174 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 174 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
ALB Albemarle Corporation B C B
AVGO Broadcom Limited B C B
BAC Bank of America Corporation B C B
BAK Braskem S.A. Pfd B C B
BBD Banco Bradesco S.A. Pfd B B B
BK Bank of New York Mellon Corporation B B B
CBG CBRE Group, Inc. B C B
CCL.U Carnival Corporation B C B
CHD Church & Dwight Co., Inc. C B B
CNNE Cannae Holdings, Inc. A C B
CSCO Cisco Systems, Inc. B C B
D Dominion Energy Inc B 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
FITB Fifth Third Bancorp B B B
FOX Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc. B B B
FOXA Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc. B B B
GIB CGI Group Inc. B C B
HCA HCA Healthcare Inc B C B
HII Huntington Ingalls Industries, Inc. B B B
HMC Honda Motor Co., Ltd. B B B
JPM JPMorgan Chase & Co. A C B
KSS Kohl’s Corporation A C B
LEA Lear Corporation B B B
LKQ LKQ Corporation B C B
MAS Masco Corporation B C B
MBT Mobile TeleSystems PJSC B B B
MKL Markel Corporation B B B
MSI Motorola Solutions, Inc. A 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
RCL Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. B C B
RF Regions Financial Corporation B B B
SIRI Sirius XM Holdings, Inc. B C B
SIVB SVB Financial Group B B B
SMFG Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group, Inc. B B B
SPI SPI Energy Co Ltd B C B
STLD Steel Dynamics, Inc. B B B
SWKS Skyworks Solutions, Inc. B C B
TEL TE Connectivity Ltd. A C B
UNP Union Pacific Corporation B B B
VALE Vale S.A. B B B
WLTW Willis Towers Watson Public Limited Company B C 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 C B C
AKAM Akamai Technologies, Inc. C C C
BLL Ball Corporation C B C
BX Blackstone Group L.P. C C C
DFS Discover Financial Services C C C
DVA DaVita Inc. C D C
DWDP DowDuPont Inc. C C C
FAST Fastenal Company C B C
GILD Gilead Sciences, Inc. B D C
GM General Motors Company B D 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 C C
LNC Lincoln National Corporation D B C
MS Morgan Stanley C C C
MTB M&T Bank Corporation C C C
NUE Nucor Corporation D B C
ORLY O’Reilly Automotive, Inc. D C C
PCLN Priceline Group Inc D B C
SBUX Starbucks Corporation D B C
UAL United Continental Holdings, Inc. D B C
UTX United Technologies Corporation C C C
ZBH Zimmer Biomet Holdings, Inc. D C C

Downgraded: From Buy to Hold
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
Grade
Fundamental
Grade
Total
Grade
AMG Affiliated Managers Group, Inc. D B C
ANDV Andeavor C C C
ARE Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc. C C C
ARMK Aramark C B C
AXP American Express Company B D C
BAM Brookfield Asset Management Inc. C C C
BMO Bank of Montreal D C C
BNS Bank of Nova Scotia D C C
BTI British American Tobacco PLC D C C
BVXV BiondVax Pharmaceuticals Ltd. C C C
CCE Coca-Cola European Partners Plc C C C
CEO CNOOC Limited C C C
CHU China Unicom (Hong Kong) Limited C C C
CL Colgate-Palmolive Company C D C
CLX Clorox Company C B C
CM Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce C B C
CNP CenterPoint Energy, Inc. C C C
CNQ Canadian Natural Resources Limited C B C
COG Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation C C C
COST Costco Wholesale Corporation C C C
CVX Chevron Corporation D B C
DHR Danaher Corporation C C C
DTE DTE Energy Company B C C
DUK Duke Energy Corporation C D C
ED Consolidated Edison, Inc. B D C
ES Eversource Energy C C C
ESS Essex Property Trust, Inc. B C C
FLT FleetCor Technologies, Inc. C B C
HIG Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc. B D C
INFO IHS Markit Ltd. C C C
IT Gartner, Inc. C C C
IX ORIX Corporation C C C
JNJ Johnson & Johnson B D C
KLAC KLA-Tencor Corporation B C C
KO Coca-Cola Company C C C
MCHP Microchip Technology Incorporated C D C
MDT Medtronic plc C C C
MHK Mohawk Industries, Inc. C C C
MKC.V McCormick & Company, Incorporated C C C
MTD Mettler-Toledo International Inc. B C C
NEM Newmont Mining Corporation D C C
NLY Annaly Capital Management, Inc. B C C
NVS Novartis AG C B C
OIBR.C OI S.A. C C C
ORAN Orange SA C C C
PBA Pembina Pipeline Corporation C C C
PFE Pfizer Inc. D B C
PH Parker-Hannifin Corporation C C C
PRGO Perrigo Co. Plc C C C
ROST Ross Stores, Inc. C C C
RSG Republic Services, Inc. C B C
RY Royal Bank of Canada C C C
SAP SAP SE C B C
SHG Shinhan Financial Group Co., Ltd. C C C
SJR Shaw Communications Inc. C C C
SLF Sun Life Financial Inc. C C C
SSL Sasol Limited C B C
SU Suncor Energy Inc. C B C
SYY Sysco Corporation C C C
TLK PT Telekomunikasi Indonesia (Persero) Tbk C C C
TRV Travelers Companies, Inc. B C C
VMW VMware, Inc. C B C
VRSK Verisk Analytics Inc C C C
WY Weyerhaeuser Company C B C

Downgraded: From Hold to Sell
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
Grade
Fundamental
Grade
Total
Grade
AMGN Amgen Inc. D D D
BSX Boston Scientific Corporation D D D
BXP Boston Properties, Inc. F C D
CAG Conagra Brands, Inc. D B D
CHL China Mobile Limited F C D
CMI Cummins Inc. D C D
CXO Concho Resources Inc. D C D
DB Deutsche Bank AG D D D
DLR Digital Realty Trust, Inc. D D D
EFX Equifax Inc. D C D
EOG EOG Resources, Inc. D C D
ETE Energy Transfer Equity, L.P. D C D
FDC First Data Corporation D C D
GG Goldcorp Inc. F C D
GGP GGP, Inc. D C D
GIS General Mills, Inc. D C D
GLW Corning Inc D D D
GPC Genuine Parts Company D C D
IMO Imperial Oil Limited F D 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
LBRDA Liberty Broadband Corp. C F D
LLY Eli Lilly and Company D C D
MET MetLife, Inc. F C D
MO Altria Group, Inc. F C D
O Realty Income Corporation F C D
PFG Principal Financial Group, Inc. D B D
PPL PPL Corporation F C D
PSA Public Storage D C D
SJM J. M. Smucker Company D C D
SNP China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation D C D
SNY Sanofi F C D
SPG Simon Property Group, Inc. D C D
TRI Thomson Reuters Corporation F C D
WFC Wells Fargo & Company D C D
XOM Exxon Mobil Corporation F 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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