62 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 65 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.


Last Week’s Holds, Now Buys

Symbol Company Quantitative Grade Fundamental Grade Total Grade
CAH Cardinal Health, Inc. B B B
EL Estee Lauder Companies Inc. Class A B B B
GIB CGI Group Inc. Class A B C B
GILD Gilead Sciences, Inc. C B B
INTU Intuit Inc. B C B
LNKD LinkedIn Corporation Class A B C B
MHFI McGraw Hill Financial, Inc. B B B
PNC PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. B B B
SCHW Charles Schwab Corporation B C B
TEL TE Connectivity Ltd. B C B

Last Week’s Sells, Now Holds

Symbol Company Quantitative Grade Fundamental Grade Total Grade
ADSK Autodesk, Inc. C D C
ALL Allstate Corporation D C C
AMG Affiliated Managers Group, Inc. D B C
CBS CBS Corporation Class B D B C
DISCA Discovery Communications, Inc. Class A D C C
FAST Fastenal Company D C C
MS Morgan Stanley C D C
TSLA Tesla Motors, Inc. C D C
ZBH Zimmer Biomet Holdings, Inc. C D C


Last Week’s Buys, Now Holds

Symbol Company Quantitative Grade Fundamental Grade Total Grade
AAL American Airlines Group, Inc. C B C
ACE ACE Limited C C C
ADP Automatic Data Processing, Inc. C B C
AON Aon plc C C C
BUD Anheuser-Busch InBev SA Sponsored ADR B C C
BX Blackstone Group L.P. B D C
CELG Celgene Corporation C C C
ECL Ecolab Inc. C C C
ED Consolidated Edison, Inc. C C C
ES Eversource Energy C C C
F Ford Motor Company C B C
GD General Dynamics Corporation C B C
INFY Infosys Limited Sponsored ADR C C C
ISRG Intuitive Surgical, Inc. C B C
KMB Kimberly-Clark Corporation B C C
PCG PG&E Corporation B D C
PEP PepsiCo, Inc. C C C
PLD Prologis, Inc. C B C
PPL PPL Corporation C C C
SHPG Shire PLC Sponsored ADR C B C
SNY Sanofi Sponsored ADR C B C
TEVA Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Limited C C C
VRTX Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated C B C

Last Week’s Holds, Now Sells

Symbol Company Quantitative Grade Fundamental Grade Total Grade
A Agilent Technologies, Inc. D B D
ADM Archer-Daniels-Midland Company F D D
ALXN Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. D C D
AZN Astrazeneca PLC Sponsored ADR D C D
BABA Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. Sponsored ADR F C D
BCS Barclays PLC Sponsored ADR D C D
BHI Baker Hughes Incorporated C D D
DB Deutsche Bank AG D D D
EMN Eastman Chemical Company D B D
ENDP Endo International Plc D C D
FOX Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc. Class B D C D
GPC Genuine Parts Company D C D
NBG.PA National Bank of Greece S.A. D C D
SBAC SBA Communications Corporation D C D
SCCO Southern Copper Corporation D D D
SRE Sempra Energy D C D
TEF Telefonica SA Sponsored ADR D C D
TWX Time Warner Inc. D B D
VTR Ventas, Inc. D D D
XEC Cimarex Energy Co. C F 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.


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