65 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.

Upgrades

Last Week’s Holds, Now Buys

Symbol Company Name Quantitative Grade Fundamental Grade Total Grade
AFL Aflac Inc. B C B
AGN Allergan plc A C B
APH Amphenol Corp. B C B
CCI Crown Castle International Corp B C B
CHTR Charter Communications Inc. B C B
CTRP Ctrip.com International Ltd. A C B
ECL Ecolab Inc. B C B
HBI Hanesbrands Inc. B B B
JPM JPMorgan Chase & Co. B B B
LH Laboratory Corp. of America Holdings B B B
MDT Medtronic Plc B C B
MPC Marathon Petroleum Corp. B C B
NTRS Northern Trust Corp. B B B
PEP PepsiCo Inc. B C B
PSX Phillips 66 B B B
SHPG Shire PLC B B B
SHW Sherwin-Williams Company B B B
SNY Sanofi B B B
TMO Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. B C B
VRTX Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc. B B B
XLNX Xilinx Inc. B C B

Last Week’s Sells, Now Holds

Symbol Company Name Quantitative Grade Fundamental Grade Total Grade
ABBV AbbVie Inc. C B C
BABA Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. D C C
BAX Baxter International Inc. C C C
BHI Baker Hughes Inc. C D C
BIDU Baidu Inc. D C C
DD E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company C C C
HOT Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc. C C C
IR Ingersoll-Rand Plc D C C
MGM MGM Resorts International C C C
MYL Mylan N.V. D B C
NOK Nokia Oyj D C C
ORCL Oracle Corp. C C C
S Sprint Corp. C C C
TWX Time Warner Inc. D B C

Downgrades

Last Week’s Buys, Now Holds

Symbol Company Name Quantitative Grade Fundamental Grade Total Grade
AKAM Akamai Technologies Inc. C C C
BAM Brookfield Asset Management Inc. C B C
CL Colgate-Palmolive Company C C C
CMG Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. C C C
DTE DTE Energy Company C B C
EIX Edison International C C C
EL Estee Lauder Companies Inc. C C C
IX ORIX Corp. C C C
KYO Kyocera Corp. C C C
LLTC Linear Technology Corp. C C C
MHFI McGraw Hill Financial Inc. C C C
NEE NextEra Energy Inc. C B C
NMR Nomura Holdings Inc. C B C
PEG Public Service Enterprise Group Inc. C C C
PNC PNC Financial Services Group Inc. C B C
SCHW Charles Schwab Corp. C C C
TEL TE Connectivity Ltd. C C C
TM Toyota Motor Corp. C C C
WEC WEC Energy Group Inc B C C

Last Week’s Holds, Now Sells

Symbol Company Name Quantitative Grade Fundamental Grade Total Grade
ALL Allstate Corp. D C D
BCH Banco de Chile D C D
GG Goldcorp Inc. D C D
GLW Corning Inc. D C D
HCP HCP Inc. D D D
HSY Hershey Company D C D
JNJ Johnson & Johnson D C D
LYG Lloyds Banking Group plc D C D
MET MetLife Inc. D C D
SHG Shinhan Financial Group Co. D B D
SNDK SanDisk Corp. D C D
WFM Whole Foods Market 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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