82 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 82 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
ADSK Autodesk, Inc. B B B
AEE Ameren Corporation B C B
AGR Avangrid, Inc. A D B
CNQ Canadian Natural Resources Limited B B B
COST Costco Wholesale Corporation A C B
CVX Chevron Corporation B C B
ETR Entergy Corporation B C B
FANG Diamondback Energy, Inc. A C B
HDB HDFC Bank Limited B C B
HRL Hormel Foods Corporation B C B
HST Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. B B B
HUNT Hunter Maritime Acquisition Corp. B C B
IMO Imperial Oil Limited B B B
IMRN Immuron Limited B C B
LYV Live Nation Entertainment, Inc. B C B
MKC McCormick & Company, Inc. B C B
MRVL Marvell Technology Group Ltd. B C B
PBR Petroleo Brasileiro SA B B B
PSA Public Storage B C B
PTR PetroChina Company Limited B C B
QRVO Qorvo, Inc. B D B
ROL Rollins, Inc. B C B
SHW Sherwin-Williams Company B C B
SNE Sony Corporation B D B
SNP China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation B C B
SPG Simon Property Group, Inc. B C B
TS Tenaris S.A. C B B
VRTX Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc. B C B
WCN Waste Connections, Inc. B C B

Upgraded: From Sell to Hold
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
AEM Agnico Eagle Mines Limited C D C
AEP American Electric Power Company, Inc. C D C
AON Aon plc D B C
CHD Church & Dwight Co., Inc. C C C
CLX Clorox Company C C C
CMS CMS Energy Corporation C C C
CNI Canadian National Railway Company C C C
CNP CenterPoint Energy, Inc. C C C
CVE Cenovus Energy Inc. B D C
DLR Digital Realty Trust, Inc. D C C
DTE DTE Energy Company C C C
DUK Duke Energy Corporation C C C
ED Consolidated Edison, Inc. C C C
EQIX Equinix, Inc. C C C
EQR Equity Residential D C C
IRM Iron Mountain, Inc. C D C
LEN.B Lennar Corporation D C C
MMC Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. D C C
NVO Novo Nordisk A/S C C C
ORAN Orange SA D C C
SGEN Seattle Genetics, Inc. C D C
SO Southern Company C C C
SRE Sempra Energy B D C
XEL Xcel Energy Inc. C C C

Downgraded: From Buy to Hold
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
AMD Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. C B C
BABA Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. C C C
DISCB Discovery, Inc. B D C
EW Edwards Lifesciences Corporation B C C
FITB Fifth Third Bancorp C B C
LH Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings C C C
MT ArcelorMittal SA ADR C C C
RF Regions Financial Corporation C B C
SCHW Charles Schwab Corporation C B C
SLF Sun Life Financial Inc. C C C
ZION Zions Bancorporation C B C

Downgraded: From Hold to Sell
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
BCS Barclays PLC F C D
BIP Brookfield Infrastructure Partners L.P. D C D
CAG Conagra Brands, Inc. D C D
ETE Energy Transfer Equity, L.P. D C D
HSBC HSBC Holdings plc D D D
JAZZ Jazz Pharmaceuticals Plc D C D
JD JD.com, Inc. D B D
MCD McDonald’s Corporation D D D
MFC Manulife Financial Corporation D C D
MS Morgan Stanley D B D
NCLH Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. F C D
NOK Nokia Oyj D C D
PAA Plains All American Pipeline, L.P. D C D
PNC PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. D C D
PUK Prudential plc D C D
STT State Street Corporation D C D
UAL United Continental Holdings, Inc. D C D
XLNX Xilinx, Inc. D C D

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