50 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 50 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
ARMK Aramark B C B
CHD Church & Dwight Co., Inc. B C B
COST Costco Wholesale Corporation B B B
CQP Cheniere Energy Partners, L.P. B D B
HRL Hormel Foods Corporation B C B
INFY Infosys Limited B B B
LDOS Leidos Holdings, Inc. B B B
MAS Masco Corporation B C B
NVS Novartis AG B C B
PRGO Perrigo Co. Plc B C B
RBS Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc B C B
SRE Sempra Energy B D B
SU Suncor Energy Inc. B B B
TMK Torchmark Corporation B C B
TPR Tapestry, Inc. B C B
WLTW Willis Towers Watson Public Limited Company B C B
WY Weyerhaeuser Company B C B

Upgraded: From Sell to Hold
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
Grade
Fundamental
Grade
Total
Grade
BWA BorgWarner Inc. D B C
CINF Cincinnati Financial Corporation C D C
ETE Energy Transfer Equity, L.P. C D C
HAL Halliburton Company D B C
MGM MGM Resorts International C D C
MSI Motorola Solutions, Inc. D C C
STLD Steel Dynamics, Inc. C C C
TRGP Targa Resources Corp. C C C
TXT Textron Inc. C C C
WMB Williams Companies, Inc. C D C
XOM Exxon Mobil Corporation D B C

Downgraded: From Buy to Hold
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
Grade
Fundamental
Grade
Total
Grade
ALB Albemarle Corporation C B C
BBD Banco Bradesco S.A. Pfd C C C
BSX Boston Scientific Corporation C C C
CHL China Mobile Limited C C C
EMR Emerson Electric Co. C C C
FOX Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc. C C C
HUM Humana Inc. C B C
MBT Mobile TeleSystems PJSC C B C
MDT Medtronic plc C B C
NFLX Netflix, Inc. C B C
PNR Pentair plc C C C
SJR Shaw Communications Inc. B C C
TD Toronto-Dominion Bank C B C
VALE Vale S.A. C B C
VIV Telefonica Brasil S.A. Pfd C C C

Downgraded: From Hold to Sell
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
Grade
Fundamental
Grade
Total
Grade
INCY Incyte Corporation D C D
KMX CarMax, Inc. D B D
MET MetLife, Inc. D C D
PBR Petroleo Brasileiro SA D C D
SNA Snap-on Incorporated D C D
WPZ Williams Partners, L.P. D D D
ZBH Zimmer Biomet Holdings, Inc. D D 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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