157 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 157 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
BAK Braskem S.A. Pfd B C B
BK Bank of New York Mellon Corporation B B B
CB Chubb Limited B C B
CBG CBRE Group, Inc. B B B
CCL.U Carnival Corporation B C B
CDW CDW Corp. B C B
CHTR Charter Communications, Inc. B B B
CMI Cummins Inc. B B B
CNNE Cannae Holdings, Inc. B C B
D Dominion Energy Inc A B B
EBAY eBay Inc. A D B
EMN Eastman Chemical Company B B B
ETFC E*TRADE Financial Corporation A B B
ETN Eaton Corp. Plc B C B
EW Edwards Lifesciences Corporation A C B
FDX FedEx Corporation B C B
FITB Fifth Third Bancorp B B B
GIB CGI Group Inc. B C B
HCA HCA Healthcare Inc B D B
HII Huntington Ingalls Industries, Inc. B B B
HMC Honda Motor Co., Ltd. B C B
IR Ingersoll-Rand Plc B C B
JPM JPMorgan Chase & Co. B C B
KSS Kohl’s Corporation B C B
LFC China Life Insurance Co. Ltd. C A B
LSXMA Liberty Media Corp. Series A Liberty SiriusXM B B B
MBT Mobile TeleSystems PJSC B B B
MDLZ Mondelez International, Inc. B B B
MKL Markel Corporation A F B
MSI Motorola Solutions, Inc. A C B
MTL.P Mechel PAO Pfd B C B
MXIM Maxim Integrated Products, Inc. A C B
PBR.A Petroleo Brasileiro SA Pfd B C B
PNC PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. B B B
PNR Pentair plc B C B
QRVO Qorvo, Inc. A C B
RCL Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. B C B
RF Regions Financial Corporation B B B
TAP.A Molson Coors Brewing Company B C B
TD Toronto-Dominion Bank B C B
TEL TE Connectivity Ltd. B C B
TM Toyota Motor Corp. B C B
UNP Union Pacific Corporation B B B
VALE Vale S.A. B B B
WLTW Willis Towers Watson Public Limited Company A D B
ZION Zions Bancorporation B C B

Upgraded: From Sell to Hold
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
Grade
Fundamental
Grade
Total
Grade
ADS Alliance Data Systems Corporation D B C
BUD Anheuser-Busch InBev SA/NV C C C
BWA BorgWarner Inc. C B C
BX Blackstone Group L.P. D C C
CMA Comerica Incorporated B C C
COF Capital One Financial Corporation C D C
DFS Discover Financial Services C C C
HBAN Huntington Bancshares Incorporated C B C
IP International Paper Company C B C
KEY KeyCorp C C C
KKR KKR & Co. L.P. C D C
LBRDK Liberty Broadband Corp. B F C
LNC Lincoln National Corporation C B C
MS Morgan Stanley C C C
MTB M&T Bank Corporation C C C
PCLN Priceline Group Inc D B C
SCHW Charles Schwab Corporation C B C
STI SunTrust Banks, Inc. C B C
T AT&T Inc. D B C
TV Grupo Televisa, S.A.B. D C C
UAL United Continental Holdings, Inc. D B C
UHS Universal Health Services, Inc. C C C
UTX United Technologies Corporation C C C
WRK WestRock Co. C B C
ZBH Zimmer Biomet Holdings, Inc. C C C

Downgraded: From Buy to Hold
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
Grade
Fundamental
Grade
Total
Grade
AEM Agnico-Eagle Mines Limited C C C
AMG Affiliated Managers Group, Inc. C B C
ANDV Andeavor C C C
ATH Athene Holding Ltd. C C C
AVB AvalonBay Communities, Inc. C C C
BMO Bank of Montreal C C C
BTI British American Tobacco PLC C C C
CCE Coca-Cola European Partners Plc C C C
CLX Clorox Company C B C
CNP CenterPoint Energy, Inc. B C C
COG Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation B C C
COST Costco Wholesale Corporation C C C
COTY Coty Inc. D C C
CVX Chevron Corporation D B C
DCM NTT DoCoMo, Inc. C B C
DUK Duke Energy Corporation C D C
EQR Equity Residential B C C
ES Eversource Energy C C C
ESS Essex Property Trust, Inc. C C C
FCX Freeport-McMoRan, Inc. C B C
HRL Hormel Foods Corporation C C C
ILMN Illumina, Inc. C C C
INTC Intel Corporation C C C
IX ORIX Corporation C C C
KLAC KLA-Tencor Corporation C C C
KYO Kyocera Corporation C C C
LYB LyondellBasell Industries NV C B C
MAA Mid-America Apartment Communities, Inc. C C C
MDT Medtronic plc C C C
NEM Newmont Mining Corporation C C C
NGG National Grid plc C C C
NVS Novartis AG C B C
ORAN Orange SA C C C
OXY Occidental Petroleum Corporation C C C
PBA Pembina Pipeline Corporation C C C
PFE Pfizer Inc. C B C
PG Procter & Gamble Company C C C
PH Parker-Hannifin Corporation C C C
REG Regency Centers Corporation D B C
ROST Ross Stores, Inc. C C C
SJR Shaw Communications Inc. C C C
SSL Sasol Limited C B C
STO Statoil ASA B C C
SU Suncor Energy Inc. C B C
TLK PT Telekomunikasi Indonesia (Persero) Tbk C C C
VMW VMware, Inc. D B C
VTR Ventas, Inc. C C C
WY Weyerhaeuser Company C B C

Downgraded: From Hold to Sell
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
Grade
Fundamental
Grade
Total
Grade
ABC AmerisourceBergen Corporation D D D
ALB Albemarle Corporation D C D
AMGN Amgen Inc. D D D
BSX Boston Scientific Corporation D D D
BXP Boston Properties, Inc. D C D
CAG Conagra Brands, Inc. D B D
CHL China Mobile Limited D C D
DB Deutsche Bank AG D C D
DLR Digital Realty Trust, Inc. C D D
ECA Encana Corporation D C D
ETE Energy Transfer Equity, L.P. D D D
FDC First Data Corporation D C D
GG Goldcorp Inc. D C D
GGP GGP, Inc. D C D
GIS General Mills, Inc. F C D
GLW Corning Inc D D D
GPC Genuine Parts Company D C D
HCN Welltower, Inc. D D D
IMO Imperial Oil Limited F C D
IVZ Invesco Ltd. D B D
KEP Korea Electric Power Corporation D D D
KMB Kimberly-Clark Corporation D C D
KR Kroger Co. D C D
LLY Eli Lilly and Company D C D
LPL LG Display Co., Ltd C D D
MET MetLife, Inc. F C D
MO Altria Group, Inc. D C D
O Realty Income Corporation D C D
PFG Principal Financial Group, Inc. F B D
PPL PPL Corporation D C D
REGN Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. D B D
SJM J. M. Smucker Company F C D
SNY Sanofi D C D
SPG Simon Property Group, Inc. D C D
TRI Thomson Reuters Corporation D C D
VIA Viacom Inc. D C D
WYIG JM Global Holding Co. F 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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