Know Before You Buy These 74 Blue Chips

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 74 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.

This Week’s Ratings Changes:

Upgraded: From Hold to Buy
Symbol Company Name Quantitative Grade Fundamental Grade Total Grade
BLL Ball Corp. B C B
BMO Bank of Montreal B C B
CE Celanese Corp. B C B
CNI Canadian National Railway Company B B B
CTSH Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp. B B B
DGX Quest Diagnostics Inc. B B B
EMN Eastman Chemical Company B B B
FITB Fifth Third Bancorp C B B
INTC Intel Corp. B C B
JPM JPMorgan Chase & Co. B B B
LLTC Linear Technology Corp. B B B
MTB M&T Bank Corp. B C B
PRU Prudential Financial Inc. B B B
STI SunTrust Banks Inc. B B B
UA Under Armour Inc. B B B
USB U.S. Bancorp B C B

Upgraded: From Sell to Hold
Symbol Company Name Quantitative Grade Fundamental Grade Total Grade
ALXN Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc. C D C
APA Apache Corp. C D C
BAM Brookfield Asset Management Inc. D C C
BBT BB&T Corp. C C C
C Citigroup Inc. D B C
CVX Chevron Corp. C F C
DE Deere & Company C C C
DFS Discover Financial Services C B C
EPD Enterprise Products Partners L.P. D C C
IBN ICICI Bank Limited D C C
MFG Mizuho Financial Group Inc. D B C
MGA Magna International Inc. D B C
NSC Norfolk Southern Corp. D B C
PFG Principal Financial Group Inc. D C C
PNR Pentair Plc C D C
PUK Prudential Plc D C C
SSL Sasol Limited C C C
STO Statoil ASA C D C
TEL TE Connectivity Ltd. D B C
TXT Textron Inc. D C C

Downgraded: From Buy to Hold
Symbol Company Name Quantitative Grade Fundamental Grade Total Grade
AMAT Applied Materials Inc. C B C
BBDO Banco Bradesco S.A. C C C
CHKP Check Point Software Technologies C B C
CL Colgate-Palmolive Company B D C
CSCO Cisco Systems Inc. C B C
CTL CenturyLink Inc. C B C
CVS CVS Health Corp. C B C
D Dominion Resources Inc. C C C
DAL Delta Air Lines Inc. C B C
DLTR Dollar Tree Inc. C C C
EBAY eBay Inc. C C C
FE FirstEnergy Corp. C C C
KR Kroger Co. C B C
LVLT Level 3 Communications Inc. C B C
MHFI McGraw Hill Financial Inc. C B C
NCLH Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. C B C
SNN Smith & Nephew Plc C B C
WHR Whirlpool Corp. C B C
YUM Yum! Brands Inc. C B C

Downgraded: From Hold to Sell
Symbol Company Name Quantitative Grade Fundamental Grade Total Grade
AAL American Airlines Group Inc. F B D
AAPL Apple Inc. D B D
ALL Allstate Corp. D C D
BBD Banco Bradesco S.A. D C D
CX Cemex SAB de CV D C D
ILMN Illumina Inc. D C D
MAR Marriott International Inc. F C D
PBR Petroleo Brasileiro SA C D D
SYMC Symantec Corp. D C D
TI.A Telecom Italia S.p.A. D C D
UAL United Continental Holdings Inc. D C D
VALE Vale S.A. C D D
WMT Wal-Mart Stores 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.


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