88 Upgrades and Downgrades for this 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 88 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
AGR Avangrid Inc. B C B
ALV Autoliv Inc. B B B
AMAT Applied Materials Inc. B B B
APD Air Products and Chemicals Inc. B B B
BIDU Baidu Inc. C B B
CL Colgate-Palmolive Company B C B
COH Coach Inc. B C B
D Dominion Resources Inc. B C B
DLTR Dollar Tree Inc. B C B
ETR Entergy Corp. B C B
FMX Fomento Economico Mexicano B B B
GG Goldcorp Inc. B C B
HBI Hanesbrands Inc. C B B
HSY Hershey Company B C B
HUM Humana Inc. B C B
KR Kroger Co. B B B
LH Laboratory Corp. of America Holdings B B B
LLL L-3 Communications Holdings Inc. A C B
MNST Monster Beverage Corp. B C B
QSR Restaurant Brands International Inc B B B
VTR Ventas Inc. B C B
ZBH Zimmer Biomet Holdings Inc. B C B

Upgraded: From Sell to Hold
Symbol Company Name Quantitative Grade Fundamental Grade Total Grade
BBD Banco Bradesco S.A. Pfd C C C
CNHI CNH Industrial NV C C C
CVE Cenovus Energy Inc. C D C
CX Cemex SAB de CV C C C
CXO Concho Resources Inc. C F C
FCX Freeport-McMoRan Inc. C C C
KYO Kyocera Corp. C B C
MMP Magellan Midstream Partners L.P. C C C
NOK Nokia Oyj C B C
PBR Petroleo Brasileiro SA C D C
PXD Pioneer Natural Resources Company C D C
SBAC SBA Communications Corp. D C C
TRP TransCanada Corp. C D C
VALE Vale S.A. C D C

Downgraded: From Buy to Hold
Symbol Company Name Quantitative Grade Fundamental Grade Total Grade
ABBV AbbVie Inc. C B C
APH Amphenol Corp. C B C
BABA Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. C B C
BLL Ball Corp. C D C
BRK.B Berkshire Hathaway Inc. C B C
CNI Canadian National Railway Company C B C
CTSH Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp. C B C
EA Electronic Arts Inc. B C C
EMN Eastman Chemical Company C B C
ESS Essex Property Trust Inc. C B C
FITB Fifth Third Bancorp C B C
INTC Intel Corp. C C C
LLTC Linear Technology Corp. C C C
LRCX Lam Research Corp. C C C
NUE Nucor Corp. B D C
NVO Novo Nordisk A/S C B C
PPG PPG Industries Inc. C B C
PRU Prudential Financial Inc. C B C
PSX Phillips 66 B D C
ROK Rockwell Automation Inc. C C C
TSLA Tesla Motors Inc. B D C
TSM Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing C B C
XLNX Xilinx Inc. C C C

Downgraded: From Hold to Sell
Symbol Company Name Quantitative Grade Fundamental Grade Total Grade
ABT Abbott Laboratories D C D
ALXN Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc. D C D
AMTD TD Ameritrade Holding Corp. D C D
APA Apache Corp. D D D
EPD Enterprise Products Partners L.P. D C D
GLW Corning Incorporated D D D
IBM International Business Machines Corp. D B D
IBN ICICI Bank Limited F C D
JD JD.com Inc. D D D
LYB LyondellBasell Industries NV D C D
MCO Moody’s Corp. D C D
MET MetLife Inc. D C D
MFG Mizuho Financial Group Inc. D B D
MRK Merck & Co. Inc. D C D
PFG Principal Financial Group Inc. D C D
PUK Prudential plc D C D
RDS.B Royal Dutch Shell Plc D C D
REGN Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc. D B D
SNE Sony Corp. D C D
STO Statoil ASA D C D
SWKS Skyworks Solutions Inc. D B D
TEL TE Connectivity Ltd. D B D

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