130 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 130 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
A
Agilent Technologies, Inc.
B
C
B
ADSK
Autodesk, Inc.
B
B
B
AEP
American Electric Power Company, Inc.
B
C
B
AGR
Avangrid, Inc.
B
C
B
ANET
Arista Networks, Inc.
B
C
B
ANSS
ANSYS, Inc.
B
C
B
APC
Anadarko Petroleum Corporation
B
C
B
ATUS
Altice USA, Inc. Class A
B
C
B
AVB
AvalonBay Communities, Inc.
B
C
B
AWK
American Water Works Company, Inc.
B
C
B
BAP
Credicorp Ltd.
B
D
B
BAX
Baxter International Inc.
B
B
B
BBDO
Banco Bradesco S.A. Sponsored ADR
B
B
B
BCH
Banco de Chile Sponsored ADR
B
D
B
CCI
Crown Castle International Corp
B
B
B
CHL
China Mobile Limited Sponsored ADR
B
C
B
CMS
CMS Energy Corporation
B
C
B
DHR
Danaher Corporation
B
C
B
DLR
Digital Realty Trust, Inc.
B
C
B
DRE
Duke Realty Corporation
B
C
B
DUK
Duke Energy Corporation
B
C
B
EOG
EOG Resources, Inc.
B
B
B
ESS
Essex Property Trust, Inc.
B
C
B
GPN
Global Payments Inc.
B
C
B
HPQ
HP Inc.
B
C
B
JNJ
Johnson & Johnson
B
C
B
MPLX
MPLX LP
B
B
B
MXIM
Maxim Integrated Products, Inc.
B
C
B
PEP
PepsiCo, Inc.
B
C
B
PTR
PetroChina Company Limited Sponsored ADR
B
C
B
PYPL
PayPal Holdings Inc
B
C
B
RCI
Rogers Communications Inc. Class B
B
C
B
RIO
Rio Tinto plc Sponsored ADR
B
C
B
S
Sprint Corp.
B
C
B
SNN
Smith & Nephew PLC Sponsored ADR
B
C
B
SNY
Sanofi Sponsored ADR
B
C
B
SRE
Sempra Energy
B
B
B
VTR
Ventas, Inc.
B
D
B
WP
Worldpay, Inc. Class A
B
D
B
XEL
Xcel Energy Inc.
B
C
B

Upgraded: From Sell to Hold
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
Grade
Fundamental
Grade
Total
Grade
AGN
Allergan plc
C
C
C
BABA
Alibaba
C
C
C
CTSH
Cognizant Technology Solutions
C
C
C
D
Dominion Energy Inc
C
C
C
ED
Consolidated Edison, Inc.
C
D
C
EIX
Edison International
D
C
C
EQIX
Equinix, Inc.
D
B
C
FMC
FMC Corporation
C
C
C
FNV
Franco-Nevada Corporation
C
C
C
FTS
Fortis Inc.
C
C
C
INVH
Invitation Homes, Inc.
C
C
C
JCI
Johnson Controls International plc
C
D
C
LBRDK
Liberty Broadband Corp. Class C
C
C
C
MTD
Mettler-Toledo International Inc.
C
C
C
NEM
Newmont Mining Corporation
C
D
C
NLY
Annaly Capital Management, Inc.
C
C
C
NVDA
NVIDIA Corporation
D
B
C
PPL
PPL Corporation
C
C
C
QCOM
QUALCOMM Incorporated
C
D
C
SO
Southern Company
C
C
C
TEF
Telefonica SA Sponsored ADR
D
B
C
TSM
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing
C
D
C
TU
TELUS Corporation
C
C
C

Downgraded: From Buy to Hold
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
Grade
Fundamental
Grade
Total
Grade
AFL
Aflac Incorporated
C
C
C
ALXN
Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
C
B
C
AMTD
TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation
C
B
C
BBT
BB&T Corporation
C
C
C
BBY
Best Buy Co., Inc.
C
C
C
BF.A
Brown-Forman Corporation
C
C
C
BT
BT Group PLC
C
B
C
CHRW
C.H. Robinson Worldwide, Inc.
C
B
C
CI
Cigna Corporation
C
C
C
CMCSA
Comcast Corporation
C
C
C
DFS
Discover Financial Services
D
C
C
DOV
Dover Corporation
C
C
C
EMR
Emerson Electric Co.
C
C
C
ETFC
E*TRADE Financial
C
B
C
HBAN
Huntington Bancshares
C
C
C
HPE
Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co.
B
D
C
HST
Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc.
C
B
C
JPM
JPMorgan Chase & Co.
C
C
C
LH
Laboratory Corporation of America
C
C
C
LOW
Lowe’s Companies, Inc.
B
C
C
MTB
M&T Bank Corporation
C
C
C
NUE
Nucor Corporation
C
B
C
ODFL
Old Dominion Freight Line, Inc.
C
B
C
OXY
Occidental Petroleum Corporation
C
B
C
PAYX
Paychex, Inc.
C
C
C
SIVB
SVB Financial Group
C
B
C
SPGI
S&P Global, Inc.
C
C
C
STI
SunTrust Banks, Inc.
D
C
C
SYY
Sysco Corporation
B
C
C
TIF
Tiffany & Co.
C
C
C
USB
U.S. Bancorp
C
C
C
UTX
United Technologies Corporation
C
C
C
VIAB
Viacom Inc.
B
C
C

Downgraded: From Hold to Sell
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
Grade
Fundamental
Grade
Total
Grade
ALLY
Ally Financial Inc
D
C
D
BEN
Franklin Resources, Inc.
D
C
D
BF.B
Brown-Forman Corporation
D
C
D
BIP
Brookfield Infrastructure Partners L.P.
D
C
D
BK
Bank of New York Mellon
D
C
D
CAG
Conagra Brands, Inc.
D
C
D
CBS.A
CBS Corporation
D
C
D
CFG
Citizens Financial Group, Inc.
D
C
D
CM
Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce
D
C
D
CPB
Campbell Soup Company
D
C
D
EFX
Equifax Inc.
D
D
D
FDX
FedEx Corporation
D
C
D
FITB
Fifth Third Bancorp
D
D
D
FMX
Fomento Economico Mexicano
D
D
D
GPS
Gap, Inc.
D
C
D
IHG
InterContinental Hotels Group
D
C
D
LBTYB
Liberty Global Plc Class B
D
C
D
LSXMA
Liberty Media Corp.
D
C
D
LUV
Southwest Airlines Co.
D
C
D
LYB
LyondellBasell Industries NV
D
C
D
MFG
Mizuho Financial Group, Inc.
D
B
D
MGA
Magna International Inc.
D
C
D
MS
Morgan Stanley
D
C
D
PCAR
PACCAR Inc
D
C
D
PNC
PNC Financial Services Group, Inc.
D
C
D
PPG
PPG Industries, Inc.
D
D
D
RJF
Raymond James Financial, Inc.
D
C
D
SCHW
Charles Schwab Corporation
D
B
D
SJM
J.M. Smucker Company
D
D
D
SMFG
Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group
D
B
D
TS
Tenaris S.A. Sponsored ADR
D
B
D
VMC
Vulcan Materials Company
D
C
D
WFC
Wells Fargo & Company
D
C
D
WMB
Williams Companies, Inc.
D
C
D

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Sincerely,

Louis Navellier

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