129 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 129 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
ABC AmerisourceBergen Corporation B B B
AEG AEGON N.V. ADR B B B
AMT American Tower Corporation B C B
AON Aon plc B C B
BAP Credicorp Ltd. B D B
BBD Banco Bradesco S.A. B B B
BLL Ball Corporation B C B
BT BT Group PLC B B B
CCE Coca-Cola European Partners Plc B C B
CINF Cincinnati Financial Corporation B B B
ECL Ecolab Inc. B C B
FAST Fastenal Company B C B
GPS Gap, Inc. B C B
GSK GlaxoSmithKline plc B B B
HAS Hasbro, Inc. B C B
ICE Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. B C B
IR Ingersoll-Rand Plc B C B
ITUB Itau Unibanco Holding S.A. B C B
JNPR Juniper Networks, Inc. B B B
KO Coca-Cola Company B B B
NDAQ Nasdaq, Inc. A C B
NOK Nokia Oyj B C B
RHT Red Hat, Inc. B C B
RIO Rio Tinto plc B C B
ROP Roper Technologies, Inc. B C B
SIRI Sirius XM Holdings, Inc. B C B
TRI Thomson Reuters Corporation B C B
WDAY Workday, Inc. B C B
XLNX Xilinx, Inc. B B B

Upgraded: From Sell to Hold
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
Grade
Fundamental
Grade
Total
Grade
ABBV AbbVie, Inc. D C C
ABX Barrick Gold Corporation C C C
ADI Analog Devices, Inc. D B C
ALXN Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. C B C
APH Amphenol Corporation C C C
APTV Aptiv PLC C D C
ARNC Arconic, Inc. D C C
BCS Barclays PLC D B C
CDNS Cadence Design Systems, Inc. C B C
CHKP Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. C C C
CVS CVS Health Corporation C D C
EIX Edison International D C C
EXPE Expedia Group, Inc. C B C
GILD Gilead Sciences, Inc. D C C
GS Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. D C C
HDB HDFC Bank Limited C C C
IFF International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. C C C
JNJ Johnson & Johnson C C C
KMB Kimberly-Clark Corporation C D C
MCK McKesson Corporation D B C
MMC Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. C C C
MS Morgan Stanley D C C
NLY Annaly Capital Management, Inc. D C C
NTRS Northern Trust Corporation C C C
SNN Smith & Nephew PLC C C C
SNY Sanofi C C C
VIV Telefonica Brasil S.A. D B C
VNO Vornado Realty Trust D C C
YUMC Yum China Holdings, Inc. D C C
ZEAL Zealand Pharma A/S 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
ALGN Align Technology, Inc. C C C
AMGN Amgen Inc. C C C
ANSS ANSYS, Inc. C B C
APC Anadarko Petroleum Corporation B C C
ATO Atmos Energy Corporation B D C
AXP American Express Company C C C
BDX Becton, Dickinson and Company C C C
CHT Chunghwa Telecom Co., Ltd B D C
CI Cigna Corporation C C C
CMS CMS Energy Corporation B C C
DFS Discover Financial Services C C C
EOG EOG Resources, Inc. C B C
FANG Diamondback Energy, Inc. C C C
FLT FleetCor Technologies, Inc. B C C
FTI TechnipFMC Plc C C C
FTV Fortive Corp. C C C
HOLX Hologic, Inc. C C C
INTC Intel Corporation C B C
IQV IQVIA Holdings Inc B D C
LH Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings C C C
LLL L3 Technologies Inc C B C
MELI MercadoLibre, Inc. B D C
MPLX MPLX LP C B C
MRO Marathon Oil Corporation B D C
NOV National Oilwell Varco, Inc. C D C
NVDA NVIDIA Corporation C B C
ODFL Old Dominion Freight Line, Inc. C B C
OXY Occidental Petroleum Corporation C C C
PBA Pembina Pipeline Corporation C B C
QCOM QUALCOMM Incorporated C B C
RDS.A Royal Dutch Shell Plc C B C
STZ Constellation Brands, Inc. D B C
SU Suncor Energy Inc. C C C
TOT Total SA Class B C C C
TS Tenaris S.A. C C C
VLO Valero Energy Corporation B C C
WEC WEC Energy Group Inc C C C

Downgraded: From Hold to Sell
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
Grade
Fundamental
Grade
Total
Grade
AGN Allergan plc D C D
ALL Allstate Corporation D C D
AVGO Broadcom Inc. D B D
BHGE Baker Hughes, a GE Company D C D
CNP CenterPoint Energy, Inc. D D D
COG Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation D C D
CTSH Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation D C D
D Dominion Energy Inc D C D
DVN Devon Energy Corporation D D D
EFX Equifax Inc. D D D
ET Energy Transfer, L.P. D C D
ETN Eaton Corp. Plc D D D
FCAU Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. D D D
FITB Fifth Third Bancorp D D D
GYRO Gyrodyne LLC F C D
IHG InterContinental Hotels Group PLC D C D
IX ORIX Corporation D C D
KTOV Kitov Pharma Ltd. D C D
LUV Southwest Airlines Co. D C D
LYB LyondellBasell Industries NV D C D
MT ArcelorMittal SA ADR D C D
MUFG Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, Inc. D C D
RCL Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. D C D
REGN Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. D B D
SEP Spectra Energy Partners, LP D C D
SO Southern Company D C D
SYF Synchrony Financial F B D
TU TELUS Corporation D C D
TXN Texas Instruments Incorporated D C D
UPS United Parcel Service, Inc. Class B D C D
USB U.S. Bancorp D C D
WAT Waters Corporation 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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