146 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 146 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
ALLY Ally Financial Inc B C B
AMP Ameriprise Financial, Inc. C B B
AZN Astrazeneca PLC B C B
BUD Anheuser-Busch InBev SA/NV B B B
BWA BorgWarner Inc. C B B
CEO CNOOC Limited A B B
CHL China Mobile Limited B C B
CHT Chunghwa Telecom Co., Ltd B C B
CLX Clorox Company B C B
CNQ Canadian Natural Resources Limited A B B
COG Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation B C B
COP ConocoPhillips B C B
DHR Danaher Corporation B B B
EOG EOG Resources, Inc. B C B
FANG Diamondback Energy, Inc. B C B
FE FirstEnergy Corp. B C B
FMX Fomento Economico Mexicano SAB de CV B A B
GLW Corning Inc B B B
GOOGL Alphabet Inc. B B B
GRMN Garmin Ltd. B B B
HCN Welltower, Inc. B D B
IBN ICICI Bank Limited B D B
INTC Intel Corporation B B B
LFC China Life Insurance Co. Ltd. B B B
LH Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings A C B
LNG Cheniere Energy, Inc. B C B
MELI MercadoLibre, Inc. B C B
MPC Marathon Petroleum Corporation B B B
NVS Novartis AG B C B
OKE ONEOK, Inc. B C B
PBA Pembina Pipeline Corporation A C B
PBR.A Petroleo Brasileiro SA Pfd B C B
PSX Phillips 66 B B B
RMD ResMed Inc. A B B
SNP China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation B C B
SSL Sasol Limited B C B
SU Suncor Energy Inc. B B B
TRMB Trimble Inc. B B B
TRP TransCanada Corporation B B B
TSN Tyson Foods, Inc. B C B
UGP Ultrapar Participacoes S.A. B C B
UNP Union Pacific Corporation B C B
VFC V.F. Corporation B C B
VTR Ventas, Inc. B C B
WAT Waters Corporation A C B
WLTW Willis Towers Watson Public Limited Company B C B
WPZ Williams Partners, L.P. B D B
WY Weyerhaeuser Company B C B

Upgraded: From Sell to Hold
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
Grade
Fundamental
Grade
Total
Grade
CAG Conagra Brands, Inc. C C C
CHD Church & Dwight Co., Inc. D C C
CLR Continental Resources, Inc. C C C
CPB Campbell Soup Company D C C
CVE Cenovus Energy Inc. D B C
CX Cemex SAB de CV C C C
CXO Concho Resources Inc. C C C
EPD Enterprise Products Partners L.P. C C C
EW Edwards Lifesciences Corporation C C C
FLT FleetCor Technologies, Inc. C B C
HAL Halliburton Company D B C
HES Hess Corporation D B C
HMC Honda Motor Co., Ltd. C C C
INFY Infosys Limited D C C
MMP Magellan Midstream Partners, L.P. C C C
MRO Marathon Oil Corporation C C C
NKE NIKE, Inc. C C C
O Realty Income Corporation C C C
PBR Petroleo Brasileiro SA C C C
PRGO Perrigo Co. Plc C C C
PTR PetroChina Company Limited B C C
REG Regency Centers Corporation C C C
STX Seagate Technology PLC D B C
TAP.A Molson Coors Brewing Company D C C
TWTR Twitter, Inc. C C C
WHR Whirlpool Corporation D C C
XEC Cimarex Energy Co. C C C
XOM Exxon Mobil Corporation D B C
ZBH Zimmer Biomet Holdings, Inc. C D C

Downgraded: From Buy to Hold
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
Grade
Fundamental
Grade
Total
Grade
ACGL Arch Capital Group Ltd. C D C
ACN Accenture Plc C C C
ADI Analog Devices, Inc. B C C
ADM Archer-Daniels-Midland Company C D C
BAC Bank of America Corporation C C C
BMY Bristol-Myers Squibb Company C C C
BSBR Banco Santander (Brasil) S.A. C C C
CCL.U Carnival Corporation B C C
CFG Citizens Financial Group, Inc. C C C
CHTR Charter Communications, Inc. B F C
DRI Darden Restaurants, Inc. C C C
EMN Eastman Chemical Company C B C
EXPD Expeditors International of Washington, Inc. C C C
HIG Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc. B D C
HSIC Henry Schein, Inc. D C C
IT Gartner, Inc. C D C
IX ORIX Corporation C C C
JBHT J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc. B C C
KEY KeyCorp D B C
LUV Southwest Airlines Co. C C C
LYG Lloyds Banking Group plc C C C
MGA Magna International Inc. C C C
MT ArcelorMittal SA ADR C B C
NOW ServiceNow, Inc. C C C
NSC Norfolk Southern Corporation C C C
NTRS Northern Trust Corporation C B C
PNC PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. C C C
PPG PPG Industries, Inc. C C C
RBS Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc C C C
SIRI Sirius XM Holdings, Inc. D B C
SNI Scripps Networks Interactive, Inc. C C C
STT State Street Corporation C B C
TECK Teck Resources Limited C B C
TEF Telefonica SA B C C
TMUS T-Mobile US, Inc. C B C
TRI Thomson Reuters Corporation C B C
TSLA Tesla Inc B F C
UNM Unum Group C C C
VALE Vale S.A. C B C
WRK WestRock Co. C B C

Downgraded: From Hold to Sell
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
Grade
Fundamental
Grade
Total
Grade
AAL American Airlines Group, Inc. D C D
ADS Alliance Data Systems Corporation F B D
ARNC Arconic, 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
CELG Celgene Corporation F B D
DAL Delta Air Lines, Inc. D C D
FCX Freeport-McMoRan, Inc. D B D
FOXA Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc. F C D
GILD Gilead Sciences, Inc. D C D
GM General Motors Company D C D
GSK GlaxoSmithKline plc D B D
HAS Hasbro, Inc. D C D
HPE Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co. D D D
IBM International Business Machines Corporation F C D
IVZ Invesco Ltd. D B D
L Loews Corporation D D D
LSXMA Liberty Media Corp. Series A Liberty SiriusXM D C D
MLM Martin Marietta Materials, Inc. F C D
NMR Nomura Holdings, Inc. D C D
POT Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan Inc. D D D
PRU Prudential Financial, Inc. D B D
SYF Synchrony Financial D C D
SYMC Symantec Corporation D C D
UBS UBS Group AG D C D
UPS United Parcel Service, Inc. D C D
UTX United Technologies Corporation 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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