82 Trades to Make this Week

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 82 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
BABA Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. B C B
BLK BlackRock Inc. B C B
BNS Bank of Nova Scotia B C B
BSMX Grupo Financiero Santander Mexico B C B
ETN Eaton Corp. Plc B C B
FAST Fastenal Company B C B
HRS Harris Corporation B B B
KB KB Financial Group Inc. B B B
LNKD LinkedIn Corporation B C B
MRK Merck & Co. Inc. B B B
PBR Petroleo Brasileiro SA B D B
QSR Restaurant Brands International Inc B C B
VNO Vornado Realty Trust B C B
YUM Yum! Brands Inc. B C B
ZTS Zoetis Inc. B B B

Upgraded: From Sell to Hold
Symbol Company Name Quantitative Grade Fundamental Grade Total Grade
BIDU Baidu Inc. C C C
CERN Cerner Corporation C B C
DVN Devon Energy Corporation C C C
ETP Energy Transfer Partners, L.P. C C C
GWW W.W. Grainger Inc. C C C
HBI Hanesbrands Inc. D B C
HLT Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc. D B C
KMX CarMax Inc. D C C
LVS Las Vegas Sands Corp. C C C
MRO Marathon Oil Corporation C C C
MYL Mylan N.V. D B C
NXPI NXP Semiconductors NV D C C
PHG Royal Philips NV C C C
TWX Time Warner Inc. C B C

Downgraded: From Buy to Hold
Symbol Company Name Quantitative Grade Fundamental Grade Total Grade
ADI Analog Devices Inc. C C C
APA Apache Corporation C C C
AVB AvalonBay Communities Inc. C B C
AZO AutoZone Inc. C C C
BMY Bristol-Myers Squibb Company D B C
CRM salesforce.com Inc. C C C
CSCO Cisco Systems Inc. C B C
D Dominion Resources Inc. C C C
DHI D.R. Horton Inc. C B C
EA Electronic Arts Inc. C B C
EBAY eBay Inc. C B C
EQR Equity Residential D B C
EXC Exelon Corporation B C C
GGP General Growth Properties Inc. B C C
MGM MGM Resorts International C C C
MMP Magellan Midstream Partners, L.P. C C C
PEG Public Service Enterprise Group Inc. B D C
SHW Sherwin-Williams Company C C C
SIRI Sirius XM Holdings Inc. C B C
SRE Sempra Energy C D C
TRI Thomson Reuters Corporation C C C
VRSK Verisk Analytics Inc C C C
WHR Whirlpool Corporation C B C

Downgraded: From Hold to Sell
Symbol Company Name Quantitative Grade Fundamental Grade Total Grade
AAL American Airlines Group Inc. D C D
AAP Advance Auto Parts Inc. D C D
ADM Archer-Daniels-Midland Company D C D
CHKP Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. D B D
COG Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation D C D
DVA DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc. F C D
EQT EQT Corporation D D D
EXPE Expedia Inc. D D D
FE FirstEnergy Corp. C D D
FITB Fifth Third Bancorp D B D
INFY Infosys Limited D C D
JCI Johnson Controls Inc. D C D
LB L Brands Inc. D C D
MDLZ Mondelez International Inc. D B D
NFLX Netflix Inc. D B D
NVO Novo Nordisk A/S F C D
RDS.B Royal Dutch Shell Plc D C D
RHT Red Hat Inc. D B D
SBAC SBA Communications Corporation D B D
TSCO Tractor Supply Company D C D
WLTW Willis Towers Watson 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.


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