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
ALXN
Alexion Pharmaceuticals
B
B
B
ADSK
Autodesk, Inc.
A
B
B
HST
Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc.
C
B
B
TAL
TAL Education Group Sponsored ADR Class A
B
B
B
JNJ
Johnson & Johnson
B
C
B
COO
Cooper Companies, Inc.
B
C
B
HPQ
HP Inc.
B
C
B
BCH
Banco de Chile Sponsored ADR
B
C
B
BVXV
BiondVax Pharmaceuticals Ltd. Sponsored ADR
B
C
B
RCI
Rogers Communications Inc. Class B
B
C
B
GPN
Global Payments Inc.
B
C
B
BSAC
Banco Santander-Chile Sponsored ADR
B
C
B
TRU
TransUnion
B
C
B
AFL
Aflac Incorporated
B
C
B
CMS
CMS Energy Corporation
B
C
B
ATUS
Altice USA, Inc. Class A
B
C
B
BKNG
Booking Holdings Inc.
B
C
B
DHR
Danaher Corporation
B
C
B
EQR
Equity Residential
B
C
B
BX
Blackstone Group L.P.
B
C
B
WCN
Waste Connections, Inc.
B
C
B
ESS
Essex Property Trust, Inc.
B
C
B
SNN
Smith & Nephew PLC Sponsored ADR
B
C
B
MXIM
Maxim Integrated Products, Inc.
B
C
B
ANSS
ANSYS, Inc.
B
C
B
CHT
Chunghwa Telecom Co., Ltd Sponsored ADR
B
D
B
WELL
Welltower, Inc.
B
D
B
IQV
IQVIA Holdings Inc
A
D
B

Upgraded: From Sell to Hold
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
Grade
Fundamental
Grade
Total
Grade
COG
Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation
C
C
C
TEF
Telefonica SA Sponsored ADR
D
B
C
STZ.B
Constellation Brands, Inc. Class B
D
B
C
EBAY
eBay Inc.
D
B
C
ROK
Rockwell Automation, Inc.
D
B
C
CNA
CNA Financial Corporation
D
B
C
NNDM
Nano Dimension Ltd Sponsored ADR
D
C
C
FMC
FMC Corporation
D
C
C
LBRDA
Liberty Broadband Corp. Class A
C
C
C
AGN
Allergan plc
C
C
C
ATVI
Activision Blizzard, Inc.
D
C
C
MTD
Mettler-Toledo International Inc.
C
C
C
VMC
Vulcan Materials Company
D
C
C
TAP.A
Molson Coors Brewing Company Class A
C
C
C
MLM
Martin Marietta Materials, Inc.
C
C
C
TU
TELUS Corporation
C
C
C
CUK
Carnival plc Sponsored ADR
D
C
C
BABA
Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. Sponsored ADR
C
C
C
BK
Bank of New York Mellon Corporation
C
C
C
CTSH
Cognizant Technology Solutions Class A
C
C
C
PHG
Royal Philips NV Sponsored ADR
C
C
C
LBRDK
Liberty Broadband Corp. Class C
C
C
C
CPB
Campbell Soup Company
D
C
C
JCI
Johnson Controls International plc
C
D
C
PPG
PPG Industries, Inc.
C
D
C
TSM
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co.
C
D
C
SGEN
Seattle Genetics, Inc.
C
D
C

Downgraded: From Buy to Hold
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
Grade
Fundamental
Grade
Total
Grade
IMO Imperial Oil Limited C B C
AMTD
TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation
C
B
C
OXY
Occidental Petroleum Corporation
C
B
C
PSX
Phillips 66
C
B
C
MMP
Magellan Midstream Partners, L.P.
D
B
C
ODFL
Old Dominion Freight Line, Inc.
C
B
C
HPE
Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co.
C
B
C
ETFC
E*TRADE Financial Corporation
C
B
C
PTR
PetroChina Company Limited Sponsored ADR
C
C
C
TIF
Tiffany & Co.
C
C
C
STI
SunTrust Banks, Inc.
C
C
C
HRS
Harris Corporation
C
C
C
HBAN
Huntington Bancshares Incorporated
C
C
C
FANG
Diamondback Energy, Inc.
C
C
C
HES
Hess Corporation
B
C
C
LH
Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings
C
C
C
VIAB
Viacom Inc. Class B
B
C
C
TOT
Total SA Sponsored ADR Class B
C
C
C
LOW
Lowe’s Companies, Inc.
B
C
C
RIO
Rio Tinto plc Sponsored ADR
C
C
C
EMR
Emerson Electric Co.
C
C
C
BBT
BB&T Corporation
C
C
C
APC
Anadarko Petroleum Corporation
B
C
C
BF.B
Brown-Forman Corporation Class B
C
C
C
ABC
AmerisourceBergen Corporation
C
C
C
VIA
Viacom Inc. Class A
B
C
C
DOV
Dover Corporation
B
C
C
ATO
Atmos Energy Corporation
B
C
C
TRGP
Targa Resources Corp.
B
D
C

Downgraded: From Hold to Sell
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
Grade
Fundamental
Grade
Total
Grade
MFG
Mizuho Financial Group, Inc. Sponsored ADR
D
B
D
LSXMA
Liberty Media Corp. Series A Liberty SiriusXM
D
C
D
KSU
Kansas City Southern
D
C
D
CFG
Citizens Financial Group, Inc.
D
C
D
ENB
Enbridge Inc.
D
C
D
CM
Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce
D
C
D
WMB
Williams Companies, Inc.
D
C
D
LSXMK
Liberty Media Corp. Series C Liberty SiriusXM
D
C
D
LUV
Southwest Airlines Co.
D
C
D
DLTR
Dollar Tree, Inc.
D
C
D
MGA
Magna International Inc.
D
C
D
DGX
Quest Diagnostics Incorporated
D
C
D
IHG
InterContinental Hotels Group
D
C
D
TLK
PT Telekomunikasi Indonesia (Persero)
D
D
D
IFF
International Flavors & Fragrances Inc.
D
D
D
FTI
TechnipFMC Plc
D
D
D
FITB
Fifth Third Bancorp
D
D
D

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Sincerely,

Louis Navellier

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