66 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 66 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
AXP American Express Company B C B
BX Blackstone Group L.P. C B B
CMG Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. B D B
CMS CMS Energy Corporation B C B
DISCA Discovery, Inc. B D B
ESRX Express Scripts Holding Company B C B
ETP Energy Transfer Partners LP B C B
ETR Entergy Corporation B D B
EXPD Expeditors International of Washington, Inc. B C B
FNF Fidelity National Financial, Inc. B C B
GPN Global Payments Inc. B C B
GYRO Gyrodyne LLC B C B
HAS Hasbro, Inc. B C B
JEC Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. B B B
LDOS Leidos Holdings, Inc. B C B
NOC Northrop Grumman Corporation B C B
SNPS Synopsys, Inc. B C B
URI United Rentals, Inc. B B B
VMW VMware, Inc. B B B

Upgraded: From Sell to Hold
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
Grade
Fundamental
Grade
Total
Grade
ANDX Andeavor Logistics LP C C C
ARE Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc. C C C
BLL Ball Corporation C C C
BSAC Banco Santander-Chile C C C
CCE Coca-Cola European Partners Plc C C C
CINF Cincinnati Financial Corporation D B C
COL Rockwell Collins, Inc. B C C
ED Consolidated Edison, Inc. C D C
EQIX Equinix, Inc. C C C
ES Eversource Energy C D C
ETE Energy Transfer Equity, L.P. C C C
FCX Freeport-McMoRan, Inc. D B C
FDX FedEx Corporation C C C
FMS Fresenius Medical Care D C C
FMX Fomento Economico Mexicano D B C
LH Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings C C C
MDLZ Mondelez International, Inc. C D C
NYRT New York REIT, Inc. C C C
PH Parker-Hannifin Corporation D C C
RIO Rio Tinto plc D C C
SNN Smith & Nephew PLC D C C
STZ Constellation Brands, Inc. C C C
TECK Teck Resources Limited C C C
TMUS T-Mobile US, Inc. C C C
TRMB Trimble Inc. D B C
ZBH Zimmer Biomet Holdings, Inc. C C C

Downgraded: From Buy to Hold
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
Grade
Fundamental
Grade
Total
Grade
ASML ASML Holding NV ADR C C C
BMO Bank of Montreal C C C
ECA Encana Corporation C C C
GPS Gap, Inc. C C C
INTC Intel Corporation C B C
PBR Petroleo Brasileiro SA C B C
SPI SPI Energy Co Ltd C C C
SU Suncor Energy Inc. C B C
TEVA Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Limited C C C
TXN Texas Instruments Incorporated C C C

Downgraded: From Hold to Sell
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
Grade
Fundamental
Grade
Total
Grade
BMY Bristol-Myers Squibb Company D C D
BXP Boston Properties, Inc. D C D
CTSH Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp. D C D
CVX Chevron Corporation D C D
MELI MercadoLibre, Inc. C D D
MFG Mizuho Financial Group, Inc. D B D
MRVL Marvell Technology Group Ltd. D D D
O Realty Income Corporation D C D
PHG Royal Philips NV D C D
REG Regency Centers Corporation D D D
YUMC Yum China Holdings, Inc. 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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