Concerned About Today's Selloff? Here's 72 Actions to Take.

There’s no sugarcoating it: The S&P 500 just posted its largest three-day drop in months. One of the hardest hit sectors was technology, as investors abandoned internet stocks in favor of more defensive plays. The tech-heavy Nasdaq 100 index saw the biggest three-day pullback since 2011. Meanwhile, Treasuries climbed to the highest level in more than a week.

Is it time to follow suit and avoid stocks, which some fear have become overvalued? Hardly. With first-quarter earnings season kicking off tomorrow we’re just getting warmed up. While we’re seeing profit taking in some of the market’s biggest winners for 2014 so far, these pullbacks are opening up opportunities in some of the market’s most compelling growth stories. You just have to know where to look.

And you can do just that by running any stock through Portfolio Grader. I’ll get you started by reviewing the 72 big blue chips that were just upgraded and downgraded this week in Portfolio Grader. If you hold any of the stocks below, you may want to take note because they are making big moves. Let’s take a look…

Upgrades

Last Week’s Holds, Now Buys

Ticker Company Name Quantitative Grade Fundamental Grade Total Grade
AFL Aflac Incorporated B C B
CHK Chesapeake Energy Corporation B C B
CNQ Canadian Natural Resources Limited B C B
CXO Concho Resources Inc. B C B
ECA Encana Corporation B C B
ENL Reed Elsevier NV B B B
FLS Flowserve Corporation B C B
GILD Gilead Sciences, Inc. B B B
HCA HCA Holdings, Inc. B B B
INTC Intel Corporation B C B
JCI Johnson Controls, Inc. B B B
LLTC Linear Technology Corporation B B B
MFC Manulife Financial Corporation B B B
NSC Norfolk Southern Corporation B B B
SIAL Sigma-Aldrich Corporation B C B
TYC Tyco International Ltd. B B B
UAL United Continental Holdings, Inc. B B B
VLO Valero Energy Corporation B B B

Last Week’s Sells, Now Holds

Ticker Company Name Quantitative Grade Fundamental Grade Total Grade
AME AMETEK, Inc. D B C
CP Canadian Pacific Railway C C C
CPG Crescent Point Energy Corp. D C C
DVN Devon Energy Corporation C C C
ISRG Intuitive Surgical, Inc. C C C
LLY Eli Lilly and Company D C C
MPC Marathon Petroleum Corporation D B C
NOV National Oilwell Varco, Inc. D C C
NUE Nucor Corporation D C C
PSX Phillips 66 C B C
ROP Roper Industries, Inc. D B C

Downgrades

Last Week’s Buys, Now Holds

Ticker Company Name Quantitative Grade Fundamental Grade Total Grade
ABC AmerisourceBergen Corporation B C C
ADM Archer-Daniels-Midland Company C B C
ALXN Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. C C C
CHTR Charter Communications, Inc. C C C
D Dominion Resources, Inc. C C C
GSK GlaxoSmithKline plc C B C
KMB Kimberly-Clark Corporation C B C
LB L Brands, Inc. C C C
MA MasterCard Incorporated C C C
MHG Marine Harvest ASA Un C C C
MMM 3M Company C C C
NGG National Grid plc C B C
NI NiSource Inc. C C C
ROK Rockwell Automation, Inc. C B C
SBAC SBA Communications Corporation C C C
SBUX Starbucks Corporation C C C
SNDK SanDisk Corporation C B C
SRE Sempra Energy C C C
SSL Sasol Limited C B C
VE Veolia Environnement SA B C C
VMW Vmware, Inc. C B C
WDAY Workday, Inc. C C C
YHOO Yahoo! Inc. B C C

Last Week’s Holds, Now Sells

Ticker Company Name Quantitative Grade Fundamental Grade Total Grade
ACE ACE Limited F B D
ALL Allstate Corporation D B D
AMZN Amazon.com, Inc. D C D
BXP Boston Properties, Inc. D C D
CCI Crown Castle International Corp. D C D
CELG Celgene Corporation D C D
CL Colgate-Palmolive Company D C D
CNI Canadian National Railway Company D C D
ETR Entergy Corporation D C D
IX Orix Corporation F C D
LBTYK Liberty Global Plc Class C D C D
MUR Murphy Oil Corporation D C D
PAYX Paychex, Inc. D B D
PSA Public Storage D B D
PVH PVH Corp. D C D
REGN Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. D C D
ROST Ross Stores, Inc. D C D
STT State Street Corporation D C D
TIF Tiffany & Co. D D D
TM Toyota Motor Corp. D B D

Sincerely,

Louis Navellier

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