118 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 118 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 Corporation B C B
AJG Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. B B B
ALXN Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc. B B B
AMP Ameriprise Financial Inc. B B B
BBT BB&T Corporation B C B
BIDU Baidu Inc. A C B
CBG CBRE Group Inc. C B B
CCI Crown Castle International Corp B C B
COF Capital One Financial Corporation B C B
CS Credit Suisse Group AG B C B
CVX Chevron Corporation B C B
DEO Diageo plc B B B
E Eni SpA B C B
ED Consolidated Edison Inc. B C B
EFX Equifax Inc. B B B
EMN Eastman Chemical Company B B B
EXC Exelon Corporation B B B
GPN Global Payments Inc. B B B
HON Honeywell International Inc. B C B
L Loews Corporation B B B
LYB LyondellBasell Industries NV B C B
LYG Lloyds Banking Group plc B C B
MPLX MPLX LP B C B
NDRO Enduro Royalty Trust B C B
ORAN Orange SA B C B
PBR Petroleo Brasileiro SA C B B
PCG PG&E Corporation B C B
PG Procter & Gamble Company B B B
ROYT Pacific Coast Oil Trust B B B
SCCO Southern Copper Corporation B C B
SRE Sempra Energy B C B
SSL Sasol Limited B C B
STO Statoil ASA A B B
SU Suncor Energy Inc. A D B
TRI Thomson Reuters Corporation B C B
TROW T. Rowe Price Group B B B
TRP TransCanada Corporation B B B
TSS Total System Services Inc. B B B
VNTV Vantiv Inc. B C B
WM Waste Management Inc. B B B
WMT Wal-Mart Stores Inc. B C B
XEL Xcel Energy Inc. B C B
YUM Yum! Brands Inc. B C B

Upgraded: From Sell to Hold
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
Grade
Fundamental
Grade
Total
Grade
ABC AmerisourceBergen Corporation C C C
AFL Aflac Inc. C B C
AGR Avangrid Inc. C C C
APA Apache Corporation C D C
CEO CNOOC Limited C C C
CLX Clorox Company D C C
CNQ Canadian Natural Resources Limited C C C
DIS Walt Disney Company C C C
ECL Ecolab Inc. D C C
EL Estee Lauder Companies Inc. D B C
FE FirstEnergy Corp. C C C
FOXA Twenty-First Century Fox Inc. C C C
INFY Infosys Limited D C C
KHC Kraft Heinz Company C C C
KO Coca-Cola Company C D C
NOK Nokia Oyj D B C
PAA Plains All American Pipeline, L.P. D B C
PEG Public Service Enterprise Group Inc C C C
POT Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan Inc. C B C
SYF Synchrony Financial D C C
TRV Travelers Companies Inc. C C C
WIT Wipro Limited C B C

Downgraded: From Buy to Hold
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
Grade
Fundamental
Grade
Total
Grade
A Agilent Technologies Inc. C B C
ABB ABB Ltd. C C C
ADI Analog Devices Inc. C C C
ARE Alexandria Real Estate Equities Inc. C C C
BCS Barclays PLC C C C
BEN Franklin Resources Inc. C C C
BLK BlackRock Inc. C C C
BSX Boston Scientific Corporation C C C
BTI British American Tobacco PLC C B C
BX Blackstone Group L.P. C B C
CELG Celgene Corporation C B C
CP Canadian Pacific Railway Limited D B C
DISH DISH Network Corporation C C C
EBAY eBay Inc. C C C
GOOGL Alphabet Inc. C C C
HCA HCA Healthcare Inc B C C
LNG Cheniere Energy Inc. C C C
LPL LG Display Co., Ltd C B C
MGA Magna International Inc. C B C
MHK Mohawk Industries Inc. C C C
MMM 3M Company C B C
MO Altria Group Inc. C C C
MT ArcelorMittal SA C B C
MXIM Maxim Integrated Products Inc. C C C
NSC Norfolk Southern Corporation C C C
NWL Newell Brands Inc D A C
RMD ResMed Inc. C C C
S Sprint Corp. C D C
SMFG Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group Inc. C B C
SWK Stanley Black & Decker Inc. C C C
TXN Texas Instruments Inc. C B C
UBS UBS Group AG C C C
UDR UDR Inc. B C C
UTX United Technologies Corporation C C C
WDAY Workday Inc. C B C

Downgraded: From Hold to Sell
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
Grade
Fundamental
Grade
Total
Grade
AMGN Amgen Inc. D C D
AZN Astrazeneca PLC F C D
CL Colgate-Palmolive Company D D D
CMG Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. D B D
CSCO Cisco Systems Inc. D C D
GG Goldcorp Inc. D C D
GSK GlaxoSmithKline plc F C D
HCN Welltower Inc. D C D
HCP HCP Inc. D B D
HD Home Depot Inc. D C D
HPE Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co. C D D
JCI Johnson Controls International plc D C D
NUE Nucor Corporation D C D
SVRA Savara Inc. D C D
UHS Universal Health Services Inc. D C D
VTR Ventas Inc. D D D
WHR Whirlpool Corporation F C D
ZBH Zimmer Biomet 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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