108 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 108 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
APA Apache Corp. A C B
APC Anadarko Petroleum Corp. B D B
BA Boeing Company B B B
BBL BHP Billiton Plc B C B
BDX Becton, Dickinson and Company B C B
BHP BHP Billiton Limited B C B
CA CA Inc. B B B
DD E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company B B B
DOW Dow Chemical Company A C B
EC Ecopetrol SA B D B
EW Edwards Lifesciences Corp. B C B
FB Facebook Inc. C B B
FISV Fiserv Inc. B C B
GIB CGI Group Inc. B C B
GS Goldman Sachs Group Inc. B B B
HCA HCA Holdings Inc. B B B
HLT Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc. A D B
KYO Kyocera Corp. B C B
MON Monsanto Company B B B
MRO Marathon Oil Corp. B C B
NTES NetEase Inc. B B B
O Realty Income Corp. B C B
OMC Omnicom Group Inc. B C B
PAYX Paychex Inc. B C B
PG Procter & Gamble Company B C B
QSR Restaurant Brands International Inc. A C B
RIO Rio Tinto plc B C B
RJF Raymond James Financial Inc. C B B
SCCO Southern Copper Corp. C B B
SLB Schlumberger NV B D B
SLF Sun Life Financial Inc. B B B
SNP China Petroleum & Chemical Corp. B C B
SPGI S&P Global Inc. B B B
SRE Sempra Energy A B B
STI SunTrust Banks Inc. B C B
STO Statoil ASA A D B
STT State Street Corp. B C B
STX Seagate Technology PLC C A B
SYT Syngenta AG B C B
TOT Total SA B C B
TTM Tata Motors Limited B C B
WMB Williams Companies Inc. B C B
YUM Yum! Brands Inc. B C B

Upgraded: From Sell to Hold
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
BABA Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. C C C
BBVA Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria, S.A. D C C
BX Blackstone Group L.P. D B C
CCE Coca-Cola European Partners Plc D C C
CELG Celgene Corp. D B C
CHA China Telecom Corp. Ltd. C C C
CL Colgate-Palmolive Company C C C
CNC Centene Corp. D C C
CP Canadian Pacific Railway Limited C C C
CTL CenturyLink Inc. C D C
CTSH Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp. D C C
E Eni SpA C D C
ECL Ecolab Inc. C B C
FCAU Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. D B C
FOXA Twenty-First Century Fox Inc. D B C
GGP General Growth Properties Inc. D B C
GM General Motors Company C B C
GPN Global Payments Inc. C C C
INCY Incyte Corp. D B C
JNPR Juniper Networks Inc. C C C
MET MetLife Inc. C C C
MOS Mosaic Company C C C
MXIM Maxim Integrated Products Inc. C C C
NOV National Oilwell Varco Inc. C F C
NOW ServiceNow Inc. D C C
NWL Newell Brands Inc. D C C
PCLN Priceline Group Inc. C C C
PFE Pfizer Inc. C C C
PSX Phillips 66 C D C
PTR PetroChina Company Limited C D C
PYPL PayPal Holdings Inc. C C C
SCOR comScore Inc. D C C
SEP Spectra Energy Partners, LP C D C
SKM SK Telecom Co., Ltd. C C C
SSL Sasol Limited C C C
V Visa Inc. D B C
WBK Westpac Banking Corp D C C

Downgraded: From Buy to Hold
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
CAG Conagra Brands Inc. B C C
CHRW C.H. Robinson Worldwide Inc. B C C
EQIX Equinix Inc. C D C
ES Eversource Energy C C C
HPE Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co. B C C
INTU Intuit Inc. C B C
KHC Kraft Heinz Company C C C
KMI Kinder Morgan Inc. C D C
ROST Ross Stores Inc. C B C
SO Southern Company C C C
WMT Wal-Mart Stores Inc. C C C
YUMA Yuma Energy Inc. D C C

Downgraded: From Hold to Sell
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
AAP Advance Auto Parts Inc. D C D
ATVI Activision Blizzard Inc. D B D
C Citigroup Inc. D C D
DPS Dr Pepper Snapple Group Inc. D B D
FE FirstEnergy Corp. D C D
FMS Fresenius Medical Care F B D
LUV Southwest Airlines Co. D D D
MCD McDonald’s Corp. D C D
SIRI Sirius XM Holdings Inc. D B D
SMFG Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group Inc. D B D
STZ Constellation Brands Inc. D B D
SYF Synchrony Financial D B D
VRSK Verisk Analytics Inc. D C D
ZBH Zimmer Biomet Holdings Inc. D B D

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