66 Actions to Take for the Earnings Shakeout

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 66 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
ACN Accenture Plc B B B
BMO Bank of Montreal B B B
CCI Crown Castle International Corp B D B
CSX CSX Corporation B C B
EXC Exelon Corporation B C B
FLT FleetCor Technologies Inc. B B B
HAL Halliburton Company B D B
HON Honeywell International Inc. B B B
LKQ LKQ Corporation B B B
MLM Martin Marietta Materials Inc. 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
VMC Vulcan Materials Company B C 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
COL Rockwell Collins Inc. D B C
COST Costco Wholesale Corporation D C C
CP Canadian Pacific Railway Limited C C C
GWW W.W. Grainger Inc. C C C
MHK Mohawk Industries Inc. D B C
PGR Progressive Corporation C C C
SLB Schlumberger NV C D C
SLF Sun Life Financial Inc. D C C
TOT Total SA Class B D C C
TS Tenaris S.A. C D C
TXT Textron Inc. D B C
UAL United Continental Holdings Inc. D C C
UHS Universal Health Services Inc. D C C
WRK WestRock Co. D C C

Downgraded: From Buy to Hold
Symbol Company Name Quantitative Grade Fundamental Grade Total Grade
ABBV AbbVie Inc. C B C
AMGN Amgen Inc. C B C
BIDU Baidu Inc. C C C
BIIB Biogen Inc. C B C
CMCSA Comcast Corporation C C C
CSCO Cisco Systems Inc. C B C
CTL CenturyLink Inc. C C C
FIS Fidelity National Information Services C C C
GPN Global Payments Inc. C C C
GSK GlaxoSmithKline plc C D C
HSIC Henry Schein Inc. C B C
ILMN Illumina Inc. D B C
JCI Johnson Controls International plc B C C
KEP Korea Electric Power Corporation C B C
KMB Kimberly-Clark Corporation C B C
LVS Las Vegas Sands Corp. B C C
MXIM Maxim Integrated Products Inc. D C C
NUE Nucor Corporation C B C
PYPL PayPal Holdings Inc C C C
XLNX Xilinx Inc. C B C
XOM Exxon Mobil Corporation B D C

Downgraded: From Hold to Sell
Symbol Company Name Quantitative Grade Fundamental Grade Total Grade
AA Alcoa Inc. D D D
ABT Abbott Laboratories D C D
AZN Astrazeneca PLC D C D
DEO Diageo plc D C D
DISCK Discovery Communications Inc. D B D
FE FirstEnergy Corp. C D D
HUM Humana Inc. D C D
MS Morgan Stanley D C D
NGG National Grid plc D B D
PEG Public Service Enterprise Group D D D
TEL TE Connectivity Ltd. D B D
UL Unilever PLC D C D
UN Unilever NV ADR 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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