74 Actions to Take For the Earnings Shakeout

by Louis Navellier | July 22, 2013 8:44 pm

If Monday’s trading actio[1]n is any kind of indication for what’s to come, we should be prepared for some additional near-term bumpiness. Investors have finally figured out that the S&P 500′s earnings are expected to stall to barely a 2% annual pace, so we’re seeing a flight to quality stocks. The first few weeks of earnings season are crucial, and we’ll likely see a lot of changes in my Portfolio Grader stock rating system. When a company reports earnings, I import the latest financial results; the new data have a big impact on each stock’s Fundamental Grade. So I strongly recommend that you to continue running your stocks through Portfolio Grader; you can do this quickly and easily by saving your portfolio to the system[2].

In the meantime, we’re seeing plenty of upgrades and downgrades among Wall Street’s most popular stocks. So let’s look at the 74 big blue chips that have been upgraded and downgraded this weekend. 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 each of the stocks listed below.

Upgrades

Last Week’s Holds, Now Buys

Symbol Company Name Quantitative Grade Fundamental Grade
CERN Cerner B B
CMG Chipotle Mexican Grill B B
CS Credit Suisse Group B B
DEO Diageo PLC B B
HBC HSBC Holdings B B
ICE IntercontinentalExchange B C
NGG National Grid PLC B C
PHG Royal Philips NV B D
SBUX Starbucks B B
STJ St. Jude Medical B C
SYK Stryker B C
UBS UBS AG B C
WFC Wells Fargo B B
XLNX Xilinx B B
ZMH Zimmer Holdings B C

Last Week’s Sells, Now Holds

Symbol Company Name Quantitative Grade Fundamental Grade
BEN Franklin Resources D B
BNS Bank of Nova Scotia D C
CHK Chesapeake Energy D C
CTRX Catamaran D C
DB Deutsche Bank AG C C
EIX Edison International D B
GD General Dynamics C C
JCI Johnson Controls C C
LUK Leucadia National C C
UAL United Continental Holdings C C

Downgrades

Last Week’s Buys, Now Holds

Symbol Company Name Quantitative Grade Fundamental Grade
AME Ametek C B
APH Amphenol C B
BMY Bristol-Myers Squibb B C
CHT Chunghwa Telecom B C
DTE DTE Energy C B
GPC Genuine Parts C C
ITW Illinois Tool Works C B
MDLZ Mondelez International C C
MRO Marathon Oil C C
MUR Murphy Oil C C
NEE NextEra Energy B C
NLSN Nielsen Holdings C C
OMC Omnicom Group C C
PXD Pioneer Natural Resources C C
SNY Sanofi SA ADR B D
SRCL Stericycle C B
SYT Syngenta AG ADS C B
TYC Tyco International B C
VLO Valero Energy C B
WBK Westpac Banking C C
WYNN Wynn Resorts C B

Last Week’s Holds, Now Sells

Symbol Company Name Quantitative Grade Fundamental Grade
A Agilent Technologies D C
AMZN Amazon.com D C
AZN AstraZeneca PLC D C
BG Bunge D C
CCL Carnival D C
CHU China Unicom (Hong Kong) L D B
CLR Continental Resources D B
CNI Canadian National Railway D C
CVX Chevron D C
EEP Enbridge Energy Partners L.P. Cl A D D
ESV Ensco PLC Cl A D C
ETR Entergy D B
FAST Fastenal D C
FLR Fluor D C
HOT Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide D C
INTU Intuit D B
KO Coca-Cola D C
MBT Mobile TeleSystems D C
MSFT Microsoft D C
QCOM QUALCOMM F B
RL Ralph Lauren D B
SAP SAP AG ADS D C
SSL Sasol Ltd. ADS D C
SWK Stanley Black & Decker D C
SWN Southwestern Energy Co. D C
TRP TransCanada F C
USB U.S. Bancorp F C
Endnotes:
  1. Monday’s trading actio: http://investorplace.com/2013/07/earnings-swing-into-full-gear-monday-market-summary-mcd-kmb-has/
  2. saving your portfolio to the system: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/my-portfolios.html

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