Dump These 45 Household Names Before It’s Too Late

by Louis Navellier | November 13, 2012 4:06 pm

Last week’s market activity proved that many were expecting a Romney victory, so there may be some short-term growing pains while Wall Street adjusts to four more years with President Obama in the White House. But that doesn’t mean you should go to cash—not by a long shot.

Want to know my take on how to handle the uncertainty caused by the impending “Fiscal Cliff” and the ongoing eurozone debt drama? Trim your portfolio of all dead weight. I’m talking about all of the companies that have announced mixed earnings results or have sloppy guidance looking forward. Of course, it can be tedious reviewing the latest earnings results for each of your companies, so I’ve broken down the top 45 big blue chips that you should steer clear of.

Symbol Company Name Quantitative Grade Fundamental Grade Recommendation
AA[1] Alcoa F D Strong Sell
AMTD[2] TD Ameritrade F C Sell
ANF[3] Abercrombie & Fitch F D Strong Sell
ATVI[4] Activision Blizzard F C Sell
AVP[5] Avon Products F D Strong Sell
BBY[6] Best Buy F C Strong Sell
BRCM[7] Broadcom F C Sell
CAJ[8] Canon F C Strong Sell
CMI[9] Cummins D C Sell
CSX[10] CSX F C Sell
CTXS[11] Citrix F C Sell
CVX[12] Chevron D D Sell
DELL[13] Dell F F Strong Sell
DD[14] DuPont F D Sell
EA[15] Electronic Arts F C Strong Sell
ETFC[16] E*TRADE Financial D D Sell
GD[17] General Dynamics D C Sell
GMCR[18] Green Mountain Coffee D C Sell
GME[19] GameStop D C Sell
GT[20] Goodyear F D Sell
H[21] Hyatt Hotels D C Sell
HAL[22] Halliburton F C Sell
HPQ[23] Hewlett-Packard F D Strong Sell
INTC[24] Intel F C Strong Sell
JCP[25] J.C. Penney F D Strong Sell
KNM[26] Konami F C Sell
KSS[27] Kohl’s D C Sell
L[28] Loews D C Sell
MCD[29] McDonald’s F C Sell
MET[30] MetLife D D Sell
MGM[31] MGM D D Sell
MS[32] Morgan Stanley D D Sell
NOK[33] Nokia F D Strong Sell
PC[34] Panasonic F D Strong Sell
SNDK[35] SanDisk F C Sell
SNE[36] Sony F C Strong Sell
SON[37] Sonoco D C Sell
SWK[38] Stanley Black & Decker D C Sell
SWY[39] Safeway F C Sell
TAP[40] Molson Coors D C Sell
TIF[41] Tiffany F C Sell
TSN[42] Tyson Foods F C Sell
VIA[43] Viacom D C Sell
XRX[44] Xerox F C Strong Sell

The economy is expected to perk up next quarter, and I do expect Wall Street to cheer up as we head into Thanksgiving and the holiday shopping season.

In the meantime, the best thing you can do to prepare (and to weather the current choppy trading activity) is invest solely in companies with the best earnings prospects. Of course, the best place to start is to run your portfolio through my Portfolio Grader screening tool. It doesn’t take much to see that sticking to A- and B-rated stocks pays off big in the long run.

Endnotes:
  1. AA: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=AA
  2. AMTD: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=AMTD
  3. ANF: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=ANF
  4. ATVI: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=ATVI
  5. AVP: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=AVP
  6. BBY: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=BBY
  7. BRCM: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=BRCM
  8. CAJ: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=CAJ
  9. CMI: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=CMI
  10. CSX: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=CSX
  11. CTXS: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=CTXS
  12. CVX: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=CVX
  13. DELL: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=DELL
  14. DD: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=DD
  15. EA: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=EA
  16. ETFC: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=ETFC
  17. GD: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=GD
  18. GMCR: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=GMCR
  19. GME: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=GME
  20. GT: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=GT
  21. H: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=H
  22. HAL: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=HAL
  23. HPQ: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=HPQ
  24. INTC: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=INTC
  25. JCP: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=JCP
  26. KNM: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=KNM
  27. KSS: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=KSS
  28. L: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=L
  29. MCD: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=MCD
  30. MET: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=MET
  31. MGM: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=MGM
  32. MS: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=MS
  33. NOK: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=NOK
  34. PC: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=PC
  35. SNDK: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=SNDK
  36. SNE: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=SNE
  37. SON: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=SON
  38. SWK: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=SWK
  39. SWY: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=SWY
  40. TAP: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=TAP
  41. TIF: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=TIF
  42. TSN: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=TSN
  43. VIA: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=VIA
  44. XRX: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=XRX

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