Your Stock Upgrades and Downgrades for the 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 several 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
ACN Accenture Plc B B B
AGR Avangrid, Inc. B C B
APD Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. B C B
BSAC Banco Santander-Chile A B B
CB Chubb Limited B B B
CPB Campbell Soup Company B D B
CSCO Cisco Systems, Inc. B C B
CSX CSX Corporation B C B
CVX Chevron Corporation B D B
D Dominion Resources, Inc. A C B
EA Electronic Arts Inc. B B B
ES Eversource Energy B C B
FDX FedEx Corporation B B B
FE FirstEnergy Corp. A D B
FIS Fidelity National Information Services, Inc. B C B
GG Goldcorp Inc. A D B
GIS General Mills, Inc. B C B
HAS Hasbro, Inc. B B B
HCN Welltower, Inc. B B B
HON Honeywell International Inc. B C B
IBM International Business Machines Corporation B C B
JCI Johnson Controls International plc B C B
K Kellogg Company B B B
L Loews Corporation B C B
LVS Las Vegas Sands Corp. B C B
MSI Motorola Solutions, Inc. B C B
NLY Annaly Capital Management, Inc. A D B
NUE Nucor Corporation B C B
NXPI NXP Semiconductors NV B C B
PAA Plains All American Pipeline, L.P. B C B
PEG Public Service Enterprise Group Incorporated B C B
PEP PepsiCo, Inc. B B B
PHG Royal Philips NV Sponsored ADR B B B
PPL PPL Corporation B B B
RDS.B Royal Dutch Shell Plc Sponsored ADR Class B B C B
TS Tenaris S.A. Sponsored ADR B D B
UPS United Parcel Service, Inc. Class B B C B
WBK Westpac Banking Corp Sponsored ADR B C B
XLNX Xilinx, Inc. B B B

Upgraded: From Sell to Hold
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
AAL American Airlines Group, Inc. D C C
ADP Automatic Data Processing, Inc. C B C
AKAM Akamai Technologies, Inc. C C C
AVB AvalonBay Communities, Inc. C B C
BA Boeing Company D B C
BAM Brookfield Asset Management Inc. Class A C D C
BBL BHP Billiton Plc Sponsored ADR C C C
BLK BlackRock, Inc. C C C
CHKP Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. C B C
CHL China Mobile Limited Sponsored ADR D C C
CI Cigna Corporation D C C
COF Capital One Financial Corporation D C C
CRM, inc. D C C
DHI D.R. Horton, Inc. C B C
EMN Eastman Chemical Company C C C
EQR Equity Residential D C C
ESS Essex Property Trust, Inc. C B C
ETP Energy Transfer Partners, L.P. C C C
IBN ICICI Bank Limited Sponsored ADR C C C
IMO Imperial Oil Limited C D C
ING ING Groep NV Sponsored ADR D B C
IX ORIX Corporation Sponsored ADR C C C
LNC Lincoln National Corporation D B C
LVLT Level 3 Communications, Inc. C C C
MAR Marriott International, Inc. Class A D C C
MRO Marathon Oil Corporation D C C
NGG National Grid plc Sponsored ADR C B C
PGR Progressive Corporation C C C
PSA Public Storage D C C
RDS.A Royal Dutch Shell Plc Sponsored ADR Class A C D C
RIO Rio Tinto plc Sponsored ADR C C C
SAN Banco Santander S.A. Sponsored ADR D B C
SKM SK Telecom Co., Ltd. Sponsored ADR C C C
SPG Simon Property Group, Inc. D C C
STO Statoil ASA Sponsored ADR C D C
SU Suncor Energy Inc. C C C
TEL TE Connectivity Ltd. D B C
TRI Thomson Reuters Corporation C B C
UAL United Continental Holdings, Inc. C C C
UL Unilever PLC Sponsored ADR D C C
UN Unilever NV ADR D C C
UNP Union Pacific Corporation C C C
WBA Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc D B C
WMB Williams Companies, Inc. C C C

Downgraded: From Buy to Hold
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
ALL Allstate Corporation B C C
CCI Crown Castle International Corp B C C
FLT FleetCor Technologies, Inc. D B C
FRC First Republic Bank C B C
GOOG Alphabet Inc. Class C C B C
KIM Kimco Realty Corporation C D C
LH Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings C B C
MMP Magellan Midstream Partners, L.P. C C C
PAYX Paychex, Inc. C B C
PX Praxair, Inc. C C C
RF Regions Financial Corporation C B C
WHR Whirlpool Corporation C C C

Downgraded: From Hold to Sell
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
AIG American International Group, Inc. D C D
AMGN Amgen Inc. F B D
AZN Astrazeneca PLC D C D
BIDU Baidu, Inc.  D C D
BUD Anheuser-Busch InBev SA/NV D D D
BXP Boston Properties, Inc. D C D
CLX Clorox Company D C D
CTRP International Ltd D C D
CVE Cenovus Energy Inc. D D D
DISCA Discovery Communications, Inc. D C D
EL Estee Lauder Companies Inc. D C D
EXPE Expedia, Inc. D D D
FMS Fresenius Medical Care AG & Co. D B D
JD, Inc. Sponsored ADR Class A D C D
LLY Eli Lilly and Company D C D
LUV Southwest Airlines Co. D C D
MKL Markel Corporation D C D
MNST Monster Beverage Corporation D C D
MYL Mylan N.V. D C D
NOV National Oilwell Varco, Inc. D F D
OXY Occidental Petroleum Corporation D D D
PFE Pfizer Inc. D C D
RHT Red Hat, Inc. D B D

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