40 Upgrades and Downgrades for this Week

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 40 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
AAP Advance Auto Parts Inc. B C B
APH Amphenol Corp. B B B
BAP Credicorp Ltd. B B B
CNI Canadian National Railway Company B B B
DEO Diageo Plc B B B
DGX Quest Diagnostics Incorporated B B B
FMS Fresenius Medical Care AG & Co. B C B
FMX Fomento Economico Mexicano B C B
GRFS Grifols, S.A. B C B
HSY Hershey Company B C B
INTU Intuit Inc. B B B
LRCX Lam Research Corp. B C B
NUE Nucor Corp. B C B
TD Toronto-Dominion Bank B C B
XLNX Xilinx Inc. B C B

Upgraded: From Sell to Hold
Symbol Company Name Quantitative Grade Fundamental Grade Total Grade
ALXN Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc. C C C
AZN Astrazeneca Plc D B C
GLW Corning Incorporated C D C
HPQ HP Inc. C C C
MCO Moody’s Corp. C C C
MON Monsanto Company C D C
SNE Sony Corp. C C C
SU Suncor Energy Inc. C D C
VOD Vodafone Group Plc D C C

Downgraded: From Buy to Hold
Symbol Company Name Quantitative Grade Fundamental Grade Total Grade
BBDO Banco Bradesco S.A. C C C
DAL Delta Air Lines Inc. C B C
LLTC Linear Technology Corp. C C C
LLY Eli Lilly and Company C C C
ROP Roper Technologies Inc. C C C
SIRI Sirius XM Holdings Inc. C B C
WIT Wipro Limited C C C

Downgraded: From Hold to Sell
Symbol Company Name Quantitative Grade Fundamental Grade Total Grade
CTL CenturyLink Inc. D B D
DVA DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc. D B D
HUM Humana Inc. F C D
LYB LyondellBasell Industries NV D B D
MRK Merck & Co. Inc. D C D
PANW Palo Alto Networks Inc. D C D
SYT Syngenta AG D C D
TGT Target Corp. D B D
UTX United Technologies Corp. 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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