82 Trades to Make During the Final Days of 2016

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 82 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
ADP Automatic Data Processing Inc. B B B
AFL Aflac Incorporated B C B
BSX Boston Scientific Corp. B C B
CPB Campbell Soup Company B B B
DOW Dow Chemical Company B C B
HSY Hershey Company B B B
JNJ Johnson & Johnson B B B
LRCX Lam Research Corp. B C B
MMM 3M Company B C B
MTB M&T Bank Corp. B C B
MU Micron Technology Inc. B B B
NSC Norfolk Southern Corp. B C B
NTAP NetApp Inc. B B B
PNC PNC Financial Services Group Inc. B C B
RBS Royal Bank of Scotland Group PLC B C B
STI SunTrust Banks Inc. B C B
STX Seagate Technology PLC C A B
TRGP Targa Resources Corp. A D B
UGP Ultrapar Participacoes S.A. B C B
UNM Unum Group B C B
XLNX Xilinx Inc. B B B

Upgraded: From Sell to Hold
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
A Agilent Technologies Inc. D C C
ALK Alaska Air Group Inc. D C C
BEN Franklin Resources Inc. D B C
CHKP Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. D C C
DHR Danaher Corp. C C C
EBAY eBay Inc. C C C
ESS Essex Property Trust Inc. D C C
FOXA Twenty-First Century Fox Inc. D B C
GPN Global Payments Inc. D C C
HOLX Hologic Inc. D B C
INTC Intel Corp. D C C
KMX CarMax Inc. C C C
MAS Masco Corp. D C C
MCD McDonald’s Corp. C C C
TROW T. Rowe Price Group D B C
TRV Travelers Companies Inc. C C C
WDC Western Digital Corp. C C C

Downgraded: From Buy to Hold
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
AEP American Electric Power Company Inc. B D C
AET Aetna Inc. C C C
APA Apache Corp. B C C
BBL BHP Billiton Plc C C C
BHP BHP Billiton Ltd. C C C
BSAC Banco Santander-Chile C C C
CHT Chunghwa Telecom Co. B D C
CNI Canadian National Railway C C C
CNQ Canadian Natural Resources B D C
COG Cabot Oil & Gas Corp. B D C
FAST Fastenal Company C C C
FCX Freeport-McMoRan Inc. B D C
FDX FedEx Corp. B C C
HON Honeywell International Inc. C C C
HRS Harris Corp. C B C
ICE Intercontinental Exchange Inc. C C C
O Realty Income Corp. B C C
RIO Rio Tinto plc C C C
RJF Raymond James Financial Inc. C B C
SCCO Southern Copper Corp. C B C
WPZ Williams Partners, L.P. C C C
YHOO Yahoo! Inc. D B C
YUM Yum! Brands Inc. C C C

Downgraded: From Hold to Sell
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
AGU Agrium Inc. C D D
BABA Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. D C D
CHA China Telecom Corp. Ltd. D C D
CNC Centene Corp. D C D
COL Rockwell Collins Inc. D B D
CP Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. D C D
CVE Cenovus Energy Inc. C F D
FRT Federal Realty Investment Trust D C D
GGP General Growth Properties Inc. F B D
GM General Motors Company D B D
HDB HDFC Bank Ltd. D C D
HSBC HSBC Holdings plc D D D
LVLT Level 3 Communications Inc. D C D
MET MetLife Inc. D C D
MFG Mizuho Financial Group Inc. D B D
MGA Magna International Inc. D C D
WAT Waters Corp. D C D
WBA Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc D B D
WBK Westpac Banking Corp D C D
ZBH Zimmer Biomet Holdings Inc. D B D

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