73 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 73 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
AMG Affiliated Managers Group, Inc. B C B
BBY Best Buy Co., Inc. B C B
BMO Bank of Montreal B C B
BSBR Banco Santander (Brasil) S.A. B C B
CCL.U Carnival Corporation B C B
COTY Coty Inc. B C B
CP Canadian Pacific Railway Limited B B B
EBAY eBay Inc. B B B
FOXA Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc. B C B
GPS Gap, Inc. B B B
LFC China Life Insurance Co. Ltd. C A B
LULU Lululemon Athletica Inc B C B
MTL.P Mechel PAO Pfd B C B
NKE NIKE, Inc. B C B
NSC Norfolk Southern Corporation B C B
O Realty Income Corporation B C B
PKX POSCO B B B
SHG Shinhan Financial Group Co., Ltd. B B B
SNY Sanofi B C B
UNP Union Pacific Corporation B C B
VALE Vale S.A. B B B
WY Weyerhaeuser Company B C B

Upgraded: From Sell to Hold
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
Grade
Fundamental
Grade
Total
Grade
AGU Agrium Inc. C C C
CMA Comerica Incorporated D B C
CX Cemex SAB de CV C C C
DAL Delta Air Lines, Inc. D C C
DISCB Discovery Communications, Inc. C C C
ESRX Express Scripts Holding Company C C C
EXPE Expedia, Inc. C C C
FCX Freeport-McMoRan, Inc. C C C
HBAN Huntington Bancshares Incorporated D B C
HMC Honda Motor Co., Ltd. C C C
HOLX Hologic, Inc. C C C
IVZ Invesco Ltd. D B C
MCK McKesson Corporation C C C
MS Morgan Stanley D C C
POT Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan Inc. C D C
SMFG Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group, Inc. C C C
TM Toyota Motor Corp. D C C
VIA Viacom Inc. D B C

Downgraded: From Buy to Hold
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
Grade
Fundamental
Grade
Total
Grade
ARMK Aramark C C C
CNQ Canadian Natural Resources Limited C B C
DLR Digital Realty Trust, Inc. B D C
E Eni SpA B D C
EW Edwards Lifesciences Corporation C C C
HIG Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc. B D C
INTC Intel Corporation C B C
MPLX MPLX LP C C C
MTFB Motif Bio Plc C C C
PFE Pfizer Inc. C B C
PH Parker-Hannifin Corporation C B C
PPL PPL Corporation B C C
PRGO Perrigo Co. Plc C C C
ROST Ross Stores, Inc. C B C
TRMB Trimble Inc. C B C
UGP Ultrapar Participacoes S.A. C B C
UNM Unum Group C C C
XLNX Xilinx, Inc. C C C

Downgraded: From Hold to Sell
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
Grade
Fundamental
Grade
Total
Grade
CA CA, Inc. D C D
ECL Ecolab Inc. D C D
ERIC LM Ericsson Telefon AB D C D
GILD Gilead Sciences, Inc. D C D
GSK GlaxoSmithKline plc D B D
KHC Kraft Heinz Company D C D
KMB Kimberly-Clark Corporation D C D
MGM MGM Resorts International D D D
NOK Nokia Oyj D B D
PCG PG&E Corporation D C D
PTR PetroChina Company Limited D C D
RJF Raymond James Financial, Inc. D B D
TXT Textron Inc. D C D
WHR Whirlpool Corporation D C D
XOM Exxon Mobil Corporation D B 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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