keep this in mind: I do expect the U.S. economy to heat up once we’ve put this severe winter weather behind us. So while we may see some near-term bumpiness in the market, I’m optimistic that we’ll weather those dips just fine and have a good first half of 2014 and beyond.

Even though the stock market might be oscillating day to day, volatility is now moderating and I suspect that we can use these daily oscillations to step up and buy these premium stocks. But before you buy, let’s look at the 50 big blue chips that have been upgraded and downgraded this weekend. 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 each of the stocks listed below.

Upgrades

Last Week’s Holds, Now Buys

Symbol Company Name Quantitative Grade Fundamental Grade Total Grade
EOG EOG Resources, Inc. B B B
KEY KeyCorp B C B
LO Lorillard, Inc. A C B
NVO Novo Nordisk A/S B C B
PBA Pembina Pipeline Corporation B C B

Last Week’s Sells, Now Holds

Symbol Company Name Quantitative Grade Fundamental Grade Total Grade
AME AMETEK, Inc. D B C
AMZN Amazon.com, Inc. C C C
BXP Boston Properties, Inc. D C C
CM Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce D B C
EBAY eBay Inc. D C C
GIS General Mills, Inc. D C C
MS Morgan Stanley C C C
OKS ONEOK Partners, L.P. D C C
VNO Vornado Realty Trust C D C
WFT Weatherford International Ltd. C D C

Downgrades

Last Week’s Buys, Now Holds

Symbol Company Name Quantitative Grade Fundamental Grade Total Grade
AON Aon plc C B C
BDX Becton, Dickinson and Company C C C
BMRN BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc. C C C
COG Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation C B C
CRM salesforce.com, inc. C C C
DG Dollar General Corporation C B C
GPS Gap, Inc. C B C
INTU Intuit Inc. C C C
PCYC Pharmacyclics, Inc. C B C
PEG Public Service Enterprise Group C C C
REGN Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. C C C
RRC Range Resources Corporation C C C
SBUX Starbucks Corporation C C C
SNDK SanDisk Corporation C B C
SRE Sempra Energy C C C
SWN Southwestern Energy Company C C C
TIF Tiffany & Co. C B C

Last Week’s Holds, Now Sells

Symbol Company Name Quantitative Grade Fundamental Grade Total Grade
CMI Cummins Inc. D C D
CNP CenterPoint Energy, Inc. D C D
COP ConocoPhillips D C D
CP Canadian Pacific Railway D C D
CPB Campbell Soup Company D C D
CX Cemex SAB de CV D D D
ECA Encana Corporation D C D
ETN Eaton Corp. Plc D C D
GM General Motors Company D D D
MON Monsanto Company D C D
PPL PPL Corporation D D D
SLM SLM Corporation D C D
SNE Sony Corporation D C D
TEF Telefonica SA D C D
TSU TIM Participacoes S.A. D D D
VRSK Verisk Analytics, Inc. Class A F B D
VZ Verizon Communications Inc. D B D
WHR Whirlpool Corporation D B D

Sincerely,

Louis Navellier

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