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These 68 Blue Chips Are on the Move

May 9, 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 68 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
BXP Boston Properties Inc. B B B
CVS CVS Health Corp. B B B
DEO Diageo plc B B B
ECL Ecolab Inc. B C B
ESS Essex Property Trust Inc. B B B
HCN Welltower Inc. B C B
MAC Macerich Company B C B
MGM MGM Resorts International B C B
PFE Pfizer Inc. B C B
SIRI Sirius XM Holdings Inc. B B B
XLNX Xilinx Inc. B C B

Upgraded: From Sell to Hold
Symbol Company Name Quantitative Grade Fundamental Grade Total Grade
ALL Allstate Corp. B C C
ALXN Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc. C C C
APA Apache Corp. C C C
DISCA Discovery Communications Inc. C B C
DVA DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc. D B C
FOXA Twenty-First Century Fox Inc. C C C
IBM International Business Machines Corp. D B C
MAR Marriott International Inc. D C C
SLG SL Green Realty Corp. D B C
TEL TE Connectivity Ltd. D B C
VIV Telefonica Brasil S.A. D C C
XEC Cimarex Energy Co. C C C

Downgraded: From Buy to Hold
Symbol Company Name Quantitative Grade Fundamental Grade Total Grade
APD Air Products and Chemicals Inc. C B C
BIDU Baidu Inc. C B C
BUD Anheuser-Busch InBev SA B C C
FMS Fresenius Medical Care AG & Co. C C C
FMX Fomento Economico Mexicano C C C
GG Goldcorp Inc. B C C
HBI Hanesbrands Inc. C B C
HSY Hershey Company C C C
HUM Humana Inc. B C C
INTU Intuit Inc. C B C
JPM JPMorgan Chase & Co. C C C
KR Kroger Co. C B C
LUV Southwest Airlines Co. C B C
MTB M&T Bank Corp. C C C
SPGI S&P Global Inc. C B C
STI SunTrust Banks Inc. C B C
SYT Syngenta AG C C C
TGT Target Corp. C B C
UA Under Armour Inc. C B C
USB U.S. Bancorp C C C
VLO Valero Energy Corp. C C C

Downgraded: From Hold to Sell
Symbol Company Name Quantitative Grade Fundamental Grade Total Grade
AIG American International Group Inc. C D D
ANTM Anthem Inc. D C D
BAC Bank of America Corp. D C D
C Citigroup Inc. D C D
CAT Caterpillar Inc. D D D
FCX Freeport-McMoRan Inc. D D D
INCY Incyte Corp. D C D
LB L Brands Inc. D C D
MGA Magna International Inc. F B D
NOK Nokia Oyj D B D
PBA Pembina Pipeline Corp. D C D
WDAY Workday Inc. D C D
WFC Wells Fargo & Company 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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