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February 6, 2017

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 128 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
ADBE Adobe Systems Incorporated B B B
AVGO Broadcom Limited B D B
BABA Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. B B B
CNC Centene Corp. B C B
COP ConocoPhillips B B B
CTXS Citrix Systems, Inc. B C B
EA Electronic Arts Inc. A C B
EBAY eBay Inc. B B B
ETE Energy Transfer Equity, L.P. A D B
HRS Harris Corp. B C B
ICE Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. B C B
LUV Southwest Airlines Co. B C B
MA Mastercard Incorporated B C B
MRK Merck & Co., Inc. B C B
MSFT Microsoft Corp. B C B
NFLX Netflix, Inc. B B B
SIRI Sirius XM Holdings, Inc. B B B
WDC Western Digital Corp. B C B
WMB Williams Companies, Inc. B C B
YHOO Yahoo! Inc. B B B

Upgraded: From Sell to Hold
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
Grade
Fundamental
Grade
Total
Grade
AMP Ameriprise Financial, Inc. D C C
ANTM Anthem, Inc. C B C
CELG Celgene Corp. D C C
COST Costco Wholesale Corp. D C C
CUK Carnival plc C B C
DHI D.R. Horton, Inc. D B C
EQT EQT Corp. D B C
ETP Energy Transfer Partners, L.P. B F C
ILMN Illumina, Inc. C C C
JD JD.com, Inc. D B C
JNPR Juniper Networks, Inc. D C C
LLY Eli Lilly and Company D B C
LUX Luxottica Group S.p.A. C C C
MCD McDonald's Corp. C C C
MDLZ Mondelez International, Inc. C D C
MFG Mizuho Financial Group, Inc. C C C
MJN Mead Johnson Nutrition Company C C C
MNST Monster Beverage Corp. C C C
MTU Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, Inc. C C C
NOV National Oilwell Varco, Inc. B F C
PANW Palo Alto Networks, Inc. C C C
PFE Pfizer Inc. C C C
RCL Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. C B C
SAP SAP SE C C C
STZ Constellation Brands, Inc. C B C
SYF Synchrony Financial D C C
TMO Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. D C C
TSLA Tesla Inc. C C C
V Visa Inc. C B C
VLO Valero Energy Corp. C B C
VRSK Verisk Analytics Inc. C C C
WAT Waters Corp. D C C
WDAY Workday, Inc. C C C
WPPGY WPP Plc D C C

Downgraded: From Buy to Hold
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
Grade
Fundamental
Grade
Total
Grade
ABEV Ambev SA C B C
ADP Automatic Data Processing, Inc. C B C
AFL Aflac Incorporated C C C
AMTD TD Ameritrade Holding Corp. C C C
AON Aon plc C C C
BBL BHP Billiton Plc C C C
BCE BCE Inc. C C C
BSAC Banco Santander-Chile C B C
CAT Caterpillar Inc. C C C
CHKR Chesapeake Granite Wash Trust C C C
CINF Cincinnati Financial Corp. C C C
CMCSA Comcast Corp. C C C
CMI Cummins Inc. B C C
CMS CMS Energy Corp. C C C
DUK Duke Energy Corp. D C C
ETN Eaton Corp. Plc D C C
EXC Exelon Corp. C C C
FAST Fastenal Company D C C
FCX Freeport-McMoRan, Inc. B C C
FDX FedEx Corp. C C C
GWW W.W. Grainger, Inc. C D C
IBM International Business Machines Corp. C C C
JBHT J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc. C C C
JCI Johnson Controls International plc C C C
LMT Lockheed Martin Corp. C B C
MMM 3M Company D C C
PAYX Paychex, Inc. C C C
PCG PG&E Corp. C C C
PG Procter & Gamble Company C C C
PKX POSCO C C C
PLD Prologis, Inc. C B C
QCOM QUALCOMM Incorporated C C C
RIO Rio Tinto plc C C C
RTN Raytheon Company C C C
SCCO Southern Copper Corp. C B C
SLB Schlumberger NV B C C
STO Statoil ASA B D C
SYY Sysco Corp. C B C
T AT&T Inc. C D C
TOT Total SA C C C
TSN Tyson Foods, Inc. C C C
TU TELUS Corp. C C C
USB U.S. Bancorp C C C
UTX United Technologies Corp. C C C
VMC Vulcan Materials Company B C C
XEL Xcel Energy Inc. C C C

Downgraded: From Hold to Sell
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
Grade
Fundamental
Grade
Total
Grade
AGR Avangrid, Inc. D C D
BLK BlackRock, Inc. D C D
CA CA, Inc. D C D
COF Capital One Financial Corp. D C D
ECL Ecolab Inc. D C D
EMR Emerson Electric Co. D C D
ES Eversource Energy D C D
ETR Entergy Corp. D C D
FISV Fiserv, Inc. D C D
FLT FleetCor Technologies, Inc. D B D
GIS General Mills, Inc. D C D
GPC Genuine Parts Company D C D
GRFS Grifols, S.A. D C D
HAS Hasbro, Inc. F B D
HCN Welltower, Inc. D C D
HON Honeywell International Inc. D C D
IMO Imperial Oil Limited F A D
MOS Mosaic Company D C D
PEG Public Service Enterprise Group Inc. D C D
PHG Royal Philips NV D B D
PNR Pentair plc D C D
PX Praxair, Inc. D C D
SDT Sandridge Mississippian F C D
SEP Spectra Energy Partners, LP F D D
VZ Verizon Communications Inc. F C D
WHR Whirlpool Corp. D C D
WMT Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. D C D
XOM Exxon Mobil Corp. 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

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