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
Grade
Fundamental
Grade
Total
Grade
ADI Analog Devices, Inc. B C B
AEP American Electric Power Company, Inc. B C B
AFL Aflac Incorporated B B B
AGR Avangrid, Inc. B C B
BAM Brookfield Asset Management Inc. A C B
CBG CBRE Group, Inc. C B B
CMCSA Comcast Corporation B B B
CMS CMS Energy Corporation A D B
CRM Salesforce.com, Inc. B C B
DUK Duke Energy Corporation B C B
EL Estee Lauder Companies Inc. B B B
EQR Equity Residential B C B
ES Eversource Energy A C B
FISV Fiserv, Inc. B C B
INCY Incyte Corporation A D B
JBHT J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc. B C B
LLL L3 Technologies, Inc. B B B
LMT Lockheed Martin Corporation B C B
MAA Mid-America Apartment Communities, Inc. B C B
MHK Mohawk Industries, Inc. B C B
MT ArcelorMittal SA ADR B B B
NCLH Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. B C B
PEG Public Service Enterprise Group Inc B D B
Q Quintiles IMS Holdings, Inc. B C B
SNN Smith & Nephew PLC B C B
UBS UBS Group AG B B B
UDR UDR, Inc. B D B
WBK Westpac Banking Corp B C B
WDAY Workday, Inc. B B B
WEC WEC Energy Group Inc B C B

Upgraded: From Sell to Hold
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
Grade
Fundamental
Grade
Total
Grade
ABT Abbott Laboratories C C C
AWK American Water Works Company, Inc. C C C
BF.A Brown-Forman Corporation C D C
CAG Conagra Brands, Inc. D C C
CERN Cerner Corporation C C C
ECL Ecolab Inc. D C C
FMS Fresenius Medical Care AG & Co. KGaA C C C
MKC.V McCormick & Company, Incorporated D C C
NUE Nucor Corporation D C C
NVO Novo Nordisk A/S C B C
RVEN Reven Housing REIT, Inc. D C C
UPS United Parcel Service, Inc. D B C
VZ Verizon Communications Inc. D B C

Downgraded: From Buy to Hold
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
Grade
Fundamental
Grade
Total
Grade
BHGE Baker Hughes, a GE Company C C C
BP BP p.l.c. B D C
CMI Cummins Inc. C C C
CS Credit Suisse Group AG C C C
CTAS Cintas Corporation C C C
CTRP Ctrip.com International Ltd C B C
CX Cemex SAB de CV C C C
DB Deutsche Bank AG B C C
E Eni SpA B C C
ENB Enbridge Inc. C C C
FOXA Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc. C C C
GLW Corning Inc B C C
HAS Hasbro, Inc. C B C
ILMN Illumina, Inc. C B C
ITW Illinois Tool Works Inc. C B C
L Loews Corporation B D C
LSXMA Liberty Media Corp. B C C
LVLT Level 3 Communications, Inc. C B C
LYB LyondellBasell Industries NV C B C
LYG Lloyds Banking Group plc C C C
MPC Marathon Petroleum Corporation B C C
MPLX MPLX LP C C C
NTAP NetApp, Inc. C B C
OKE ONEOK, Inc. C C C
PBR Petroleo Brasileiro SA C C C
PBR.A Petroleo Brasileiro SA Pfd B C C
PCLN Priceline Group Inc C B C
QVCB Liberty Interactive Corporation QVC Group C C C
SCHW Charles Schwab Corporation C B C
SSL Sasol Limited C C C
SU Suncor Energy Inc. B D C
SYMC Symantec Corporation C C C
TI Telecom Italia S.p.A. B D C
TOT Total SA B C C
TRI Thomson Reuters Corporation B C C
TRP TransCanada Corporation C B C
VLO Valero Energy Corporation B C C
WMB Williams Companies, Inc. B C C
WPZ Williams Partners, L.P. B C C
XYL Xylem Inc. C B C

Downgraded: From Hold to Sell
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
Grade
Fundamental
Grade
Total
Grade
AIG American International Group, Inc. D C D
APA Apache Corporation D D D
APD Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. D D D
BUD Anheuser-Busch InBev SA/NV D C D
CEO CNOOC Limited D C D
CINF Cincinnati Financial Corporation D C D
COG Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation D C D
CP Canadian Pacific Railway Limited D B D
CXO Concho Resources Inc. F B D
DIS Walt Disney Company D C D
DISH DISH Network Corporation C D D
EOG EOG Resources, Inc. D D D
EPD Enterprise Products Partners L.P. D C D
ETN Eaton Corp. Plc D C D
HAL Halliburton Company D B D
INFY Infosys Limited D C D
LBTYA Liberty Global Plc C F D
LBTYB Liberty Global Plc C F D
LBTYK Liberty Global Plc C F D
MTP Midatech Pharma Plc D C D
NKE NIKE, Inc. D B D
PCAR PACCAR Inc D B D
PTR PetroChina Company Limited D C D
QVCA Liberty Interactive Corporation QVC Group D C D
TS Tenaris S.A. 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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