64 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 64 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
AAPL Apple Inc. B C B
AEE Ameren Corporation B C B
BMO Bank of Montreal B C B
DFS Discover Financial Services B C B
DISCB Discovery, Inc. A D B
ENIA Enel Americas S.A. C B B
HST Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. B B B
NBL Noble Energy, Inc. C B B
PLD Prologis, Inc. B B B
TIF Tiffany & Co. A B B
TSN Tyson Foods, Inc. B C B
WM Waste Management, Inc. B C B

Upgraded: From Sell to Hold
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
AMGN Amgen Inc. C C C
BMY Bristol-Myers Squibb Company D C C
DRI Darden Restaurants, Inc. D C C
HON Honeywell International Inc. C C C
LEN.B Lennar Corporation D B C
LLY Eli Lilly and Company D B C
PFE Pfizer Inc. C C C
TRGP Targa Resources Corp. C C C
WEC WEC Energy Group Inc C C C

Downgraded: From Buy to Hold
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
AJG Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. C B C
ATVI Activision Blizzard, Inc. C C C
BIDU Baidu, Inc. C B C
CNQ Canadian Natural Resources Limited C B C
E Eni SpA C C C
EW Edwards Lifesciences Corporation C C C
FISV Fiserv, Inc. C B C
FTV Fortive Corp. C C C
GPN Global Payments Inc. C C C
HD Home Depot, Inc. B C C
HES Hess Corporation C C C
HPE Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co. D C C
IMO Imperial Oil Limited C B C
MFC Manulife Financial Corporation C C C
NVO Novo Nordisk A/S C C C
PX Praxair, Inc. C C C
RY Royal Bank of Canada C C C
SNE Sony Corporation B D C
SNP China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation C C C
TEL TE Connectivity Ltd. C C C
TOT Total SA B C C
VEEV Veeva Systems Inc C B C
WB Weibo Corp C B C

Downgraded: From Hold to Sell
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
AMX America Movil SAB de CV D C D
BIP Brookfield Infrastructure Partners L.P. D C D
BSX Boston Scientific Corporation D C D
C Citigroup Inc. D C D
CAG Conagra Brands, Inc. D B D
CCI Crown Castle International Corp D C D
CUK Carnival plc D C D
FMS Fresenius Medical Care AG & Co. KGaA D C D
GS Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. D C D
IT Gartner, Inc. D C D
KR Kroger Co. D B D
MNST Monster Beverage Corporation D C D
NLY Annaly Capital Management, Inc. D B D
NOK Nokia Oyj D C D
RSG Republic Services, Inc. D C D
TRV Travelers Companies, Inc. D D D
VIA Viacom Inc. D B D
WPZ Williams Partners, L.P. D D D
WYN Wyndham Worldwide Corporation D D D
XLNX Xilinx, Inc. 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.


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