57 Trades To Start Earnings Season With A Bang

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 57 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
AON Aon plc B B B
BSX Boston Scientific Corporation B C B
CHU China Unicom (Hong Kong) Limited B B B
CPB Campbell Soup Company B B B
HSY Hershey Company B C B
ITW Illinois Tool Works Inc. B B B
SNP China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation B C B
TEL TE Connectivity Ltd. B B B
TXT Textron Inc. C B B
XRX Xerox Corporation B C B

Last Week’s Sells, Now Holds

Symbol Company Name Quantitative Grade Fundamental Grade Total Grade
ARMH ARM Holdings plc D C C
CHT Chunghwa Telecom Co., Ltd C C C
JNPR Juniper Networks, Inc. C C C
KB KB Financial Group Inc. D C C
MCD McDonald’s Corporation C D C
NTT Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corp. C D C
PKX POSCO Sponsored ADR C D C
PM Philip Morris International Inc. C C C
RIO Rio Tinto plc D B C
SJM J. M. Smucker Company C C C
VRSK Verisk Analytics, Inc. D 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
ABT Abbott Laboratories B C C
BMY Bristol-Myers Squibb Company C C C
CHTR Charter Communications, Inc. B D C
COL Rockwell Collins, Inc. C C C
CP Canadian Pacific Railway C C C
DG Dollar General Corporation C C C
DLPH Delphi Automotive PLC C C C
ENB Enbridge Inc. C D C
ENL Reed Elsevier NV C C C
EPD Enterprise Products Partners L.P. C C C
HIG Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc. C B C
LBTYK Liberty Global Plc C C C
LNKD LinkedIn Corporation C C C
MS Morgan Stanley C B C
PCAR PACCAR Inc C B C
PNC PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. C C C
RUK Reed Elsevier PLC Sponsored ADR C C C
SBUX Starbucks Corporation C C C
STI SunTrust Banks, Inc. D B C
WMB Williams Companies, 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 D D
BBT BB&T Corporation D C D
COF Capital One Financial Corporation D C D
FAST Fastenal Company D C D
GRFS Grifols, S.A. F C D
HOT Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. D C D
IR Ingersoll-Rand Plc D B D
IRE Bank of Ireland D C D
PCLN Priceline Group Inc D B D
RBS Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc D C D
RF Regions Financial Corporation D C D
SE Spectra Energy Corp D C D
SLB Schlumberger NV D C D
SLF Sun Life Financial Inc. D C D
TI Telecom Italia S.p.A. D D D

Sincerely,

Louis Navellier

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