81 Recommendations For the Market's Record Highs

The closing bell has rung, making it official: The Dow and S&P 500 have broken through their intra-day highs of 16,695.47 and 1898.65 respectively. To put things in perspective, just five years ago the Dow was struggling to break through 8,000 in the wake of the financial crisis. It is truly amazing how far the stock market has come since those uncertain times.

So it appears that April’s showers have given way to May’s flowers. Strengthening economic data, an improving earnings environment and an accomodative Fed have helped sow the seeds of a better spring for investors. Of course, every healthy garden requires regular pruning and weeding. To ensure that your own portfolio is kept free of any "weeds," 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 81 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 Total Grade
ABC AmerisourceBergen Corporation B C B
AMAT Applied Materials, Inc. B B B
BIIB Biogen Idec Inc. B B B
BMY Bristol-Myers Squibb Company B B B
CCE Coca-Cola Enterprises, Inc. B B B
D Dominion Resources, Inc. B C B
DFS Discover Financial Services B B B
DVN Devon Energy Corporation B C B
EIX Edison International B C B
ETR Entergy Corporation B B B
HES Hess Corporation B C B
MA MasterCard Incorporated B B B
MSFT Microsoft Corporation B C B
NGG National Grid plc B B B
NI NiSource Inc. B C B
NOV National Oilwell Varco, Inc. B B B
NRG NRG Energy, Inc. B C B
NVS Novartis AG B C B
PXD Pioneer Natural Resources Company B C B
RAI Reynolds American Inc. B C B
RY Royal Bank of Canada B C B
SLF Sun Life Financial Inc. B B B
SRE Sempra Energy B C B
XLNX Xilinx, Inc. B B B

Last Week’s Sells, Now Holds

Symbol Company Name Quantitative Grade Fundamental Grade Total Grade
ABBV AbbVie, Inc. D C C
BAP Credicorp Ltd. C C C
BNS Bank of Nova Scotia C C C
BUD Anheuser-Busch InBev SA D B C
BXP Boston Properties, Inc. C C C
CL Colgate-Palmolive Company C C C
CLX Clorox Company D C C
CSCO Cisco Systems, Inc. C C C
CSX CSX Corporation C C C
DUK Duke Energy Corporation D C C
EQR Equity Residential C B C
GG Goldcorp Inc. C D C
GIS General Mills, Inc. C C C
HDB HDFC Bank Limited D B C
HST Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. D B C
IBN ICICI Bank Limited D B C
LLY Eli Lilly and Company C C C
MCD McDonald’s Corporation C C C
MDLZ Mondelez International, Inc. C C C
MNST Monster Beverage Corporation C B C
MON Monsanto Company D B C
NTRS Northern Trust Corporation C C C
NU Northeast Utilities C C C
OXY Occidental Petroleum Corporation C B C
PEP PepsiCo, Inc. D C C
PHG Royal Philips NV C C C
PSA Public Storage D C C
PSO Pearson PLC D C C
SYK Stryker Corporation C C C
SYY Sysco Corporation C C C
TIF Tiffany & Co. C D C
TRI Thomson Reuters Corporation C C C
TRV Travelers Companies, Inc. D B C
TWX Time Warner Inc. D B C
UL Unilever PLC D B C
UN Unilever NV ADR D B C
V Visa Inc. D B C
WBK Westpac Banking Corp D B C
XEL Xcel Energy Inc. D C C

Downgrades

Last Week’s Buys, Now Holds

Symbol Company Name Quantitative Grade Fundamental Grade Total Grade
CF CF Industries Holdings, Inc. C B C
IEP Icahn Enterprises L.P. C B C
VIA Viacom Inc. C B C
LVS Las Vegas Sands Corp. C B C
IR Ingersoll-Rand Plc C C C
STI SunTrust Banks, Inc. C C C
YHOO Yahoo! Inc. C C C

Last Week’s Holds, Now Sells

Symbol Company Name Quantitative Grade Fundamental Grade Total Grade
BAC Bank of America Corporation D C D
ETN Eaton Corp. Plc D B D
IVZ Invesco Ltd. D C D
LMCA Liberty Media Corp. D C D
NTAP NetApp, Inc. D B D
UBS UBS AG D C D
WDAY Workday, Inc. D C D
WHR Whirlpool Corporation D C D

Sincerely,

Louis Navellier

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