81 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 81 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
AAPL
Apple Inc.
B
C
B
ABBV
AbbVie, Inc.
B
C
B
ALGN
Align Technology, Inc.
B
C
B
AMTD
TD Ameritrade Holding
B
B
B
BF.A
Brown-Forman
B
C
B
BIIB
Biogen Inc.
B
C
B
FRC
First Republic Bank
B
C
B
GM
General Motors Company
C
B
B
GOOGL
Alphabet Inc. 
B
C
B
IBN
ICICI Bank Limited 
B
C
B
KMX
CarMax, Inc.
B
C
B
ODFL
Old Dominion Freight Line, Inc.
B
B
B
ORAN
Orange 
B
C
B
ORCL
Oracle Corporation
B
C
B
PAYX
Paychex, Inc.
B
C
B
PPL
PPL Corporation
B
C
B
TFX
Teleflex Incorporated
B
C
B
TTWO
Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc.
B
B
B
UL
Unilever PLC 
B
C
B
VTR
Ventas, Inc.
B
D
B
WAT
Waters Corporation
B
C
B
WLTW
Willis Towers Watson Public
B
C
B
WP
Worldpay, Inc. 
B
D
B
XYL
Xylem Inc.
B
C
B

Upgraded: From Sell to Hold
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
Grade
Fundamental
Grade
Total
Grade
ACGL
Arch Capital Group Ltd.
C
C
C
ATVI
Activision Blizzard, Inc.
D
C
C
BLK
BlackRock, Inc.
D
C
C
CB
Chubb Limited
C
C
C
DGX
Quest Diagnostics
C
C
C
EA
Electronic Arts Inc.
D
B
C
EBAY
eBay Inc.
D
B
C
EFX
Equifax Inc.
C
D
C
FMX
Fomento Economico 
C
D
C
IHG
InterContinental Hotels Group
C
C
C
JBHT
J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc.
D
C
C
KEY
KeyCorp
D
C
C
LRCX
Lam Research Corporation
C
C
C
LYB
LyondellBasell Industries
D
C
C
MET
MetLife, Inc.
C
C
C
MFG
Mizuho Financial Group, Inc.
D
B
C
MGA
Magna International Inc.
C
C
C
MKL
Markel Corporation
C
C
C
MMM
3M Company
C
C
C
MS
Morgan Stanley
D
C
C
NLY
Annaly Capital Management, Inc.
C
C
C
PNC
PNC Financial Services Group, Inc.
C
C
C
SAP
SAP
C
C
C
SYMC
Symantec Corporation
D
C
C
TEL
TE Connectivity Ltd.
D
B
C
TLK
PT Telekomunikasi 
C
D
C

Downgraded: From Buy to Hold
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
Grade
Fundamental
Grade
Total
Grade
ACN
Accenture Plc Class A
C
C
C
AME
AMETEK, Inc.
C
C
C
APC
Anadarko Petroleum Corporation
C
C
C
ATUS
Altice USA, Inc. Class A
C
C
C
AVB
AvalonBay Communities, Inc.
B
C
C
AWK
American Water Works Company, Inc.
B
C
C
BSAC
Banco Santander-Chile 
B
C
C
CLR
Continental Resources, Inc.
C
B
C
EOG
EOG Resources, Inc.
C
B
C
HES
Hess Corporation
C
C
C
HRS
Harris Corporation
C
C
C
LLL
L3 Technologies Inc
C
B
C
MPLX
MPLX LP
C
B
C
MRO
Marathon Oil Corporation
C
C
C
PBA
Pembina Pipeline Corporation
C
C
C
PLD
Prologis, Inc.
C
C
C
PTR
PetroChina Company Limited
C
B
C

Downgraded: From Hold to Sell
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
Grade
Fundamental
Grade
Total
Grade
APA
Apache Corporation
D
C
D
BMO
Bank of Montreal
D
C
D
CCL.U
Carnival Corporation
D
C
D
CNQ
Canadian Natural Resources
D
B
D
ENIA
Enel Americas 
D
D
D
EQIX
Equinix, Inc.
D
B
D
ET
Energy Transfer, L.P.
D
C
D
IP
International Paper Company
D
C
D
SJM
J.M. Smucker Company
D
D
D
SU
Suncor Energy Inc.
D
C
D
TD
Toronto-Dominion Bank
D
C
D
TRP
TransCanada Corporation
D
C
D
TU
TELUS Corporation
D
C
D
UTX
United Technologies 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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