77 Ways to Beat the Heat on Wall Street

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 77 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 Co. Name Quantitative Grade Fundamental Grade Total Grade
ADI Analog Devices, Inc. B B B
AKAM Akamai Technologies, Inc. B B B
BRFS BRF SA B C B
CBG CBRE Group, Inc. C B B
ESRX Express Scripts Holding Co. B C B
FLS Flowserve Corporation B B B
INTC Intel Corporation B C B
LINE Linn Energy, LLC B C B
LLTC Linear Technology Corporation B B B
MO Altria Group, Inc. B C B
MSFT Microsoft Corporation B C B
PUK Prudential plc B C B
PXD Pioneer Natural Resources Co. B C B
RGP Regency Energy Partners LP B C B
STI SunTrust Banks, Inc. B C B
TV Grupo Televisa SAB de CV B C B
TYC Tyco International Ltd. B C B
USB U.S. Bancorp B C B
WPZ Williams Partners L.P. B D B

Last Week’s Sells, Now Holds

Symbol Co. Name Quantitative Grade Fundamental Grade Total Grade
ABX Barrick Gold Corporation C D C
CAJ Canon Inc. D C C
CEO CNOOC Limited C C C
CHT Chunghwa Telecom Co., Ltd C B C
CVE Cenovus Energy Inc. C C C
FLR Fluor Corporation D C C
GG Goldcorp Inc. C D C
HOT Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. D C C
ICE Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. C C C
KMP Kinder Morgan Energy Partners, L.P. D C C
MRO Marathon Oil Corporation C B C
MUR Murphy Oil Corporation C D C
PTR PetroChina Co. Ltd. C C C
SDRL Seadrill Ltd. D C C
SRCL Stericycle, Inc. D B C
YUM YUM! Brands, Inc. D B C

Downgrades

Last Week’s Buys, Now Holds

Symbol Co. Name Quantitative Grade Fundamental Grade Total Grade
BA Boeing Co. C B C
DHR Danaher Corporation C C C
DTE DTE Energy Co. C B C
ECL Ecolab Inc. C B C
EEP Enbridge Energy Partners, L.P. C C C
FMC FMC Corporation C C C
GIS General Mills, Inc. C C C
HRL Hormel Foods Corporation C C C
HSIC Henry Schein, Inc. C B C
KMB Kimberly-Clark Corporation C C C
LUX Luxottica Group S.p.A. C C C
MA MasterCard Incorporated C B C
MDT Medtronic, Inc. C C C
MON Monsanto Co. C B C
RIO Rio Tinto plc C C C
SLG SL Green Realty Corp. C B C
VNO Vornado Realty Trust B D C
VOD Vodafone Group Plc C C C

Last Week’s Holds, Now Sells

Symbol Co. Name Quantitative Grade Fundamental Grade Total Grade
AVB AvalonBay Communities, Inc. D B D
BAX Baxter International Inc. D C D
BG Bunge Limited D D D
CCI Crown Castle International Corp. D C D
CCL Carnival Corporation D D D
CLX Clorox Co. D C D
CNP CenterPoint Energy, Inc. D B D
CPB Campbell Soup Co. D B D
FCX Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc. D C D
GPC Genuine Parts Co. D C D
HSY Hershey Co. D C D
KRFT Kraft Foods Group, Inc. F B D
LOW Lowe’s Companies, Inc. D C D
PCP Precision Castparts Corp. D B D
PG Procter & Gamble Co. D C D
PX Praxair, Inc. D C D
RYAAY Ryanair Holdings Plc D C D
SJM J. M. Smucker Co. D C D
SO Southern Co. D B D
SPG Simon Property Group, Inc. D B D
SYY Sysco Corporation D C D
V Visa Inc. D B D
VZ Verizon Communications Inc. F B D
XEL Xcel Energy Inc. D C D

Sincerely,

Louis Navellier

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