These 107 Blue Chips are on the Move

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 107 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
BCH Banco de Chile A B B
BSAC Banco Santander-Chile B C B
CTL CenturyLink Inc. B C B
CVX Chevron Corp. B D B
CX Cemex SAB de CV B B B
D Dominion Resources Inc. B C B
EL Estee Lauder Companies Inc. B C B
ES Eversource Energy B C B
FITB Fifth Third Bancorp B B B
GG Goldcorp Inc. B D B
HAS Hasbro Inc. B B B
HOG Harley-Davidson Inc. B C B
HSY Hershey Company B B B
IBM International Business Machines Corp. B C B
KB KB Financial Group Inc. B B B
LVS Las Vegas Sands Corp. B C B
MMP Magellan Midstream Partners, L.P. B B B
MT ArcelorMittal SA B C B
NFLX Netflix Inc. B B B
NUE Nucor Corp. B C B
NXPI NXP Semiconductors NV B C B
PBA Pembina Pipeline Corp. A C B
PYPL PayPal Holdings Inc B C B
RAI Reynolds American Inc. B C B
RF Regions Financial Corp. B C B
UPS United Parcel Service Inc. B C B
VALE Vale S.A. B C B
VMW VMware Inc. A B B

Upgraded: From Sell to Hold
Symbol Company Name Quantitative Grade Fundamental Grade Total Grade
AA Alcoa Inc. C D C
AGU Agrium Inc. C C C
AVB AvalonBay Communities Inc. D B C
BHI Baker Hughes Inc. B C C
BHP BHP Billiton Limited C C C
COF Capital One Financial Corp. D C C
CRM Inc. D C C
CVE Cenovus Energy Inc. C D C
DHI D.R. Horton Inc. D B C
DVN Devon Energy Corp. C C C
EMN Eastman Chemical Company C C C
ESS Essex Property Trust Inc. D B C
FCX Freeport-McMoRan Inc. C D C
HSBC HSBC Holdings plc C C C
IBN ICICI Bank Limited C C C
LVLT Level 3 Communications Inc. C C C
MS Morgan Stanley C C C
MTB M&T Bank Corp. C C C
MU Micron Technology Inc. C D C
NBL Noble Energy Inc. C C C
PEG Public Service Enterprise Group Inc. C D C
RIO Rio Tinto plc C C C
SCCO Southern Copper Corp. C C C
SU Suncor Energy Inc. C C C
SYF Synchrony Financial D B C
TEL TE Connectivity Ltd. D B C
TRI Thomson Reuters Corp. D C C
VLO Valero Energy Corp. D C C
WBA Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. D B C

Downgraded: From Buy to Hold
Symbol Company Name Quantitative Grade Fundamental Grade Total Grade
ACN Accenture Plc C B C
AGR Avangrid Inc. C C C
CCI Crown Castle International Corp. B D C
DOW Dow Chemical Company C B C
EA Electronic Arts Inc. C B C
EBAY eBay Inc. C C C
GPC Genuine Parts Company D C C
HON Honeywell International Inc. C C C
ICE Intercontinental Exchange Inc. C B C
INTC Intel Corp. C C C
KIM Kimco Realty Corp. C D C
LH Laboratory Corp. of America Holdings D B C
MCD McDonald’s Corp. C C C
MGM MGM Resorts International C B C
MMM 3M Company C C C
PAYX Paychex Inc. C B C
QSR Restaurant Brands International Inc. C B C
RCI Rogers Communications Inc. C C C
ROK Rockwell Automation Inc. C C C
STI SunTrust Banks Inc. C C C
TRV Travelers Companies Inc. D C C


Downgraded: From Hold to Sell
Symbol Company Name Quantitative Grade Fundamental Grade Total Grade
AET Aetna Inc. D B D
AMGN Amgen Inc. D B D
AZO AutoZone Inc. D C D
BAM Brookfield Asset Management Inc. D D D
BLK BlackRock Inc. D C D
BUD Anheuser-Busch InBev SA/NV D D D
BXP Boston Properties Inc. D C D
CHL China Mobile Limited D C D
FMS Fresenius Medical Care AG & Co. D C D
GM General Motors Company D B D
LLY Eli Lilly and Company D C D
LUV Southwest Airlines Co. D B D
MAC Macerich Company F C D
MHK Mohawk Industries Inc. D B D
MJN Mead Johnson Nutrition Company D C D
MKL Markel Corp. D C D
ORAN Orange SA D B D
ORLY O’Reilly Automotive Inc. D C D
PGR Progressive Corp. D C D
PSA Public Storage D C D
SPG Simon Property Group Inc. D C D
TXT Textron Inc. D B D
UAL United Continental Holdings Inc. D C D
VNO Vornado Realty Trust D B D


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