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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 Nasdaq, Inc.


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

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