48 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 48 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
CA CA, Inc. B C B
CMS CMS Energy Corp. B C B
FAST Fastenal Company B B B
FDC First Data Corp. B B B
GPN Global Payments Inc. B C B
LSXMK Liberty Media Corp. C B B
MKL Markel Corp. B D B
TRGP Targa Resources Corp. B C B

Upgraded: From Sell to Hold
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
Grade
Fundamental
Grade
Total
Grade
BVXV BiondVax Pharmaceuticals Ltd. D C C
CAG Conagra Brands, Inc. C C C
DIS Walt Disney Company D C C
ECL Ecolab Inc. C C C
GILD Gilead Sciences, Inc. C D C
GPC Genuine Parts Company C C C
LLY Eli Lilly and Company D B C
MAA Mid-America Apartment Communities, Inc. C D C
QSR Restaurant Brands International Inc D B C
ULTA Ulta Beauty Inc C C C

Downgraded: From Buy to Hold
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
Grade
Fundamental
Grade
Total
Grade
ADI Analog Devices, Inc. C B C
ADSK Autodesk, Inc. C B C
BAX Baxter International Inc. C B C
CE Celanese Corp. C B C
CTSH Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp. B C C
EDU New Oriental Education & Technology Group C C C
FTV Fortive Corp. C C C
HPQ HP Inc. C C C
HUNT Hunter Maritime Acquisition Corp. C C C
NEM Newmont Mining Corp. C C C
PTR PetroChina Company Limited C C C
QRVO Qorvo, Inc. B D C
TS Tenaris S.A. C B C
YNDX Yandex NV C B C

Downgraded: From Hold to Sell
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
Grade
Fundamental
Grade
Total
Grade
AMAT Applied Materials, Inc. D B D
AMGN Amgen Inc. D C D
APD Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. D C D
AVGO Broadcom Inc. F B D
BMO Bank of Montreal D C D
F Ford Motor Company D C D
HMC Honda Motor Co., Ltd. D C D
MPLX MPLX LP D B D
PKX POSCO D C D
RBS Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc D C D
SWKS Skyworks Solutions, Inc. D C D
UL Unilever PLC D C D
UN Unilever NV ADR D C D
VIAB Viacom Inc. D B D
WPZ Williams Partners, L.P. D D 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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