137 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 137 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
ADP Automatic Data Processing, Inc. B C B
AKAM Akamai Technologies, Inc. A C B
APC Anadarko Petroleum Corporation B C B
ATVI Activision Blizzard, Inc. B C B
BK Bank of New York Mellon Corporation B C B
BMO Bank of Montreal B C B
CNQ Canadian Natural Resources Limited B B B
EMR Emerson Electric Co. B B B
ERIC LM Ericsson Telefon AB B C B
EXPD Expeditors International of Washington, Inc. B B B
FDC First Data Corporation B B B
FIS Fidelity National Information Services, Inc. B C B
FMC FMC Corporation C A B
FTV Fortive Corp. B C B
HCA HCA Healthcare Inc B C B
HST Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. B B B
IMO Imperial Oil Limited B B B
IQV IQVIA Holdings Inc B C B
LLL L3 Technologies Inc B C B
MFC Manulife Financial Corporation B C B
MRO Marathon Oil Corporation B B B
MS Morgan Stanley B B B
RBS Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc B C B
SNP China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation B C B
SSL Sasol Limited B C B
SYF Synchrony Financial B C B
TS Tenaris S.A. B B B
VMW VMware, Inc. B D B
YNDX Yandex NV B B B

Upgraded: From Sell to Hold
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
BG Bunge Limited C D C
CNHI CNH Industrial NV C B C
CQP Cheniere Energy Partners, L.P. C B C
DVMT Dell Technologies Inc C C C
IT Gartner, Inc. C C C
MOS Mosaic Company C C C
NLY Annaly Capital Management, Inc. C B C
PH Parker-Hannifin Corporation D C C
PTR PetroChina Company Limited C C C
ROK Rockwell Automation, Inc. C C C
VIAB Viacom Inc. D B C
VMC Vulcan Materials Company D C C

Downgraded: From Buy to Hold
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
ALL Allstate Corporation C C C
AMX America Movil SAB de CV C C C
AON Aon plc C B C
AZN Astrazeneca PLC C C C
BBD Banco Bradesco S.A. Pfd D C C
BDX Becton, Dickinson and Company B D C
BIP Brookfield Infrastructure Partners L.P. C C C
BSBR Banco Santander (Brasil) S.A. C C C
CBOE Cboe Global Markets Inc C B C
COST Costco Wholesale Corporation C C C
CTSH Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp. B C 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
FANG Diamondback Energy, Inc. C C C
FTS Fortis Inc. B C C
GYRO Gyrodyne LLC C C C
HBAN Huntington Bancshares Incorporated C B C
HD Home Depot, Inc. B C C
HMC Honda Motor Co., Ltd. B C C
HSBC HSBC Holdings plc B D C
ICE Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. B C C
IHG InterContinental Hotels Group PLC C C C
ITUB Itau Unibanco Holding S.A. Pfd C C C
KB KB Financial Group Inc. C C C
KSU Kansas City Southern B D C
MNST Monster Beverage Corporation D C C
ORAN Orange SA C C C
PNC PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. B C C
PUK Prudential plc C C C
RYAAY Ryanair Holdings Plc C C C
SMFG Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group, Inc. C B C
SNN Smith & Nephew PLC D C C
SYK Stryker Corporation B C C
TMO Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. B C C
TSM Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. C C C
TU TELUS Corporation B C C
UL Unilever PLC C C C
UN Unilever NV ADR C C C
VAR Varian Medical Systems, Inc. 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
ABC AmerisourceBergen Corporation F C D
BBVA Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria, S.A. D B D
BLL Ball Corporation F B D
CAJ Canon Inc. D C 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
COTY Coty Inc. D C D
DLR Digital Realty Trust, Inc. D C D
DTE DTE Energy Company D C D
DUK Duke Energy Corporation D C D
ED Consolidated Edison, Inc. D C D
EQIX Equinix, Inc. D C D
ES Eversource Energy D D D
ESS Essex Property Trust, Inc. D D D
ETN Eaton Corp. Plc D C D
FMS Fresenius Medical Care AG & Co. KGaA D C D
FMX Fomento Economico Mexicano SAB de CV D D D
FTI TechnipFMC Plc D D D
GD General Dynamics Corporation D C D
GSK GlaxoSmithKline plc D D D
HON Honeywell International Inc. D C D
KMX CarMax, Inc. D D D
KO Coca-Cola Company F C D
KR Kroger Co. D B D
L Loews Corporation D C D
LNC Lincoln National Corporation D C D
LYG Lloyds Banking Group plc D C D
PFE Pfizer Inc. D C D
PRGO Perrigo Co. Plc D D D
SAN Banco Santander S.A. D C D
SHG Shinhan Financial Group Co., Ltd. D C D
SJM J. M. Smucker Company D B D
SJR Shaw Communications Inc. D C D
SNAP Snap, Inc. D C D
SWK Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. D D D
TI Telecom Italia S.p.A. 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 D D

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