73 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 73 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
ADI Analog Devices, Inc. B B B
AEG AEGON N.V. ADR B B B
AJG Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. B B B
BAC Bank of America Corp B C B
CCI Crown Castle International Corp B B B
CMA Comerica Incorporated B B B
CSX CSX Corporation B B B
ERIC LM Ericsson Telefon AB B C B
EW Edwards Lifesciences Corporation B C B
FTV Fortive Corp. B C B
HUNT Hunter Maritime Acquisition Corp. B C B
IEX IDEX Corporation B C B
JPM JPMorgan Chase & Co. B C B
LMT Lockheed Martin Corporation B C B
LN LINE Corp. B D B
NVO Novo Nordisk A/S B C B
RF Regions Financial Corporation B C B
STI SunTrust Banks, Inc. B C B
Z Zillow Group, Inc. B C B

Upgraded: From Sell to Hold
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
Grade
Fundamental
Grade
Total
Grade
ALL Allstate Corporation D C C
AON Aon plc D B C
BBD Banco Bradesco S.A. Pfd D C C
BLK BlackRock, Inc. C C C
BMRN BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc. C C C
BSBR Banco Santander (Brasil) S.A. C C C
CFG Citizens Financial Group, Inc. C C C
CNI Canadian National Railway Company C C C
DE Deere & Company D C C
DIS Walt Disney Company D C C
ETE Energy Transfer Equity, L.P. C C C
ETP Energy Transfer Partners LP C C C
HON Honeywell International Inc. C C C
ICE Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. C C C
ITUB Itau Unibanco Holding S.A. Pfd C C C
KEY KeyCorp C C C
MELI MercadoLibre, Inc. B D C
MTB M&T Bank Corporation C C C
NLY Annaly Capital Management, Inc. D B C
NOK Nokia Oyj C C C
NTRS Northern Trust Corporation C C C
PNC PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. C C C
RJF Raymond James Financial, Inc. D B C
SMFG Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group, Inc. D C C
UAL United Continental Holdings, Inc. C C C

Downgraded: From Buy to Hold
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
Grade
Fundamental
Grade
Total
Grade
ABBV AbbVie, Inc. C B C
CMS CMS Energy Corporation C C C
DISCB Discovery, Inc. B D C
ECA Encana Corporation B C C
ETR Entergy Corporation B C C
FCX Freeport-McMoRan, Inc. C B C
FMC FMC Corporation C A C
IMO Imperial Oil Limited C B C
NOV National Oilwell Varco, Inc. B D C
PSA Public Storage B C C
STLD Steel Dynamics, Inc. C C C
URI United Rentals, Inc. C C C
WEC WEC Energy Group Inc C C C
WY Weyerhaeuser Company D B C

Downgraded: From Hold to Sell
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
Grade
Fundamental
Grade
Total
Grade
AMX America Movil SAB de CV D C D
BBT BB&T Corporation D C D
BKNG Booking Holdings Inc. D C D
CNP CenterPoint Energy, Inc. D C D
DISCA Discovery, Inc. D D D
DVA DaVita Inc. D D D
EBAY eBay Inc. D B D
ED Consolidated Edison, Inc. D C D
EQR Equity Residential D C D
ES Eversource Energy D D D
JAZZ Jazz Pharmaceuticals Plc D C D
O Realty Income Corporation D C D
ORAN Orange SA D C D
RCI Rogers Communications Inc. D C D
VMC Vulcan Materials Company 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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