This Week’s 98 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 98 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
ALL Allstate Corporation B C B
APA Apache Corporation B C B
BBD Banco Bradesco S.A. Sponsored ADR Pfd B B B
BBY Best Buy Co., Inc. C B B
BCH Banco de Chile Sponsored ADR B B B
BRK.B Berkshire Hathaway Inc. Class B B C B
BUD Anheuser-Busch InBev SA Sponsored ADR B C B
CLR Continental Resources, Inc. B D B
CNQ Canadian Natural Resources Limited B C B
CTL CenturyLink, Inc. B B B
EPD Enterprise Products Partners L.P. B C B
ESS Essex Property Trust, Inc. B B B
EXC Exelon Corporation A D B
FMS Fresenius Medical Care AG & Co. KGaA Sponsored ADR B C B
GSK GlaxoSmithKline plc Sponsored ADR B D B
MMP Magellan Midstream Partners, L.P. B C B
MRK Merck & Co., Inc. B C B
RDS.B Royal Dutch Shell Plc Sponsored ADR Class B B B B
SE Spectra Energy Corp A D B
TOT Total SA Sponsored ADR Class B B C B
TRP TransCanada Corporation A D B
TS Tenaris S.A. Sponsored ADR B D B
UGP Ultrapar Participacoes S.A. Sponsored ADR B B B
VALE Vale S.A. Sponsored ADR B C B
WMT Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. B B B
XEC Cimarex Energy Co. B C B

Upgraded: From Sell to Hold
Symbol Company Name Quantitative Grade Fundamental Grade Total Grade
AA Alcoa Inc. C D C
ARMH ARM Holdings plc Sponsored ADR C B C
AZN Astrazeneca PLC Sponsored ADR C B C
BP BP p.l.c. Sponsored ADR C D C
CAT Caterpillar Inc. C D C
CEO CNOOC Limited Sponsored ADR C D C
CHL China Mobile Limited Sponsored ADR D C C
DEO Diageo plc Sponsored ADR C B C
E Eni SpA Sponsored ADR C D C
EMR Emerson Electric Co. C C C
FCX Freeport-McMoRan, Inc. C C C
GM General Motors Company D B C
HLT Hilton Worldwide Holdings, Inc. D B C
HUM Humana Inc. C C C
KB KB Financial Group Inc. Sponsored ADR D B C
LNKD LinkedIn Corporation Class A B B B
MBLY Mobileye N.V. C B C
NBL Noble Energy, Inc. C D C
ORCL Oracle Corporation C C C
PBR Petroleo Brasileiro SA Sponsored ADR C D C
QCOM QUALCOMM Incorporated D C C
QVCA Liberty Interactive Corporation QVC Group Class A D C C
SBAC SBA Communications Corporation C B C
SCCO Southern Copper Corporation C C C
SKM SK Telecom Co., Ltd. Sponsored ADR D B C
SLB Schlumberger NV C D C
SLG SL Green Realty Corp. C C C
SYMC Symantec Corporation B D C
UNP Union Pacific Corporation C C C
UTX United Technologies Corporation C C C
WPZ Williams Partners, L.P. C D C

Downgraded: From Buy to Hold
Symbol Company Name Quantitative Grade Fundamental Grade Total Grade
AET Aetna Inc. C C C
APH Amphenol Corporation Class A C B C
BF.B Brown-Forman Corporation Class B C B C
DAL Delta Air Lines, Inc. C B C
DOW Dow Chemical Company C C C
FMX Fomento Economico Mexicano SAB de CV Sponsored ADR Class B C C C
KR Kroger Co. C B C
LRCX Lam Research Corporation C C C
MA MasterCard Incorporated Class A D B C
MHK Mohawk Industries, Inc. C B C
NKE NIKE, Inc. Class B C B C
RYAAY Ryanair Holdings Plc Sponsored ADR C B C
TSCO Tractor Supply Company C B C
TTM Tata Motors Limited Sponsored ADR C C C
UHS Universal Health Services, Inc. Class B D B C
WIT Wipro Limited Sponsored ADR C C C
WLTW Willis Towers Watson Public Limited Company C C C

Downgraded: From Hold to Sell
Symbol Company Name Quantitative Grade Fundamental Grade Total Grade
AGU Agrium Inc. D C D
BBT BB&T Corporation D C D
CI Cigna Corporation F B D
CVS CVS Health Corporation D C D
DE Deere & Company D C D
DIS Walt Disney Company D C D
EMN Eastman Chemical Company D B D
FDX FedEx Corporation D C D
FITB Fifth Third Bancorp D B D
FOX Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc. Class B D C D
HCA HCA Holdings, Inc. F B D
LVS Las Vegas Sands Corp. D D D
MCO Moody’s Corporation D C D
NTRS Northern Trust Corporation D B D
NXPI NXP Semiconductors NV D B D
PNR Pentair plc D C D
RF Regions Financial Corporation D B D
SCHW Charles Schwab Corporation F B D
SSL Sasol Limited Sponsored ADR D C D
SYF Synchrony Financial F B D
TEL TE Connectivity Ltd. D C D
TSLA Tesla Motors, Inc. D D D
TWX Time Warner Inc. D B D
UAL United Continental Holdings, Inc. D C D
VLO Valero Energy Corporation 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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