83 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 83 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
ACN Accenture Plc B C B
CL Colgate-Palmolive Company B D B
DG Dollar General Corporation B C B
DLPH Delphi Automotive PLC B B B
EW Edwards Lifesciences Corporation B C B
FBHS Fortune Brands Home & Security, Inc. B C B
FIS Fidelity National Information Services, Inc. A D B
HRL Hormel Foods Corporation B C B
INGR Ingredion Incorporated B B B
KTOV Kitov Pharmaceuticals Holdings Ltd. B C B
MDT Medtronic plc B B B
MTFB Motif Bio Plc B C B
NOW ServiceNow, Inc. B C B
PRGO Perrigo Co. Plc B C B
QVCA Liberty Interactive Corporation QVC Group B B B
ROST Ross Stores, Inc. B B B
SNI Scripps Networks Interactive, Inc. B C B
SPLK Splunk Inc. B B B
UGP Ultrapar Participacoes S.A. B B B
WDAY Workday, Inc. B B B

Upgraded: From Sell to Hold
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
CA CA, Inc. C C C
EPD Enterprise Products Partners L.P. C C C
ETE Energy Transfer Equity, L.P. C D C
FDC First Data Corporation D C C
GILD Gilead Sciences, Inc. D C C
GSK GlaxoSmithKline plc D B C
KHC Kraft Heinz Company C C C
LKQ LKQ Corporation D C C
LSXMA Liberty Media Corp. Series A Liberty SiriusXM C C C
MAS Masco Corporation C C C
MET MetLife, Inc. D C C
PANW Palo Alto Networks, Inc. C C C
QCOM QUALCOMM Incorporated C D C
SPG Simon Property Group, Inc. D C C
STI SunTrust Banks, Inc. D C C

Downgraded: From Buy to Hold
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
APD Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. C C C
BMO Bank of Montreal C C C
CB Chubb Limited B D C
CBG CBRE Group, Inc. C B C
CP Canadian Pacific Railway Limited C B C
DWDP DowDuPont Inc. C C C
GD General Dynamics Corporation C C C
HST Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. C C C
JPM JPMorgan Chase & Co. C C C
LFC China Life Insurance Co. Ltd. C A C
OXY Occidental Petroleum Corporation C C C
SU Suncor Energy Inc. C B C
TD Toronto-Dominion Bank C B C
TI Telecom Italia S.p.A. B C C
TMK Torchmark Corporation C C C
UNP Union Pacific Corporation C C C
VALE Vale S.A. C B C
WDC Western Digital Corporation C B C
YNDX Yandex NV B C C

Downgraded: From Hold to Sell
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
ACGL Arch Capital Group Ltd. D D D
AGU Agrium Inc. D C D
CMA Comerica Incorporated D B D
CS Credit Suisse Group AG D C D
CVE Cenovus Energy Inc. D B D
CX Cemex SAB de CV D C D
CXO Concho Resources Inc. D C D
ECA Encana Corporation D D D
EOG EOG Resources, Inc. D C D
FCX Freeport-McMoRan, Inc. D C D
FRC First Republic Bank D C D
GM General Motors Company D C D
GS Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. F C D
HAL Halliburton Company F B D
HBAN Huntington Bancshares Incorporated D B D
HMC Honda Motor Co., Ltd. D C D
IP International Paper Company D B D
KEY KeyCorp D B D
LNC Lincoln National Corporation D C D
MCK McKesson Corporation D C D
MRO Marathon Oil Corporation D C D
MS Morgan Stanley D C D
MTB M&T Bank Corporation D C D
PBR Petroleo Brasileiro SA D C D
SMFG Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group, Inc. D C D
TM Toyota Motor Corp. D C D
TWX Time Warner Inc. D B D
XEC Cimarex Energy Co. F C D

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