72 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 72 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
AAP Advance Auto Parts, Inc. B C B
ABBV AbbVie, Inc. B B B
AZO AutoZone, Inc. B C B
BAX Baxter International Inc. B B B
CDNS Cadence Design Systems, Inc. B B B
CNQ Canadian Natural Resources Limited B B B
DISCB Discovery, Inc. B D B
IDXX IDEXX Laboratories, Inc. B C B
LNT Alliant Energy Corp B C B
NEM Newmont Mining Corp. B C B
NOV National Oilwell Varco, Inc. B D B
PX Praxair, Inc. B C B
SO Southern Company B C B
VZ Verizon Communications Inc. B C B
WDAY Workday, Inc. B C B
WEC WEC Energy Group Inc B C B
WPM Wheaton Precious Metals Corp B C B
WY Weyerhaeuser Company 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. D C C
AZN Astrazeneca PLC C D C
BIP Brookfield Infrastructure Partners L.P. C C C
BMY Bristol-Myers Squibb Company D C C
BX Blackstone Group L.P. C C C
BXP Boston Properties, Inc. C C C
CA CA, Inc. D C C
EBAY eBay Inc. C D C
ES Eversource Energy C D C
FNV Franco-Nevada Corp. C C C
HUNT Hunter Maritime Acquisition Corp. C C C
JAZZ Jazz Pharmaceuticals Plc C C C
O Realty Income Corp. C C C
PFE Pfizer Inc. C C C
QCOM QUALCOMM Inc. C D C
SHPG Shire PLC D C C
SWKS Skyworks Solutions, Inc. C C C
TSM Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Ltd. C C C
UN Unilever NV ADR C C C
VMC Vulcan Materials Company D C C

Downgraded: From Buy to Hold
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
Grade
Fundamental
Grade
Total
Grade
AEG AEGON N.V. ADR C B C
BAC Bank of America Corp D C C
BCH Banco de Chile B C C
CMA Comerica Inc. C C C
DHI D.R. Horton, Inc. C B C
EXPD Expeditors International of Washington C B C
IEX IDEX Corp. C C C
KMX CarMax, Inc. C C C
LSXMA Liberty Media Corp. C B C
MKL Markel Corp. B D C
MLCO Melco Resorts and Entertainment Ltd C B C
MPLX MPLX LP D B C
NVR NVR, Inc. C B C
STZ Constellation Brands, Inc. C C C

Downgraded: From Hold to Sell
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
Grade
Fundamental
Grade
Total
Grade
ALL Allstate Corp. D B D
AMP Ameriprise Financial, Inc. D C D
BBD Banco Bradesco S.A. D C D
BK Bank of New York Mellon Corp. D B D
BLK BlackRock, Inc. D C D
BSBR Banco Santander (Brasil) S.A. D C D
CFG Citizens Financial Group, Inc. D C D
DE Deere & Company D C D
ETP Energy Transfer Partners LP D C D
HAL Halliburton Company D C D
ICE Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. D C D
KEY KeyCorp D B D
MTB M&T Bank Corp. D D D
NTRS Northern Trust Corp. D B D
RBS Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc D C D
RJF Raymond James Financial, Inc. D B D
RSG Republic Services, Inc. D C D
RY Royal Bank of Canada D C D
WBK Westpac Banking Corp 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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