82 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 82 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 Inc. B C B
AZN Astrazeneca PLC B C B
BAX Baxter International Inc. B C B
CHT Chunghwa Telecom Co., Ltd B D B
CNI Canadian National Railway Company B B B
CXO Concho Resources Inc. B C B
DHR Danaher Corp. B C B
DISCK Discovery, Inc. B D B
DTE DTE Energy Company B C B
DVA DaVita Inc. B C B
EMR Emerson Electric Co. B B B
INTC Intel Corp. B B B
LMT Lockheed Martin Corp. B C B
LSXMB Liberty Media Corp. B C B
LYV Live Nation Entertainment, Inc. B C B
PBR Petroleo Brasileiro SA B B B
RTN Raytheon Company B C B
SHPG Shire PLC B C B
SU Suncor Energy Inc. B B B
UTX United Technologies Corp. B C B
VIAB Viacom Inc. B C B
VRTX Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc. B A B
WEC WEC Energy Group Inc B C B
WMT Walmart Inc. B D B

Upgraded: From Sell to Hold
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
Grade
Fundamental
Grade
Total
Grade
A Agilent Technologies, Inc. D B C
ABC AmerisourceBergen Corp. D B C
AMGN Amgen Inc. D C C
BMY Bristol-Myers Squibb Company D C C
CBS CBS Corp. Class B D C C
COO Cooper Companies, Inc. C C C
CTSH Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp. C C C
CVX Chevron Corp. C C C
DGX Quest Diagnostics Inc. C C C
EA Electronic Arts Inc. C D C
IMO Imperial Oil Limited C C C
JAZZ Jazz Pharmaceuticals Plc C C C
JNPR Juniper Networks, Inc. C C C
KO Coca-Cola Company D B C
MCD McDonald’s Corp. C D C
MELI MercadoLibre, Inc. B D C
MRVL Marvell Technology Group Ltd. C D C
NVO Novo Nordisk A/S D C C
O Realty Income Corp. C C C
PBA Pembina Pipeline Corp. D C C
PHG Royal Philips NV C C C
RCL Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. C C C
REG Regency Centers Corp. C D C
SAP SAP SE C C C
TM Toyota Motor Corp. C C C
WAT Waters Corp. D C C

Downgraded: From Buy to Hold
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
Grade
Fundamental
Grade
Total
Grade
AXP American Express Company C C C
CMA Comerica Inc. C B C
DFS Discover Financial Services C C C
EFX Equifax Inc. B D C
ETFC E*TRADE Financial Corp. C C C
FTV Fortive Corp. C C C
GYRO Gyrodyne LLC D C C
JPM JPMorgan Chase & Co. C C C
MCO Moody’s Corp. C C C
MTN Vail Resorts, Inc. B C C
SIRI Sirius XM Holdings, Inc. C B C
SNPS Synopsys, Inc. C C C
STI SunTrust Banks, Inc. C C C
URI United Rentals, Inc. C B C

Downgraded: From Hold to Sell
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
Grade
Fundamental
Grade
Total
Grade
BBT BB&T Corp. D C D
CAG Conagra Brands, Inc. D C D
CFG Citizens Financial Group, Inc. D C D
DLR Digital Realty Trust, Inc. D C D
DVN Devon Energy Corp. C D D
EMN Eastman Chemical Company D C D
FDX FedEx Corp. D C D
FITB Fifth Third Bancorp D B D
ICE Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. D C D
KMX CarMax, Inc. D C D
KSU Kansas City Southern D C D
LEN Lennar Corp. D C D
PH Parker-Hannifin Corp. D C D
SPI SPI Energy Co Ltd F C D
SYF Synchrony Financial D B D
TEL TE Connectivity Ltd. D C D
VNO Vornado Realty Trust D C D
WY Weyerhaeuser Company D B 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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