84 Trades to Stay Ahead of the Curve

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 84 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
ACGL Arch Capital Group Ltd. B B B
ADI Analog Devices Inc. B B B
ADM Archer-Daniels-Midland Company B C B
ALL Allstate Corporation B C B
BHP BHP Billiton Ltd. B C B
CFG Citizens Financial Group Inc. B B B
CLR Continental Resources Inc. B D B
CMCSA Comcast Corporation B B B
DFS Discover Financial Services B B B
ECA Encana Corporation B C B
EXC Exelon Corporation A C B
FAST Fastenal Company B C B
MPEL Melco Crown Entertainment Ltd. B B B
PBA Pembina Pipeline Corporation B D B
PNC PNC Financial Services Group Inc. B C B
RACE Ferrari NV C B B
RJF Raymond James Financial Inc. B B B
SLF Sun Life Financial Inc. B B B
SYT Syngenta AG B C B
UGP Ultrapar Participacoes S.A. B B B
UNP Union Pacific Corporation B C B
WU Western Union Company B C B

Upgraded: From Sell to Hold
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
AAP Advance Auto Parts Inc. D C C
ALK Alaska Air Group Inc. D C C
AZO AutoZone Inc. D C C
C Citigroup Inc D C C
CUK Carnival plc D C C
DAL Delta Air Lines Inc. D C C
EPD Enterprise Products Partners L.P. C C C
HBAN Huntington Bancshares Inc. C C C
HLT Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc. C C C
IMO Imperial Oil Ltd. C B C
KMX CarMax Inc. D C C
LUV Southwest Airlines Co. D C C
MAR Marriott International Inc. C C C
MRO Marathon Oil Corporation D C C
PNR Pentair plc D C C
RCI Rogers Communications Inc. C C C
SLB Schlumberger NV C D C
UAL United Continental Holdings Inc. C C C
WDC Western Digital Corporation C C C
ZBH Zimmer Biomet Holdings Inc. D B C

Downgraded: From Buy to Hold
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
A Agilent Technologies Inc. C B C
ACN Accenture Plc C B C
AEP American Electric Power Company Inc. B D C
AFL Aflac Inc. C B C
BHI Baker Hughes Inc. C C C
CA CA Inc. C B C
CSCO Cisco Systems Inc. C C C
DHR Danaher Corporation C C C
ETN Eaton Corp. Plc C C C
EW Edwards Lifesciences Corporation C B C
FRC First Republic Bank C B C
GIB CGI Group Inc. C B C
GIS General Mills Inc. C C C
HDB HDFC Bank Ltd. C B C
K Kellogg Company C B C
MDT Medtronic plc D C C
MKC McCormick & Company, Inc. C B C
MMM 3M Company C C C
MSI Motorola Solutions Inc. C B C
NFLX Netflix Inc. D B C
PM Philip Morris International Inc. C C C
SWK Stanley Black & Decker Inc. C B C
TJX TJX Companies Inc C C C
TS Tenaris S.A. B D C
VRSK Verisk Analytics Inc C B C
XOM Exxon Mobil Corporation B D C
ZTS Zoetis Inc. C B C

Downgraded: From Hold to Sell
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
AVB AvalonBay Communities Inc. F B D
CHKP Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. D B D
CL Colgate-Palmolive Company D C D
COL Rockwell Collins Inc. D B D
ESS Essex Property Trust Inc. D B D
FRT Federal Realty Investment Trust D C D
GOOGL Alphabet Inc. D B D
GSK GlaxoSmithKline plc D B D
HD Home Depot Inc. D B D
HSBC HSBC Holdings plc D C D
HSIC Henry Schein Inc. D B D
JWN Nordstrom Inc. D C D
WHR Whirlpool Corporation 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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