77 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 77 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
CDNS Cadence Design Systems, Inc. B C B
CTSH Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp. B C B
DISCB Discovery, Inc. B D B
DLTR Dollar Tree, Inc. B D B
DPZ Domino’s Pizza, Inc. B C B
EW Edwards Lifesciences Corp. B C B
FB Facebook, Inc. B B B
FMC FMC Corp. C A B
IDXX IDEXX Laboratories, Inc. B C B
KKR KKR & Co. L.P. B C B
MTN Vail Resorts, Inc. B C B
NEM Newmont Mining Corp. B C B
WDAY Workday, Inc. B C B
YUM Yum! Brands, Inc. B C B

Upgraded: From Sell to Hold
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
Grade
Fundamental
Grade
Total
Grade
AAP Advance Auto Parts, Inc. D C C
BIP Brookfield Infrastructure Partners L.P. C C C
BMY Bristol-Myers Squibb Company D C C
CAG Conagra Brands, Inc. D B C
DRI Darden Restaurants, Inc. D C C
DVA DaVita Inc. C D C
FNV Franco-Nevada Corp. D C C
IMRN Immuron Limited C C C
JD JD.com, Inc. D B C
K Kellogg Company D B C
MKC McCormick & Company, Inc. C B C
NOK Nokia Oyj C C C
REG Regency Centers Corp. D C C
SWKS Skyworks Solutions, Inc. C C C
UAL United Continental Holdings, Inc. D C C
VIA Viacom Inc. D B C
XLNX Xilinx, Inc. C C C
YUMC Yum China Holdings, Inc. D B C

Downgraded: From Buy to Hold
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
Grade
Fundamental
Grade
Total
Grade
AFL Aflac Inc. C C C
AGR Avangrid, Inc. B D C
AXP American Express Company C B C
BAC Bank of America Corp C C C
BBT BB&T Corp. C C C
BLK BlackRock, Inc. C C C
BMO Bank of Montreal C C C
CM Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce C C C
CNQ Canadian Natural Resources Limited C B C
CVX Chevron Corp. C C C
EWBC East West Bancorp, Inc. C B C
HBAN Huntington Bancshares Inc. C B C
HDB HDFC Bank Limited B C C
HST Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. C B C
IMO Imperial Oil Limited C B C
LLL L3 Technologies Inc C C C
MPLX MPLX LP C B C
SEIC SEI Investments Company C C C
SNP China Petroleum & Chemical Corp. C C C
SPG Simon Property Group, Inc. C C C
STI SunTrust Banks, Inc. C C C
TS Tenaris S.A. C B C
WCN Waste Connections, Inc. C C C
WYNN Wynn Resorts, Limited B C C

Downgraded: From Hold to Sell
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
Grade
Fundamental
Grade
Total
Grade
ALXN Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. D C D
AON Aon plc D B D
BBD Banco Bradesco S.A. Pfd D C D
BNS Bank of Nova Scotia D C D
CNI Canadian National Railway Company D C D
COG Cabot Oil & Gas Corp. D C D
CVE Cenovus Energy Inc. C D D
FRC First Republic Bank D C D
GS Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. D C D
HON Honeywell International Inc. D C D
ITUB Itau Unibanco Holding S.A. D C D
KB KB Financial Group Inc. D C D
KSU Kansas City Southern D D D
MMC Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. D C D
NVO Novo Nordisk A/S D C D
NXPI NXP Semiconductors NV C D D
PFE Pfizer Inc. D C D
PH Parker-Hannifin Corp. D C D
RELX RELX PLC D C D
RENX RELX NV D C D
VZ Verizon Communications 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.

Sincerely,

Louis Navellier

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