82 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 82 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
ABX Barrick Gold Corporation B B B
AEM Agnico-Eagle Mines Limited B B B
AEP American Electric Power Company, Inc. A C B
AGR Avangrid, Inc. A C B
ALXN Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. B C B
BAM Brookfield Asset Management Inc. A C B
BCE BCE Inc. B C B
D Dominion Energy Inc B C B
DLR Digital Realty Trust, Inc. B C B
DUK Duke Energy Corporation B C B
EIX Edison International A C B
EL Estee Lauder Companies Inc. B B B
ENB Enbridge Inc. B C B
EQR Equity Residential A C B
JBHT J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc. B C B
MAA Mid-America Apartment Communities, Inc. A C B
MGM MGM Resorts International B C B
NEM Newmont Mining Corporation B B B
PEG Public Service Enterprise Group Inc A D B
Q Quintiles IMS Holdings, Inc. B C B
SNN Smith & Nephew PLC B C B
TOT Total SA B C B
TRP TransCanada Corporation B B B
UDR UDR, Inc. B D B
VRSN VeriSign, Inc. A C B
WDAY Workday, Inc. B B B
WEC WEC Energy Group Inc B C B
WIT Wipro Limited B B B

Upgraded: From Sell to Hold
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
Grade
Fundamental
Grade
Total
Grade
BF.A Brown-Forman Corporation C D C
CERN Cerner Corporation C C C
CHT Chunghwa Telecom Co., Ltd D C C
DCM NTT DOCOMO INC C C C
DG Dollar General Corporation D C C
FMS Fresenius Medical Care AG & Co. KGaA C C C
HCN Welltower, Inc. C C C
NGG National Grid plc D C C
PTR PetroChina Company Limited C C C
UHS Universal Health Services, Inc. C C C
VTR Ventas, Inc. C D C
VZ Verizon Communications Inc. D B C
WBA Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc C C C

Downgraded: From Buy to Hold
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
Grade
Fundamental
Grade
Total
Grade
AMZN Amazon.com, Inc. B D C
BMO Bank of Montreal C B C
BLK BlackRock, Inc. C C C
BP BP p.l.c. B D C
CM Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce C B C
COF Capital One Financial Corporation C C C
SCHW Charles Schwab Corporation C B C
CTAS Cintas Corporation C C C
COH Coach, Inc. C B C
GLW Corning Inc B C C
ILMN Illumina, Inc. C B C
LVLT Level 3 Communications, Inc. C B C
L Loews Corporation B D C
MMM 3M Company C B C
MPC Marathon Petroleum Corporation B C C
MSI Motorola Solutions, Inc. C C C
NTAP NetApp, Inc. D B C
PBA Pembina Pipeline Corporation B C C
PCLN Priceline Group Inc C B C
RBS Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc C B C
TI Telecom Italia S.p.A. B D C
TXN Texas Instruments Incorporated C B C
WRK WestRock Co. C B C
WMB Williams Companies, Inc. B C C
WPZ Williams Partners, L.P. B C C
XYL Xylem Inc. C B C

Downgraded: From Hold to Sell
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
Grade
Fundamental
Grade
Total
Grade
AIG American International Group, Inc. D C D
APA Apache Corporation D D D
BCS Barclays PLC C D D
CINF Cincinnati Financial Corporation D C D
CP Canadian Pacific Railway Limited D B D
CSCO Cisco Systems, Inc. D C D
EMR Emerson Electric Co. D C D
HAL Halliburton Company D B D
INTC Intel Corporation D B D
IVZ Invesco Ltd. D C D
LBTYB Liberty Global Plc C F D
MKC McCormick & Company, Incorporated D C D
MTP Midatech Pharma Plc F C D
NKE NIKE, Inc. D B D
PCAR PACCAR Inc D B 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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