60 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 60 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
AVB AvalonBay Communities, Inc. B C B
CBG CBRE Group, Inc. C B B
CERN Cerner Corporation B C B
D Dominion Energy Inc B C B
IHG InterContinental Hotels Group PLC B C B
LVLT Level 3 Communications, Inc. B B B
MPC Marathon Petroleum Corporation B C B
NDAQ Nasdaq, Inc. B B B
NVO Novo Nordisk A/S B B B
STI SunTrust Banks, Inc. B C B
TEF Telefonica SA B B B

Upgraded: From Sell to Hold
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
AZN Astrazeneca PLC C C C
EFX Equifax Inc. D B C
HPE Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co. C D C
HSIC Henry Schein, Inc. D B C
MLM Martin Marietta Materials, Inc. C C C
ROSE Rosehill Resources, Inc. C C C
ROST Ross Stores, Inc. D B C
SEP Spectra Energy Partners, LP D C C
SO Southern Company C D C
T AT&T Inc. D C C
TSN Tyson Foods, Inc. C C C
VRSK Verisk Analytics Inc D C C
WHR Whirlpool Corporation C C C

Downgraded: From Buy to Hold
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
ACN Accenture Plc C C C
ADI Analog Devices, Inc. B C C
AFL Aflac Incorporated C B C
AMTD TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation C C C
BBL BHP Billiton Plc C C C
BHP BHP Billiton Limited C C C
CBS.A CBS Corporation C C C
CNQ Canadian Natural Resources Limited C C C
COP ConocoPhillips B D C
CP Canadian Pacific Railway Limited C B C
DAL Delta Air Lines, Inc. C C C
DGX Quest Diagnostics Incorporated C C C
ECA Encana Corporation C B C
ETFC E*TRADE Financial Corporation C B C
ETN Eaton Corp. Plc C C C
FDC First Data Corporation C B C
IRM Iron Mountain, Inc. C C C
LLL L3 Technologies, Inc. C C C
MELI MercadoLibre, Inc. B C C
MGA Magna International Inc. C C C
PFG Principal Financial Group, Inc. C C C
RMD ResMed Inc. C B C
SSL Sasol Limited C C C
SWK Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. C C C
TMO Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. C B C
TS Tenaris S.A. C C C
UNP Union Pacific Corporation C B C
WMT Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. B C C
WYIG JM Global Holding Co. C C C
XYL Xylem Inc. C B C

Downgraded: From Hold to Sell
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
CXO Concho Resources Inc. D B D
ECL Ecolab Inc. F C D
PANW Palo Alto Networks, Inc. D C D
PFE Pfizer Inc. D B D
TAP.A Molson Coors Brewing Company D C D
VIA Viacom Inc. D B D

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