114 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 114 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
ANDV Andeavor B B B
ASX Advanced Semiconductor Engineering, Inc. B C B
BBDO Banco Bradesco S.A. B C B
BBT BB&T Corporation B C B
BP BP p.l.c. A C B
BSBR Banco Santander (Brasil) S.A. B C B
COP ConocoPhillips B C B
COST Costco Wholesale Corporation B C B
CUK Carnival plc B C B
CXO Concho Resources Inc. B C B
DISCB Discovery Communications, Inc. B D B
FANG Diamondback Energy, Inc. B C B
FMS Fresenius Medical Care AG & Co. KGaA B C B
GD General Dynamics Corporation B C B
HII Huntington Ingalls Industries, Inc. B C B
LEN Lennar Corporation B C B
LYB LyondellBasell Industries NV B B B
LYG Lloyds Banking Group plc B C B
MKC McCormick & Company, Incorporated B B B
MS Morgan Stanley B C B
MT ArcelorMittal SA ADR B B B
MTB M&T Bank Corporation B C B
NEM Newmont Mining Corporation B C B
PRGO Perrigo Co. Plc B D B
ROST Ross Stores, Inc. B B B
SIRI Sirius XM Holdings, Inc. B C B
SU Suncor Energy Inc. B B B
SWK Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. B C B
SYY Sysco Corporation B C B
TMO Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. A C B
UL Unilever PLC B C B
UN Unilever NV ADR B C B
WM Waste Management, Inc. B B B
WRK WestRock Co. B B B
XLNX Xilinx, Inc. B D B

Upgraded: From Sell to Hold
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
APC Anadarko Petroleum Corporation C D C
BCS Barclays PLC C C C
BMO Bank of Montreal C C C
CINF Cincinnati Financial Corporation C B C
CLX Clorox Company D B C
CMI Cummins Inc. C C C
CNQ Canadian Natural Resources Limited D C C
COF Capital One Financial Corporation C D C
EOG EOG Resources, Inc. C B C
F Ford Motor Company D B C
FMX Fomento Economico Mexicano SAB de CV C D C
GS Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. C D C
HES Hess Corporation C C C
IT Gartner, Inc. D C C
IVZ Invesco Ltd. D B C
KR Kroger Co. D B C
L Loews Corporation D C C
LOW Lowe’s Companies, Inc. C C C
MFC Manulife Financial Corporation C C C
MFG Mizuho Financial Group, Inc. D B C
MLM Martin Marietta Materials, Inc. D C C
MRO Marathon Oil Corporation C C C
MYL Mylan N.V. C D C
NUE Nucor Corporation D B C
ORLY O’Reilly Automotive, Inc. D C C
OXY Occidental Petroleum Corporation C C C
PAYX Paychex, Inc. C C C
SHG Shinhan Financial Group Co., Ltd. C D C
SJM J. M. Smucker Company D B C
SNP China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation C C C
SO Southern Company D C C

Downgraded: From Buy to Hold
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
AAPL Apple Inc. C C C
AON Aon plc B D C
APH Amphenol Corporation B D C
ARE Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc. B C C
BIDU Baidu, Inc. C C C
CNHI CNH Industrial NV B D C
DRI Darden Restaurants, Inc. D C C
EBAY eBay Inc. B D C
EMR Emerson Electric Co. C C C
EQIX Equinix, Inc. C D C
FB Facebook, Inc. C C C
FDX FedEx Corporation C B C
FMC FMC Corporation C C C
HCA HCA Healthcare Inc C D C
IBN ICICI Bank Limited C C C
INFO IHS Markit Ltd. C C C
LH Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings C B C
MBT Mobile TeleSystems PJSC C B C
PHG Royal Philips NV C C C
PX Praxair, Inc. B C C
SNAP Snap, Inc. C C C
STT State Street Corporation B C C
SWKS Skyworks Solutions, Inc. C C C
TECK Teck Resources Limited B C C
VEDL Vedanta Limited B C C
WAT Waters Corporation B D C
WDC Western Digital Corporation C D C
WEC WEC Energy Group Inc C C C
WLTW Willis Towers Watson Public Limited Company C C C

Downgraded: From Hold to Sell
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
ABC AmerisourceBergen Corporation D B D
BIIB Biogen Inc. D D D
CERN Cerner Corporation D C D
CHTR Charter Communications, Inc. D B D
CQP Cheniere Energy Partners, L.P. D C D
CTRP Ctrip.com International Ltd D B D
HST Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. D C D
MCK McKesson Corporation D C D
ORCL Oracle Corporation D D D
QCOM QUALCOMM Incorporated D D D
SPG Simon Property Group, Inc. D C D
SYF Synchrony Financial D C D
TMUS T-Mobile US, Inc. D B D
TSLA Tesla Inc D D D
WIT Wipro Limited D C D

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