83 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 83 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
BMY Bristol-Myers Squibb Company B C B
DOX Amdocs Limited B C B
EQR Equity Residential B C B
HUM Humana Inc. B C B
INFY Infosys Limited B B B
LDOS Leidos Holdings, Inc. B C B
NKE NIKE, Inc. B C B
NTRS Northern Trust Corporation B C B
NVS Novartis AG B C B
PRGO Perrigo Co. Plc B C B
SAN Banco Santander S.A. B C B
SLF Sun Life Financial Inc. B C B
STT State Street Corporation B C B
STX Seagate Technology PLC B B B
SU Suncor Energy Inc. B B B
SYY Sysco Corporation B C B
TMO Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. B C B
TPR Tapestry, Inc. B C B
TRMB Trimble Inc. B B B
VRSK Verisk Analytics Inc B C B

Upgraded: From Sell to Hold
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
Grade
Fundamental
Grade
Total
Grade
BBT BB&T Corporation D C C
BG Bunge Limited C D C
CINF Cincinnati Financial Corporation C D C
ETE Energy Transfer Equity, L.P. C D C
GIB CGI Group Inc. C C C
HPE Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co. D B C
IMO Imperial Oil Limited C C C
KEP Korea Electric Power Corporation C D C
MGM MGM Resorts International C D C
MRO Marathon Oil Corporation C C C
SHPG Shire PLC D C C
TDG TransDigm Group Incorporated C D C
TGT Target Corporation C C C
WFC Wells Fargo & Company D C C
XOM Exxon Mobil Corporation D B C

Downgraded: From Buy to Hold
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
Grade
Fundamental
Grade
Total
Grade
ABB ABB Ltd. C C C
ALB Albemarle Corporation C C C
BBD Banco Bradesco S.A. Pfd C C C
BSX Boston Scientific Corporation C C C
CERN Cerner Corporation C C C
CHKP Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. C C C
CHL China Mobile Limited C C C
CMI Cummins Inc. C B C
CSX CSX Corporation C B C
EMR Emerson Electric Co. C C C
FIS Fidelity National Information Services, Inc. B D C
GLW Corning Inc C B C
HII Huntington Ingalls Industries, Inc. C B C
MBT Mobile TeleSystems PJSC C B C
MDT Medtronic plc C C C
MTL.P Mechel PAO Pfd C C C
NSC Norfolk Southern Corporation C C C
NTES NetEase, Inc. B C C
PKX POSCO C B C
PNR Pentair plc C C C
SWKS Skyworks Solutions, Inc. D C C
UNP Union Pacific Corporation C C C
VALE Vale S.A. 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
ARNC Arconic, Inc. D C D
COF Capital One Financial Corporation D C D
CRH CRH Plc D C D
CTRP Ctrip.com International Ltd D B D
CX Cemex SAB de CV D C D
DFS Discover Financial Services D C D
EXPE Expedia, Inc. D C D
FAST Fastenal Company F B D
FDC First Data Corporation D C D
GPC Genuine Parts Company D C D
GWW W.W. Grainger, Inc. D C D
INCY Incyte Corporation D C D
KKR KKR & Co. L.P. D D D
KMX CarMax, Inc. D C D
MPLX MPLX LP D C D
PCLN Priceline Group Inc D B D
SCHW Charles Schwab Corporation D B D
SNA Snap-on Incorporated D C D
UPS United Parcel Service, Inc. D C D
VMC Vulcan Materials Company D C D
VZ Verizon Communications Inc. D C D
WRK WestRock Co. D C 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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