72 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 72 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
BBD Banco Bradesco S.A. Pfd B C B
LLY Eli Lilly and Company A C B
LPL LG Display Co., Ltd B C B
MKC McCormick & Company, Incorporated B C B
NDAQ Nasdaq, Inc. B B B
NTES NetEase, Inc. B C B
PFE Pfizer Inc. B B B
PVH PVH Corp. B B B
REG Regency Centers Corporation B B B
SNY Sanofi B C B
TMO Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. B C B
VALE Vale S.A. B B B
VIV Telefonica Brasil S.A. Pfd B C B
YNDX Yandex NV B C B

Upgraded: From Sell to Hold
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
Grade
Fundamental
Grade
Total
Grade
ABC AmerisourceBergen Corporation C D C
COTY Coty Inc. D C C
CS Credit Suisse Group AG D C C
CSCO Cisco Systems, Inc. C C C
FRC First Republic Bank D C C
FTEO FRONTEO, Inc. D C C
GGP GGP, Inc. C C C
GPS Gap, Inc. D B C
HAS Hasbro, Inc. D C C
HRL Hormel Foods Corporation C C C
KEY KeyCorp D B C
LSXMA Liberty Media Corp. Series A Liberty SiriusXM D C C
MCK McKesson Corporation C C C
MDT Medtronic plc C B C
PCLN Priceline Group Inc D B C
QCOM QUALCOMM Incorporated C D C
SYF Synchrony Financial D C C

Downgraded: From Buy to Hold
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
Grade
Fundamental
Grade
Total
Grade
AMD Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. C B C
ARMK Aramark C C C
BBY Best Buy Co., Inc. C B C
CDW CDW Corp. C C C
CLR Continental Resources, Inc. C B C
CMI Cummins Inc. C B C
COP ConocoPhillips C C C
CQP Cheniere Energy Partners, L.P. B C C
DLR Digital Realty Trust, Inc. B D C
EOG EOG Resources, Inc. C C C
FANG Diamondback Energy, Inc. C C C
HCN Welltower, Inc. B D C
KMX CarMax, Inc. C B C
LEA Lear Corporation C B C
LFC China Life Insurance Co. Ltd. C A C
MELI MercadoLibre, Inc. B C C
MFC Manulife Financial Corporation C C C
ORCL Oracle Corporation C B C
OXY Occidental Petroleum Corporation C C C
SIVB SVB Financial Group C B C
SNP China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation C C C
WPZ Williams Partners, L.P. B D C

Downgraded: From Hold to Sell
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
Grade
Fundamental
Grade
Total
Grade
CAG Conagra Brands, Inc. D C D
CPB Campbell Soup Company D C D
CRH CRH Plc D C D
CVE Cenovus Energy Inc. D B D
DPS Dr Pepper Snapple Group, Inc. D C D
EPD Enterprise Products Partners L.P. D C D
ETE Energy Transfer Equity, L.P. D D D
FCX Freeport-McMoRan, Inc. D C D
FDC First Data Corporation D C D
GS Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. D C D
HAL Halliburton Company D B D
HES Hess Corporation D C D
IMO Imperial Oil Limited D D D
KMB Kimberly-Clark Corporation D C D
MET MetLife, Inc. D C D
MMP Magellan Midstream Partners, L.P. D C D
PCAR PACCAR Inc D C D
TPR Tapestry, Inc. D C D
USB U.S. Bancorp 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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