112 Trades to Make For Earnings Season

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 112 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 B B B
BMO Bank of Montreal B B B
CCI Crown Castle International Corp. B D B
CX Cemex SAB de CV B B B
EXC Exelon Corp. B C B
FLT FleetCor Technologies Inc. B B B
HAL Halliburton Company B D B
HOG Harley-Davidson Inc. B C B
KB KB Financial Group Inc. B B B
MLM Martin Marietta Materials Inc. B C B
MMP Magellan Midstream Partners, L.P. B B B
MT ArcelorMittal B C B
NFLX Netflix Inc. B B B
PBA Pembina Pipeline Corp. B C B
RAI Reynolds American Inc. B C B
RF Regions Financial Corp. B C B
RY Royal Bank of Canada B B B
SHW Sherwin-Williams Company B C B
TD Toronto-Dominion Bank B B B
VALE Vale S.A. B C B
VMC Vulcan Materials Company B C B
VMW VMware Inc. A B B
WHR Whirlpool Corp. B B B
WMT Wal-Mart Stores Inc. A B B

Upgraded: From Sell to Hold
Symbol Company Name Quantitative Grade Fundamental Grade Total Grade
AIG American International Group Inc. D C C
BHP BHP Billiton Limited C C C
COL Rockwell Collins Inc. D B C
CP Canadian Pacific Railway Limited D C C
CVE Cenovus Energy Inc. C C C
DVN Devon Energy Corp. C C C
EPD Enterprise Products Partners L.P. C C C
ETE Energy Transfer Equity, L.P. C D C
EXPE Expedia Inc. C D C
FCX Freeport-McMoRan Inc. C D C
GWW W.W. Grainger Inc. D C C
HSBC HSBC Holdings plc C C C
HST Host Hotels & Resorts Inc. D B C
MHK Mohawk Industries Inc. D B C
MTB M&T Bank Corp. D C C
MU Micron Technology Inc. C D C
MYL Mylan N.V. D C C
NBL Noble Energy Inc. C C C
NOV National Oilwell Varco Inc. C D C
SCCO Southern Copper Corp. D C C
SLB Schlumberger NV C D C
SLF Sun Life Financial Inc. D C C
TOT Total SA D C C
TS Tenaris S.A. B D C
TXT Textron Inc. D B C
UHS Universal Health Services Inc. C C C
WRK WestRock Co. D C C

Downgraded: From Buy to Hold
Symbol Company Name Quantitative Grade Fundamental Grade Total Grade
AGR Avangrid Inc. C B C
AMGN Amgen Inc. C B C
BCE BCE Inc. C C C
BIDU Baidu Inc. C C C
BIIB Biogen Inc. C B C
CB Chubb Limited C C C
CMCSA Comcast Corp. C C C
CSCO Cisco Systems Inc. C B C
CTL CenturyLink Inc. C C C
CTRP Ctrip.com International Ltd B C C
EA Electronic Arts Inc. C B C
EBAY eBay Inc. C C C
FIS Fidelity National Information Services Inc. C C C
GIS General Mills Inc. C C C
GPC Genuine Parts Company C C C
GPN Global Payments Inc. C C C
GSK GlaxoSmithKline plc C D C
HAS Hasbro Inc. C B C
HPQ HP Inc. C C C
HSIC Henry Schein Inc. D B C
ICE Intercontinental Exchange Inc. C B C
ILMN Illumina Inc. C B C
INTC Intel Corp. C C C
JCI Johnson Controls International plc B C C
K Kellogg Company C C C
KEP Korea Electric Power Corp. C B C
KMB Kimberly-Clark Corp. C B C
LVS Las Vegas Sands Corp. B C C
MCD McDonald’s Corp. C C C
MXIM Maxim Integrated Products Inc. C C C
NUE Nucor Corp. C C C
PEP PepsiCo Inc. C B C
PHG Royal Philips NV C C C
RCI Rogers Communications Inc. C C C
STI SunTrust Banks Inc. C C C
TRV Travelers Companies Inc. D C D
XLNX Xilinx Inc. C B C
XOM Exxon Mobil Corp. B D C

Downgraded: From Hold to Sell
Symbol Company Name Quantitative Grade Fundamental Grade Total Grade
ABT Abbott Laboratories D C D
ADP Automatic Data Processing Inc. D C D
AZO AutoZone Inc. D C D
BAM Brookfield Asset Management Inc. D D D
BLK BlackRock Inc. D C D
BRFS BRF SA D D D
CHL China Mobile Limited D C D
DEO Diageo plc D C D
DISCK Discovery Communications Inc. D B D
GM General Motors Company D B D
IX ORIX Corp. D B D
MJN Mead Johnson Nutrition Company D C D
NGG National Grid plc D B D
ORAN Orange SA F B D
PSA Public Storage D C D
SHPG Shire PLC F B D
SPG Simon Property Group Inc. D C D
TEL TE Connectivity Ltd. D B D
UL Unilever PLC D C D
UN Unilever NV ADR D C D
UNP Union Pacific Corp. D C D
VNO Vornado Realty Trust D B 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.

Sincerely,

Louis Navellier

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