53 Stock Upgrades and Downgrades for the Week

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 53 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
AEE Ameren Corp. B C B
CMCSA Comcast Corp. B B B
CSCO Cisco Systems Inc. B B B
D Dominion Resources Inc. B B B
EL Estee Lauder Companies Inc. B C B
GIB CGI Group Inc. B C B
GOOG Google Inc. B C B
MPC Marathon Petroleum Corp. B C B
NTRS Northern Trust Corp. C B B
PLD Prologis Inc. B B B
PNC PNC Financial Services Group Inc. B B B
PPL PPL Corp. B C B
RELX RELX PLC B C B
RTN Raytheon Company B C B
SNN Smith & Nephew PLC B B B
SO Southern Company B C B

Last Week’s Sells, Now Holds

Symbol Company Name Quantitative Grade Fundamental Grade Total Grade
ALL Allstate Corp. C C C
AMP Ameriprise Financial Inc. D B C
BBT BB&T Corp. C C C
FITB Fifth Third Bancorp C C C
IBN ICICI Bank Limited D B C
LYB LyondellBasell Industries NV D B C
MET MetLife Inc. D C C
ORCL Oracle Corp. C C C
PRU Prudential Financial Inc. D B C
SLF Sun Life Financial Inc. D B C
STT State Street Corp. C C C
TROW T. Rowe Price Group D C C
TU TELUS Corp. C C C

Downgrades

Last Week’s Buys, Now Holds

Symbol Company Name Quantitative Grade Fundamental Grade Total Grade
ABBV AbbVie Inc. C C C
AGU Agrium Inc. C C C
BA Boeing Company C C C
CERN Cerner Corp. C C C
COL Rockwell Collins Inc. C B C
ENDP Endo International Plc C C C
GILD Gilead Sciences Inc. C B C
ISRG Intuitive Surgical Inc. C B C
NJ Nidec Corp. C B C
PRGO Perrigo Co. Plc B C C
SHW Sherwin-Williams Company C C C
SYT Syngenta AG C C C
TXT Textron Inc. C C C
VRTX Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc. C C C
WHR Whirlpool Corp. C C C

Last Week’s Holds, Now Sells

Symbol Company Name Quantitative Grade Fundamental Grade Total Grade
BCH Banco de Chile D C D
CF CF Industries Holdings Inc. D C D
DE Deere & Company D C D
F Ford Motor Company D B D
GLW Corning Inc. D B D
HOT Starwood Hotels & Resorts D B D
MRK Merck & Co. Inc. D C D
ZBH Zimmer Biomet Holdings Inc. D D 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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