60 Recommendations for the Earnings Shakeout

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 60 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
AFL Aflac Inc. B C B
AME AMETEK Inc. B B B
CMCSA Comcast Corp. B C B
DG Dollar General Corp. B B B
DLTR Dollar Tree Inc. B C B
ED Consolidated Edison Inc. B C B
ESRX Express Scripts Holding Company B B B
FITB Fifth Third Bancorp B B B
KLAC KLA-Tencor Corp. B B B
LNKD LinkedIn Corp. B C B
NEE NextEra Energy Inc. B C B
NMR Nomura Holdings Inc. B B B
SIG Signet Jewelers Ltd. B C B
SYF Synchrony Financial B B B

Last Week’s Sells, Now Holds

Symbol Company Name Quantitative Grade Fundamental Grade Total Grade
BCS Barclays PLC C C C
BMO Bank of Montreal D C C
BP BP p.l.c. C D C
CM Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce D C C
DE Deere & Company C C C
DISCA Discovery Communications Inc. D B C
FE FirstEnergy Corp. D C C
HAL Halliburton Company C D C
IBM International Business Machines Corp. D C C
LBTYA Liberty Global Plc D C C
LNC Lincoln National Corp. C C C
PPG PPG Industries Inc. D B C
TD Toronto-Dominion Bank D C C
TEF Telefonica SA D B C
TWX Time Warner Inc. D B C

Downgrades

Last Week’s Buys, Now Holds

Symbol Company Name Quantitative Grade Fundamental Grade Total Grade
A Agilent Technologies Inc. C B C
ADP Automatic Data Processing Inc. C B C
BK Bank of New York Mellon Corp. C C C
BMRN BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc. B C C
CBG CBRE Group Inc. C B C
CHKP Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. C B C
CVS CVS Health Corp. C B C
FCAU Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. B C C
ILMN Illumina Inc. C B C
INFY Infosys Ltd. C C C
LMCK Liberty Media Corp B C C
MAC Macerich Company C B C
PFE Pfizer Inc. C C C
SPG Simon Property Group Inc. C B C
SWKS Skyworks Solutions Inc. C B C
VRTX Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc. C C C
YUM YUM! Brands Inc. C C C

Last Week’s Holds, Now Sells

Symbol Company Name Quantitative Grade Fundamental Grade Total Grade
BABA Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. D C D
BX Blackstone Group L.P. D D D
CHU China Unicom (Hong Kong) Ltd. D D D
ENDP Endo International Plc D D D
KB KB Financial Group Inc. D C D
MAR Marriott International Inc. D B D
MRK Merck & Co. Inc. D B D
NVS Novartis AG D D D
SHG Shinhan Financial Group Co., Ltd. D B D
VFC V.F. Corp. D C D
VRX Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc. D C D
VTR Ventas 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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