84 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 84 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
ABT Abbott Laboratories B C B
ABX Barrick Gold Corporation B B B
ADM Archer-Daniels-Midland Company B C B
AEM Agnico-Eagle Mines Limited B B B
ALXN Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. B C B
BCE BCE Inc. B C B
BF.B Brown-Forman Corporation B B B
CELG Celgene Corporation B B B
CMI Cummins Inc. B C B
CX Cemex SAB de CV B C B
D Dominion Energy Inc B C B
E Eni SpA B C B
EIX Edison International B C B
HSY Hershey Company B B B
ILMN Illumina, Inc. B B B
INTU Intuit Inc. B B B
LYB LyondellBasell Industries NV B B B
MNST Monster Beverage Corporation B B B
MPC Marathon Petroleum Corporation B C B
NEM Newmont Mining Corporation B B B
REGN Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. C A B
SSL Sasol Limited A C B
SU Suncor Energy Inc. B D B
TMO Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. B B B
TOT Total SA B C B
TRP TransCanada Corporation B B B
TXN Texas Instruments Incorporated B B B
VLO Valero Energy Corporation B C B
WIT Wipro Limited B B B
YNDX Yandex NV B B B

Upgraded: From Sell to Hold
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
Grade
Fundamental
Grade
Total
Grade
AMGN Amgen Inc. D B C
BIIB Biogen Inc. D C C
BMY Bristol-Myers Squibb Company C C C
CHL China Mobile Limited D C C
CHT Chunghwa Telecom Co., Ltd D C C
COG Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation C C C
COST Costco Wholesale Corporation D B C
EOG EOG Resources, Inc. C D C
GILD Gilead Sciences, Inc. C B C
HAL Halliburton Company D B C
MLM Martin Marietta Materials, Inc. C C C
MRK Merck & Co., Inc. D B C
PCAR PACCAR Inc D C C
PTR PetroChina Company Limited C C C
TS Tenaris S.A. C C C
UHS Universal Health Services, Inc. C C C
VFC V.F. Corporation C C C
VTR Ventas, Inc. C D C

Downgraded: From Buy to Hold
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
Grade
Fundamental
Grade
Total
Grade
ACGL Arch Capital Group Ltd. B C C
AJG Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. C B C
AMP Ameriprise Financial, Inc. C B C
BMO Bank of Montreal C B C
CBG CBRE Group, Inc. C B C
CM Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce C C C
EFX Equifax Inc. C B C
FDC First Data Corporation C B C
FRC First Republic Bank C C C
IX ORIX Corporation C B C
LSXMK Liberty Media Corp. Series C Liberty SiriusXM B C C
MELI MercadoLibre, Inc. B C C
MHK Mohawk Industries, Inc. C C C
MMC Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. C C C
MMM 3M Company C B C
MSI Motorola Solutions, Inc. C C C
NMR Nomura Holdings, Inc. C C C
PBA Pembina Pipeline Corporation B C C
RBS Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc C B C
SMFG Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group, Inc. D B C
SNP China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation B C C
UBS UBS Group AG C B C
URI United Rentals, Inc. C C C
WDAY Workday, Inc. C B C
WMT Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. B C C

Downgraded: From Hold to Sell
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
Grade
Fundamental
Grade
Total
Grade
AGU Agrium Inc. D C D
BCS Barclays PLC D D D
CAG Conagra Brands, Inc. D C D
ECL Ecolab Inc. D C D
GIB CGI Group Inc. D C D
INTC Intel Corporation D B D
IVZ Invesco Ltd. D C D
MFG Mizuho Financial Group, Inc. D C D
POT Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan Inc. D B D
TRV Travelers Companies, Inc. D C D
WFC Wells Fargo & Company 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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