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February 13, 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 100 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
ARE Alexandria Real Estate Equities Inc. A D B
CBS CBS Corp. B B B
CMI Cummins Inc. B B B
CNHI CNH Industrial NV B C B
CQP Cheniere Energy Partners, L.P. B D B
EPD Enterprise Products Partners L.P. B C B
FRC First Republic Bank B B B
HDB HDFC Bank Limited B C B
HPE Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co. B C B
IBM International Business Machines Corp. B C B
LMT Lockheed Martin Corp. B B B
MFC Manulife Financial Corp. C B B
NMR Nomura Holdings Inc. C B B
NOV National Oilwell Varco Inc. B C B
NTT Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corp. B C B
PLD Prologis Inc. B B B
RTN Raytheon Company B C B
SRE Sempra Energy B B B
TTM Tata Motors Limited B C B
UHS Universal Health Services Inc. B C B
USB U.S. Bancorp B C B
VTR Ventas Inc. B C B
XEL Xcel Energy Inc. B C B
YUM Yum! Brands Inc. B C B

Upgraded: From Sell to Hold
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
Grade
Fundamental
Grade
Total
Grade
AGR Avangrid Inc. C C C
AGU Agrium Inc. C D C
CBG CBRE Group Inc. D B C
CHU China Unicom (Hong Kong) Limited C D C
COG Cabot Oil & Gas Corp. C D C
CTSH Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp. D C C
E Eni SpA C D C
EMR Emerson Electric Co. D B C
ETR Entergy Corp. D C C
FLT FleetCor Technologies Inc. C B C
GRFS Grifols, S.A. D C C
HAS Hasbro Inc. C B C
HCN Welltower Inc. C C C
HCP HCP Inc. C C C
IMO Imperial Oil Limited D A C
IX ORIX Corp. C B C
PHG Royal Philips NV D B C
RENX RELX NV D C C
SBAC SBA Communications Corp. C C C
SLG SL Green Realty Corp. C C C
SNI Scripps Networks Interactive Inc. C B C
SNY Sanofi D C C
TSO Tesoro Corp. C C C
WBA Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc D C C
WBK Westpac Banking Corp D C C
WEC WEC Energy Group Inc C C C
WY Weyerhaeuser Company C D C

Downgraded: From Buy to Hold
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
Grade
Fundamental
Grade
Total
Grade
AKAM Akamai Technologies Inc. B C C
BHP BHP Billiton Limited C C C
BP BP p.l.c. B D C
CB Chubb Limited C B C
CEO CNOOC Limited C C C
CRM salesforce.com Inc. C C C
CSCO Cisco Systems Inc. C C C
EC Ecopetrol SA B D C
FNF Fidelity National Financial Inc. C B C
GG Goldcorp Inc. B C C
HSY Hershey Company C C C
ICE Intercontinental Exchange Inc. C C C
IHG InterContinental Hotels Group PLC C B C
IR Ingersoll-Rand Plc B C C
JNJ Johnson & Johnson C C C
LUV Southwest Airlines Co. C C C
MAR Marriott International Inc. C C C
MMC Marsh & McLennan Companies Inc. C B C
MSFT Microsoft Corp. C C C
OMC Omnicom Group Inc C C C
SIRI Sirius XM Holdings Inc. C C C
SLF Sun Life Financial Inc. C B C
STT State Street Corp. C C C
SYT Syngenta AG C C C
WYNN Wynn Resorts, Limited B C C

Downgraded: From Hold to Sell
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
Grade
Fundamental
Grade
Total
Grade
AIG American International Group Inc. D C D
AON Aon plc D C D
BRK.B Berkshire Hathaway Inc. D D D
CELG Celgene Corp. D C D
CINF Cincinnati Financial Corp. D C D
COST Costco Wholesale Corp. D C D
DLPH Delphi Automotive PLC D B D
ETN Eaton Corp. Plc D C D
FOX Twenty-First Century Fox Inc. D B D
GM General Motors Company D C D
HES Hess Corp. D C D
HIG Hartford Financial Services Group Inc. D C D
HSIC Henry Schein Inc. F C D
INTU Intuit Inc. D C D
LVLT Level 3 Communications Inc. D D D
MCD McDonald's Corp. D C D
ORLY O'Reilly Automotive Inc. D B D
PAYX Paychex Inc. D C D
PFE Pfizer Inc. D C D
SSL Sasol Limited D C D
SYF Synchrony Financial D C D
TMO Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. D C D
TRV Travelers Companies Inc. D B D
YUMA Yuma Energy 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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