Know Before You Buy These 85 Blue Chips

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 85 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
AMGN Amgen Inc. B B B
APA Apache Corp. A D B
BIDU Baidu Inc. B C B
CTL CenturyLink Inc. B C B
IP International Paper Company B C B
LVS Las Vegas Sands Corp. B C B
MGM MGM Resorts International B B B
MMP Magellan Midstream Partners L.P. B B B
MON Monsanto Company B D B
PBA Pembina Pipeline Corp. B C B
PH Parker-Hannifin Corp. B B B
PHG Royal Philips NV B C B
PYPL PayPal Holdings Inc. B C B
S Sprint Corp. B C B
SRE Sempra Energy B D B
STI SunTrust Banks Inc. B B B
WYNN Wynn Resorts, Ltd. A B B

Upgraded: From Sell to Hold
Symbol Company Name Quantitative Grade Fundamental Grade Total Grade
AMTD TD Ameritrade Holding Corp. D B C
MU Micron Technology Inc. C D C
PAA Plains All American Pipeline L.P. C D C
PFG Principal Financial Group Inc. D B C
SLF Sun Life Financial Inc. D C C
STT State Street Corp. D B C
STX Seagate Technology PLC D C C

Downgraded: From Buy to Hold
Symbol Company Name Quantitative Grade Fundamental Grade Total Grade
ACN Accenture Plc C B C
ADP Automatic Data Processing Inc. C C C
APD Air Products and Chemicals Inc. C C C
BCH Banco de Chile C B C
CNI Canadian National Railway Company C C C
CPB Campbell Soup Company B C C
CTRP International Ltd B C C
CTXS Citrix Systems Inc. C B C
ECL Ecolab Inc. C C C
FAST Fastenal Company C C C
FIS Fidelity National Information Services Inc. C C C
FMS Fresenius Medical Care AG & Co. C C C
GGP General Growth Properties Inc. C C C
GSK GlaxoSmithKline plc B D C
HCN Welltower Inc. B C C
HSY Hershey Company C B C
MNST Monster Beverage Corp. C C C
ORLY O’Reilly Automotive Inc. C B C
PEG Public Service Enterprise Group Inc. B D C
PFE Pfizer Inc. C C C
PSA Public Storage C C C
SNE Sony Corp. B D C
TD Toronto-Dominion Bank C B C
UTX United Technologies Corp. C C C
VMC Vulcan Materials Company C C C
VNO Vornado Realty Trust C B C
VRSK Verisk Analytics Inc C C C
YUM Yum! Brands Inc. C C C

Downgraded: From Hold to Sell
Symbol Company Name Quantitative Grade Fundamental Grade Total Grade
AZN Astrazeneca PLC D C D
BMY Bristol-Myers Squibb Company F B D
COL Rockwell Collins Inc. D B D
CP Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. D C D
CVE Cenovus Energy Inc. D C D
FMX Fomento Economico Mexicano SAB de CV D C D
GRFS Grifols, S.A. D C D
HMC Honda Motor Co. Ltd. D B D
HOLX Hologic Inc. F B D
HUM Humana Inc. D C D
ILMN Illumina Inc. D B D
INCY Incyte Corp. F A D
LLY Eli Lilly and Company F B D
LUV Southwest Airlines Co. D B D
LVLT Level 3 Communications Inc. D C D
MHK Mohawk Industries Inc. D B D
MRO Marathon Oil Corp. D C D
NXPI NXP Semiconductors NV D C D
ORAN Orange SA D C D
SBUX Starbucks Corp. D B D
SLG SL Green Realty Corp. D C D
TEL TE Connectivity Ltd. D B D

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