111 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 111 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
BBDO Banco Bradesco S.A. B C B
BIDU Baidu, Inc. B C B
CBG CBRE Group, Inc. B C B
CE Celanese Corporation B C B
COG Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation B C B
CSCO Cisco Systems, Inc. B D B
FLT FleetCor Technologies, Inc. B B B
HPE Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co. B B B
INTC Intel Corporation A C B
KLAC KLA-Tencor Corporation B C B
MGA Magna International Inc. B C B
MGM MGM Resorts International B B B
MKC McCormick & Company, Incorporated B C B
PANW Palo Alto Networks, Inc. A C B
PBR Petroleo Brasileiro SA B C B
RCI Rogers Communications Inc. B C B
SWKS Skyworks Solutions, Inc. B C B
TD Toronto-Dominion Bank B C B
TGT Target Corporation A C B
TI Telecom Italia S.p.A. B C B
WM Waste Management, Inc. B B B
XLNX Xilinx, Inc. B C B

Upgraded: From Sell to Hold
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
BSX Boston Scientific Corporation C D C
DVMT Dell Technologies Inc Class V C C C
ESRX Express Scripts Holding Company D B C
HRL Hormel Foods Corporation D B C
IT Gartner, Inc. C C C
KR Kroger Co. D C C
UAL United Continental Holdings, Inc. D C C
UHS Universal Health Services, Inc. C C C

Downgraded: From Buy to Hold
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
ADP Automatic Data Processing, Inc. C C C
AEE Ameren Corporation C D C
AEP American Electric Power Company, Inc. C C C
ANDV Andeavor C B C
AOS A. O. Smith Corporation C C C
BAM Brookfield Asset Management Inc. C B C
BMY Bristol-Myers Squibb Company B D C
C Citigroup Inc. B D C
CCL.U Carnival Corporation B C C
CFG Citizens Financial Group, Inc. C B C
CHD Church & Dwight Co., Inc. C B C
CNI Canadian National Railway Company C C C
D Dominion Energy Inc C C C
DTE DTE Energy Company C C C
ED Consolidated Edison, Inc. C C C
EMR Emerson Electric Co. C B C
EQIX Equinix, Inc. C D C
ETN Eaton Corp. Plc C C C
ETR Entergy Corporation C C C
EXC Exelon Corporation C C C
FMX Fomento Economico Mexicano SAB de CV C D C
FTS Fortis Inc. B C C
HCA HCA Healthcare Inc B C C
HON Honeywell International Inc. C D C
IFF International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. C D C
ITW Illinois Tool Works Inc. B C C
JD JD.com, Inc. B C C
LEN.B Lennar Corporation C C C
LOW Lowe’s Companies, Inc. C C C
LVNTA Liberty Interactive Corporation Ventures Series A C B C
MAS Masco Corporation B C C
MMC Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. B C C
MMM 3M Company B C C
MTD Mettler-Toledo International Inc. C C C
NCLH Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. C C C
NOK Nokia Oyj B C C
PEG Public Service Enterprise Group Inc C C C
PNR Pentair plc C C C
RBS Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc B C C
RCL Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. B C C
ROK Rockwell Automation, Inc. B C C
SKM SK Telecom Co., Ltd. C C C
WAT Waters Corporation B D C
WEC WEC Energy Group Inc C C C
WIT Wipro Limited C C C
XEL Xcel Energy Inc. C D C
ZION Zions Bancorporation B C C

Downgraded: From Hold to Sell
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
ADM Archer-Daniels-Midland Company D C D
ADS Alliance Data Systems Corporation D B D
AHPA Avista Healthcare Public Acquisition Corp F C D
BG Bunge Limited C D D
BMO Bank of Montreal D C D
BTI British American Tobacco PLC D C D
CB Chubb Limited D C D
CL Colgate-Palmolive Company D D D
CMCSA Comcast Corporation D B D
CMS CMS Energy Corporation D D D
CTRP Ctrip.com International Ltd D B D
CTXS Citrix Systems, Inc. C D D
DLR Digital Realty Trust, Inc. D D D
DUK Duke Energy Corporation D C D
EOG EOG Resources, Inc. D B D
ERIC LM Ericsson Telefon AB D D D
ES Eversource Energy D C D
GM General Motors Company D D D
JNJ Johnson & Johnson D D D
K Kellogg Company D C D
KO Coca-Cola Company D D D
LNC Lincoln National Corporation D B D
MDT Medtronic plc D D D
MHK Mohawk Industries, Inc. D C D
MLM Martin Marietta Materials, Inc. D B D
ORLY O’Reilly Automotive, Inc. D C D
PAYX Paychex, Inc. D C D
PEP PepsiCo, Inc. D D D
PH Parker-Hannifin Corporation D C D
TWX Time Warner Inc. D B D
UNM Unum Group D C D
VMC Vulcan Materials Company D B D

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