81 Trades to Make Before August Ends

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 81 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
ADSK Autodesk Inc. B D B
ALL Allstate Corp. B C B
APH Amphenol Corp. B B B
BLL Ball Corp. B C B
CNI Canadian National Railway Company B C B
CSCO Cisco Systems Inc. B C B
D Dominion Resources Inc. B C B
EA Electronic Arts Inc. B B B
EBAY eBay Inc. B B B
EL Estee Lauder Companies Inc. B C B
HAS Hasbro Inc. B B B
MKL Markel Corp. B C B
MNST Monster Beverage Corp. B C B
PFE Pfizer Inc. B C B
PX Praxair Inc. B B B
SNE Sony Corp. B D B
TWX Time Warner Inc. B B B
UL Unilever Plc B C B
UN Unilever NV ADR B C B
VRSK Verisk Analytics Inc B C B
WMT Wal-Mart Stores Inc. B C B
WU Western Union Company B B B

Upgraded: From Sell to Hold
Symbol Company Name Quantitative Grade Fundamental Grade Total Grade
AAL American Airlines Group Inc. D C C
BBT BB&T Corp. D C C
CFG Citizens Financial Group Inc. D B C
COG Cabot Oil & Gas Corp. C C C
CP Canadian Pacific Railway C C C
DE Deere & Company C B C
FITB Fifth Third Bancorp D B C
JCI Johnson Controls Inc. C C C
JD JD.com Inc. D C C
MDLZ Mondelez International Inc. D B C
NTRS Northern Trust Corp. D C C
RF Regions Financial Corp. D C C
RHT Red Hat Inc. D B C
SCHW Charles Schwab Corp. D B C
TM Toyota Motor Corp. D C C
TSCO Tractor Supply Company D C C
TXT Textron Inc. D B C
USB U.S. Bancorp D B C
VMW VMware Inc. C B C
WLTW Willis Towers Watson C C C

Downgraded: From Buy to Hold
Symbol Company Name Quantitative Grade Fundamental Grade Total Grade
BLK BlackRock Inc. B C C
BSMX Grupo Financiero Santander B C C
DG Dollar General Corp. C C C
DLTR Dollar Tree Inc. C B C
IHG InterContinental Hotels Group Plc C B C
KB KB Financial Group Inc. C B C
LNKD LinkedIn Corp. C C C
LOW Lowe’s Companies Inc. C B C
NUE Nucor Corp. C B C
PGR Progressive Corp. C C C
S Sprint Corp. B C C
STJ St. Jude Medical Inc. C C C
TD Toronto-Dominion Bank C B C
TJX TJX Companies Inc. C B C
YUM Yum! Brands Inc. C C C
ZTS Zoetis Inc. C B C

Downgraded: From Hold to Sell
Symbol Company Name Quantitative Grade Fundamental Grade Total Grade
BAM Brookfield Asset Management Inc. D D D
CAH Cardinal Health Inc. D C D
ENB Enbridge Inc. D C D
EPD Enterprise Products Partners L.P. D C D
ETP Energy Transfer Partners, L.P. D C D
HBI Hanesbrands Inc. D B D
HLT Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc. D C D
HUM Humana Inc. D C D
INCY Incyte Corp. F A D
KMX CarMax Inc. D C D
KYO Kyocera Corp. D C D
LLY Eli Lilly and Company D B D
MYL Mylan N.V. D B D
NBL Noble Energy Inc. D C D
SCCO Southern Copper Corp. D C D
SEP Spectra Energy Partners, LP D C D
TGT Target Corp. D C D
WPZ Williams Partners, L.P. C D 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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