51 Upgrades and Downgrades

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 51 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 Quantitative Grade Fundamental Grade Total Grade
BUD Anheuser-Busch InBev SA B B B
MPC Marathon Petroleum Corporation C B B
DTV DIRECTV B C B
CTRP Ctrip.com International Ltd. B C B
JWN Nordstrom, Inc. B C B
VFC V.F. Corporation B C B
DISH DISH Network Corporation Class A C B B
HRL Hormel Foods Corporation B B B
AEP American Electric Power Company, Inc. B C B
ADM Archer-Daniels-Midland Company B B B
CPB Campbell Soup Company B C B
FE FirstEnergy Corp. B C B
QVCA Liberty Interactive Corporation Class A C B B
KEP Korea Electric Power Corporation B C B
TI.A Telecom Italia S.p.A. Sponsored ADR B C B

Last Week’s Sells, Now Holds

Symbol Company Quantitative Grade Fundamental Grade Total Grade
ROK Rockwell Automation, Inc. D B C
UTX United Technologies Corporation D B C
ACE ACE Limited C C C
BF.B Brown-Forman Corporation Class B D C C
DE Deere & Company C C C
BPL Buckeye Partners, L.P. C C C
AZN AstraZeneca PLC Sponsored ADR D C C
XLNX Xilinx, Inc. C C C
EOC Empresa Nacional de Electricidad S.A. D C C
VOD Vodafone Group Plc Sponsored ADR C C C
TMUS T-Mobile US, Inc. C C C
HPQ Hewlett-Packard Company D C C
SYMC Symantec Corporation C C C

Downgrades

Last Week’s Buys, Now Holds

Symbol Company Quantitative Grade Fundamental Grade Total Grade
PPG PPG Industries, Inc. C C C
SLG SL Green Realty Corp. B D C
MA MasterCard Incorporated Class A C B C
OMC Omnicom Group Inc C C C
BT BT Group plc Sponsored ADR C C C
ABBV AbbVie, Inc. C C C
CCL Carnival Corporation C C C
YHOO Yahoo! Inc. B C C
WFM Whole Foods Market, Inc. C C C
CAJ Canon Inc. Sponsored ADR B D C
ING ING Groep NV Sponsored ADR C B C
ASX Advanced Semiconductor Engineering, Inc. C B C

Last Week’s Holds, Now Sells

Symbol Company Quantitative Grade Fundamental Grade Total Grade
CEO CNOOC Limited Sponsored ADR D B D
UPS United Parcel Service, Inc. Class B D C D
HSY Hershey Company D C D
MMP Magellan Midstream Partners, L.P. D C D
WPZ Williams Partners, L.P. C F D
ETP Energy Transfer Partners, L.P. C D D
SEP Spectra Energy Partners, LP D C D
JCI Johnson Controls, Inc. D C D
SYY Sysco Corporation D C D
NTAP NetApp, Inc. F C D
CRH CRH Plc Sponsored ADR D C D

To stay on top of my latest stock ratings, plug your holdings into Portfolio Grader, my proprietary stock screening tool. You may get started here.

Sincerely,

Louis Navellier

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