135 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 135 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
AEE Ameren Corporation B D B
AON Aon plc B D B
AXP American Express Company B C B
BDX Becton, Dickinson and Company B D B
BIDU Baidu, Inc. B C B
BNS Bank of Nova Scotia B C B
CDNS Cadence Design Systems, Inc. B C B
CDW CDW Corp. B B B
CE Celanese Corporation B B B
CM Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce B C B
COST Costco Wholesale Corporation B C B
CXO Concho Resources Inc. B C B
DHR Danaher Corporation B C B
ECL Ecolab Inc. B C B
EOG EOG Resources, Inc. B B B
ESRX Express Scripts Holding Company B C B
ETR Entergy Corporation B C B
FANG Diamondback Energy, Inc. B C B
FTS Fortis Inc. B D B
GYRO Gyrodyne LLC B C B
HBAN Huntington Bancshares Inc. B B B
LH Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings B C B
LNG Cheniere Energy, Inc. B C B
MELI MercadoLibre, Inc. B D B
NSC Norfolk Southern Corporation B C B
PX Praxair, Inc. B C B
RY Royal Bank of Canada B C B
SIRI Sirius XM Holdings, Inc. B B B
SLF Sun Life Financial Inc. B D B
SYK Stryker Corporation B C B
TECK Teck Resources Limited B C B
TFX Teleflex Inc. B D B
TJX TJX Companies Inc B C B
TSN Tyson Foods, Inc. B B B
TXT Textron Inc. B B B
VZ Verizon Communications Inc. B C B
WEC WEC Energy Group Inc B C B
XEL Xcel Energy Inc. B C B

Upgraded: From Sell to Hold
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
Grade
Fundamental
Grade
Total
Grade
ABC AmerisourceBergen Corporation C B C
AMD Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. D B C
BIIB Biogen Inc. D C C
CAG Conagra Brands, Inc. D B C
CHU China Unicom (Hong Kong) Limited C C C
CMS CMS Energy Corporation C C C
DFS Discover Financial Services C C C
DLR Digital Realty Trust, Inc. D C C
DUK Duke Energy Corporation C C C
EPD Enterprise Products Partners L.P. D C C
ERIC LM Ericsson Telefon AB C C C
ES Eversource Energy C D C
FTI TechnipFMC Plc C C C
GSK GlaxoSmithKline plc C C C
HIG Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc. C B C
IMO Imperial Oil Limited C B C
KO Coca-Cola Company D C C
KR Kroger Co. D C C
L Loews Corporation C C C
MCK McKesson Corporation C B C
MPLX MPLX LP D C C
NBL Noble Energy, Inc. C B C
ORLY O’Reilly Automotive, Inc. C C C
PSA Public Storage C C C
PXD Pioneer Natural Resources Company C C C
RCI Rogers Communications Inc. C C C
SHPG Shire PLC D B C
SO Southern Company C C C
SPG Simon Property Group, Inc. C C C
SYF Synchrony Financial C C C
ULTA Ulta Beauty Inc D C C
VIA Viacom Inc. D C C

Downgraded: From Buy to Hold
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
Grade
Fundamental
Grade
Total
Grade
AAPL Apple Inc. C C C
ADI Analog Devices, Inc. C C C
AMAT Applied Materials, Inc. C C C
APTV Aptiv PLC B D C
ATVI Activision Blizzard, Inc. B D C
AVGO Broadcom Inc. C B C
BCS Barclays PLC C B C
BWA BorgWarner Inc. C C C
C Citigroup Inc. C C C
CAJ Canon Inc. C C C
CFG Citizens Financial Group, Inc. C C C
FIS Fidelity National Information Services, Inc. C B C
FMS Fresenius Medical Care AG & Co. KGaA C C C
FTV Fortive Corp. C C C
HII Huntington Ingalls Industries, Inc. B C C
ING ING Groep NV C C C
IQV IQVIA Holdings Inc C B C
LLL L3 Technologies Inc B C C
LRCX Lam Research Corporation C C C
LYG Lloyds Banking Group plc D C C
MCD McDonald’s Corporation B D C
MON Monsanto Company B C C
MS Morgan Stanley C C C
MTB M&T Bank Corporation B D C
NXPI NXP Semiconductors NV D C C
PHG Royal Philips NV B D C
PKG Packaging Corporation of America C C C
QRTEA Qurate Retail, Inc. C B C
RBS Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc C C C
SHW Sherwin-Williams Company C C C
TI Telecom Italia S.p.A. B C C
WRK WestRock Co. C C C
YNDX Yandex NV C B C

Downgraded: From Hold to Sell
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
Grade
Fundamental
Grade
Total
Grade
BMY Bristol-Myers Squibb Company D C D
BX Blackstone Group L.P. D C D
CINF Cincinnati Financial Corporation D D D
CMI Cummins Inc. D C D
CNHI CNH Industrial NV D C D
CNP CenterPoint Energy, Inc. F B D
DGX Quest Diagnostics Inc. D C D
DVMT Dell Technologies Inc. D C D
IP International Paper Company D B D
IR Ingersoll-Rand Plc D C D
ITW Illinois Tool Works Inc. D C D
JD JD.com, Inc. D C D
LBRDA Liberty Broadband Corp. F B D
LOW Lowe’s Companies, Inc. D D D
LUV Southwest Airlines Co. D C D
MAS Masco Corporation D C D
MFG Mizuho Financial Group, Inc. D B D
MGM MGM Resorts International D C D
MTD Mettler-Toledo International Inc. D C D
NTES NetEase, Inc. D D D
NVS Novartis AG D C D
PCAR PACCAR Inc D B D
PNR Pentair plc D C D
QSR Restaurant Brands International Inc D B D
RCL Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. D C D
ROK Rockwell Automation, Inc. D C D
SBUX Starbucks Corporation D C D
SWKS Skyworks Solutions, Inc. D C D
UBS UBS Group AG D C D
UHS Universal Health Services, Inc. D C D
WIT Wipro Limited D D 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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