149 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 149 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
ABBV AbbVie, Inc. B B B
ABEV Ambev SA B C B
ABT Abbott Laboratories B C B
ACN Accenture Plc B C B
ADM Archer-Daniels-Midland Company B C B
ARE Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc. B C B
AWK American Water Works Company, Inc. B C B
B3BJVL SM Prime Holdings, Inc. Unsponsored GDR RegS B C B
BF.A Brown-Forman Corporation B B B
BF.B Brown-Forman Corporation A B B
BMO Bank of Montreal B B B
BP BP p.l.c. B D B
BSX Boston Scientific Corporation B C B
BTI British American Tobacco PLC B C B
CAG Conagra Brands, Inc. B C B
CBG CBRE Group, Inc. C B B
CELG Celgene Corporation B B B
CEO CNOOC Limited B B B
CLX Clorox Company B C B
CM Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce B C B
CNQ Canadian Natural Resources Limited B C B
CRM salesforce.com, inc. A C B
CX Cemex SAB de CV B C B
DOV Dover Corporation B B B
DRE Duke Realty Corporation B C B
EXPD Expeditors International of Washington, Inc. B C B
GG Goldcorp Inc. B C B
GPS Gap, Inc. C B B
HD Home Depot, Inc. B C B
HSY Hershey Company A B B
IFF International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. B C B
ILMN Illumina, Inc. B B B
IR Ingersoll-Rand Plc A C B
IRM Iron Mountain, Inc. B C B
ITW Illinois Tool Works Inc. B B B
KO Coca-Cola Company A C B
LH Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings B C B
MHK Mohawk Industries, Inc. B C B
MMC Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. A C B
MMM 3M Company B B B
MNST Monster Beverage Corporation B B B
MXIM Maxim Integrated Products, Inc. B C B
PBA Pembina Pipeline Corporation A C B
RMD ResMed Inc. B B B
SWK Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. B C B
TFX Teleflex Incorporated B B B
TMO Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. B B B
TRI Thomson Reuters Corporation B C B
TXN Texas Instruments Incorporated B B B
UGP Ultrapar Participacoes S.A. B D B
URI United Rentals, Inc. B C B
VIV Telefonica Brasil S.A. Pfd B D B
WAT Waters Corporation B C B
WRK WestRock Co. B B B
WYIG JM Global Holding Co. B C B
XYL Xylem Inc. 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 C C
AZN Astrazeneca PLC C C C
BIIB Biogen Inc. C C C
BMY Bristol-Myers Squibb Company C C C
BUD Anheuser-Busch InBev SA/NV C C C
CA CA, Inc. D C C
CHRW C.H. Robinson Worldwide, Inc. C C C
CL Colgate-Palmolive Company C D C
COST Costco Wholesale Corporation C B C
CP Canadian Pacific Railway Limited C B C
CPB Campbell Soup Company D C C
CVS CVS Health Corporation C C C
DHR Danaher Corporation C C C
DLTR Dollar Tree, Inc. D B C
DPS Dr Pepper Snapple Group, Inc. C C C
ECL Ecolab Inc. D C C
EMR Emerson Electric Co. C C C
ETN Eaton Corp. Plc C C C
FAST Fastenal Company D B C
GIB CGI Group Inc. C C C
GILD Gilead Sciences, Inc. C B C
HAL Halliburton Company C B C
HPE Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co. C D C
HST Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. C D C
IMO Imperial Oil Limited C D C
LOW Lowe’s Companies, Inc. C B C
MKC McCormick & Company, Incorporated C C C
MLM Martin Marietta Materials, Inc. C C C
PCAR PACCAR Inc C C C
PSA Public Storage C C C
QVCA Liberty Interactive Corporation QVC Group C C C
ROST Ross Stores, Inc. D B C
SBOT Stellar Biotechnologies, Inc. D C C
SEP Spectra Energy Partners, LP D C C
SO Southern Company B D C
SYY Sysco Corporation C B C
TSN Tyson Foods, Inc. D C C
ULTA Ulta Beauty Inc D B C
VFC V.F. Corporation C C C
VIA Viacom Inc. D B C
VMC Vulcan Materials Company C D C
WY Weyerhaeuser Company C C C

Downgraded: From Buy to Hold
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
Grade
Fundamental
Grade
Total
Grade
AAL American Airlines Group, Inc. C B C
ACGL Arch Capital Group Ltd. C C C
AFL Aflac Incorporated C B C
AMP Ameriprise Financial, Inc. C B C
ANDV Andeavor B C C
BBT BB&T Corporation C C C
CBS CBS Corporation B C C
CMCSA Comcast Corporation C B C
EFX Equifax Inc. D B C
FDC First Data Corporation C B C
FITB Fifth Third Bancorp C C C
FRC First Republic Bank C C C
GS Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. C C C
HBAN Huntington Bancshares Incorporated C B C
IX ORIX Corporation C B C
JNPR Juniper Networks, Inc. C B C
LFC China Life Insurance Co. Ltd. C C C
LSXMB Liberty Media Corp. Series B Liberty SiriusXM C C C
MET MetLife, Inc. C C C
MS Morgan Stanley C B C
MTB M&T Bank Corporation C C C
NMR Nomura Holdings, Inc. C C C
PRU Prudential Financial, Inc. C D C
PUK Prudential plc C C C
Q Quintiles IMS Holdings, Inc. C C C
RF Regions Financial Corporation C C C
RJF Raymond James Financial, Inc. C B C
SMFG Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group, Inc. C B C
STI SunTrust Banks, Inc. C C C
TEF Telefonica SA C B C
UAL United Continental Holdings, Inc. C B C
USB U.S. Bancorp C C C
WDAY Workday, Inc. C B C

Downgraded: From Hold to Sell
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
Grade
Fundamental
Grade
Total
Grade
ADS Alliance Data Systems Corporation D B D
AGU Agrium Inc. D C D
BEN Franklin Resources, Inc. D C D
COG Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation D C D
CS Credit Suisse Group AG D C D
DB Deutsche Bank AG D D D
DISH DISH Network Corporation D D D
EOG EOG Resources, Inc. D D D
FTEO FRONTEO, Inc. D C D
INFY Infosys Limited D C D
MFG Mizuho Financial Group, Inc. D C D
NOK Nokia Oyj D B D
S Sprint Corp. D C D
VZ Verizon Communications Inc. D B D
WBA Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc D C D
WFC Wells Fargo & Company D C D
WMB Williams Companies, 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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