97 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 97 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
BBY Best Buy Co., Inc. B C B
BSBR Banco Santander (Brasil) S.A. B C B
CCL.U Carnival Corporation B C B
CL Colgate-Palmolive Company B D B
DG Dollar General Corporation B C B
EBAY eBay Inc. 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
LOW Lowe’s Companies, Inc. B B B
LYG Lloyds Banking Group plc B B B
MDT Medtronic plc B B B
MELI MercadoLibre, Inc. B C B
MTFB Motif Bio Plc B C B
MTL.P Mechel PAO Pfd B C B
NOW ServiceNow, Inc. B C B
ORCL Oracle Corporation B B B
QVCA Liberty Interactive Corporation QVC Group B B B
RBS Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc B C B
ROST Ross Stores, Inc. B B B
SNI Scripps Networks Interactive, Inc. B C B
SO Southern Company B D B
SPLK Splunk Inc. B B B
SYY Sysco Corporation B B B
TI Telecom Italia S.p.A. B D B
TMK Torchmark Corporation B C B
TSLA Tesla Inc A F B
UGP Ultrapar Participacoes S.A. B B B
WDAY Workday, Inc. B B B
WIT Wipro Limited B B B

Upgraded: From Sell to Hold
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
CA CA, Inc. C C C
CAG Conagra Brands, Inc. C C C
CELG Celgene Corporation D B C
CPB Campbell Soup Company C C C
DPS Dr Pepper Snapple Group, Inc. B C C
EPD Enterprise Products Partners L.P. C C C
ESRX Express Scripts Holding Company D C C
ETE Energy Transfer Equity, L.P. C D C
FCX Freeport-McMoRan, Inc. D C C
FDC First Data Corporation D C C
GSK GlaxoSmithKline plc D B C
HOLX Hologic, Inc. C C C
IR Ingersoll-Rand Plc C C C
IVZ Invesco Ltd. D B C
K Kellogg Company C C C
KMB Kimberly-Clark Corporation C C C
MAS Masco Corporation C C C
MET MetLife, Inc. D C C
ORLY O’Reilly Automotive, Inc. D C C
PANW Palo Alto Networks, Inc. C C C
SJM J. M. Smucker Company C C C
SPG Simon Property Group, Inc. D C C
STI SunTrust Banks, Inc. D C C
TPR Tapestry, Inc. C C C
ULTA Ulta Beauty Inc D C C
VIA Viacom Inc. D B C

Downgraded: From Buy to Hold
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
BBL BHP Billiton Plc C C C
CB Chubb Limited B D C
CBG CBRE Group, Inc. C B C
CHL China Mobile Limited C C C
GD General Dynamics Corporation C C C
GG Goldcorp Inc. B C C
HIG Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc. B D C
HST Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. B C C
JPM JPMorgan Chase & Co. C C C
PFE Pfizer Inc. C B C
SNY Sanofi B C C
SU Suncor Energy Inc. C B C
TD Toronto-Dominion Bank C B C
TS Tenaris S.A. D B C
VALE Vale S.A. C B C

Downgraded: From Hold to Sell
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
ACGL Arch Capital Group Ltd. D D D
AGU Agrium Inc. D C D
CS Credit Suisse Group AG D C D
CXO Concho Resources Inc. D C D
ECA Encana Corporation D D D
EOG EOG Resources, Inc. D C D
FRC First Republic Bank D C D
GM General Motors Company D C 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
MFG Mizuho Financial Group, Inc. F C D
MGM MGM Resorts International D D D
MRO Marathon Oil 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 C D
XEC Cimarex Energy Co. F C D

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