79 Trades to Make Before 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 79 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
ABBV AbbVie Inc. B B B
ACN Accenture Plc B B B
CAT Caterpillar Inc. B C B
CMI Cummins Inc. B C B
CNC Centene Corp. B B B
DE Deere & Company B B B
FAST Fastenal Company B C B
JCI Johnson Controls International plc B C B
NUE Nucor Corp. B B B
ROK Rockwell Automation Inc. B C B
SHW Sherwin-Williams Company B C B
VMC Vulcan Materials Company B C B

Upgraded: From Sell to Hold
Symbol Company Name Quantitative Grade Fundamental Grade Total Grade
AAPL Apple Inc. D C C
HOLX Hologic Inc. D B C
ILMN Illumina Inc. C B C
IMS IMS Health Holdings Inc. C C C
INCY Incyte Corp. D A C
LUV Southwest Airlines Co. D B C
NXPI NXP Semiconductors C C C
ORAN Orange SA C C C
RYAAY Ryanair Holdings Plc D C C
SBAC SBA Communications Corp. D B C
TEL TE Connectivity Ltd. D B C
XRX Xerox Corp. D B C

Downgraded: From Buy to Hold
Symbol Company Name Quantitative Grade Fundamental Grade Total Grade
AMGN Amgen Inc. C B C
BBY Best Buy Co. Inc. C B C
BIDU Baidu Inc. C C C
BTI British American Tobacco p.l.c. C C C
CL Colgate-Palmolive Company B C C
CM Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce C B C
CVX Chevron Corp. B D C
DLTR Dollar Tree Inc. C B C
EL Estee Lauder Companies Inc. C C C
ENB Enbridge Inc. C C C
ES Eversource Energy B C C
FISV Fiserv Inc. C B C
GPN Global Payments Inc. B C C
HDB HDFC Bank Limited C C C
KB KB Financial Group Inc. C B C
KO Coca-Cola Company C C C
MAC Macerich Company C B C
MKL Markel Corp. B C C
MMP Magellan Midstream Partners, L.P. C B C
MSI Motorola Solutions Inc. C C C
MXIM Maxim Integrated Products Inc. C C C
NGG National Grid plc C B C
RAI Reynolds American Inc. C C C
SPG Simon Property Group Inc. C C C
SRE Sempra Energy C D C
STI SunTrust Banks Inc. C B C
TMUS T-Mobile US Inc. C B C
UL Unilever PLC C C C
UN Unilever NV C C C
UPS United Parcel Service Inc. C B C

Downgraded: From Hold to Sell
Symbol Company Name Quantitative Grade Fundamental Grade Total Grade
BAM Brookfield Asset Management Inc. D D D
BK Bank of New York Mellon Corp. D C D
CHL China Mobile Limited D C D
CRM salesforce.com Inc. D C D
DEO Diageo plc D C D
ECL Ecolab Inc. D C D
EQR Equity Residential D B D
GM General Motors Company D B D
HST Host Hotels & Resorts Inc. D B D
INFY Infosys Limited F C D
JD JD.com Inc. F C D
LOW Lowe’s Companies Inc. D C D
MU Micron Technology Inc. C D D
NFLX Netflix Inc. D B D
NTRS Northern Trust Corp. D C D
PGR Progressive Corp. D C D
PNC PNC Financial Services Group Inc. D C D
SLF Sun Life Financial Inc. D C D
TM Toyota Motor Corp. D C D
TRI Thomson Reuters Corp. D C D
VRSK Verisk Analytics Inc D C D

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