73 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 73 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
CHL China Mobile Limited B C B
CHRW C.H. Robinson Worldwide, Inc. B C B
CNQ Canadian Natural Resources Limited B B B
DLTR Dollar Tree, Inc. B B B
DPS Dr Pepper Snapple Group, Inc. B C B
DRI Darden Restaurants, Inc. B B B
EMR Emerson Electric Co. B C B
FCX Freeport-McMoRan, Inc. B C B
FLT FleetCor Technologies, Inc. B B B
HIG Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc. B D B
INTC Intel Corporation B B B
JBHT J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc. B C B
LYG Lloyds Banking Group plc B B B
MTFB Motif Bio Plc B C B
OXY Occidental Petroleum Corporation B C B
PH Parker-Hannifin Corporation B B B
PNR Pentair plc B C B
ROST Ross Stores, Inc. B B B
TD Toronto-Dominion Bank B B B
TWTR Twitter, Inc. B C B

Upgraded: From Sell to Hold
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
AAL American Airlines Group, Inc. C C C
ARNC Arconic, Inc. C C C
COF Capital One Financial Corporation D C C
CS Credit Suisse Group AG C C C
CXO Concho Resources Inc. C C C
DFS Discover Financial Services D C C
ECA Encana Corporation C D C
ECL Ecolab Inc. C C C
EOG EOG Resources, Inc. C C C
ERIC LM Ericsson Telefon AB C C C
FDX FedEx Corporation C C C
GIS General Mills, Inc. C C C
GPC Genuine Parts Company C C C
KMB Kimberly-Clark Corporation C C C
MRO Marathon Oil Corporation C C C
PBR Petroleo Brasileiro SA C C C
RJF Raymond James Financial, Inc. D B C
TJX TJX Companies Inc D C C
ULTA Ulta Beauty Inc D C C
UPS United Parcel Service, Inc. D C C
VMC Vulcan Materials Company 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
COST Costco Wholesale Corporation C B C
D Dominion Energy Inc B C C
EBAY eBay Inc. C B C
FOXA Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc. C C C
GG Goldcorp Inc. B C C
HRL Hormel Foods Corporation B C C
INGR Ingredion Incorporated C B C
LFC China Life Insurance Co. Ltd. C A C
LLY Eli Lilly and Company B C C
NVS Novartis AG C C C
O Realty Income Corporation C C C
SAN Banco Santander S.A. B C C
SNY Sanofi C C C
SO Southern Company C D C
SRE Sempra Energy B D C
WLTW Willis Towers Watson Public Limited Company B C C
WY Weyerhaeuser Company 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
BWA BorgWarner Inc. D B D
CPB Campbell Soup Company D C D
EIX Edison International D C D
EPD Enterprise Products Partners L.P. D C D
ETE Energy Transfer Equity, L.P. D D D
GIB CGI Group Inc. D C 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
TEF Telefonica SA 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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