102 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 102 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
ALLY Ally Financial Inc B C B
DE Deere & Company B C B
DFS Discover Financial Services B C B
DIS Walt Disney Company B C B
ETFC E*TRADE Financial Corp. B C B
HOLX Hologic, Inc. B C B
LH Laboratory Corp. of America B C B
MDT Medtronic plc B C B
MELI MercadoLibre, Inc. B D B
MPLX MPLX LP B B B
NBL Noble Energy, Inc. B D B
PTR PetroChina Company Limited B C B
PXD Pioneer Natural Resources Company B D B
ROP Roper Technologies, Inc. B C B
RSG Republic Services, Inc. B C B
SIRI Sirius XM Holdings, Inc. B B B
STZ Constellation Brands, Inc. B B B
SYK Stryker Corp. B C B
TMUS T-Mobile US, Inc. B C B
UHS Universal Health Services, Inc. B C B
VZ Verizon Communications Inc. B C B
WBA Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc B B B
YNDX Yandex NV C A B

Upgraded: From Sell to Hold
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
Grade
Fundamental
Grade
Total
Grade
ADI Analog Devices, Inc. D B C
AGN Allergan plc D C C
BBT BB&T Corp. C C C
BCH Banco de Chile C C C
BHGE Baker Hughes, a GE Company C C C
BIP Brookfield Infrastructure Partners L.P. C C C
BT BT Group PLC D C C
C Citigroup Inc. D C C
CAG Conagra Brands, Inc. C C C
CMCSA Comcast Corp. D C C
CVS CVS Health Corp. C D C
FRC First Republic Bank C C C
HSY Hershey Company C C C
ORCL Oracle Corp. D C C
PHG Royal Philips NV C C C
RJF Raymond James Financial, Inc. C C C
S Sprint Corp. C C C
TFX Teleflex Incorporated C D C
UPS United Parcel Service, Inc. C C C
WAT Waters Corp. D C C
WELL Welltower, Inc. C C C
WLK Westlake Chemical Corp. D C C
WMB Williams Companies, Inc. D C C

Downgraded: From Buy to Hold
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
Grade
Fundamental
Grade
Total
Grade
AEP American Electric Power Company, Inc. C C C
AFL Aflac Incorporated C C C
AME AMETEK, Inc. C C C
ANET Arista Networks, Inc. B C C
AZN Astrazeneca PLC B C C
CCE Coca-Cola European Partners Plc C C C
CHT Chunghwa Telecom Co., Ltd B D C
CXO Concho Resources Inc. B C C
ECA Encana Corp. C C C
ECL Ecolab Inc. B C C
ETR Entergy Corp. B D C
EXPD Expeditors International of Washington, Inc. C C C
FIS Fidelity National Information Services, Inc. C C C
FTV Fortive Corp. C C C
IEX IDEX Corp. C C C
IR Ingersoll-Rand Plc C C C
JBHT J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc. C C C
LMT Lockheed Martin Corp. C C C
MKL Markel Corp. C B C
NOC Northrop Grumman Corp. C C C
PAYX Paychex, Inc. C C C
RACE Ferrari NV C C C
RTN Raytheon Company C C C
SHW Sherwin-Williams Company C C C
UTX United Technologies Corp. C C C
WDAY Workday, Inc. B C C
XYL Xylem Inc. C C C

Downgraded: From Hold to Sell
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
Grade
Fundamental
Grade
Total
Grade
ADS Alliance Data Systems Corp. D C D
BMY Bristol-Myers Squibb Company D C D
CDNS Cadence Design Systems, Inc. D B D
CE Celanese Corp. D B D
CNP CenterPoint Energy, Inc. D D D
CTSH Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp. D C D
CVE Cenovus Energy Inc. C D D
D Dominion Energy Inc D C D
DHI D.R. Horton, Inc. D B D
DLR Digital Realty Trust, Inc. D C D
ED Consolidated Edison, Inc. D D D
EQR Equity Residential D C D
FMC FMC Corp. D B D
INVH Invitation Homes, Inc. D C D
JNJ Johnson & Johnson D C D
KLAC KLA-Tencor Corp. D B D
MO Altria Group Inc D C D
MTB M&T Bank Corp. D C D
PH Parker-Hannifin Corp. D C D
PSA Public Storage D C D
RCI Rogers Communications Inc. D C D
ROK Rockwell Automation, Inc. D C D
RY Royal Bank of Canada D C D
SLF Sun Life Financial Inc. D C D
SNN Smith & Nephew PLC D C D
TM Toyota Motor Corp. D C D
TRV Travelers Companies, Inc. D D D
TU TELUS Corp. D C D
UL Unilever PLC 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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