78 Stock Upgrades and Downgrades for the 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 78 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
AEE Ameren Corp. B C B
BBL BHP Billiton Plc B C B
BHP BHP Billiton Limited B C B
BK Bank of New York Mellon Corp. B C B
CX Cemex SAB de CV B B B
D Dominion Resources Inc. B C B
ED Consolidated Edison Inc. B C B
EXPE Expedia Inc. B C B
HSY Hershey Company B C B
NTRS Northern Trust Corp. B C B
SCHW Charles Schwab Corp. B C B
SJR Shaw Communications Inc. B D B
STZ Constellation Brands Inc. C B B
USB U.S. Bancorp B C B

Upgraded: From Sell to Hold
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
Grade
Fundamental
Grade
Total
Grade
AMTD TD Ameritrade Holding Corp. C C C
BAM Brookfield Asset Management Inc. C C C
BCE BCE Inc. C C C
BRK.A Berkshire Hathaway Inc. C C C
BRK.B Berkshire Hathaway Inc. C C C
CHT Chunghwa Telecom Co. Ltd C D C
CI Cigna Corp. C C C
CL Colgate-Palmolive Company C C C
COL Rockwell Collins Inc. D C C
CTSH Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp. D C C
DISCB Discovery Communications Inc. D B C
ETN Eaton Corp. Plc C C C
ETR Entergy Corp. C C C
FMX Fomento Economico Mexicano C C C
HOG Harley-Davidson Inc. C C C
MCO Moody’s Corp. C D C
MET MetLife Inc. C F C
MOS Mosaic Company C D C
NWL Newell Brands Inc D B C
PNR Pentair plc C C C
RYAAY Ryanair Holdings Plc C C C
SO Southern Company C C C
TAP Molson Coors Brewing Company D B C
TSLA Tesla Inc. C C C
TU TELUS Corp. C D C
UBS UBS Group AG D C C
WBA Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. D C C
XL XL Group Ltd D B C
XRAY DENTSPLY SIRONA Inc. D C C

Downgraded: From Buy to Hold
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
Grade
Fundamental
Grade
Total
Grade
APC Anadarko Petroleum Corp. B D C
AWK American Water Works Company Inc. C C C
CRH CRH Plc C C C
FNF Fidelity National Financial Inc. C B C
HLT Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc B D C
HOLX Hologic Inc. B C C
IFF International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. C C C
KMI Kinder Morgan Inc C C C
LNG Cheniere Energy Inc. B C C
MGM MGM Resorts International B C C
MPC Marathon Petroleum Corp. C C C
MRO Marathon Oil Corp. B C C
MXIM Maxim Integrated Products Inc. C B C
PEP PepsiCo Inc. C C C
RDS.A Royal Dutch Shell Plc B C C
TIL Till Capital Ltd. C C C
WYNN Wynn Resorts Ltd. C C C
ZTS Zoetis Inc. C B C

Downgraded: From Hold to Sell
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
Grade
Fundamental
Grade
Total
Grade
AZN Astrazeneca PLC D B D
CELG Celgene Corp. D C D
CERN Cerner Corp. D C D
COG Cabot Oil & Gas Corp. D C D
DLPH Delphi Automotive PLC D B D
EW Edwards Lifesciences Corp. F B D
FDC First Data Corp. D C D
FOX Twenty-First Century Fox Inc. D B D
GPN Global Payments Inc. D C D
GSK GlaxoSmithKline plc D B D
HCP HCP Inc. D C D
LEN Lennar Corp. D C D
MDLZ Mondelez International Inc. D C D
PFE Pfizer Inc. D C D
PKX POSCO D C D
PUK Prudential plc D B D
Q Quintiles IMS Holdings Inc. D D 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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