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60 Upgrades and Downgrades for the Week

April 18, 2016

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 60 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 Grade Fundamental Grade Total Grade
AMAT Applied Materials Inc. B B B
BBDO Banco Bradesco S.A. B C B
BRK.B Berkshire Hathaway Inc. B B B
CI Cigna Corp. B B B
DLTR Dollar Tree Inc. B C B
KOF Coca-Cola FEMSA B D B
LVLT Level 3 Communications Inc. B B B
MHFI McGraw Hill Financial Inc. C B B
NUE Nucor Corp. B D B
SNN Smith & Nephew Plc B C B
WHR Whirlpool Corp. B B B
WIT Wipro Limited B B B
ZTS Zoetis Inc. B C B

Upgraded: From Sell to Hold
Symbol Company Name Quantitative Grade Fundamental Grade Total Grade
AMTD TD Ameritrade Holding Corp. D C C
ING ING Groep NV D B C
MAR Marriott International Inc. D C C
MET MetLife Inc. C C C
PCAR PACCAR Inc. C C C
RF Regions Financial Corp. C B C
SCCO Southern Copper Corp. C D C
SYMC Symantec Corp. C C C
TYC Tyco International Plc D C C
UTX United Technologies Corp. C C C
WBK Westpac Banking Corp D B C
WFC Wells Fargo & Company D C C
WMT Wal-Mart Stores Inc. D C C

Downgraded: From Buy to Hold
Symbol Company Name Quantitative Grade Fundamental Grade Total Grade
BMO Bank of Montreal C C C
BNS Bank of Nova Scotia C B C
CA CA Inc. C B C
CE Celanese Corp. B C C
EMN Eastman Chemical Company C B C
EMR Emerson Electric Co. C C C
GWW W.W. Grainger Inc. C B C
INTC Intel Corp. C B C
LLTC Linear Technology Corp. C B C
MAC Macerich Company B C C
NJ Nidec Corp. C B C
SRE Sempra Energy C C C
TD Toronto-Dominion Bank C C C
VTR Ventas Inc. B C C
WU Western Union Company C C C

Downgraded: From Hold to Sell
Symbol Company Name Quantitative Grade Fundamental Grade Total Grade
ARMH ARM Holdings Plc D B D
AZN Astrazeneca Plc D B D
BAM Brookfield Asset Management Inc. D C D
CVX Chevron Corp. C F D
DFS Discover Financial Services D B D
HPQ HP Inc. D C D
MPC Marathon Petroleum Corp. D C D
SBAC SBA Communications Corp. D C D
SSL Sasol Limited D C D
STO Statoil ASA D D D
TI Telecom Italia S.p.A. D C D
TRP TransCanada Corp. D D D
VIV Telefonica Brasil S.A. Pfd 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.

Sincerely,

Louis Navellier

Louis Navellier

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