Start May Right with these 103 Trades

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 103 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
ANTM Anthem, Inc. B B B
AVB AvalonBay Communities, Inc. B B B
CHU China Unicom (Hong Kong) Limited B C B
CLR Continental Resources, Inc. B C B
CMG Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. B B B
CNQ Canadian Natural Resources Limited C B B
DISH DISH Network Corporation B B B
HPE Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co. B C B
JNJ Johnson & Johnson B C B
JNPR Juniper Networks, Inc. B B B
L Loews Corporation B C B
LFC China Life Insurance Co. Ltd. B B B
LUX Luxottica Group S.p.A. B C B
MFG Mizuho Financial Group, Inc. B C B
MMM 3M Company B C B
MPC Marathon Petroleum Corporation B B B
MTU Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, Inc. B B B
MXIM Maxim Integrated Products, Inc. B C B
NOW ServiceNow, Inc. B B B
PHG Royal Philips NV B B B
PYPL PayPal Holdings Inc B C B
RJF Raymond James Financial, Inc. B B B
SNE Sony Corporation A D B
SNY Sanofi B B B
STT State Street Corporation B B B
STZ Constellation Brands, Inc. C B B
TEL TE Connectivity Ltd. B C B
UN Unilever NV ADR B B B
UNP Union Pacific Corporation B C B
V Visa Inc. B C B
WAT Waters Corporation B B B
XL XL Group Ltd B B B
ZTS Zoetis, Inc. B B B

Upgraded: From Sell to Hold
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
ABT Abbott Laboratories D B C
AGN Allergan plc C D C
AMOV America Movil SAB de CV C C C
CA CA, Inc. C C C
CELG Celgene Corporation C C C
CERN Cerner Corporation C C C
CHT Chunghwa Telecom Co., Ltd C C C
COG Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation D B C
CTRP International Ltd C B C
DLPH Delphi Automotive PLC D B C
DSKE Daseke, Inc. C C C
ENIC Enel Chile SA C D C
EQR Equity Residential C C C
ETP Energy Transfer Partners, L.P. C D C
EW Edwards Lifesciences Corporation D B C
GIB CGI Group Inc. D C C
HIG Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc. D C C
HMC Honda Motor Co., Ltd. D B C
HNP Huaneng Power International, Inc. B D C
HSIC Henry Schein, Inc. D C C
LEN Lennar Corporation C C C
MAS Masco Corporation D B C
MDT Medtronic plc C C C
NDAQ Nasdaq, Inc. D C C
PUK Prudential plc D B C
QCOM QUALCOMM Incorporated C C C
SHW Sherwin-Williams Company D B C
SMFG Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group, Inc. C C C
TIL Till Capital Ltd C C C
TM Toyota Motor Corp. C C C
TMO Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. D B C
TRV Travelers Companies, Inc. C C C
TTM Tata Motors Limited B D C
TXT Textron Inc. C D C
UHS Universal Health Services, Inc. D C C

Downgraded: From Buy to Hold
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
AJG Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. C B C
AWK American Water Works Company, Inc. C C C
BNS Bank of Nova Scotia C C C
CTXS Citrix Systems, Inc. B C C
CXO Concho Resources Inc. C C C
EXPD Expeditors International of Washington, Inc. C C C
EXPE Expedia, Inc. C C C
FL Foot Locker, Inc. C B C
HAL Halliburton Company C C C
HCN Welltower, Inc. C B C
HSY Hershey Company B C C
LH Laboratory Corporation of America C C C
LMT Lockheed Martin Corporation C C C
MKC McCormick & Company, Incorporated C C C
NEM Newmont Mining Corporation B D C
PBR Petroleo Brasileiro SA B C C
PPL PPL Corporation C C C
PXD Pioneer Natural Resources Company C B C
RY Royal Bank of Canada C B C
SIRI Sirius XM Holdings, Inc. C C C
SWK Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. C B C
VALE Vale S.A. C B C
VTR Ventas, Inc. C C C

Downgraded: From Hold to Sell
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
AFL Aflac Incorporated D C D
CI Cigna Corporation D C D
DFS Discover Financial Services D C D
KMB Kimberly-Clark Corporation D C D
LSXMA Liberty Media Corp. Series A Liberty SiriusXM D C D
NGG National Grid plc D B D
NOV National Oilwell Varco, Inc. D C D
SLF Sun Life Financial Inc. D B D
YUMA Yuma Energy Inc F 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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