117 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 117 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
ABB ABB Ltd. B C B
AMP Ameriprise Financial, Inc. B A B
AMTD TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation B C B
AMZN Amazon.com, Inc. B C B
AOS A. O. Smith Corporation B C B
APD Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. B B B
AZN Astrazeneca PLC B C B
BWA BorgWarner Inc. C B B
CEO CNOOC Limited B B B
CNQ Canadian Natural Resources Limited B B B
COG Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation B C B
CP Canadian Pacific Railway Limited B B B
DGX Quest Diagnostics Incorporated B C B
DRI Darden Restaurants, Inc. B C B
EMR Emerson Electric Co. B C B
FMX Fomento Economico Mexicano SAB de CV B C B
GLW Corning Inc B B B
HST Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. B D B
LFC China Life Insurance Co. Ltd. B B B
LH Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings A C B
LOW Lowe’s Companies, Inc. B B B
MSI Motorola Solutions, Inc. B B B
NDAQ Nasdaq, Inc. B B B
RMD ResMed Inc. B C B
SIVB SVB Financial Group C B B
SNP China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation B C B
SSL Sasol Limited B C B
TRMB Trimble Inc. B B B
TRV Travelers Companies, Inc. B C B
UNP Union Pacific Corporation B C B
VFC V.F. Corporation B C B
WAT Waters Corporation A C B
WRK WestRock Co. B B B

Upgraded: From Sell to Hold
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
Grade
Fundamental
Grade
Total
Grade
ABC AmerisourceBergen Corporation C C C
BLL Ball Corporation C D C
CHL China Mobile Limited C C C
CPB Campbell Soup Company D C C
CVS CVS Health Corporation D C C
CXO Concho Resources Inc. D B C
DVA DaVita Inc. C B C
ERIC LM Ericsson Telefon AB C C C
HCA HCA Healthcare Inc C D C
IMO Imperial Oil Limited C D C
INFY Infosys Limited D C C
IVZ Invesco Ltd. D B C
JCI Johnson Controls International plc C C C
MAS Masco Corporation C C C
MCK McKesson Corporation C C C
MDT Medtronic plc C C C
NKE NIKE, Inc. C C C
O Realty Income Corporation C C C
PTR PetroChina Company Limited C C C
ROST Ross Stores, Inc. D B C
STX Seagate Technology PLC D B C
TAP.A Molson Coors Brewing Company D C C
WHR Whirlpool Corporation D C C
XOM Exxon Mobil Corporation D B C

Downgraded: From Buy to Hold
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
Grade
Fundamental
Grade
Total
Grade
ABEV Ambev SA B C C
ADI Analog Devices, Inc. B C C
BHP BHP Billiton Limited C B C
BK Bank of New York Mellon Corporation C C C
BMY Bristol-Myers Squibb Company C C C
CERN Cerner Corporation C C C
CFG Citizens Financial Group, Inc. C C C
CHTR Charter Communications, Inc. B F C
DAL Delta Air Lines, Inc. C C C
EXPD Expeditors International of Washington, Inc. C C C
FE FirstEnergy Corp. B C C
HIG Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc. B C C
HSY Hershey Company C B C
IBN ICICI Bank Limited B C C
IR Ingersoll-Rand Plc B C C
IX ORIX Corporation D B C
KEY KeyCorp C B C
LSXMB Liberty Media Corp. Series B Liberty SiriusXM C C C
LVNTA Liberty Interactive Corporation Ventures Series A B C C
MELI MercadoLibre, Inc. B C C
MKC McCormick & Company, Incorporated C C C
MPLX MPLX LP C C C
MTB M&T Bank Corporation C C C
MTL.P Mechel PAO Pfd C C C
NCLH Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. C C C
NOW ServiceNow, Inc. C C C
ORAN Orange SA C C C
PSX Phillips 66 C B C
RBS Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc C C C
RIO Rio Tinto plc C C C
SIRI Sirius XM Holdings, Inc. C B C
SU Suncor Energy Inc. C B C
TECK Teck Resources Limited C B C
TEF Telefonica SA C C C
TI Telecom Italia S.p.A. B D C
TRP TransCanada Corporation C B C
VALE Vale S.A. C B C
VRSN VeriSign, Inc. B C C
YNDX Yandex NV B C C

Downgraded: From Hold to Sell
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
Grade
Fundamental
Grade
Total
Grade
AAL American Airlines Group, Inc. D C D
BEN Franklin Resources, Inc. D C D
BHGE Baker Hughes, a GE Company F C D
CA CA, Inc. D C D
CBS.A CBS Corporation D C D
FOXA Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc. D C D
GILD Gilead Sciences, Inc. D C D
GSK GlaxoSmithKline plc D B D
HPE Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co. D D D
MDLZ Mondelez International, Inc. D C D
NOK Nokia Oyj D B D
NUE Nucor Corporation D C D
PBR Petroleo Brasileiro SA D C D
POT Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan Inc. D D D
PRGO Perrigo Co. Plc D C D
SYF Synchrony Financial D C D
UAL United Continental Holdings, Inc. D C D
UBS UBS Group AG D B D
UTX United Technologies Corporation D C D
WMB Williams Companies, Inc. D C D
XL XL Group Ltd C F 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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