Know Before You Buy These 74 Blue Chips

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 74 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
ABBV AbbVie Inc. B B B
AMTD TD Ameritrade Holding Corp. B C B
CLX Clorox Company B C B
GOOGL Google Inc. B C B
IRE Bank of Ireland B C B
ITW Illinois Tool Works Inc. B C B
JNJ Johnson & Johnson B B B
KSS Kohl’s Corp. B C B
LLY Eli Lilly and Company B C B
MDT Medtronic Inc. B C B
MWE MarkWest Energy Partners, L.P. B D B
RYAAY Ryanair Holdings Plc B B B
SJR Shaw Communications Inc. B C B
SLF Sun Life Financial Inc. B B B
SNY Sanofi B B B
VOYA Voya Financial Inc. B B B
YHOO Yahoo! Inc. B C B
ZTS Zoetis Inc. B C B

Last Week’s Sells, Now Holds

Symbol Company Name Quantitative Grade Fundamental Grade Total Grade
BBT BB&T Corp. C C C
CME CME Group Inc. C D C
CRM salesforce.com Inc. C C C
CTXS Citrix Systems Inc. D B C
FE FirstEnergy Corp. D C C
FITB Fifth Third Bancorp C C C
KEY KeyCorp C B C
MSI Motorola Solutions Inc. C D C
MTB M&T Bank Corp. C C C
PVH PVH Corp. D B C
S Sprint Corp. C C C
TRIP TripAdvisor Inc. C C C

Downgrades

Last Week’s Buys, Now Holds

Symbol Company Name Quantitative Grade Fundamental Grade Total Grade
ACE ACE Limited C C C
AMGN Amgen Inc. C B C
BXP Boston Properties Inc. B D C
CELG Celgene Corp. C B C
CI Cigna Corp. C B C
CPG Crescent Point Energy Corp. C D C
CXO Concho Resources Inc. C C C
D Dominion Resources Inc. B D C
DVN Devon Energy Corp. B C C
EOG EOG Resources Inc. C C C
EQIX Equinix Inc. B C C
GG Goldcorp Inc. C C C
HCP HCP Inc. C C C
HES Hess Corp. B C C
HST Host Hotels & Resorts Inc. C C C
JNPR Juniper Networks Inc. C B C
NOV National Oilwell Varco Inc. C B C
NVDA NVIDIA Corp. C B C
OKS ONEOK Partners, L.P. B C C
PBR Petroleo Brasileiro SA C D C
PSA Public Storage C C C
PUK Prudential plc C B C
SSL Sasol Limited C B C
VTR Ventas Inc. C C C
WBK Westpac Banking Corp C C C
WIT Wipro Limited C B C
WY Weyerhaeuser Company C C C

Last Week’s Holds, Now Sells

Symbol Company Name Quantitative Grade Fundamental Grade Total Grade
AES AES Corp. D C D
BBL BHP Billiton Plc D C D
BHP BHP Billiton Limited D B D
CHK Chesapeake Energy Corp. D D D
CTSH Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp. D B D
DISCA Discovery Communications Inc. D B D
EBAY eBay Inc. D D D
EL Estee Lauder Companies Inc. D B D
F Ford Motor Company F C D
FCX Freeport-McMoRan Inc. D C D
HSBC HSBC Holdings plc D C D
MCD McDonald’s Corp. D C D
NBL Noble Energy Inc. D C D
PLD Prologis Inc. D C D
RRC Range Resources Corp. D D D
SBUX Starbucks Corp. F B D
SWN Southwestern Energy Company D C D

Sincerely,

Louis Navellier

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