59 Ways to Stay Ahead of the Eight Ball

A lot of investors like to take a break from the market during the summer season. By doing so, they miss out on some important trends. I don’t want you to succumb to their fate—being behind the eight ball when volume returns to the market and stocks start their inevitable rise. 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 59 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.


Last Week’s Holds, Now Buys

Symbol Company Name Quantitative Grade Fundamental Grade Total Grade
ADSK Autodesk, Inc. B C B
BBL BHP Billiton Plc C B B
CF CF Industries Holdings, Inc. B B B
CPG Crescent Point Energy Corp. B C B
CQP Cheniere Energy Partners, L.P. B C B
DPS Dr Pepper Snapple Group, Inc. B B B
INTU Intuit Inc. B C B
PUK Prudential plc B C B
RIO Rio Tinto plc B C B
TSU TIM Participacoes S.A. B C B
TYC Tyco International Ltd. B C B
UPS United Parcel Service, Inc. B B B
VIA Viacom Inc. B B B
VIAB Viacom Inc. B B B
WMB Williams Companies, Inc. B D B

Last Week’s Sells, Now Holds

Symbol Company Name Quantitative Grade Fundamental Grade Total Grade
AMX America Movil SAB de CV D B C
BHP BHP Billiton Limited D B C
BSBR Banco Santander (Brasil) S.A. C C C
BTI British American Tobacco p.l.c. D B C
DEO Diageo plc C B C
EMC EMC Corporation C C C
ERIC LM Ericsson Telefon AB D C C
GPS Gap, Inc. D C C
JWN Nordstrom, Inc. C C C
KB KB Financial Group Inc. D C C
LBTYA Liberty Global Plc C C C
ROST Ross Stores, Inc. D C C
SYMC Symantec Corporation D B C
WDAY Workday, Inc. D C C
WPZ Williams Partners L.P. C D C


Last Week’s Buys, Now Holds

Symbol Company Name Quantitative Grade Fundamental Grade Total Grade
A Agilent Technologies, Inc. C C C
BMY Bristol-Myers Squibb Company C B C
DFS Discover Financial Services C B C
FIS Fidelity National Information Services, Inc. C C C
HOG Harley-Davidson, Inc. C B C
LYG Lloyds Banking Group plc B D C
MA MasterCard Incorporated C B C
MMC Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. C B C
MTB M&T Bank Corporation B C C
PNC PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. C B C
XLNX Xilinx, Inc. C B C

Last Week’s Holds, Now Sells

Symbol Company Name Quantitative Grade Fundamental Grade Total Grade
BBBY Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. F C D
CSCO Cisco Systems, Inc. D C D
DUK Duke Energy Corporation D C D
F Ford Motor Company D C D
GPC Genuine Parts Company D C D
HSBC HSBC Holdings plc F C D
ICE IntercontinentalExchange Group, Inc. D C D
KSS Kohl’s Corporation D C D
LLY Eli Lilly and Company D C D
MOS Mosaic Company F C D
MPC Marathon Petroleum Corporation D D D
NTRS Northern Trust Corporation D C D
PSA Public Storage D C D
TCK Teck Resources Limited D D D
VALE Vale S.A. D D D


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