120 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 120 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
ABBV AbbVie, Inc. B B B
ACN Accenture Plc B C B
AJG Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. B B B
ARE Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc. B C B
B3BJVL SM Prime Holdings, Inc. Unsponsored GDR RegS B C B
BF.A Brown-Forman Corporation B B B
BHGE Baker Hughes, a GE Company B C B
BMO Bank of Montreal B B B
BP BP p.l.c. A D B
BSX Boston Scientific Corporation B C B
BTI British American Tobacco PLC B C B
CERN Cerner Corporation B C B
CLX Clorox Company B C B
CM Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce B C B
CNQ Canadian Natural Resources Limited B C B
DOV Dover Corporation B B B
DRE Duke Realty Corporation B C B
EXPD Expeditors International of Washington, Inc. B C B
GG Goldcorp Inc. B C B
GPS Gap, Inc. C B B
HD Home Depot, Inc. B C B
IFF International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. B C B
IR Ingersoll-Rand Plc A C B
IRM Iron Mountain, Inc. B C B
ITW Illinois Tool Works Inc. B B B
KO Coca-Cola Company A C B
LPL LG Display Co., Ltd B C B
MELI MercadoLibre, Inc. B C B
MGA Magna International Inc. B C B
MHK Mohawk Industries, Inc. B C B
MKC.V McCormick & Company, Incorporated B C B
MMC Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. B C B
MMM 3M Company B B B
MXIM Maxim Integrated Products, Inc. B C B
PBA Pembina Pipeline Corporation A C B
PBR.A Petroleo Brasileiro SA Pfd B C B
RMD ResMed Inc. B B B
SMFG Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group, Inc. C B B
SNP China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation A C B
SWK Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. B C B
TFX Teleflex Incorporated A B B
TI Telecom Italia S.p.A. B D B
TRI Thomson Reuters Corporation B C B
UGP Ultrapar Participacoes S.A. A D B
UNP Union Pacific Corporation B B B
URI United Rentals, Inc. B C B
VIV Telefonica Brasil S.A. Pfd A D B
WMT Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. B C B
XYL Xylem Inc. B B B

Upgraded: From Sell to Hold
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
AGU Agrium Inc. C C C
ALV Autoliv Inc. C C C
APD Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. C D C
BUD Anheuser-Busch InBev SA/NV D C C
CA CA, Inc. D C C
CHD Church & Dwight Co., Inc. C C C
CHRW C.H. Robinson Worldwide, Inc. C C C
CL Colgate-Palmolive Company C D C
CP Canadian Pacific Railway Limited C B C
CPB Campbell Soup Company D C C
CVS CVS Health Corporation C C C
CXO Concho Resources Inc. D B C
DG Dollar General Corporation D C C
DHR Danaher Corporation C C C
DLTR Dollar Tree, Inc. D B C
DPS Dr Pepper Snapple Group, Inc. C C C
ECL Ecolab Inc. D C C
ETN Eaton Corp. Plc C C C
FAST Fastenal Company D B C
GIB CGI Group Inc. C C C
HST Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. C D C
IMO Imperial Oil Limited C D C
LOW Lowe’s Companies, Inc. C B C
MKC McCormick & Company, Incorporated C C C
POT Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan Inc. C B C
PSA Public Storage C C C
QVCA Liberty Interactive Corporation QVC Group C C C
SO Southern Company B D C
SYY Sysco Corporation C B C
TRV Travelers Companies, Inc. C C C
TSN Tyson Foods, Inc. D C C
ULTA Ulta Beauty Inc D B C
VIA Viacom Inc. D B C
WFC Wells Fargo & Company D C C
WY Weyerhaeuser Company C C C

Downgraded: From Buy to Hold
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
AMTD TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation C C C
AMZN Amazon.com, Inc. B D C
ANDV Andeavor B C C
BBT BB&T Corporation C C C
BWA BorgWarner Inc. C B C
CBS CBS Corporation B C C
CELG Celgene Corporation C B C
CMCSA Comcast Corporation C B C
ETFC E*TRADE Financial Corporation C B C
FITB Fifth Third Bancorp C C C
GS Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. C C C
HBAN Huntington Bancshares Incorporated C B C
INCY Incyte Corporation B D C
JNPR Juniper Networks, Inc. C B C
LFC China Life Insurance Co. Ltd. C C C
LSXMB Liberty Media Corp. Series B Liberty SiriusXM C C C
MGM MGM Resorts International B C C
MPC Marathon Petroleum Corporation C C C
NTES NetEase, Inc. C C C
PRU Prudential Financial, Inc. C D C
Q Quintiles IMS Holdings, Inc. C C C
REGN Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. D A C
STI SunTrust Banks, Inc. C C C
UAL United Continental Holdings, Inc. C B C
USB U.S. Bancorp C C C
WRK WestRock Co. C B C
XL XL Group Ltd C B C

Downgraded: From Hold to Sell
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
ADS Alliance Data Systems Corporation D B D
BEN Franklin Resources, Inc. D C D
EFX Equifax Inc. D B D
ENB Enbridge Inc. D C D
S Sprint Corp. D C D

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