92 Trades Just In Time for Earnings Season

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 92 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
Grade
Fundamental
Grade
Total
Grade
AEM Agnico-Eagle Mines Limited B B B
AVB AvalonBay Communities Inc. B C B
BLL Ball Corp. B B B
CBS CBS Corp. Class B B C B
CBS.A CBS Corp. B C B
CELG Celgene Corp. B C B
CHTR Charter Communications Inc. B D B
COF Capital One Financial Corp. B C B
COL Rockwell Collins Inc. B C B
CTAS Cintas Corp. B C B
CTSH Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp. B B B
CXO Concho Resources Inc. C B B
EOG EOG Resources Inc. B C B
EQIX Equinix Inc. B C B
IPG Interpublic Group of Companies Inc. B B B
L Loews Corp. B B B
MMC Marsh & McLennan Companies Inc. B B B
MO Altria Group Inc. B C B
OKE ONEOK Inc. B C B
ORAN Orange SA B C B
PG Procter & Gamble Company B C B
RDS.A Royal Dutch Shell Plc B B B
RTN Raytheon Company B C B
SCCO Southern Copper Corp. B B B
SU Suncor Energy Inc. B B B
TRP TransCanada Corp. B B B
TS Tenaris S.A. B B B

Upgraded: From Sell to Hold
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
Grade
Fundamental
Grade
Total
Grade
ABEV Ambev SA C C C
ACN Accenture Plc C C C
AGR Avangrid Inc. C C C
APA Apache Corp. C D C
CHD Church & Dwight Co. Inc. D B C
DIS Walt Disney Company D C C
DUK Duke Energy Corp. C C C
EL Estee Lauder Companies Inc. D B C
FOX Twenty-First Century Fox Inc. Class B D C C
FOXA Twenty-First Century Fox Inc. C C C
GG Goldcorp Inc. C B C
MAA Mid-America Apartment Communities Inc. C D C
MNST Monster Beverage Corp. D B C
NGG National Grid plc D C C
POT Potash Corp. of Saskatchewan Inc. D B C
SNI Scripps Networks Interactive Inc. C C C
SPI SPI Energy Co Ltd D C C
SVRA Savara Inc. D C C
TDG TransDigm Group Incorporated C C C
WFC Wells Fargo & Company D C C
WIT Wipro Limited C C C
WY Weyerhaeuser Company D B C
YUMA Yuma Energy Inc D B C

Downgraded: From Buy to Hold
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
Grade
Fundamental
Grade
Total
Grade
ABB ABB Ltd. C C C
BBT BB&T Corp. B C C
BCS Barclays PLC C C C
BLK BlackRock Inc. C C C
BX Blackstone Group L.P. C B C
CI Cigna Corp. C B C
CME CME Group Inc. B C C
CP Canadian Pacific Railway Limited C B C
CRH CRH Plc C C C
CS Credit Suisse Group AG C B C
EBAY eBay Inc. C D C
HCA HCA Healthcare Inc B C C
HLT Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc B C C
IVZ Invesco Ltd. C B C
IX ORIX Corp. C C C
LNG Cheniere Energy Inc. C C C
LSXMB Liberty Media Corp. Series B Liberty SiriusXM C C C
MFG Mizuho Financial Group Inc. B D C
MGA Magna International Inc. C B C
MHK Mohawk Industries Inc. C C C
MTU Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group Inc. C C C
NSC Norfolk Southern Corp. C C C
RBS Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc C B C
SWK Stanley Black & Decker Inc. C B C
YUM Yum! Brands Inc. C C C

Downgraded: From Hold to Sell
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
Grade
Fundamental
Grade
Total
Grade
ABC AmerisourceBergen Corp. D C D
ADS Alliance Data Systems Corp. D B D
CL Colgate-Palmolive Company D D D
CSCO Cisco Systems Inc. D C D
DFS Discover Financial Services D C D
HCP HCP Inc. D B D
HD Home Depot Inc. D C D
HMC Honda Motor Co., Ltd. D C D
HST Host Hotels & Resorts Inc. D C D
JBHT J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. D C D
JCI Johnson Controls International plc D C D
MAS Masco Corp. D B D
NOK Nokia Oyj D B D
NUE Nucor Corp. D C D
PAA Plains All American Pipeline, L.P. D B D
QCOM QUALCOMM Incorporated D D D
WHR Whirlpool Corp. 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.

Sincerely,

Louis Navellier

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