49 Stock 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 49 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
ADM Archer-Daniels-Midland Company B B B
BCR C. R. Bard, Inc. A C B
BRK.B Berkshire Hathaway Inc. Class B B B B
JWN Nordstrom, Inc. B C B
PPG PPG Industries, Inc. B C B
SPG Simon Property Group, Inc. B B B
SYK Stryker Corporation B B B
TSN Tyson Foods, Inc. Class A B B B
VTR Ventas, Inc. B C B

Last Week’s Sells, Now Holds

Symbol Company Name Quantitative Grade Fundamental Grade Total Grade
AFL Aflac Incorporated D C C
AME AMETEK, Inc. D C C
CNA CNA Financial Corporation C C C
CRH CRH Plc Sponsored ADR D C C
EXC Exelon Corporation D B C
GIS General Mills, Inc. C C C
GM General Motors Company D C C
KMB Kimberly-Clark Corporation C C C
PCAR PACCAR Inc D B C
PCLN Priceline Group Inc D B C
PHI Philippine Long Distance Telephone Co. C C C
PM Philip Morris International Inc. D C C
SLF Sun Life Financial Inc. D C C
UTX United Technologies Corporation D B C
WMT Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. D C C

Downgrades

Last Week’s Buys, Now Holds

Symbol Company Name Quantitative Grade Fundamental Grade Total Grade
ALV Autoliv Inc. B C C
ASML ASML Holding NV ADR B D C
BIDU Baidu, Inc. Sponsored ADR Class A C C C
CBS.A CBS Corporation Class A C C C
CHA China Telecom Corp. Ltd. B C C
CHU China Unicom (Hong Kong) C C C
CMG Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. C B C
ED Consolidated Edison, Inc. B C C
EL Estee Lauder Companies Inc. Class A C B C
INTC Intel Corporation C C C
IR Ingersoll-Rand Plc C B C
KYO Kyocera Corporation Sponsored ADR C B C
LNKD LinkedIn Corporation Class A B C C
NEM Newmont Mining Corporation C B C
TWTR Twitter, Inc. C C C

Last Week’s Holds, Now Sells

Symbol Company Name Quantitative Grade Fundamental Grade Total Grade
CQP Cheniere Energy Partners, L.P. C D D
HPQ Hewlett-Packard Company D C D
LLTC Linear Technology Corporation D B D
LMCA Liberty Media Corp. Class A C D D
NMR Nomura Holdings, Inc. Sponsored ADR D B D
RUK Reed Elsevier PLC Sponsored ADR D C D
STX Seagate Technology PLC D B D
WDAY Workday, Inc. Class A D B D
WMB Williams Companies, Inc. 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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