90 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 90 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
CHD Church & Dwight Co., Inc. B B B
CP Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. B C B
DISCB Discovery, Inc. B C B
ECA Encana Corp. B C B
MELI MercadoLibre, Inc. B D B
MKL Markel Corp. B B B
MOS Mosaic Company B C B
MPLX MPLX LP B B B
TRGP Targa Resources Corp. B C B
URI United Rentals, Inc. B B B
WCN Waste Connections, Inc. B C B

Upgraded: From Sell to Hold
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
Grade
Fundamental
Grade
Total
Grade
ANDX Andeavor Logistics LP C C C
BMRN BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc. C B C
BXP Boston Properties, Inc. C C C
CTL CenturyLink, Inc. D B C
GGP GGP, Inc. C C C
IBN ICICI Bank Ltd. C D C
IT Gartner, Inc. C C C
JAZZ Jazz Pharmaceuticals Plc C C C
LH Laboratory Corp. of America C C C
LUV Southwest Airlines Co. C C C
MMP Magellan Midstream Partners, L.P. C C C
TU TELUS Corp. C C C
UDR UDR, Inc. D B C
VIAB Viacom Inc. C C C

Downgraded: From Buy to Hold
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
Grade
Fundamental
Grade
Total
Grade
AFL Aflac Incorporated C C C
AGR Avangrid, Inc. B D C
AME AMETEK, Inc. C C C
APH Amphenol Corp. C C C
AXP American Express Company C C C
BAP Credicorp Ltd. B C C
BSAC Banco Santander-Chile C C C
BSBR Banco Santander (Brasil) S.A. C C C
CA CA, Inc. B C C
CCI Crown Castle International Corp C B C
CE Celanese Corp. C B C
CMS CMS Energy Corp. C C C
CNQ Canadian Natural Resources Ltd. C C C
DEO Diageo plc C C C
DHR Danaher Corp. C C C
EW Edwards Lifesciences Corp. C B C
FTV Fortive Corp. C C C
HLT Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc B C C
IMO Imperial Oil Ltd. C C C
MAR Marriott International, Inc. C B C
MGA Magna International Inc. C C C
MLCO Melco Resorts and Entertainment C C C
NBL Noble Energy, Inc. C D C
NTRS Northern Trust Corp. C C C
PX Praxair, Inc. C C C
RIO Rio Tinto plc C C C
RTN Raytheon Company C C C
SO Southern Company C C C
SSL Sasol Ltd. C C C
STLD Steel Dynamics, Inc. C B C
STM STMicroelectronics NV C B C
TAL TAL Education Group C B C
WYNN Wynn Resorts, Ltd. C C C
YNDX Yandex NV C B C

Downgraded: From Hold to Sell
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
Grade
Fundamental
Grade
Total
Grade
ALL Allstate Corp. D C D
ASX ASE Technology Holding Co., Ltd. D C D
BABA Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. D C D
BBD Banco Bradesco S.A. F C D
BBT BB&T Corp. D C D
BIDU Baidu, Inc. F B D
BKNG Booking Holdings Inc. D C D
C Citigroup Inc. D C D
CAG Conagra Brands, Inc. D C D
CBOE Cboe Global Markets Inc F C D
CNP CenterPoint Energy, Inc. D D D
CTSH Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp. D C D
ED Consolidated Edison, Inc. D C D
ES Eversource Energy D D D
FDX FedEx Corp. D C D
FNV Franco-Nevada Corp. D C D
GM General Motors Company D C D
ICE Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. D C D
ITUB Itau Unibanco Holding S.A. D C D
IX ORIX Corp. D C D
MCHP Microchip Technology Incorporated D C D
MS Morgan Stanley D B D
RENX RELX NV D C D
ROK Rockwell Automation, Inc. D C D
SLF Sun Life Financial Inc. D C D
SNN Smith & Nephew PLC D C D
UL Unilever PLC D C D
VAR Varian Medical Systems, Inc. D C D
VIA Viacom Inc. D C D
WAT Waters Corp. D C D
YUMC Yum China Holdings, Inc. F 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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