These 48 Blue Chips Are On the Move

by Louis Navellier | November 6, 2013 10:40 am

These 48 Blue Chips Are On the Move

Yesterday I highlighted three bellwether stocks[1]—Sony (SNE[2]), Time Warner Cable (TWC[3]) and Thomson Reuters (TRI[4])—that made headlines last week and were on the move. In the cutthroat earnings arena, Time Warner and Thomson Reuters emerged as winners while Sony was a clear loser.

But these are just three examples of how quickly things can change on Wall Street. As further proof of this, internet radio leader Pandora (P[5]) popped nearly 9% during trading today after announcing a strong audience turnout for October. (A Moderately Aggressive stock, P is currently a B-rated Buy[6].) On the flipside, DIRECTV (DTV[7]) shares retreated after the company announced that subscriber growth slowed in Latin America during the third quarter. (DTV is a C-rated hold[8].)

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 an additional 45 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.

Upgrades

Last Week’s Holds, Now Buys

Symbol

Company Name

Quantitative Grade

Fundamental Grade

ADP Automatic Data Processing B C
BX The Blackstone Group B C
CL Colgate-Palmolive B C
DISCK Discovery Communications B C
GSK GlaxoSmithKline plc B C
HIG The Hartford Financial Services B C
HMC Honda B D
MHFI McGraw Hill Financial B B
PFE Pfizer B C
TRI Thomson Reuters A C
TWC Time Warner Cable B C
UAL United Continental Holdings B C
XLNX Xilinx B B

Last Week’s Sells, Now Holds

Symbol

Company Name

Quantitative Grade

Fundamental Grade

ABT Abbott Laboratories D B
BHI Baker Hughes I D C
BNS The Bank of Nova Scotia C C
BP BP p.l.c. D B
BTI British American Tobacco D B
CHT Chunghwa Telecom D C
DTV DIRECTV C C
GE General Electric C C
MCD McDonald’s D C
MO Altria D B
NUE Nucor C C
OXY Occidental Petroleum C C
PRGO Perrigo C B
ROST Ross Stores C B

Downgrades

Last Week’s Buys, Now Holds

Symbol

Company Name

Quantitative Grade

Fundamental Grade

F Ford C B
LVS Las Vegas Sands C B
MS Morgan Stanley C C
MSFT Microsoft C B
PAYX Paychex C C
PNC The PNC Financial Services C B
PSA Public Storage C B
SNE Sony Corporation B D

Last Week’s Holds, Now Sells

Symbol

Company Name

Quantitative Grade

Fundamental Grade

BAM Brookfield Asset Management D C
BAP Credicorp Ltd. D D
BEAM Beam Inc D C
C Citigroup D C
CMI Cummins D C
CS Credit Suisse Group D C
DEO Diageo plc D B
GS Goldman Sachs D B
JPM JPMorgan Chase D C
NU Northeast Utilitites D C
PAA Plains All American Pipeline, L.P. D C
TS Tenaris S.A. D C
Endnotes:
  1. highlighted three bellwether stocks: http://investorplace.com/2013/11/tri-sny-twcsony-time-warner-cable-or-thomson-reuters/#.UnpX8FP-L08
  2. SNE: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=SNE
  3. TWC: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=TWC
  4. TRI: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=TRI
  5. P: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=P
  6. P is currently a B-rated Buy: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?q=P&submit=submit&type=site
  7. DTV: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=DTV
  8. DTV is a C-rated hold: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/stock-of-the-day/archive/2013/11/11-05-2013-DTV.html

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