38 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 38 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
C Citigroup Inc. B B B
COST Costco Wholesale Corporation B C B
FIS Fidelity National Information Services, Inc. B D B
IX ORIX Corporation B C B
MDT Medtronic plc B C B
NFLX Netflix, Inc. C B B
NSC Norfolk Southern Corporation C B B
PFE Pfizer Inc. B B B
PKX POSCO B B B
SRE Sempra Energy B D B
YNDX Yandex NV B C B

Upgraded: From Sell to Hold
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
Grade
Fundamental
Grade
Total
Grade
AAL American Airlines Group, Inc. C C C
CA CA, Inc. C C C
CTRP Ctrip.com International Ltd D B C
FDC First Data Corporation D C C
GPC Genuine Parts Company C C C
GWW W.W. Grainger, Inc. D B C
MSI Motorola Solutions, Inc. D C C
STLD Steel Dynamics, Inc. D B C
TXT Textron Inc. C C C
VZ Verizon Communications Inc. C B C

Downgraded: From Buy to Hold
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
Grade
Fundamental
Grade
Total
Grade
AVGO Broadcom Limited C C C
CCL.U Carnival Corporation B C C
MKC McCormick & Company, Incorporated C C C
MXIM Maxim Integrated Products, Inc. B C C
RCL Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. C C C
STX Seagate Technology PLC C B C
TD Toronto-Dominion Bank C C C
TEL TE Connectivity Ltd. C C C

Downgraded: From Hold to Sell
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
Grade
Fundamental
Grade
Total
Grade
ABX Barrick Gold Corporation D D D
BUD Anheuser-Busch InBev SA/NV D C D
CMA Comerica Incorporated D C D
DWDP DowDuPont Inc. D C D
LBRDK Liberty Broadband Corp. C F D
SHPG Shire PLC D C D
STI SunTrust Banks, Inc. D B D
ULTA Ulta Beauty Inc D C D
WPZ Williams Partners, L.P. 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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