105 Upgrades and Downgrades for 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 105 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
AVGO Broadcom Limited A C B
BBY Best Buy Co. Inc. C B B
BIIB Biogen Inc. C B B
CAG ConAgra Foods Inc. B C B
CAT Caterpillar Inc. B C B
CMI Cummins Inc. B C B
CSCO Cisco Systems Inc. B B B
CTL CenturyLink Inc. B C B
CTRP Ctrip.com International Ltd B C B
DE Deere & Company B B B
DLTR Dollar Tree Inc. B B B
FIS Fidelity National B C B
GPC Genuine Parts Company B C B
ILMN Illumina Inc. B B B
JCI Johnson Controls International Plc B C B
PYPL PayPal Holdings Inc B C B
ROK Rockwell Automation Inc. B C B
STI SunTrust Banks Inc. B B B
TMUS T-Mobile US Inc. B B B

Upgraded: From Sell to Hold
Symbol Company Name Quantitative Grade Fundamental Grade Total Grade
AA Alcoa Inc. C C C
AAPL Apple Inc. D C C
ABT Abbott Laboratories C C C
AMTD TD Ameritrade Holding Corp. C B C
AZO AutoZone Inc. C C C
BAC Bank of America Corp. D C C
BAM Brookfield Asset Management Inc. C D C
BK Bank of New York Mellon Corp. D C C
GPS Gap Inc. C C C
HUM Humana Inc. C C C
L Loews Corp. B D C
LUV Southwest Airlines Co. D B C
MS Morgan Stanley D C C
NFLX Netflix Inc. D B C
NTRS Northern Trust Corp. C C C
NXPI NXP Semiconductors NV C C C
ORAN Orange SA D C C
PFG Principal Financial Group Inc. C B C
PNC PNC Financial Services Group Inc. D C C
PRU Prudential Financial Inc. C C C
SHPG Shire Plc D C C
SWKS Skyworks Solutions Inc. D C C
USB U.S. Bancorp C B C

Downgraded: From Buy to Hold
Symbol Company Name Quantitative Grade Fundamental Grade Total Grade
APD Air Products and Chemicals Inc. C C C
BCH Banco de Chile C B C
BMO Bank of Montreal C B C
BTI British American Tobacco p.l.c. C C C
BXP Boston Properties Inc. C B C
CCE Coca-Cola European Partners Plc C C C
CCI Crown Castle International Corp B D C
CL Colgate-Palmolive Company B C C
CLX Clorox Company C C C
CNC Centene Corp. C B C
CVX Chevron Corp. B D C
D Dominion Resources Inc. C C C
DPS Dr Pepper Snapple Group Inc. C B C
ES Eversource Energy B C C
EXC Exelon Corp. B C C
FRT Federal Realty Investment Trust C B C
GE General Electric Company C B C
GG Goldcorp Inc. B D C
HON Honeywell International Inc. C B C
IP International Paper Company C C C
KB KB Financial Group Inc. C B C
MAC Macerich Company C B C
MMP Magellan Midstream Partners, L.P. C B C
PBA Pembina Pipeline Corp. C C C
PFE Pfizer Inc. C C C
RAI Reynolds American Inc. C C C
SHW Sherwin-Williams Company C C C
SPG Simon Property Group Inc. C C C
SRE Sempra Energy C D C
UL Unilever Plc C C C
UN Unilever NV ADR C C C
UPS United Parcel Service Inc. C B C
UTX United Technologies Corp. C C C
VMC Vulcan Materials Company C C C
WMT Wal-Mart Stores Inc. C B C

Downgraded: From Hold to Sell
Symbol Company Name Quantitative Grade Fundamental Grade Total Grade
AVB AvalonBay Communities Inc. D B D
BHP BHP Billiton Limited D C D
CELG Celgene Corp. F B D
CERN Cerner Corp. D B D
COL Rockwell Collins Inc. D B D
COST Costco Wholesale Corp. D C D
ECL Ecolab Inc. D C D
EPD Enterprise Products Partners L.P. D C D
EQR Equity Residential D B D
ESS Essex Property Trust Inc. D B D
FCX Freeport-McMoRan Inc. D D D
GGP General Growth Properties Inc. D C D
HLT Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc. F B D
HST Host Hotels & Resorts Inc. D B D
MHK Mohawk Industries Inc. D B D
MU Micron Technology Inc. D D D
MYL Mylan N.V. D B D
PPG PPG Industries Inc. D C D
RIO Rio Tinto Plc D C D
ROP Roper Technologies Inc. D C D
TOT Total SA D C D
TRI Thomson Reuters Corp. D C D
TXT Textron Inc. D B D
VRSK Verisk Analytics Inc D C D
WRK WestRock Co. D C D

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