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74 Upgrades and Downgrades for the Week

September 24, 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 74 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
ABT Abbott Laboratories B B B
ADSK Autodesk, Inc. B B B
AME AMETEK, Inc. B C B
ATO Atmos Energy Corporation B D B
ATVI Activision Blizzard, Inc. B B B
BBL BHP Billiton Plc B C B
BDX Becton, Dickinson and Company B C B
BHP BHP Billiton Limited B C B
BMO Bank of Montreal B C B
CA CA, Inc. B C B
CCI Crown Castle International Corp B C B
CLX Clorox Company B C B
CNAC Constellation Alpha Capital Corp. B C B
CTL CenturyLink, Inc. B B B
ECL Ecolab Inc. B C B
FANG Diamondback Energy, Inc. B C B
GPN Global Payments Inc. B C B
HAS Hasbro, Inc. B C B
IEP Icahn Enterprises L.P. B C B
IHG InterContinental Hotels Group PLC B C B
IQV IQVIA Holdings Inc B C B
K Kellogg Company B B B
PAA Plains All American Pipeline, L.P. B D B
PFE Pfizer Inc. B C B
RACE Ferrari NV B C B
SHOP Shopify, Inc. B B B
SSL Sasol Limited B C B
SYK Stryker Corporation B C B
TEVA Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Limited B C B
TMO Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. B C B
TOT Total SA B C B
UTX United Technologies Corporation B C B

Upgraded: From Sell to Hold
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
Grade
Fundamental
Grade
Total
Grade
AMT American Tower Corporation C D C
BCH Banco de Chile C C C
BKNG Booking Holdings Inc. D C C
CAG Conagra Brands, Inc. C C C
DUK Duke Energy Corporation C D C
EQR Equity Residential C C C
ESS Essex Property Trust, Inc. D C C
HOLX Hologic, Inc. D C C
HSIC Henry Schein, Inc. C C C
KO Coca-Cola Company D B C
MRK Merck & Co., Inc. C C C
NOK Nokia Oyj C C C
PEP PepsiCo, Inc. C C C
SBAC SBA Communications Corp. C D C
SBUX Starbucks Corporation C C C
TRV Travelers Companies, Inc. C D C
UL Unilever PLC D C C
UN Unilever NV ADR D C C
VIA Viacom Inc. C C C
XOM Exxon Mobil Corporation C D C

Downgraded: From Buy to Hold
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
Grade
Fundamental
Grade
Total
Grade
AFG American Financial Group, Inc. C C C
AMTD TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation C B C
BAC Bank of America Corp C C C
CBRE CBRE Group, Inc. C C C
HBAN Huntington Bancshares Incorporated C C C
HST Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. C C C
JBHT J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc. C C C
KEY KeyCorp C C C
LDOS Leidos Holdings, Inc. C C C
MTB M&T Bank Corporation C C C
NOV National Oilwell Varco, Inc. C C C
RHT Red Hat, Inc. C C C
ROP Roper Technologies, Inc. C C C

Downgraded: From Hold to Sell
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
Grade
Fundamental
Grade
Total
Grade
BMRN BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc. D B D
CVX Chevron Corporation D C D
KLAC KLA-Tencor Corporation D B D
MELI MercadoLibre, Inc. C D D
MRVL Marvell Technology Group Ltd. D D D
PNC PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. D C D
RJF Raymond James Financial, Inc. D C D
WLK Westlake Chemical Corporation D C D
YUMC Yum China Holdings, 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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