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
AFG American Financial Group, Inc. B C B
ALNY Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, Inc B C B
AXP American Express Company B C B
BAC Bank of America Corp B C B
DFS Discover Financial Services B C B
HST Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. B C B
JPM JPMorgan Chase & Co. B C B
KEY KeyCorp B C B
MAR Marriott International, Inc. B B B
MTB M&T Bank Corp. B C B
RHT Red Hat, Inc. B B B
ROP Roper Technologies, Inc. B C B
UAL United Continental Holdings, Inc. A C B
ULTA Ulta Beauty Inc B C B
WM Waste Management, Inc. B C B
XYL Xylem Inc. B C B
YUM Yum! Brands, Inc. B C B

Upgraded: From Sell to Hold
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
Grade
Fundamental
Grade
Total
Grade
ADS Alliance Data Systems Corp. D C C
AON Aon plc D C C
AVB AvalonBay Communities, Inc. D B C
AVGO Broadcom Inc. D B C
BBT BB&T Corp. C C C
BXP Boston Properties, Inc. C C C
DIS Walt Disney Company C C C
EFX Equifax Inc. C D C
EMN Eastman Chemical Company C C C
INVH Invitation Homes, Inc. C C C
PNC PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. C C C
RCL Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. D C C
RJF Raymond James Financial, Inc. C C C
SJM J.M. Smucker Company C D C
SYF Synchrony Financial D B C
TRI Thomson Reuters Corp. D C C

Downgraded: From Buy to Hold
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
Grade
Fundamental
Grade
Total
Grade
ABT Abbott Laboratories C B C
AZN Astrazeneca PLC B C C
BDX Becton, Dickinson and Company C C C
BX Blackstone Group L.P. C B C
CNAC Constellation Alpha Capital Corp. C C C
CP Canadian Pacific Railway Limited B C C
DHI D.R. Horton, Inc. C B C
EMR Emerson Electric Co. C B C
EXR Extra Space Storage Inc. B C C
IHG InterContinental Hotels Group PLC C C C
LYB LyondellBasell Industries NV C B C
MU Micron Technology, Inc. C B C
PAA Plains All American Pipeline, L.P. B D C
PSA Public Storage C C C
SSL Sasol Limited C C C
TMO Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. C C C
TOT Total SA C C C
URI United Rentals, Inc. C B C
WDAY Workday, Inc. B C C

Downgraded: From Hold to Sell
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
Grade
Fundamental
Grade
Total
Grade
ABBV AbbVie, Inc. D C D
AMGN Amgen Inc. D C D
ANDX Andeavor Logistics LP D C D
BKNG Booking Holdings Inc. D C D
BMY Bristol-Myers Squibb Company D C D
CAG Conagra Brands, Inc. D C D
CVE Cenovus Energy Inc. C D D
HAL Halliburton Company F B D
HDB HDFC Bank Limited D C D
IMO Imperial Oil Limited D C D
PBA Pembina Pipeline Corp. D C D
RENX RELX NV D C D
SAP SAP SE D C D
STM STMicroelectronics NV D B D
TFX Teleflex Incorporated D D D
TM Toyota Motor Corp. D C D
UL Unilever PLC D C D
VIA Viacom Inc. D C D
WY Weyerhaeuser Company D B D
WYNN Wynn Resorts, Limited 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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