Stock Upgrades: BA, BP, CS


BP Plc ( BP ), Boeing ( BA ) and Credit Suisse ( CS ) were among some of the widely held stocks upgraded by Louis Navellier in his latest fundamental stock analysis on April 19, 2010.

Energy stock BP Plc ( BP ) faced down shareholder protest over oil sands projects last week, and shares have firmed up as a result. BP stock was upgraded to a B grade or "buy" this week in Portfolio Grader from a C grade or "hold" in last week's rankings according to Louis Navellier's database of stocks to buy and sell. BP reports earnings on April 27.

Aerospace and defense stock Boeing ( BA ) washas firmed up this week in anticipation of its Wednesday, April 21, earnings report. BA stock was upgraded from a C grade or "hold" in Portfolio Grader to a B grade or "buy" this week.

Financial stock Credit Suisse ( CS ) was upgraded from its rating of a D grade or "sell" last week in to a C grade or "hold" this week in Portfolio Grader's fundamental stock analysis. Swiss funds returned over 2.3% in Q1, and investors are eager to see CS' earnings report this Thursday, April 22.

Get a complete list of this week's stock downgrades here . For a complete list of upgrades, please view the table below.

Symbol Company Name Industry Market Cap ( B ) Grade This Week Grade Last Week AET Aetna Inc. Health Care Providers $13.5 C D NLY Annaly Capital Management Inc. Real Estate Investment Trusts $9.4 A B ADP Automatic Data Processing Inc. IT Services $22.3 C D BA Boeing Co. Aerospace & Defense $51.4 B C BP BP PLC Oil Gas & Consumable Fuels $187.2 B C BRCM Broadcom Corp. Semiconductors $17.4 B C CHRW C.H. Robinson Worldwide Inc. Air Freight & Logistics $9.8 C D CNI Canadian National Railway Co. Road & Rail $29.2 C D CAJ Canon Inc. Office Electronics $57.2 B C CB Chubb Corp. Insurance $17.2 C D CME CME Group Inc.  (Cl A) Diversified Financial Services $20.8 C D ABV Companhia de Bebidas das Americas Beverages $60.0 A B ED Consolidated Edison Inc. Multi-Utilities $12.5 C D CS Credit Suisse Group Capital Markets $60.5 C D CSX CSX Corp. Road & Rail $21.4 C D D Dominion Resources Inc. Multi-Utilities $24.7 B C ETP Energy Transfer Partners L.P. Oil Gas & Consumable Fuels $8.7 B C FAST Fastenal Co. Trading Companies & Distributors $8.0 C D GFI Gold Fields Ltd. Metals & Mining $8.9 C D INTU Intuit Inc. Software $11.1 B C JCI Johnson Controls Inc. Auto Components $22.0 B C LIHR Lihir Gold Ltd. Metals & Mining $8.6 B C MRVL Marvell Technology Group Ltd. Semiconductors $14.1 A B MBT Mobile TeleSystems Telecommunications $21.5 C D JWN Nordstrom Inc. Multiline Retail $9.4 B C DCM NTT DoCoMo Inc. Telecommunications $67.7 A B PT Portugal Telecom SGPS S/A Telecommunications $9.8 B C PX Praxair Inc. Chemicals $26.6 C D SNN Smith & Nephew PLC Health Care Equipment $9.4 A B TSM Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Semiconductors $56.2 C D TEVA Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Pharmaceuticals $55.3 A B TKC Turkcell Iletisim Hizmetleri Telecommunications $13.9 C D WBK Westpac Banking Corp. Commercial Banks $75.6 B C WF Woori Finance Holdings Commercial Banks $12.8 B C

About Portfolio Grader: Every Sunday, renowned growth stock adviser Louis Navellier runs a fundamental analysis on the top 5,000 Wall Street companies. Armed with this research, Navellier offers a rating for each company reflected as a simple letter grade, with A being "strong buy" and F being "strong sell." Portfolio Grader's stock data is free and open to the public, and can be accessed online here .

The views and opinions expressed herein are the views and opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc.

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