68 Actions to Take 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 68 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.

Upgraded: From Hold to Buy
Symbol Company Name Quantitative Grade Fundamental Grade Total Grade
ARMH ARM Holdings plc A C B
DOW Dow Chemical Company B C B
GOOG Alphabet Inc. B B B
GSK GlaxoSmithKline plc B C B
PBR.A Petroleo Brasileiro B C B
QSR Restaurant Brands International B B B
UGP Ultrapar Participacoes S.A. B C B

Upgraded: From Sell to Hold
Symbol Company Name Quantitative Grade Fundamental Grade Total Grade
ANTM Anthem Inc. D C C
BIIB Biogen Inc. D B C
CI Cigna Corp. C B C
FDX FedEx Corp. D B C
HST Host Hotels & Resorts Inc. D B C
HUM Humana Inc. C C C
INCY Incyte Corp. D C C
JCI Johnson Controls Inc. C D C
QCOM QUALCOMM Incorporated C B C
RCL Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. D B C
TGT Target Corp. D B C
TXT Textron Inc. D B C
VIAB Viacom Inc. D B C
YHOO Yahoo! Inc. C D C

Downgraded: From Buy to Hold
Symbol Company Name Quantitative Grade Fundamental Grade Total Grade
APH Amphenol Corp. C B C
CAG ConAgra Foods Inc. B D C
CRM salesforce.com Inc. C C C
CSCO Cisco Systems Inc. C B C
DOV Dover Corp. B C C
EL Estee Lauder Companies Inc. C B C
FAST Fastenal Company C C C
GM General Motors Company C B C
HAS Hasbro Inc. C B C
INFY Infosys Limited C C C
LUV Southwest Airlines Co. C B C
MDLZ Mondelez International Inc. C B C
MHK Mohawk Industries Inc. C B C
MKL Markel Corp. C B C
MNST Monster Beverage Corp. C B C
PCLN Priceline Group Inc C B C
RY Royal Bank of Canada C B C
SHG Shinhan Financial Group Co. C B C
SIRI Sirius XM Holdings Inc. C B C
SLF Sun Life Financial Inc. C B C
STO Statoil ASA C C C
TS Tenaris S.A. B D C
UL Unilever PLC C C C
V Visa Inc. C B C
VALE Vale S.A. B C C
XEC Cimarex Energy Co. B C C

Downgraded: From Hold to Sell
Symbol Company Name Quantitative Grade Fundamental Grade Total Grade
BIDU Baidu Inc. D B D
BK Bank of New York Mellon Corp. D C D
CP Canadian Pacific Railway Limited D C D
DAL Delta Air Lines Inc. D C D
E Eni SpA D D D
HES Hess Corp. D D D
JPM JPMorgan Chase & Co. D C D
NFLX Netflix Inc. D B D
NOW ServiceNow Inc. D C D
RF Regions Financial Corp. D C D
UA Under Armour Inc. D B D
UAL United Continental Holdings Inc. D C D
VFC V.F. Corp. D C D
WIT Wipro Limited 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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