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57 Upgrades and Downgrades for the Week

August 6, 2018

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 57 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
ABBV AbbVie, Inc. B C B
DHI D.R. Horton, Inc. B B B
ECA Encana Corporation B C B
IMO Imperial Oil Limited B C B
MLCO Melco Resorts and Entertainment B C B
PSA Public Storage B C B
PXD Pioneer Natural Resources Company B C B
QRVO Qorvo, Inc. B C B
SNAP Snap, Inc. B C B
WPZ Williams Partners, L.P. B C B
XYL Xylem Inc. B C B

Upgraded: From Sell to Hold
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
Grade
Fundamental
Grade
Total
Grade
ECL Ecolab Inc. C C C
ED Consolidated Edison, Inc. C C C
ETN Eaton Corp. Plc C C C
HAL Halliburton Company D B C
KO Coca-Cola Company D C C
LLY Eli Lilly and Company C C C
MFG Mizuho Financial Group, Inc. D B C
O Realty Income Corporation C C C
PAA Plains All American Pipeline, L.P. C C C
RSG Republic Services, Inc. C C C
TEVA Teva Pharmaceutical Industries C C C
VRTX Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated C A C

Downgraded: From Buy to Hold
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
Grade
Fundamental
Grade
Total
Grade
AEG AEGON N.V. ADR C B C
AJG Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. B C C
ALLY Ally Financial Inc C C C
ATVI Activision Blizzard, Inc. C B C
BAC Bank of America Corp C C C
CAT Caterpillar Inc. C B C
CVX Chevron Corporation C C C
DVN Devon Energy Corporation B D C
FIS Fidelity National Information Services C C C
GPC Genuine Parts Company C C C
HRL Hormel Foods Corporation B C C
LMT Lockheed Martin Corporation C C C
LYV Live Nation Entertainment, Inc. B D C
NDAQ Nasdaq, Inc. B C C
NOC Northrop Grumman Corporation C C C
RACE Ferrari NV C C C
STI SunTrust Banks, Inc. C B C
STM STMicroelectronics C B C
TFX Teleflex Incorporated C D C
TM Toyota Motor Corp. B C C
TS Tenaris S.A. C B C

Downgraded: From Hold to Sell
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
Grade
Fundamental
Grade
Total
Grade
AON Aon plc D C D
BLK BlackRock, Inc. D C D
DE Deere & Company D C D
DUK Duke Energy Corporation D D D
HON Honeywell International Inc. D C D
MMC Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. D C D
MTB M&T Bank Corporation D C D
NLY Annaly Capital Management, Inc. D B D
NOK Nokia Oyj D C D
PNC PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. D C D
SAP SAP SE D C D
SYF Synchrony Financial D B D
UN Unilever NV ADR 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

Louis Navellier

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