118 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 118 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
AAPL Apple Inc. B C B
ADI Analog Devices, Inc. B C B
ADP Automatic Data Processing, Inc. B C B
AKAM Akamai Technologies, Inc. B C B
APC Anadarko Petroleum Corporation B C B
APH Amphenol Corporation B C B
ARE Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc. B B B
ATVI Activision Blizzard, Inc. B C B
CNQ Canadian Natural Resources Limited B C B
FDC First Data Corporation B B B
FIS Fidelity National Information Services, Inc. B C B
FMC FMC Corporation B A B
FNV Franco-Nevada Corporation B C B
HCA HCA Healthcare Inc B C B
HES Hess Corporation B C B
MRO Marathon Oil Corporation B B B
OKE ONEOK, Inc. A B B
SNP China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation B C B
SSL Sasol Limited B C B
TS Tenaris S.A. B B B
WM Waste Management, Inc. B C B
YNDX Yandex NV B B B

Upgraded: From Sell to Hold
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
Grade
Fundamental
Grade
Total
Grade
BX Blackstone Group L.P. C C C
BXP Boston Properties, Inc. D C C
CNHI CNH Industrial NV C B C
CQP Cheniere Energy Partners, L.P. C C C
ITW Illinois Tool Works Inc. D C C
MGM MGM Resorts International D C C
NLY Annaly Capital Management, Inc. D B C
OIBR.C OI S.A. C C C
PH Parker-Hannifin Corporation D C C
ROK Rockwell Automation, Inc. C C C

Downgraded: From Buy to Hold
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
Grade
Fundamental
Grade
Total
Grade
ABEV Ambev SA C C C
ALL Allstate Corporation C C C
AMX America Movil B C C
AON Aon plc C B C
BBD Banco Bradesco S.A. C C C
BDX Becton, Dickinson and Company B D C
BIP Brookfield Infrastructure Partners L.P. C C C
CBOE Cboe Global Markets Inc C B C
CHRW C.H. Robinson Worldwide, Inc. C C C
COST Costco Wholesale Corporation C C C
CTXS Citrix Systems, Inc. C B C
CXO Concho Resources Inc. C B C
DHR Danaher Corporation C C C
DISCB Discovery, Inc. B D C
DOV Dover Corporation B D C
ECL Ecolab Inc. B C C
ENIA Enel Americas S.A. C B C
ESRX Express Scripts Holding Company C C C
EW Edwards Lifesciences Corporation B C C
FTS Fortis Inc. B C C
HBAN Huntington Bancshares Incorporated C B C
HD Home Depot, Inc. B C C
HMC Honda Motor Co., Ltd. B C C
ICE Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. C D C
ITUB Itau Unibanco Holding S.A. C C C
KAAC Kayne Anderson Acquisition Corp. C C C
KSU Kansas City Southern B D C
LNT Alliant Energy Corp B C C
MNST Monster Beverage Corporation C C C
ORAN Orange SA C C C
PNC PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. B C C
PUK Prudential plc C C C
RENX RELX NV C C C
SBAC SBA Communications Corp. B C C
SMFG Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group, Inc. C B C
SNN Smith & Nephew PLC C C C
STI SunTrust Banks, Inc. C C C
SYK Stryker Corporation B C C
TJX TJX Companies Inc C C C
TMO Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. B C C
TSM Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Ltd. C C C
TSN Tyson Foods, Inc. C B C
UL Unilever PLC C C C
UN Unilever NV ADR C C C
VOD Vodafone Group Plc C C C
VZ Verizon Communications Inc. C C C
WEC WEC Energy Group Inc C C C
WYN Wyndham Worldwide Corporation C D C
XEL Xcel Energy Inc. C C C

Downgraded: From Hold to Sell
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
Grade
Fundamental
Grade
Total
Grade
ABC AmerisourceBergen Corporation D C D
BBVA Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria, S.A. F B D
BLL Ball Corporation D B D
CCE Coca-Cola European Partners Plc D C D
CCL.U Carnival Corporation D C D
CHD Church & Dwight Co., Inc. D C D
COG Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation D C D
DLR Digital Realty Trust, Inc. D C D
DUK Duke Energy Corporation D C D
EQIX Equinix, Inc. D C D
ES Eversource Energy D C D
ESS Essex Property Trust, Inc. D D D
ETN Eaton Corp. Plc D C D
FMS Fresenius Medical Care AG & Co. D C D
FMX Fomento Economico Mexicano D D D
GD General Dynamics Corporation D C D
GS Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. D C D
GSHT Gores Holdings II Inc F C D
GSK GlaxoSmithKline plc D D D
IBN ICICI Bank Limited D C D
ING ING Groep NV D C D
KO Coca-Cola Company D C D
L Loews Corporation D C D
LNC Lincoln National Corporation D D D
LYG Lloyds Banking Group plc D C D
NXPI NXP Semiconductors NV D D D
PFE Pfizer Inc. D C D
SAN Banco Santander S.A. F C D
SHPG Shire PLC D C D
SJM J. M. Smucker Company D B D
SJR Shaw Communications Inc. D D D
SNAP Snap, Inc. D C D
SWK Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. D D D
UAL United Continental Holdings, Inc. D C D
ULTA Ulta Beauty Inc D B D
WAT Waters Corporation D C D
WLTW Willis Towers Watson PLC 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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