129 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 129 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
ANDV Andeavor C A B
AVGO Broadcom Limited B C B
BAC Bank of America Corporation B C B
BBD Banco Bradesco S.A. Pfd B B B
CFG Citizens Financial Group, Inc. C B B
CHD Church & Dwight Co., Inc. C B B
CI Cigna Corporation A C B
CMA Comerica Incorporated B C B
COTY Coty Inc. B C B
DCM NTT DoCoMo, Inc. B B B
EMR Emerson Electric Co. B B B
FCX Freeport-McMoRan, Inc. B B B
FOX Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc. B B B
ILMN Illumina, Inc. B C B
LEA Lear Corporation B B B
LKQ LKQ Corporation B C B
LYB LyondellBasell Industries NV B B B
MAS Masco Corporation A C B
NCLH Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. B C B
ROST Ross Stores, Inc. B C B
SCHW Charles Schwab Corporation B B 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
STO Statoil ASA B B B
XL XL Group Ltd A D B

Upgraded: From Sell to Hold
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
Grade
Fundamental
Grade
Total
Grade
ABC AmerisourceBergen Corporation D B C
ADM Archer-Daniels-Midland Company D C C
AKAM Akamai Technologies, Inc. C C C
DLR Digital Realty Trust, Inc. C D C
DVA DaVita Inc. C C C
DWDP DowDuPont Inc. C C C
FAST Fastenal Company C B C
GILD Gilead Sciences, Inc. C D C
GM General Motors Company C D C
LPL LG Display Co., Ltd B D C
MFG Mizuho Financial Group, Inc. D B C
MLM Martin Marietta Materials, Inc. D B C
NUE Nucor Corporation D B C
ORLY O’Reilly Automotive, Inc. D C C
SBUX Starbucks Corporation D B C
SJM J. M. Smucker Company D B C
VIA Viacom Inc. D B C
VMC Vulcan Materials Company D B C

Downgraded: From Buy to Hold
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
Grade
Fundamental
Grade
Total
Grade
ALKS Alkermes Plc C C C
AMP Ameriprise Financial, Inc. C C C
ARE Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc. C C C
ARMK Aramark C B C
AWK American Water Works Company, Inc. B C C
AXP American Express Company B D C
BCE BCE Inc. C C C
BDX Becton, Dickinson and Company B D C
BIDU Baidu, Inc. C B C
BNS Bank of Nova Scotia D C C
BVXV BiondVax Pharmaceuticals Ltd. C B C
CB Chubb Limited C C C
CBG CBRE Group, Inc. C C C
CDNS Cadence Design Systems, Inc. B C C
CDW CDW Corp. C B C
CE Celanese Corporation C B C
CHTR Charter Communications, Inc. C B C
CHU China Unicom (Hong Kong) Limited C C C
CL Colgate-Palmolive Company C D C
CM Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce C B C
CMS CMS Energy Corporation B D C
CNQ Canadian Natural Resources Limited C B C
DHR Danaher Corporation C C C
FDX FedEx Corporation C C C
FE FirstEnergy Corp. B C C
FLT FleetCor Technologies, Inc. C B C
GYRO Gyrodyne LLC C C C
HIG Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc. B D C
HII Huntington Ingalls Industries, Inc. B C C
IDXX IDEXX Laboratories, Inc. B C C
INFO IHS Markit Ltd. C C C
IR Ingersoll-Rand Plc C B C
JNJ Johnson & Johnson C D C
KO Coca-Cola Company C D C
LFC China Life Insurance Co. Ltd. D A C
LSXMA Liberty Media Corp. Series A Liberty SiriusXM C C C
LVNTB Liberty Interactive Corporation B C C
MCHP Microchip Technology Incorporated C D C
MDLZ Mondelez International, Inc. C B C
MHK Mohawk Industries, Inc. C C C
MKC.V McCormick & Company, Incorporated C C C
MTL.P Mechel PAO Pfd C C C
NLY Annaly Capital Management, Inc. B C C
OIBR.C OI S.A. C C C
PBR.A Petroleo Brasileiro SA Pfd B C C
PEP PepsiCo, Inc. C D C
PRGO Perrigo Co. Plc C C C
QSR Restaurant Brands International Inc C B C
RCI Rogers Communications Inc. C C C
RSG Republic Services, Inc. D B C
RY Royal Bank of Canada C C C
SAP SAP SE C B C
SHG Shinhan Financial Group Co., Ltd. C D C
SLF Sun Life Financial Inc. B C C
SNPS Synopsys, Inc. B D C
SRE Sempra Energy B D C
SYK Stryker Corporation B D C
TD Toronto-Dominion Bank C C C
TRV Travelers Companies, Inc. B C C
TWX Time Warner Inc. D B C
WM Waste Management, Inc. C B C

Downgraded: From Hold to Sell
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
Grade
Fundamental
Grade
Total
Grade
ABB ABB Ltd. D C D
AVB AvalonBay Communities, Inc. D C D
BIIB Biogen Inc. D D D
BUD Anheuser-Busch InBev SA/NV D C D
COF Capital One Financial Corporation D D D
CQP Cheniere Energy Partners, L.P. D D D
ECL Ecolab Inc. D C D
EFX Equifax Inc. D C D
EQR Equity Residential D C D
ESRX Express Scripts Holding Company D C D
HRL Hormel Foods Corporation D C D
KYO Kyocera Corporation D D D
MAA Mid-America Apartment Communities, Inc. D C D
MRO Marathon Oil Corporation D C D
NGG National Grid plc F C D
PG Procter & Gamble Company F C D
PSA Public Storage D D D
T AT&T Inc. D B D
UAL United Continental Holdings, Inc. D B D
UHS Universal Health Services, Inc. D C D
VTR Ventas, Inc. D C D
WBK Westpac Banking Corp D C D
WFC Wells Fargo & Company D C 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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