98 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 98 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
BWA BorgWarner Inc. B C B
CHRW C.H. Robinson Worldwide, Inc. B C B
CTXS Citrix Systems, Inc. B B B
EMR Emerson Electric Co. B B B
EW Edwards Lifesciences Corporation B C B
EXPD Expeditors International of Washington, Inc. B B B
FAST Fastenal Company B C B
FTV Fortive Corp. B C B
HD Home Depot, Inc. B C B
IMO Imperial Oil Limited B B B
KAAC Kayne Anderson Acquisition Corp. B C B
LLL L3 Technologies Inc B C B
LSXMA Liberty Media Corp. Series A Liberty SiriusXM B B B
M Macy’s Inc A B B
MFC Manulife Financial Corporation B C B
MTL.P Mechel PAO Pfd B C B
RJF Raymond James Financial, Inc. B B B
SMFG Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group, Inc. B C B
STI SunTrust Banks, Inc. B C B
SYF Synchrony Financial B C B
TJX TJX Companies Inc B B B
VEAC Vantage Energy Acquisition Corp. B C B

Upgraded: From Sell to Hold
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
ALXN Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. D C C
DVMT Dell Technologies Inc Class V C C C
FMS Fresenius Medical Care AG & Co. KGaA C C C
GS Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. D C C
GSHT Gores Holdings II Inc C C C
IP International Paper Company D B C
IT Gartner, Inc. C C C
NCLH Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. D C C
PTR PetroChina Company Limited C C C
VMC Vulcan Materials Company D C C
WPZ Williams Partners, L.P. C D C

Downgraded: From Buy to Hold
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
AAPL Apple Inc. C C C
ADI Analog Devices, Inc. C C C
ADSK Autodesk, Inc. C C C
AEE Ameren Corporation C C C
ALNY Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, Inc B C C
APH Amphenol Corporation C C C
ARE Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc. D B C
AZN Astrazeneca PLC C C C
CDNS Cadence Design Systems, Inc. C C C
CHT Chunghwa Telecom Co., Ltd B C C
CTSH Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation B C C
ETR Entergy Corporation C C C
FANG Diamondback Energy, Inc. B C C
FDC First Data Corporation C B C
FNV Franco-Nevada Corporation D C C
GYRO Gyrodyne LLC C C C
HSBC HSBC Holdings plc B D C
IHG InterContinental Hotels Group PLC C C C
KB KB Financial Group Inc. D C C
PLD Prologis, Inc. C B C
ROL Rollins, Inc. C C C
ROP Roper Technologies, Inc. C C C
RYAAY Ryanair Holdings Plc C C C
SSL Sasol Limited C C C
TPR Tapestry, Inc. C C C
TU TELUS Corporation C C C
VAR Varian Medical Systems, Inc. C C C
VEDL Vedanta Limited C B C
WM Waste Management, Inc. C C C
YNDX Yandex NV C B C

Downgraded: From Hold to Sell
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
A Agilent Technologies, Inc. D C D
AEP American Electric Power Company, Inc. D D D
BRK.A Berkshire Hathaway Inc. C D D
BX Blackstone Group L.P. D C D
BXP Boston Properties, Inc. D C D
CAJ Canon Inc. D C D
CHU China Unicom (Hong Kong) Limited D C D
CMS CMS Energy Corporation D C D
COO Cooper Companies, Inc. D D D
COTY Coty Inc. D C D
DRI Darden Restaurants, Inc. D C D
DTE DTE Energy Company D C D
ED Consolidated Edison, Inc. D C D
FTI TechnipFMC Plc D D D
GOOGL Alphabet Inc. D B D
HON Honeywell International Inc. D C D
INVH Invitation Homes, Inc. D C D
ITW Illinois Tool Works Inc. D C D
KMX CarMax, Inc. D D D
LEN.B Lennar Corporation D B D
MCK McKesson Corporation D B D
MGM MGM Resorts International D C D
MUFG Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, Inc. D C D
ORAN Orange SA D C D
PSA Public Storage D C D
QRTEA Qurate Retail, Inc. F C D
SHG Shinhan Financial Group Co., Ltd. D C D
SO Southern Company D C D
TI Telecom Italia S.p.A. D C D
VOD Vodafone Group Plc F C D
WEC WEC Energy Group Inc D C D
XEL Xcel Energy Inc. D C D

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