This Week’s 43 Biggest Upgrades and Downgrades

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 43 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
APD Air Products and Chemicals Inc. B B B
DAL Delta Air Lines Inc. B B B
GGP General Growth Properties Inc. B C B
INTC Intel Corp. B B B
LRCX Lam Research Corp. B C B
SEP Spectra Energy Partners, LP B C B
WIT Wipro Limited B C B
WYNN Wynn Resorts, Limited B B B

Upgraded: From Sell to Hold
Symbol Company Name Quantitative Grade Fundamental Grade Total Grade
AGU Agrium Inc. C C C
CNC Centene Corp. C C C
EOG EOG Resources Inc. C D C
EQT EQT Corp. C D C
IP International Paper Company D B C
MJN Mead Johnson Nutrition Company C D C
RDS.A Royal Dutch Shell Plc C D C
TEL TE Connectivity Ltd. D B C
TS Tenaris S.A. C D C
UAL United Continental Holdings Inc. D C C

Downgraded: From Buy to Hold
Symbol Company Name Quantitative Grade Fundamental Grade Total Grade
BLK BlackRock Inc. C C C
CUK Carnival plc C B C
EXC Exelon Corp. B D C
GD General Dynamics Corp. C B C
GSK GlaxoSmithKline plc B D C
HIG Hartford Financial Services Group Inc. B C C
MA MasterCard Incorporated C B C
SNN Smith & Nephew PLC C C C

Downgraded: From Hold to Sell
Symbol Company Name Quantitative Grade Fundamental Grade Total Grade
ALXN Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc. D C D
AZN Astrazeneca PLC D B D
BBT BB&T Corp. D C D
BT BT Group PLC D B D
DEO Diageo plc D B D
DIS Walt Disney Company D C D
GM General Motors Company D B D
NCLH Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. D B D
QVCA Liberty Interactive Corp. QVC Group D C D
TXT Textron Inc. D B D
VOD Vodafone Group Plc 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.

Sincerely,

Louis Navellier

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