78 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 78 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
AAL American Airlines Group, Inc. B C B
AFL Aflac Incorporated B B B
BLK BlackRock, Inc. B C B
BWA BorgWarner Inc. B B B
COP ConocoPhillips B D B
CP Canadian Pacific Railway Limited B B B
CTAS Cintas Corporation B C B
ECA Encana Corporation B B B
ETN Eaton Corp. Plc B C B
FDC First Data Corporation B B B
GS Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. B C B
HBAN Huntington Bancshares Incorporated B B B
KMX CarMax, Inc. B B B
LYG Lloyds Banking Group plc B C B
MET MetLife, Inc. B C B
MGA Magna International Inc. B C B
MS Morgan Stanley B B B
MTB M&T Bank Corporation B C B
PSX Phillips 66 B B B
PUK Prudential plc B C B
PX Praxair, Inc. B C B
RBS Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc B B B
RF Regions Financial Corporation B C B
RJF Raymond James Financial, Inc. B B B
TI Telecom Italia S.p.A. B D B
TS Tenaris S.A. B C B
UNP Union Pacific Corporation B B B
USB U.S. Bancorp B C 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
BEN Franklin Resources, Inc. C C C
CXO Concho Resources Inc. C B C
DB Deutsche Bank AG C D C
EOG EOG Resources, Inc. C D C
PFE Pfizer Inc. D B C
VZ Verizon Communications Inc. D B C
WFC Wells Fargo & Company C C C

Downgraded: From Buy to Hold
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
ARE Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc. C C C
AVB AvalonBay Communities, Inc. B C C
AWK American Water Works Company, Inc. C C C
BTI British American Tobacco PLC C C C
CAG Conagra Brands, Inc. C C C
CBG CBRE Group, Inc. C B C
CLX Clorox Company C C C
D Dominion Energy Inc B C C
FDX FedEx Corporation B C C
GG Goldcorp Inc. C C C
IFF International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. C C C
ILMN Illumina, Inc. C B C
INCY Incyte Corporation C D C
LBRDA Liberty Broadband Corp. B D C
LH Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings C C C
LPL LG Display Co., Ltd C C C
MGM MGM Resorts International B C C
NTES NetEase, Inc. C C C
TRP TransCanada Corporation C B C
WAT Waters Corporation C C C
WBK Westpac Banking Corp C C C
WRK WestRock Co. C B C

Downgraded: From Hold to Sell
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
AZN Astrazeneca PLC D C D
BUD Anheuser-Busch InBev SA/NV D C D
CHL China Mobile Limited D C D
CPB Campbell Soup Company D C D
EFX Equifax Inc. D B D
EW Edwards Lifesciences Corporation F B D
HPE Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co. D D D
HSIC Henry Schein, Inc. D B D
MLM Martin Marietta Materials, Inc. D C D
NUE Nucor Corporation D C D
ROST Ross Stores, Inc. D B D
SEP Spectra Energy Partners, LP D C D
SO Southern Company C D D
TSN Tyson Foods, Inc. D C D
VMC Vulcan Materials Company D D D
WY Weyerhaeuser Company D C D

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