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April 24, 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 108 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
AEP American Electric Power Company Inc. B C B
CMCSA Comcast Corp. B B B
CRH CRH Plc B C B
CUK Carnival plc B B B
DPS Dr Pepper Snapple Group Inc. B C B
ESS Essex Property Trust Inc. B B B
FISV Fiserv Inc. B C B
HCN Welltower Inc. B B B
HLT Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc B D B
HOLX Hologic Inc. B C B
HSY Hershey Company B C B
IFF International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. B C B
ILMN Illumina Inc. B B B
INFO IHS Markit Ltd. B C B
JD JD.com Inc. B C B
MGM MGM Resorts International B C B
MKC McCormick & Company, Incorporated B C B
MNST Monster Beverage Corp. B B B
PPL PPL Corp. B C B
RCL Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. B B B
RELX RELX PLC B B B
RENX RELX NV B B B
ROK Rockwell Automation Inc. B B B
ROP Roper Technologies Inc. B C B
SWK Stanley Black & Decker Inc. C B B
SWKS Skyworks Solutions Inc. B C B
UAL United Continental Holdings Inc. B C B
VNTV Vantiv Inc. B C B
VTR Ventas Inc. B C B
WYNN Wynn Resorts, Limited B C B

Upgraded: From Sell to Hold
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
Grade
Fundamental
Grade
Total
Grade
AAL American Airlines Group Inc. C C C
ADS Alliance Data Systems Corp. C C C
ALK Alaska Air Group Inc. C C C
AMTD TD Ameritrade Holding Corp. C C C
CBG CBRE Group Inc. D B C
CINF Cincinnati Financial Corp. C D C
CMG Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. C D C
COL Rockwell Collins Inc. C C C
COST Costco Wholesale Corp. C C C
EXR Extra Space Storage Inc. D B C
FDC First Data Corp. D C C
GOOGL Alphabet Inc. C C C
GPN Global Payments Inc. D C C
HCP HCP Inc. C C C
HON Honeywell International Inc. C C C
KMB Kimberly-Clark Corp. D C C
LBTYK Liberty Global Plc D C C
MDLZ Mondelez International Inc. C C C
NGG National Grid plc D B C
PKX POSCO D B C
Q Quintiles IMS Holdings Inc. C D C
SBUX Starbucks Corp. D C C
TAP Molson Coors Brewing Company D B C
VMC Vulcan Materials Company C C C

Downgraded: From Buy to Hold
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
Grade
Fundamental
Grade
Total
Grade
BMO Bank of Montreal C B C
BP BP p.l.c. B C C
CE Celanese Corp. C C C
CLR Continental Resources Inc. C C C
CM Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce C B C
CMI Cummins Inc. C B C
CNQ Canadian Natural Resources Limited C B C
CQP Cheniere Energy Partners, L.P. B C C
CVX Chevron Corp. C C C
DISH DISH Network Corp. C B C
EC Ecopetrol SA C C C
EPD Enterprise Products Partners L.P. C C C
GS Goldman Sachs Group Inc. C B C
HCA HCA Holdings Inc. C B C
HSBC HSBC Holdings plc B D C
JNJ Johnson & Johnson C C C
L Loews Corp. C C C
LLY Eli Lilly and Company C B C
LNC Lincoln National Corp. B C C
MFG Mizuho Financial Group Inc. C C C
MPC Marathon Petroleum Corp. C C C
MPLX MPLX LP C C C
NBL Noble Energy Inc. C C C
NDRO Enduro Royalty Trust B C C
NOV National Oilwell Varco Inc. C C C
NOW ServiceNow Inc. C C C
NTRS Northern Trust Corp. C C C
PBA Pembina Pipeline Corp. B D C
RJF Raymond James Financial Inc. C B C
STT State Street Corp. B C C
STZ Constellation Brands Inc. C B C
TS Tenaris S.A. C C C
UNP Union Pacific Corp. C C C

Downgraded: From Hold to Sell
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
Grade
Fundamental
Grade
Total
Grade
AGU Agrium Inc. D D D
APA Apache Corp. D D D
CHT Chunghwa Telecom Co., Ltd D C D
COG Cabot Oil & Gas Corp. D C D
DIS Walt Disney Company D C D
DSKE Daseke Inc. D C D
ETP Energy Transfer Partners, L.P. D D D
FCX Freeport-McMoRan Inc. D C D
GM General Motors Company D C D
MDT Medtronic plc D C D
MFC Manulife Financial Corp. D D D
PEG Public Service Enterprise Group Inc C D D
PTR PetroChina Company Limited D D D
SSL Sasol Limited D C D
STO Statoil ASA D D D
TIL Till Capital Ltd D C D
TRV Travelers Companies Inc. D C D
TTM Tata Motors Limited C D D
TXT Textron Inc. D C D
UHS Universal Health Services Inc. D C D
VIA Viacom Inc. 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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