93 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 93 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
A Agilent Technologies, Inc. B B B
ADI Analog Devices, Inc. B C B
AEG AEGON N.V. ADR B B B
AFL Aflac Incorporated B B B
BLK BlackRock, Inc. B C B
BP BP p.l.c. B D B
CMCSA Comcast Corporation B B B
CME CME Group Inc. B C B
CMS CMS Energy Corporation B C B
COH Coach, Inc. B C B
DHI D.R. Horton, Inc. B B B
ES Eversource Energy B C B
FISV Fiserv, Inc. B C B
ILMN Illumina, Inc. B B B
INCY Incyte Corporation B D B
INTU Intuit Inc. B B B
IX ORIX Corporation B B B
LEN Lennar Corporation B C B
LLL L3 Technologies, Inc. B B B
LMT Lockheed Martin Corporation B C B
LVLT Level 3 Communications, Inc. B B B
MMM 3M Company B B B
MT ArcelorMittal SA ADR B B B
NCLH Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. B C B
NSC Norfolk Southern Corporation B C B
PPL PPL Corporation B D B
RBS Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc B B B
SLF Sun Life Financial Inc. B B B
SMFG Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group, Inc. C B B
TXN Texas Instruments Incorporated B B B
WBK Westpac Banking Corp B C B
XYL Xylem Inc. B B B

Upgraded: From Sell to Hold
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
Grade
Fundamental
Grade
Total
Grade
AGU Agrium Inc. C C C
AWK American Water Works Company, Inc. C C C
CAG Conagra Brands, Inc. D C C
CHL China Mobile Limited D C C
CINF Cincinnati Financial Corporation C C C
CSCO Cisco Systems, Inc. D C C
EMR Emerson Electric Co. C C C
ETR Entergy Corporation C C C
FCX Freeport-McMoRan, Inc. C C C
GG Goldcorp Inc. D C C
HD Home Depot, Inc. C C C
INTC Intel Corporation C B C
JBHT J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc. C C C
MKC McCormick & Company, Incorporated D C C
NUE Nucor Corporation D C C
NVO Novo Nordisk A/S C B C
NVS Novartis AG D C C
RVEN Reven Housing REIT, Inc. D C C
UPS United Parcel Service, Inc. D B C
WEC WEC Energy Group Inc C C C

Downgraded: From Buy to Hold
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
Grade
Fundamental
Grade
Total
Grade
ALXN Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. C C C
BHGE Baker Hughes, a GE Company B C C
CBG CBRE Group, Inc. C B C
CS Credit Suisse Group AG C B C
CTRP Ctrip.com International Ltd C B C
CX Cemex SAB de CV C C C
DB Deutsche Bank AG C C C
EOG EOG Resources, Inc. C D C
FTEO FRONTEO, Inc. C C C
HAS Hasbro, Inc. C B C
HOLX Hologic, Inc. D C C
IR Ingersoll-Rand Plc B C C
ITW Illinois Tool Works Inc. C B C
LSXMA Liberty Media Corp. Series A Liberty SiriusXM B C C
LYG Lloyds Banking Group plc C C C
MGM MGM Resorts International B C C
MMC Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. C C C
MPLX MPLX LP C C C
OKE ONEOK, Inc. B C C
PBR Petroleo Brasileiro SA C B C
SYMC Symantec Corporation B C C
TOT Total SA B C C
TRI Thomson Reuters Corporation B C C
TRP TransCanada Corporation C B C
TS Tenaris S.A. C C C
UGP Ultrapar Participacoes S.A. C D C

Downgraded: From Hold to Sell
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
Grade
Fundamental
Grade
Total
Grade
ABC AmerisourceBergen Corporation D C D
CERN Cerner Corporation D C D
CHD Church & Dwight Co., Inc. D C D
CXO Concho Resources Inc. D B D
DIS Walt Disney Company D C D
ECL Ecolab Inc. D C D
FMS Fresenius Medical Care AG & Co. KGaA D C D
GIB CGI Group Inc. D C D
KHC Kraft Heinz Company D C D
LNG Cheniere Energy, Inc. D C D
NBL Noble Energy, Inc. D D D
NGG National Grid plc D C D
NWL Newell Brands Inc D B D
PAA Plains All American Pipeline, L.P. F C D
PXD Pioneer Natural Resources Company F 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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