Prepare for Earnings Season with these 63 Trades

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 63 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
ABT Abbott Laboratories B C B
ACE ACE Limited B C B
ADP Automatic Data Processing Inc. B C B
AON Aon plc B B B
BTI British American Tobacco p.l.c. B C B
BXP Boston Properties Inc. B D B
CCI Crown Castle International Corp. B C B
CL Colgate-Palmolive Company B C B
CNP CenterPoint Energy Inc. B C B
D Dominion Resources Inc. B D B
ED Consolidated Edison Inc. B C B
EMC EMC Corp. B C B
EQIX Equinix Inc. B C B
GS Goldman Sachs Group Inc. B B B
ISRG Intuitive Surgical Inc. B D B
KO Coca-Cola Company B C B
MS Morgan Stanley B B B
MYL Mylan Inc. B C B
RHT Red Hat Inc. B C B
TRI Thomson Reuters Corp. B C B
VMW Vmware Inc. B C B
WY Weyerhaeuser Company B C B

Last Week’s Sells, Now Holds

Symbol Company Name Quantitative Grade Fundamental Grade Total Grade
CB Chubb Corp. C C C
CRM salesforce.com Inc. C C C
DHR Danaher Corp. D C C
EBAY eBay Inc. C D C
EQT EQT Corp. C C C
HSY Hershey Company D C C
MDLZ Mondelez International Inc. C C C
UPS United Parcel Service Inc. C C C
WMT Wal-Mart Stores Inc. C C C
YUM YUM! Brands Inc. D C C

Downgrades

Last Week’s Buys, Now Holds

Symbol Company Name Quantitative Grade Fundamental Grade Total Grade
AMAT Applied Materials Inc. C C C
CHTR Charter Communications Inc. B D C
IRE Bank of Ireland C C C
JNPR Juniper Networks Inc. C B C
PKX POSCO C C C
PUK Prudential plc C B C
SAN Banco Santander S.A. C C C
SHW Sherwin-Williams Company C B C
SLB Schlumberger NV C C C
SNY Sanofi C C C
SSL Sasol Limited C B C
WFT Weatherford International plc C C C
XEC Cimarex Energy Co. C C C

Last Week’s Holds, Now Sells

Symbol Company Name Quantitative Grade Fundamental Grade Total Grade
AGU Agrium Inc. D C D
AIG American International Group Inc. D B D
APA Apache Corp. D D D
BP BP p.l.c. D C D
BWA BorgWarner Inc. D B D
CLR Continental Resources Inc. C D D
CTSH Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp. D B D
CXO Concho Resources Inc. D C D
HSBC HSBC Holdings plc D C D
HTZ Hertz Global Holdings Inc. D C D
MSI Motorola Solutions Inc. D D D
NOV National Oilwell Varco Inc. D B D
OXY Occidental Petroleum Corp. D C D
POT Potash Corp. of Saskatchewan Inc. D C D
PX Praxair Inc. D C D
TEF Telefonica SA F C D
TOT Total SA D C D
TRIP TripAdvisor Inc. D C D

Sincerely,

Louis Navellier

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