139 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 139 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
AAL American Airlines Group, Inc. B C B
ARE Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc. A C B
ASX Advanced Semiconductor Engineering, Inc. B C B
FLT FleetCor Technologies, Inc. B B B
HCA HCA Healthcare Inc B C B
HPQ HP Inc. B B B
IEP Icahn Enterprises L.P. B C B
KEYS Keysight Technologies Inc B B B
ORCL Oracle Corporation B C B
PANW Palo Alto Networks, Inc. A C B
SSL Sasol Limited B B B
SYY Sysco Corporation B C B
TD Toronto-Dominion Bank A C B
TDG TransDigm Group Incorporated B C B
TGT Target Corporation B B B
WRK WestRock Co. B B B
Z Zillow Group, Inc. B C B

Upgraded: From Sell to Hold
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
Grade
Fundamental
Grade
Total
Grade
ATH Athene Holding Ltd. D C C
DVMT Dell Technologies Inc Class V C C C
ESRX Express Scripts Holding Company C B C
KR Kroger Co. D B C
MDLZ Mondelez International, Inc. D B C
REG Regency Centers Corporation D B C
SBUX Starbucks Corporation C B C
SJM J. M. Smucker Company D B C
SPG Simon Property Group, Inc. C C C
UHS Universal Health Services, Inc. C C C

Downgraded: From Buy to Hold
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
Grade
Fundamental
Grade
Total
Grade
A Agilent Technologies, Inc. B D C
ADP Automatic Data Processing, Inc. C C C
AEE Ameren Corporation C D C
ALL Allstate Corporation C B C
AOS A. O. Smith Corporation C C C
AVGO Broadcom Limited C C C
AXP American Express Company B D C
BAM Brookfield Asset Management Inc. C B C
BBVA Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria, S.A. C B C
BK Bank of New York Mellon Corporation C C C
BMY Bristol-Myers Squibb Company B D C
BP BP p.l.c. B C C
BWA BorgWarner Inc. C C C
C Citigroup Inc. B D C
CCL.U Carnival Corporation C C C
CFG Citizens Financial Group, Inc. C B C
CHRW C.H. Robinson Worldwide, Inc. C B C
CI Cigna Corporation C C C
CNI Canadian National Railway Company C C C
CNP CenterPoint Energy, Inc. D B C
COTY Coty Inc. C C C
CP Canadian Pacific Railway Limited C C C
CUK Carnival plc B C C
E Eni SpA C B C
ED Consolidated Edison, Inc. C C C
EMR Emerson Electric Co. C B C
ETN Eaton Corp. Plc C C C
FDX FedEx Corporation C C C
FMX Fomento Economico Mexicano SAB de CV C D C
FOX Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc. C B C
HON Honeywell International Inc. C D C
IFF International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. C D C
INFO IHS Markit Ltd. C C C
ING ING Groep NV C C C
ITW Illinois Tool Works Inc. B C C
JD JD.com, Inc. B C C
LEN Lennar Corporation C C C
LOW Lowe’s Companies, Inc. C C C
LVNTA Liberty Interactive Corporation Ventures Series A C B C
LYG Lloyds Banking Group plc C C C
MAS Masco Corporation B C C
MGA Magna International Inc. C C C
MMM 3M Company C C C
NSC Norfolk Southern Corporation C B C
NTRS Northern Trust Corporation C C C
PEG Public Service Enterprise Group Inc C C C
PNR Pentair plc C C C
RCL Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. B C C
ROK Rockwell Automation, Inc. C D C
RY Royal Bank of Canada C C C
SAN Banco Santander S.A. C B C
SLF Sun Life Financial Inc. C C C
SMFG Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group, Inc. C B C
SWK Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. B C C
TMO Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. B C C
UBS UBS Group AG C D C
UGP Ultrapar Participacoes S.A. D C C
UL Unilever PLC C C C
WAT Waters Corporation B D C
WEC WEC Energy Group Inc C C C
ZION Zions Bancorporation B C C

Downgraded: From Hold to Sell
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
Grade
Fundamental
Grade
Total
Grade
ADS Alliance Data Systems Corporation D B D
AMD Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. D B D
BCS Barclays PLC D C D
BIIB Biogen Inc. D D D
BMO Bank of Montreal D C D
BTI British American Tobacco PLC D C D
CB Chubb Limited D C D
CHU China Unicom (Hong Kong) Limited D C D
CMCSA Comcast Corporation D B D
CMI Cummins Inc. D C D
CMS CMS Energy Corporation D D D
CNQ Canadian Natural Resources Limited D C D
CTRP Ctrip.com International Ltd D B D
DUK Duke Energy Corporation D C D
DVA DaVita Inc. D C D
DWDP DowDuPont Inc. D C D
ECL Ecolab Inc. D C D
EOG EOG Resources, Inc. D B D
ERIC LM Ericsson Telefon AB D D D
GM General Motors Company D D D
IT Gartner, Inc. D C D
K Kellogg Company D C D
LB L Brands, Inc. D D D
MFC Manulife Financial Corporation D C D
MFG Mizuho Financial Group, Inc. D B D
MHK Mohawk Industries, Inc. D C D
MLM Martin Marietta Materials, Inc. D C D
NCLH Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. D C D
OIBR.C OI S.A. D C D
ORLY O’Reilly Automotive, Inc. D C D
OXY Occidental Petroleum Corporation D C D
PAYX Paychex, Inc. D C D
PCAR PACCAR Inc F B D
PH Parker-Hannifin Corporation D C D
SHG Shinhan Financial Group Co., Ltd. D D D
SKM SK Telecom Co., Ltd. D C D
SNP China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation D C D
TMK Torchmark Corporation D B D
UNM Unum Group D C D
VMC Vulcan Materials Company D B D
ZBH Zimmer Biomet Holdings, Inc. 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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