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
AEP American Electric Power Company, Inc. B C B
AMGN Amgen Inc. B C B
ANET Arista Networks, Inc. B C B
AZN Astrazeneca PLC B C B
BMRN BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc. B B B
CHT Chunghwa Telecom Co., Ltd B D B
EXPD Expeditors International of Washington, Inc. B C B
EXR Extra Space Storage Inc. B C B
FIS Fidelity National Information Services, Inc. B C B
FTI TechnipFMC Plc B D B
FTV Fortive Corp. B C B
GPC Genuine Parts Company B C B
HCP HCP, Inc. B B B
HPE Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co. B B B
LDOS Leidos Holdings, Inc. B C B
LLL L3 Technologies Inc B C B
MRK Merck & Co., Inc. B C B
O Realty Income Corporation B C B
OMC Omnicom Group Inc B C B
PBA Pembina Pipeline Corporation B C B
PX Praxair, Inc. B C B
SBUX Starbucks Corporation B C B
VIA Viacom Inc. B C B

Upgraded: From Sell to Hold
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
Grade
Fundamental
Grade
Total
Grade
BXP Boston Properties, Inc. C C C
CE Celanese Corporation D B C
CHTR Charter Communications, Inc. D B C
CNP CenterPoint Energy, Inc. C D C
COG Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation C C C
CTSH Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation C C C
D Dominion Energy Inc C C C
DLR Digital Realty Trust, Inc. D C C
EQR Equity Residential C C C
FCAU Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. C C C
KMI Kinder Morgan Inc. C B C
KMX CarMax, Inc. D C C
MAA Mid-America Apartment Communities, Inc. C D C
MMP Magellan Midstream Partners, L.P. C C C
MO Altria Group Inc C C C
MTB M&T Bank Corporation C C C
ORAN Orange SA C C C
PEP PepsiCo, Inc. C C C
PG Procter & Gamble Company C C C
PSA Public Storage C C C
RCI Rogers Communications Inc. C C C
REGN Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. D B C
SBAC SBA Communications Corp. C D C
SEP Spectra Energy Partners, LP D C C
SLF Sun Life Financial Inc. D C C
TRV Travelers Companies, Inc. D C C
TU TELUS Corporation C C C
UL Unilever PLC C C C
UN Unilever NV C C C
USB U.S. Bancorp D C C
VTR Ventas, Inc. C C C
WIT Wipro Limited D C C

Downgraded: From Buy to Hold
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
Grade
Fundamental
Grade
Total
Grade
ADSK Autodesk, Inc. C B C
AEG AEGON N.V. ADR C B C
ALLY Ally Financial Inc C C C
BAX Baxter International Inc. C B C
BX Blackstone Group L.P. C C C
CMA Comerica Incorporated C C C
CNI Canadian National Railway Company C C C
DE Deere & Company C C C
DHR Danaher Corporation B C C
FAST Fastenal Company C C C
HON Honeywell International Inc. C B C
JPM JPMorgan Chase & Co. C C C
NBL Noble Energy, Inc. C D C
PXD Pioneer Natural Resources Company B D C
ROP Roper Technologies, Inc. C C C
SGEN Seattle Genetics, Inc. C C C
SIRI Sirius XM Holdings, Inc. C B C
SYK Stryker Corporation B C C
TXT Textron Inc. C C C

Downgraded: From Hold to Sell
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
Grade
Fundamental
Grade
Total
Grade
ABBV AbbVie, Inc. D C D
ADI Analog Devices, Inc. D B D
APH Amphenol Corporation D C D
BIP Brookfield Infrastructure Partners L.P. D C D
C Citigroup Inc. D C D
CNQ Canadian Natural Resources Limited D C D
COL Rockwell Collins, Inc. D C D
CVS CVS Health Corporation C D D
FMS Fresenius Medical Care AG & Co. KGaA F C D
FRC First Republic Bank D C D
HAL Halliburton Company D B D
NTRS Northern Trust Corporation D C D
PHG Royal Philips NV D C D
RJF Raymond James Financial, Inc. D C D
SAP SAP SE D C D
TSM Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Ltd. 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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