105 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 105 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
KRP
Kimbell Royalty Partners, LP
B
C
B
INTC
Intel Corporation
B
B
B
CMCSA
Comcast Corporation Class A
B
C
B
BP
BP p.l.c. Sponsored ADR
B
B
B
UTX
United Technologies Corporation
B
C
B
DEO
Diageo plc Sponsored ADR
B
C
B
USB
U.S. Bancorp
B
C
B
DVMT
Dell Technologies Inc Class V
A
C
B
EMR
Emerson Electric Co.
B
C
B
AFL
Aflac Incorporated
B
C
B
BT
BT Group PLC Sponsored ADR
B
B
B
AMTD
TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation
B
B
B
ALXN
Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
B
B
B
WELL
Welltower, Inc.
B
D
B
EQR
Equity Residential
B
C
B
PAYX
Paychex, Inc.
B
C
B
MTB
M&T Bank Corporation
B
C
B
COL
Rockwell Collins, Inc.
B
C
B
DFS
Discover Financial Services
B
C
B
WEC
WEC Energy Group Inc
B
C
B
ES
Eversource Energy
B
C
B
WCN
Waste Connections, Inc.
B
C
B
SKM
SK Telecom Co., Ltd. Sponsored ADR
B
C
B
BSAC
Banco Santander-Chile Sponsored ADR
B
C
B
HST
Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc.
C
B
B
COO
Cooper Companies, Inc.
B
C
B
MRO
Marathon Oil Corporation
B
C
B
UDR
UDR, Inc.
B
C
B
MTN
Vail Resorts, Inc.
B
C
B
VAR
Varian Medical Systems, Inc.
B
C
B
ODFL
Old Dominion Freight Line, Inc.
B
B
B
LNT
Alliant Energy Corp
B
C
B

Upgraded: From Sell to Hold
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
Grade
Fundamental
Grade
Total
Grade
CHL
China Mobile Limited Sponsored ADR
C
C
C
TM
Toyota Motor Corp. Sponsored ADR
C
C
C
UPS
United Parcel Service, Inc. Class B
C
C
C
TXN
Texas Instruments Incorporated
C
C
C
GILD
Gilead Sciences, Inc.
C
C
C
MS
Morgan Stanley
D
C
C
PLLL
Piedmont Lithium Ltd Sponsored ADR
D
B
C
BK
Bank of New York Mellon Corporation
C
C
C
CCL.U
Carnival Corporation
C
C
C
ET
Energy Transfer, L.P.
C
C
C
REGN
Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
D
B
C
LYB
LyondellBasell Industries NV
D
C
C
PHG
Royal Philips NV Sponsored ADR
C
C
C
ETN
Eaton Corp. Plc
C
D
C
PPG
PPG Industries, Inc.
C
D
C
CMI
Cummins Inc.
C
B
C
HLT
Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc
C
D
C
PH
Parker-Hannifin Corporation
D
C
C
PCAR
PACCAR Inc
C
C
C
LBTYB
Liberty Global Plc Class B
C
C
C
IX
ORIX Corporation Sponsored ADR
C
D
C
WMB
Williams Companies, Inc.
D
C
C
WLTW
Willis Towers Watson Public Limited Company
C
C
C
ROK
Rockwell Automation, Inc.
D
B
C
SEP
Spectra Energy Partners, LP
C
C
C
BEN
Franklin Resources, Inc.
D
C
C
MGA
Magna International Inc.
C
C
C
BIP
Brookfield Infrastructure Partners L.P.
C
C
C
FCX
Freeport-McMoRan, Inc.
D
B
C
TAP.A
Molson Coors Brewing Company Class A
D
C
C
LBRDA
Liberty Broadband Corp. Class A
C
C
C
TAP
Molson Coors Brewing Company Class B
D
C
C
VMC
Vulcan Materials Company
D
C
C
VIV
Telefonica Brasil S.A. Sponsored ADR Pfd
D
B
C
CNA
CNA Financial Corporation
D
B
C
CPB
Campbell Soup Company
C
C
C
EFX
Equifax Inc.
C
D
C
NCLH
Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd.
D
C
C
RJF
Raymond James Financial, Inc.
D
C
C
COG
Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation
D
B
C
IHG
InterContinental Hotels Group PLC Sponsored ADR
C
C
C
CUK
Carnival plc Sponsored ADR
D
C
C

Downgraded: From Buy to Hold
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
Grade
Fundamental
Grade
Total
Grade
BBDO
Banco Bradesco S.A. Sponsored ADR
C
C
C
AAPL
Apple Inc.
C
C
C
WMT
Walmart Inc.
C
C
C
HD
Home Depot, Inc.
C
C
C
PEP
PepsiCo, Inc.
C
C
C
PYPL
PayPal Holdings Inc
C
C
C
BKNG
Booking Holdings Inc.
C
C
C
PSX
Phillips 66
C
B
C
APC
Anadarko Petroleum Corporation
B
C
C
WP
Worldpay, Inc. Class A
B
D
C
BF.B
Brown-Forman Corporation Class B
C
C
C
ABC
AmerisourceBergen Corporation
B
C
C
HRS
Harris Corporation
C
C
C
RF
Regions Financial Corporation
C
C
C
CLR
Continental Resources, Inc.
C
B
C
ANET
Arista Networks, Inc.
C
C
C
GPN
Global Payments Inc.
C
C
C
CMA
Comerica Incorporated
C
C
C
TRU
TransUnion
B
C
C
TPR
Tapestry, Inc.
C
C
C
TRGP
Targa Resources Corp.
B
C
C

Downgraded: From Hold to Sell
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
Grade
Fundamental
Grade
Total
Grade
MO
Altria Group Inc
D
C
D
AGN
Allergan plc
D
C
D
SO
Southern Company
D
C
D
ATVI
Activision Blizzard, Inc.
D
C
D
STZ
Constellation Brands, Inc. Class A
D
B
D
BCS
Barclays PLC Sponsored ADR
D
B
D
DLTR
Dollar Tree, Inc.
D
C
D
SYMC
Symantec Corporation
D
C
D
NLY
Annaly Capital Management, Inc.
D
C
D
IFF
International Flavors & Fragrances Inc.
D
D
D

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Sincerely,

Louis Navellier

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