46 Trades to Make Before Earnings Season

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 46 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
AET Aetna Inc. B C B
APH Amphenol Corporation B B B
CBS.A CBS Corporation B B B
CNI Canadian National Railway Company B B B
DOV Dover Corporation B C B
LRCX Lam Research Corporation B C B
PXD Pioneer Natural Resources Company B C B
S Sprint Corp. B D B
TTM Tata Motors Limited B C B
VIV Telefonica Brasil S.A. Pfd B B B
WWAV WhiteWave Foods Company B B B
ZTS Zoetis, Inc. B B B

Upgraded: From Sell to Hold
Symbol Company Name Quantitative Grade Fundamental Grade Total Grade
ADI Analog Devices, Inc. C C C
ADM Archer-Daniels-Midland Company C C C
CP Canadian Pacific Railway Limited D B C
PNR Pentair plc C C C
TEL TE Connectivity Ltd. D C C
TWX Time Warner Inc. D B C
VIA Viacom Inc. D C C

Downgraded: From Buy to Hold
Symbol Company Name Quantitative Grade Fundamental Grade Total Grade
ALL Allstate Corporation B C C
BBY Best Buy Co., Inc. C B C
BRK.B Berkshire Hathaway Inc. C C C
BSMX Grupo Financiero Santander Mexico SAB de CV C C C
BUD Anheuser-Busch InBev SA C C C
CRH CRH Plc C B C
EPD Enterprise Products Partners L.P. C C C
FMS Fresenius Medical Care AG & Co. KGaA C C C
NFLX Netflix, Inc. C B C
ORAN Orange SA C B C
RDS.B Royal Dutch Shell Plc C B C
SBUX Starbucks Corporation C C C
SLF Sun Life Financial Inc. C B C
TOT Total SA C C C
TS Tenaris S.A. B D C
UGP Ultrapar Participacoes S.A. C B C
XEC Cimarex Energy Co. B C C

Downgraded: From Hold to Sell
Symbol Company Name Quantitative Grade Fundamental Grade Total Grade
ABB ABB Ltd. D C D
BA Boeing Company D C D
HUM Humana Inc. D C D
KB KB Financial Group Inc. D B D
PSX Phillips 66 D D D
RCL Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. D B D
SCCO Southern Copper Corporation D C D
SKM SK Telecom Co., Ltd. F B D
SLG SL Green Realty Corp. D C D
WBA Walgreens Boots Alliance 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.

Sincerely,

Louis Navellier

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