75 Household Names To Sell Right Away

As we progress through earnings season, now is an excellent time to trim your portfolio of all dead weight. I’m talking about all of the companies that have announced mixed earnings results or have sloppy guidance looking forward. Of course, it can be tedious reviewing the latest earnings results for each of your companies, so I’ve broken down the top 75 big blue chips that you should take profits on immediately.

Consider Taking Profits on These 75 Stocks:

Symbol Company Name Quantitative Grade Fundamental Grade Total Grade
AA Alcoa Inc. F D F
AMAT Applied Materials, Inc. F C D
APA Apache Corporation F D F
APC Anadarko Petroleum Corporation F F F
AXP American Express Company F C D
BEN Franklin Resources, Inc. F C F
BHP BHP Billiton Limited F D F
BMO Bank of Montreal F C D
BNS Bank of Nova Scotia F C D
BP BP p.l.c. D D D
CAT Caterpillar Inc. F C F
CLR Continental Resources, Inc. D D D
CMI Cummins Inc. F C F
CNI Canadian National Railway Company F C D
COP ConocoPhillips D F D
CP Canadian Pacific Railway Limited F C F
CVE Cenovus Energy Inc. D C D
CVX Chevron Corporation F D D
DVN Devon Energy Corporation F D F
E Eni SpA D D D
EC Ecopetrol SA F D F
EMC EMC Corporation D C D
EMR Emerson Electric Co. F C D
ENB Enbridge Inc. D D D
ENI Enersis S.A. F C D
EOG EOG Resources, Inc. D F D
EQT EQT Corporation F D F
ERIC LM Ericsson Telefon AB D C D
ETN Eaton Corp. Plc D C D
FCX Freeport-McMoRan, Inc. F F F
GPS Gap, Inc. F C F
HAL Halliburton Company F D F
HES Hess Corporation D F D
HST Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. F C D
IBM International Business Machines Corp. F C D
IMO Imperial Oil Limited F D F
L Loews Corporation F C D
LNG Cheniere Energy, Inc. F D F
LVS Las Vegas Sands Corp. D C D
MFC Manulife Financial Corporation D C D
MON Monsanto Company F C D
MPEL Melco Crown Entertainment D D D
MRO Marathon Oil Corporation F D F
NBL Noble Energy, Inc. F F F
NOV National Oilwell Varco, Inc. F C F
NSC Norfolk Southern Corporation F C F
NTAP NetApp, Inc. F C D
OXY Occidental Petroleum Corporation D F D
PAA Plains All American Pipeline, L.P. F D F
PBR Petroleo Brasileiro SA F D F
POT Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan Inc. F C F
PX Praxair, Inc. D C D
PXD Pioneer Natural Resources Company D C D
QCOM QUALCOMM Incorporated F C D
RIO Rio Tinto plc F C D
RY Royal Bank of Canada F C D
SE Spectra Energy Corp F D F
SLB Schlumberger NV D C D
SSL Sasol Limited F C D
STO Statoil ASA D D D
STX Seagate Technology PLC F C D
SU Suncor Energy Inc. D D D
TOT Total SA D D D
TYC Tyco International PLC F C D
UNP Union Pacific Corporation F C F
VALE Vale S.A. F D F
WBK Westpac Banking Corp F C D
WDC Western Digital Corporation F C D
WPZ Williams Partners, L.P. F C D
XOM Exxon Mobil Corporation D D D

If you still own at least one of these stocks, now would be the time to reconsider whether you want to continue holding it, or lock in profits and use that money towards better opportunities.

In my professional opinion, the best thing you can do to prepare for the year-end rally is invest solely in companies with the best earnings prospects. While I expect third-quarter earnings season to boost many stocks, the smart money will flow into those companies that are growing sales, growing earnings and beating analysts’ expectations. To ensure that you’re investing with the cream of the crop, I recommend that you run your portfolio through my Portfolio Grader screening tool. It doesn’t take much to see that sticking to A- and B-rated stocks pays off big in the long run.


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