85 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 85 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
AFL Aflac Incorporated B C B
AMD Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. B B B
AME AMETEK, Inc. B C B
APH Amphenol Corp. B C B
AXP American Express Company B C B
AZN Astrazeneca PLC A C B
BIP Brookfield Infrastructure Partners L.P. B C B
BSX Boston Scientific Corp. B B B
CE Celanese Corp. B B B
CNI Canadian National Railway Company B C B
DHI D.R. Horton, Inc. B B B
DHR Danaher Corp. B C B
IQV IQVIA Holdings Inc B C B
LDOS Leidos Holdings, Inc. B C B
NOV National Oilwell Varco, Inc. B C B
QCOM QUALCOMM Incorporated B B B
ROP Roper Technologies, Inc. B C B
SGEN Seattle Genetics, Inc. B C B
TMO Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. B C B
WAB Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies B C B
WM Waste Management, Inc. B C B
WYNN Wynn Resorts, Limited B C B
YNDX Yandex NV B B B

Upgraded: From Sell to Hold
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
Grade
Fundamental
Grade
Total
Grade
AMAT Applied Materials, Inc. D B C
AMGN Amgen Inc. D C C
APD Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. C C C
ASX ASE Technology Holding Co., Ltd. D C C
BMO Bank of Montreal C C C
BX Blackstone Group L.P. C B C
C Citigroup Inc. D B C
CNHI CNH Industrial NV D B C
DAL Delta Air Lines, Inc. C D C
ES Eversource Energy C D C
FDX FedEx Corp. C C C
GSK GlaxoSmithKline plc C D C
HAS Hasbro, Inc. C C C
HMC Honda Motor Co., Ltd. C C C
IR Ingersoll-Rand Plc C C C
IX ORIX Corp. C C C
KSU Kansas City Southern C C C
MPLX MPLX LP D B C
MS Morgan Stanley D B C
PRGO Perrigo Co. Plc C C C
ROK Rockwell Automation, Inc. C C C
TSM Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Ltd. C C C
UHS Universal Health Services, Inc. C C C
UL Unilever PLC C C C
UTX United Technologies Corp. C C C
WAT Waters Corp. D C C
WPZ Williams Partners, L.P. C D C
XLNX Xilinx, Inc. C C C
YUMC Yum China Holdings, Inc. D B C

Downgraded: From Buy to Hold
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
Grade
Fundamental
Grade
Total
Grade
ADP Automatic Data Processing, Inc. C C C
ALLY Ally Financial Inc C B C
BIDU Baidu, Inc. D B C
CDNS Cadence Design Systems, Inc. C B C
EA Electronic Arts Inc. C C C
FCAU Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. B C C
GPN Global Payments Inc. C C C
HDB HDFC Bank Limited B C C
HRL Hormel Foods Corp. C C C
HST Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. C B C
KTOV Kitov Pharma Ltd. C C C
LEA Lear Corp. C C C
LVS Las Vegas Sands Corp. C C C
MKL Markel Corp. C D C
TECK Teck Resources Limited B C C
TRGP Targa Resources Corp. B C C
VRTX Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated C A C
VZ Verizon Communications Inc. C C C
WCN Waste Connections, Inc. B C C

Downgraded: From Hold to Sell
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
Grade
Fundamental
Grade
Total
Grade
BVXV BiondVax Pharmaceuticals Ltd. F C D
BXP Boston Properties, Inc. D C D
DIS Walt Disney Company D C D
GILD Gilead Sciences, Inc. D C D
LH Laboratory Corp. of America Holdings D C D
MAA Mid-America Apartment Communities, Inc. D D D
NEM Newmont Mining Corp. D C D
REG Regency Centers Corp. D C D
RELX RELX PLC D C D
RJF Raymond James Financial, Inc. D C D
RYAAY Ryanair Holdings Plc D C D
SYF Synchrony Financial D B D
TSN Tyson Foods, Inc. D C D
TU TELUS 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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