65 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 65 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
ADI Analog Devices, Inc. B C B
AFL Aflac Incorporated B B B
ALXN Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. B C B
BHP BHP Billiton Limited B B B
BMY Bristol-Myers Squibb Company B C B
BP BP p.l.c. B C B
CELG Celgene Corporation B B B
EXR Extra Space Storage Inc. B C B
ILMN Illumina, Inc. A B B
LSXMB Liberty Media Corp. Series B Liberty SiriusXM B C B
MELI MercadoLibre, Inc. B C B
MKC McCormick & Company, Incorporated B C B
MPC Marathon Petroleum Corporation B C B
PSX Phillips 66 B B B
PUK Prudential plc B C B
Q Quintiles IMS Holdings, Inc. B C B
SMFG Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group, Inc. B B B
TMO Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. B B B
TRP TransCanada Corporation B B B
VOD Vodafone Group Plc B C B
YNDX Yandex NV B B B

Upgraded: From Sell to Hold
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
AMGN Amgen Inc. D B C
BEN Franklin Resources, Inc. C C C
COG Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation C C C
ECL Ecolab Inc. D C C
EOG EOG Resources, Inc. C D C
FAST Fastenal Company C C C
GSK GlaxoSmithKline plc D C C
INCY Incyte Corporation C D C
KTOV Kitov Pharmaceuticals Holdings Ltd. C C C
MFG Mizuho Financial Group, Inc. C C C
NOK Nokia Oyj D B C
NUE Nucor Corporation D C C
PANW Palo Alto Networks, Inc. D C C
PFE Pfizer Inc. D B C
PRGO Perrigo Co. Plc C C C
TM Toyota Motor Corp. D C C
TWTR Twitter, Inc. C C C
WMB Williams Companies, Inc. C C C

Downgraded: From Buy to Hold
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
AAL American Airlines Group, Inc. C C C
CMA Comerica Incorporated C B C
CX Cemex SAB de CV C C C
FMX Fomento Economico Mexicano SAB de CV B C C
HII Huntington Ingalls Industries, Inc. C B C
LNC Lincoln National Corporation C B C
MS Morgan Stanley C B C
RJF Raymond James Financial, Inc. C B C
SLF Sun Life Financial Inc. C B C
SNE Sony Corporation C B C
TRMB Trimble Inc. C B C
TXT Textron Inc. B C C

Downgraded: From Hold to Sell
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
CBS CBS Corporation D C D
CVS CVS Health Corporation D C D
DB Deutsche Bank AG D D D
FOX Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc. D C D
GPS Gap, Inc. D B D
HCA HCA Healthcare Inc D D D
MLM Martin Marietta Materials, Inc. D C D
MYL Mylan N.V. D C D
ROST Ross Stores, Inc. D B D
SEP Spectra Energy Partners, LP D C D
T AT&T Inc. D C D
UHS Universal Health Services, Inc. D C D
VMC Vulcan Materials Company D D D
WFC Wells Fargo & Company 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.


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