98 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 98 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
AMG Affiliated Managers Group, Inc. B C B
BBL BHP Billiton Plc B C B
BHP BHP Billiton Limited B B B
CHL China Mobile Limited B C B
CHRW C.H. Robinson Worldwide, Inc. B C B
COTY Coty Inc. B C B
DLTR Dollar Tree, Inc. B B B
DRI Darden Restaurants, Inc. B C B
FCX Freeport-McMoRan, Inc. B C B
FLT FleetCor Technologies, Inc. B B B
FOX Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc. B C B
FOXA Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc. B C B
GG Goldcorp Inc. B C B
GPS Gap, Inc. B B B
JBHT J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc. B C B
KTOV Kitov Pharmaceuticals Holdings Ltd. B C B
LFC China Life Insurance Co. Ltd. C A B
LULU Lululemon Athletica Inc B C B
NSC Norfolk Southern Corporation B C B
SHG Shinhan Financial Group Co., Ltd. B B B
TPR Tapestry, Inc. B C B
TWTR Twitter, Inc. B C B
VALE Vale S.A. B B B

Upgraded: From Sell to Hold
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
AGU Agrium Inc. C C C
COF Capital One Financial Corporation D C C
CS Credit Suisse Group AG C C C
CX Cemex SAB de CV C C C
CXO Concho Resources Inc. C C C
DAL Delta Air Lines, Inc. D C C
DFS Discover Financial Services D C C
ECA Encana Corporation C D C
EOG EOG Resources, Inc. C C C
EXPE Expedia, Inc. C C C
FDX FedEx Corporation C C C
GIS General Mills, Inc. C C C
GPC Genuine Parts Company C C C
HMC Honda Motor Co., Ltd. C C C
KKR KKR & Co. L.P. C D C
KR Kroger Co. D C C
LKQ LKQ Corporation C C C
PBR Petroleo Brasileiro SA C C C
POT Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan Inc. C D C
SMFG Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group, Inc. C C C
TJX TJX Companies Inc D C C
TM Toyota Motor Corp. C C C

Downgraded: From Buy to Hold
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
BBDO Banco Bradesco S.A. C C C
BSBR Banco Santander (Brasil) S.A. C C C
CCL.U Carnival Corporation B C C
COST Costco Wholesale Corporation C B C
D Dominion Energy Inc C C C
E Eni SpA B D C
EBAY eBay Inc. C B C
EIX Edison International D C D
EW Edwards Lifesciences Corporation C C C
FE FirstEnergy Corp. C C C
FISV Fiserv, Inc. C C C
HRL Hormel Foods Corporation B C C
HUM Humana Inc. C B C
INGR Ingredion Incorporated C B C
LLY Eli Lilly and Company B C C
LYG Lloyds Banking Group plc C B C
MTFB Motif Bio Plc C C C
MTL.P Mechel PAO Pfd C C C
NFLX Netflix, Inc. C B C
PPL PPL Corporation C C C
RBS Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc C C C
SO Southern Company C D C
SYY Sysco Corporation C C C
TI Telecom Italia S.p.A. C D C
TMK Torchmark Corporation C C C
TRMB Trimble Inc. C B C
TSLA Tesla Inc B F C
UGP Ultrapar Participacoes S.A. C B C
UNM Unum Group C C C
WDC Western Digital Corporation C B C
WLTW Willis Towers Watson Public Limited Company B C C
XLNX Xilinx, Inc. C C C
YNDX Yandex NV B C C

Downgraded: From Hold to Sell
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
ALV Autoliv Inc. D C D
AMTD TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation D C D
BMY Bristol-Myers Squibb Company D C D
CA CA, Inc. D C D
CELG Celgene Corporation D B D
CPB Campbell Soup Company D C D
EPD Enterprise Products Partners L.P. D C D
ETE Energy Transfer Equity, L.P. D D D
GSK GlaxoSmithKline plc D B D
HBAN Huntington Bancshares Incorporated D B D
HOLX Hologic, Inc. D C D
MS Morgan Stanley D C D
MSI Motorola Solutions, Inc. D C D
NOK Nokia Oyj D B D
ORLY O’Reilly Automotive, Inc. D C D
PCG PG&E Corporation F C D
PTR PetroChina Company Limited D C D
TEF Telefonica SA D C D
WHR Whirlpool Corporation D C D
XOM Exxon Mobil Corporation D B D

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