111 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 111 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
BAM Brookfield Asset Management Inc. C B B
CLR Continental Resources, Inc. C B B
CSX CSX Corporation C B B
DAL Delta Air Lines, Inc. B C B
E Eni SpA C B B
EMR Emerson Electric Co. B B B
EQIX Equinix, Inc. B D B
ETR Entergy Corporation B C B
EXC Exelon Corporation B C B
FDX FedEx Corporation B C B
GWW W.W. Grainger, Inc. B B B
HCA HCA Healthcare Inc B D B
INFO IHS Markit Ltd. B C B
JD JD.com, Inc. B C B
MNST Monster Beverage Corporation B C B
PEG Public Service Enterprise Group Inc B C B
RE Everest Re Group, Ltd. B B B
SNAP Snap, Inc. B C B
STI SunTrust Banks, Inc. B C B
STX Seagate Technology PLC B C B
TDG TransDigm Group Incorporated B C B
WAT Waters Corporation B D B
WDC Western Digital Corporation B D B
WEC WEC Energy Group Inc B C B

Upgraded: From Sell to Hold
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
Grade
Fundamental
Grade
Total
Grade
BIIB Biogen Inc. C D C
CMS CMS Energy Corporation C D C
CQP Cheniere Energy Partners, L.P. C C C
CTRP Ctrip.com International Ltd D B C
DLR Digital Realty Trust, Inc. C D C
ECA Encana Corporation D C C
ECL Ecolab Inc. C C C
FDC First Data Corporation D B C
GGP GGP, Inc. C C C
GM General Motors Company C D C
LNC Lincoln National Corporation D B C
MPLX MPLX LP D C C
SPG Simon Property Group, 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
APTV Aptiv PLC B C C
ASX Advanced Semiconductor Engineering, Inc. C C C
AVGO Broadcom Limited C B C
BBDO Banco Bradesco S.A. C C C
BBVA Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria, S.A. C B C
BK Bank of New York Mellon Corporation C C C
BLL Ball Corporation C B C
BP BP p.l.c. B C C
CE Celanese Corporation C B C
CI Cigna Corporation C C C
CNA CNA Financial Corporation C C C
COG Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation C C C
COO Cooper Companies, Inc. B D C
COTY Coty Inc. C C C
CUK Carnival plc B C C
FMS Fresenius Medical Care AG & Co. KGaA C C C
FNV Franco-Nevada Corporation C C C
FOX Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc. C B C
ING ING Groep NV C C C
KLAC KLA-Tencor Corporation B C C
LEN Lennar Corporation C C C
LYB LyondellBasell Industries NV C B C
LYG Lloyds Banking Group plc C C C
MKC McCormick & Company, Incorporated C C C
MON Monsanto Company C C C
NTRS Northern Trust Corporation C C C
ORCL Oracle Corporation C C C
PKX POSCO C C C
RCI Rogers Communications Inc. C C C
ROST Ross Stores, Inc. C B C
SAN Banco Santander S.A. C B C
SIRI Sirius XM Holdings, Inc. B C C
SWK Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. B C C
SYY Sysco Corporation C C C
TI Telecom Italia S.p.A. C C C
TIF Tiffany & Co. C C C
TMO Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. B C C
UL Unilever PLC C C C
VOD Vodafone Group Plc C C C
WM Waste Management, Inc. C B C
XLNX Xilinx, Inc. B D C

Downgraded: From Hold to Sell
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
Grade
Fundamental
Grade
Total
Grade
CHKP Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. D C D
CHU China Unicom (Hong Kong) Limited D C D
CINF Cincinnati Financial Corporation D B D
CLX Clorox Company D B D
CNQ Canadian Natural Resources Limited D C D
D Dominion Energy Inc D C D
DVA DaVita Inc. D C D
DWDP DowDuPont Inc. D C D
FMX Fomento Economico Mexicano SAB de CV D D D
HAS Hasbro, Inc. D C D
IFF International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. D D D
IT Gartner, Inc. D C D
KR Kroger Co. D B D
LFC China Life Insurance Co. Ltd. F A D
LOW Lowe’s Companies, Inc. D C D
MDLZ Mondelez International, Inc. D B D
MFC Manulife Financial Corporation D C D
MFG Mizuho Financial Group, Inc. D B D
NCLH Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. D C D
NUE Nucor Corporation D B D
OIBR.C OI S.A. D B D
OXY Occidental Petroleum Corporation D C D
PPG PPG Industries, Inc. D C D
SJM J. M. Smucker Company D B D
SKM SK Telecom Co., Ltd. D C D
SNP China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation D C D
SO Southern Company D C D
TLK PT Telekomunikasi Indonesia (Persero) Tbk F C D
UGP Ultrapar Participacoes S.A. D C 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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