88 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 88 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
AMD Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. B B B
BMO Bank of Montreal B C B
CQP Cheniere Energy Partners, L.P. B B B
GM General Motors Company B D B
HBAN Huntington Bancshares Incorporated B B B
HST Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. B B B
MPLX MPLX LP C B B
NBL Noble Energy, Inc. C B B
PLD Prologis, Inc. B B B
SPG Simon Property Group, Inc. B C B
SSL Sasol Limited B C B
TIF Tiffany & Co. A B B
VMW VMware, Inc. B B B
YNDX Yandex NV B B B

Upgraded: From Sell to Hold
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
Grade
Fundamental
Grade
Total
Grade
AMGN Amgen Inc. C C C
CMG Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. D C C
COG Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation C C C
CVE Cenovus Energy Inc. C D C
DVN Devon Energy Corporation C D C
ETE Energy Transfer Equity, L.P. C C C
FRC First Republic Bank C C C
FTI TechnipFMC Plc C D C
GOOGL Alphabet Inc. D B C
HON Honeywell International Inc. C C C
JAZZ Jazz Pharmaceuticals Plc C C C
KMX CarMax, Inc. C D C
LLY Eli Lilly and Company D B C
NXPI NXP Semiconductors NV C D C
PFE Pfizer Inc. C C C
PSA Public Storage C C C
TRGP Targa Resources Corp. C C C

Downgraded: From Buy to Hold
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
Grade
Fundamental
Grade
Total
Grade
AJG Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. C B C
AME AMETEK, Inc. C C C
ATVI Activision Blizzard, Inc. C C C
BNS Bank of Nova Scotia C C C
BWA BorgWarner Inc. C C C
DLTR Dollar Tree, Inc. C D C
DPZ Domino’s Pizza, Inc. C C C
E Eni S.p.A. B C C
EMR Emerson Electric Co. C B C
EW Edwards Lifesciences Corporation B C C
FDX FedEx Corporation C B C
FISV Fiserv, Inc. C B C
FMC FMC Corporation C A C
FTV Fortive Corp. C C C
GPN Global Payments Inc. C C C
HD Home Depot, Inc. B C C
HPE Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co. C C C
KAAC Kayne Anderson Acquisition Corp. C C C
MFC Manulife Financial Corporation C C C
MKL Markel Corporation B C C
NEM Newmont Mining 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
SMFG Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group, Inc. C C C
SNE Sony Corporation B D C
TEL TE Connectivity Ltd. C C C
VRTX Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated C C C
WDAY Workday, Inc. C C C
YUM Yum! Brands, Inc. C C C

Downgraded: From Hold to Sell
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
Grade
Fundamental
Grade
Total
Grade
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
CNA CNA Financial Corporation D C D
CRH CRH Plc D C D
CUK Carnival plc D C D
FMS Fresenius Medical Care AG & Co. D D D
FNV Franco-Nevada Corporation D C D
FTS Fortis Inc. D C D
IP International Paper Company D B D
IT Gartner, Inc. D C D
IX ORIX Corporation D C D
KR Kroger Co. D B D
MKC McCormick & Company, Incorporated D B D
MNST Monster Beverage Corporation D C D
NLY Annaly Capital Management, Inc. D B D
NOK Nokia Oyj D C D
PRGO Perrigo Co. Plc D C D
RSG Republic Services, Inc. D C D
TRV Travelers Companies, Inc. D D D
VIA Viacom Inc. D B D
XLNX Xilinx, Inc. D C D
YUMC Yum China Holdings, Inc. D B 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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