115 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 115 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
ADM Archer-Daniels-Midland Company B C B
AEE Ameren Corporation B C B
COST Costco Wholesale Corporation A C B
DLTR Dollar Tree, Inc. A D B
DRI Darden Restaurants, Inc. B C B
DVN Devon Energy Corporation B D B
E Eni S.p.A. B C B
ECA Encana Corporation B C B
EXC Exelon Corporation B C B
FANG Diamondback Energy, Inc. B C B
FB Facebook, Inc. B B B
FMC FMC Corporation C A B
KAAC Kayne Anderson Acquisition Corp. B C B
KKR KKR & Co. L.P. B C B
KMX CarMax, Inc. B C B
LYV Live Nation Entertainment, Inc. B C B
MKL Markel Corporation B D B
NBL Noble Energy, Inc. C B B
ORLY O’Reilly Automotive, Inc. B C B
PAYX Paychex, Inc. B C B

Upgraded: From Sell to Hold
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
Grade
Fundamental
Grade
Total
Grade
AAP Advance Auto Parts, Inc. C C C
AMX America Movil SAB de CV C C C
AWK American Water Works Company, Inc. C C C
CAG Conagra Brands, Inc. C B C
DISCA Discovery, Inc. C D C
ETP Energy Transfer Partners LP C C C
HAL Halliburton Company C C C
K Kellogg Company D B C
LN LINE Corp. C D C
MTB M&T Bank Corporation C C C
REG Regency Centers Corporation C C C
RSG Republic Services, Inc. C C C
SO Southern Company C C C
SRE Sempra Energy C D C
UAL United Continental Holdings, Inc. D C C
VIA Viacom Inc. D B C
VIAB Viacom Inc. D B C
WBK Westpac Banking Corp D C C
WEC WEC Energy Group Inc C C C

Downgraded: From Buy to Hold
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
Grade
Fundamental
Grade
Total
Grade
ABBV AbbVie, Inc. C B C
ADI Analog Devices, Inc. C B C
AFL Aflac Incorporated C C C
APTV Aptiv PLC B C C
AXP American Express Company C B C
BAX Baxter International Inc. C B C
BBT BB&T Corporation 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
DISCB Discovery, Inc. B D C
EMN Eastman Chemical Company C C C
EWBC East West Bancorp, Inc. C B C
FAST Fastenal Company C C C
FTV Fortive Corp. C C C
GM General Motors Company B D C
GPN Global Payments Inc. C C C
HST Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. C B C
IMO Imperial Oil Limited C B C
JPM JPMorgan Chase & Co. C C C
LLL L3 Technologies Inc C C C
LMT Lockheed Martin Corporation C C C
PKX POSCO C C C
PTR PetroChina Company Limited C C C
ROP Roper Technologies, Inc. C C C
SNE Sony Corporation B D C
STI SunTrust Banks, Inc. C C C
WB Weibo Corp C B C
WDAY Workday, Inc. C C C
WY Weyerhaeuser Company D B C
WYNN Wynn Resorts, Limited B C C
XYL Xylem Inc. C C C
YNDX Yandex NV C B C
YUM Yum! Brands, Inc. C C C
Z Zillow Group, Inc. C C C
ZG Zillow Group, Inc. C C C

Downgraded: From Hold to Sell
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
Grade
Fundamental
Grade
Total
Grade
ALXN Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. D C D
AMGN Amgen Inc. D C D
AON Aon plc D B D
AOS A. O. Smith Corporation D C D
APD Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. D C D
AZN Astrazeneca PLC D D D
BBDO Banco Bradesco S.A. D C D
BMY Bristol-Myers Squibb Company D C D
BVXV BiondVax Pharmaceuticals Ltd. D C D
CA CA, Inc. D C D
CNI Canadian National Railway Company D D D
CRH CRH Plc D C D
EBAY eBay Inc. D D D
ECL Ecolab Inc. D C D
FDX FedEx Corporation D C D
FNV Franco-Nevada Corporation D C D
GILD Gilead Sciences, Inc. D D D
HON Honeywell International Inc. D C D
IP International Paper Company F B D
ITUB Itau Unibanco Holding S.A. D C D
IX ORIX Corporation D C D
KB KB Financial Group Inc. D C D
KSU Kansas City Southern D D D
LEN.B Lennar Corporation D B D
NXPI NXP Semiconductors NV C D D
PFE Pfizer Inc. D C D
PH Parker-Hannifin Corporation F C D
PKG Packaging Corporation of America D C D
QCOM QUALCOMM Incorporated D D D
QSR Restaurant Brands International Inc D B D
ROK Rockwell Automation, Inc. D C D
SHPG Shire PLC D C D
SMFG Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group, Inc. D C D
TSM Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Ltd. D C D
UHS Universal Health Services, Inc. D C D
UN Unilever NV ADR D C D
VEDL Vedanta Limited D B D
VMC Vulcan Materials Company 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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