89 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 89 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
AXP American Express Company B D B
BAM Brookfield Asset Management Inc. B B B
BLL Ball Corporation C B B
CEO CNOOC Limited B C B
CF CF Industries Holdings, Inc. B B B
CFG Citizens Financial Group, Inc. B B B
CNP CenterPoint Energy, Inc. C B B
E Eni SpA C B B
ED Consolidated Edison, Inc. B C B
EMR Emerson Electric Co. B B B
FDX FedEx Corporation B C B
FNV Franco-Nevada Corporation B C B
HPE Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co. B B B
INFO IHS Markit Ltd. B C B
MGA Magna International Inc. B C B
MGM MGM Resorts International B B B
PBR Petroleo Brasileiro SA B C B
PNR Pentair plc B C B
RY Royal Bank of Canada B C B
SLF Sun Life Financial Inc. B C B
TI Telecom Italia S.p.A. B C B
UBS UBS Group AG B D B
UGP Ultrapar Participacoes S.A. B C B
VRSK Verisk Analytics Inc B B B
WF Woori Bank B C B

Upgraded: From Sell to Hold
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
Grade
Fundamental
Grade
Total
Grade
BCS Barclays PLC D C C
BSX Boston Scientific Corporation C D C
CMI Cummins Inc. C C C
CXO Concho Resources Inc. C C C
ECA Encana Corporation D C C
EOG EOG Resources, Inc. D C C
FTEO FRONTEO, Inc. C C C
HRL Hormel Foods Corporation D B C
LB L Brands, Inc. C D C
LBRDA Liberty Broadband Corp. C B C
MFG Mizuho Financial Group, Inc. D B C
MLM Martin Marietta Materials, Inc. D B C
OXY Occidental Petroleum Corporation C C C
PCAR PACCAR Inc D B C
SNP China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation D C C
VMC Vulcan Materials Company D B C

Downgraded: From Buy to Hold
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
Grade
Fundamental
Grade
Total
Grade
AEP American Electric Power Company, Inc. C C C
AMP Ameriprise Financial, Inc. C C C
ASX Advanced Semiconductor Engineering, Inc. C C C
BDX Becton, Dickinson and Company B D C
CHD Church & Dwight Co., Inc. C B C
CSCO Cisco Systems, Inc. B D C
D Dominion Energy Inc C C C
EQIX Equinix, Inc. B C C
EXC Exelon Corporation C C C
FE FirstEnergy Corp. B D C
FTS Fortis Inc. B C C
GYRO Gyrodyne LLC C C C
HCA HCA Healthcare Inc B C C
HII Huntington Ingalls Industries, Inc. C C C
HPQ HP Inc. C B C
IDXX IDEXX Laboratories, Inc. B C C
LVNTB Liberty Interactive Corporation B C C
MMC Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. B C C
NOK Nokia Oyj B C C
ORCL Oracle Corporation C C C
QSR Restaurant Brands International Inc C B C
RBS Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc B C C
SNPS Synopsys, Inc. C C C
SRE Sempra Energy B D C
STI SunTrust Banks, Inc. C B C
SYK Stryker Corporation B D C
WIT Wipro Limited C C C
WM Waste Management, Inc. C B C
WRK WestRock Co. C B C

Downgraded: From Hold to Sell
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
Grade
Fundamental
Grade
Total
Grade
ABB ABB Ltd. D C D
ADM Archer-Daniels-Midland Company D C D
AHPA Avista Healthcare Public Acquisition Corp F C D
BG Bunge Limited C D D
CL Colgate-Palmolive Company D D D
CLX Clorox Company D B D
CTXS Citrix Systems, Inc. C D D
ES Eversource Energy D C D
ESRX Express Scripts Holding Company D C D
JNJ Johnson & Johnson C D D
KO Coca-Cola Company D D D
MDLZ Mondelez International, Inc. D B D
MDT Medtronic plc D D D
MRO Marathon Oil Corporation D C D
PEP PepsiCo, Inc. D D D
REGN Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. D C D
SBUX Starbucks Corporation D B D
TAP.A Molson Coors Brewing Company D C D
WBK Westpac Banking Corp 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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