28 Trades to Start 2016

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 28 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
ILMN Illumina, Inc. B B B
CHTR Charter Communications, Inc. Class A B C B
MCO Moody’s Corporation B C B
CVS CVS Health Corporation B B B
ADP Automatic Data Processing, Inc. B B B
NGG National Grid plc Sponsored ADR B B B
VZ Verizon Communications Inc. B B B
A Agilent Technologies, Inc. B B B
BK Bank of New York Mellon Corporation B C B
XEL Xcel Energy Inc. B C B
WIT Wipro Limited Sponsored ADR B C B

Last Week’s Sells, Now Holds

Symbol Company Name Quantitative Grade Fundamental Grade Total Grade
UPS United Parcel Service, Inc. Class B D B C
NVS Novartis AG Sponsored ADR C C C
SNDK SanDisk Corporation C C C
D Dominion Resources, Inc. D C C
VFC V.F. Corporation D C C
VTR Ventas, Inc. C C C
SEP Spectra Energy Partners, LP C B C
CBS CBS Corporation Class B D B C
LBTYK Liberty Global Plc Class C D C C
SHG Shinhan Financial Group Co., Ltd. D B C
IVZ Invesco Ltd. D C C
KB KB Financial Group Inc. Sponsored ADR D C C
BSMX Grupo Financiero Santander Mexico SAB de CV C C C

Downgrades

Last Week’s Buys, Now Holds

Symbol Company Name Quantitative Grade Fundamental Grade Total Grade
DG Dollar General Corporation C B C
GM General Motors Company C B C

Last Week’s Holds, Now Sells

Symbol Company Name Quantitative Grade Fundamental Grade Total Grade
NUE Nucor Corporation D C D
HAL Halliburton Company 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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