140 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 140 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
ABEV Ambev SA B C B
AEG AEGON N.V. ADR B C B
ALLY Ally Financial Inc B C B
ANDV Andeavor C B B
BBL BHP Billiton Plc B B B
BHP BHP Billiton Limited B B B
CERN Cerner Corporation B C B
CHL China Mobile Limited B C B
CHT Chunghwa Telecom Co., Ltd B C B
CLX Clorox Company B C B
COP ConocoPhillips B C B
COST Costco Wholesale Corporation B C B
CQP Cheniere Energy Partners, L.P. B B 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
GRMN Garmin Ltd. B B B
HCN Welltower, Inc. B D B
HIG Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc. B D B
HSY Hershey Company B B B
IBN ICICI Bank Limited B D B
LLL L3 Technologies, Inc. A D B
LVNTA Liberty Interactive Corporation Ventures Series A B D B
MELI MercadoLibre, Inc. B C B
MFC Manulife Financial Corporation B C B
MRVL Marvell Technology Group Ltd. B C B
NTAP NetApp, Inc. B B B
NVS Novartis AG B C B
ORAN Orange SA B C B
PSX Phillips 66 B B B
QRVO Qorvo, Inc. B C B
QVCB Liberty Interactive Corporation QVC Group A C B
RIO Rio Tinto plc B C B
SU Suncor Energy Inc. B B B
TECK Teck Resources Limited B B B
TRP TransCanada Corporation A D B
TS Tenaris S.A. C B B
TSN Tyson Foods, Inc. B C B
VRSN VeriSign, Inc. B C B
VTR Ventas, Inc. B C B
WLTW Willis Towers Watson Public Limited Company B C B
WPZ Williams Partners, L.P. B D B

Upgraded: From Sell to Hold
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
Grade
Fundamental
Grade
Total
Grade
BXP Boston Properties, Inc. D B C
CAG Conagra Brands, Inc. C C C
CHD Church & Dwight Co., Inc. D C C
CVE Cenovus Energy Inc. C B C
DB Deutsche Bank AG C C C
EPD Enterprise Products Partners L.P. C C C
ETE Energy Transfer Equity, L.P. C D C
EW Edwards Lifesciences Corporation C C C
FLT FleetCor Technologies, Inc. C B C
FOX Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc. D C C
FOXA Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc. C C C
GWW W.W. Grainger, Inc. D C C
HES Hess Corporation D C C
HMC Honda Motor Co., Ltd. C C C
KMB Kimberly-Clark Corporation D C C
MDLZ Mondelez International, Inc. C C C
MRO Marathon Oil Corporation C C C
NOK Nokia Oyj D B C
PBR Petroleo Brasileiro SA C C C
PRGO Perrigo Co. Plc C C C
REG Regency Centers Corporation C B C
UBS UBS Group AG D C C
XEC Cimarex Energy Co. C C C
ZBH Zimmer Biomet Holdings, Inc. C D C

Downgraded: From Buy to Hold
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
Grade
Fundamental
Grade
Total
Grade
ABX Barrick Gold Corporation B D C
ACN Accenture Plc C C C
AMTD TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation C C C
AOS A. O. Smith Corporation C C C
APD Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. C B C
BAC Bank of America Corporation C C C
BBD Banco Bradesco S.A. Pfd C C C
BSBR Banco Santander (Brasil) S.A. C C C
BWA BorgWarner Inc. C B C
C Citigroup Inc C B C
CCL.U Carnival Corporation C C C
DGX Quest Diagnostics Incorporated C C C
DLPH Delphi Automotive PLC C B C
DRI Darden Restaurants, Inc. C C C
DWDP DowDuPont Inc. B C C
EMN Eastman Chemical Company C B C
EMR Emerson Electric Co. C C C
IT Gartner, Inc. C D C
JBHT J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc. B C C
LOW Lowe’s Companies, Inc. C B C
LUV Southwest Airlines Co. C C C
LYG Lloyds Banking Group plc C C C
MSI Motorola Solutions, Inc. D C C
MT ArcelorMittal SA ADR C B C
NDAQ Nasdaq, Inc. C B C
NSC Norfolk Southern Corporation C C C
PKX POSCO C B C
PNC PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. C C C
SHG Shinhan Financial Group Co., Ltd. C B C
SMFG Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group, Inc. C B C
SNI Scripps Networks Interactive, Inc. C C C
SNY Sanofi B C C
SO Southern Company B D C
STT State Street Corporation C B C
TMO Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. C C C
TMUS T-Mobile US, Inc. D B C
TRI Thomson Reuters Corporation C C C
TSLA Tesla Inc B F C
TWX Time Warner Inc. C B C
UGP Ultrapar Participacoes S.A. C B C
VIV Telefonica Brasil S.A. Pfd C B C
WIT Wipro Limited C B C
WRK WestRock Co. C B C

Downgraded: From Hold to Sell
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
Grade
Fundamental
Grade
Total
Grade
ABC AmerisourceBergen Corporation D D D
BBT BB&T Corporation D C D
BLL Ball Corporation F D D
BX Blackstone Group L.P. D B D
COF Capital One Financial Corporation D C D
CVS CVS Health Corporation D C D
CX Cemex SAB de CV D C D
DAL Delta Air Lines, Inc. D C D
FDX FedEx Corporation D C D
FRC First Republic Bank D C D
HAS Hasbro, Inc. D C D
HOLX Hologic, Inc. D C D
HSIC Henry Schein, Inc. F C D
IR Ingersoll-Rand Plc D C D
IVZ Invesco Ltd. D B D
KEY KeyCorp D B D
L Loews Corporation D D D
LSXMA Liberty Media Corp. Series A Liberty SiriusXM D C D
MAS Masco Corporation D C D
MCK McKesson Corporation D C D
MDT Medtronic plc D C D
MTB M&T Bank Corporation D C D
NMR Nomura Holdings, Inc. D D D
PANW Palo Alto Networks, Inc. D C D
PCLN Priceline Group Inc F B D
PRU Prudential Financial, Inc. D B D
STI SunTrust Banks, Inc. D C D
SYMC Symantec Corporation D C D
TDG TransDigm Group Incorporated D C D
UPS United Parcel Service, 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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