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
AKAM
Akamai Technologies, Inc.
B
B
B
ALXN
Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
B
B
B
ARE
Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc.
B
B
B
AVB
AvalonBay Communities, Inc.
A
C
B
AVGO
Broadcom Inc.
B
B
B
BDX
Becton, Dickinson and Company
B
C
B
ESS
Essex Property Trust, Inc.
A
C
B
FRC
First Republic Bank
B
C
B
FTS
Fortis Inc.
B
C
B
GM
General Motors Company
C
A
B
HRS
Harris Corporation
B
C
B
HTHT
Huazhu Group Ltd.
B
B
B
KMI
Kinder Morgan Inc Class P
B
C
B
MAA
Mid-America Apartment Communities, Inc.
A
D
B
MMC
Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc.
B
C
B
NTR
Nutrien Ltd.
B
C
B
PBA
Pembina Pipeline Corporation
B
C
B
PLD
Prologis, Inc.
B
C
B
PSA
Public Storage
B
C
B
SO
Southern Company
A
C
B
WAT
Waters Corporation
B
C
B
WLTW
Willis Towers Watson Public Limited Company
B
C
B
WP
Worldpay, Inc.
B
D
B

 

Upgraded: From Sell to Hold
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
Grade
Fundamental
Grade
Total
Grade
ALLY
Ally Financial Inc
D
C
C
BABA
Alibaba Group Holding Ltd.
C
C
C
BCE
BCE Inc.
C
C
C
BIP
Brookfield Infrastructure Partners L.P.
C
C
C
BMO
Bank of Montreal
D
C
C
C
Citigroup Inc.
D
C
C
EBAY
eBay Inc.
D
B
C
EFX
Equifax Inc.
C
D
C
EQIX
Equinix, Inc.
D
B
C
GS
Goldman Sachs Group, Inc.
D
C
C
INVH
Invitation Homes, Inc.
C
C
C
K
Kellogg Company
C
C
C
KEP
Korea Electric Power Corporation
C
D
C
MGA
Magna International Inc.
C
C
C
QSR
Restaurant Brands International Inc
C
C
C
ROK
Rockwell Automation, Inc.
D
B
C
SAP
SAP SE
C
C
C
SU
Suncor Energy Inc.
C
C
C
TD
Toronto-Dominion Bank
C
C
C
TIF
Tiffany & Co.
C
C
C
TU
TELUS Corporation
C
C
C

 

Downgraded: From Buy to Hold
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
Grade
Fundamental
Grade
Total
Grade
ABBV
AbbVie, Inc.
C
C
C
BAP
Credicorp Ltd.
B
C
C
BF.A
Brown-Forman
C
C
C
BRK.A
Berkshire Hathaway Inc.
C
B
C
BX
Blackstone Group L.P.
B
C
C
CHKP
Check Point Software Technologies Ltd.
B
C
C
E
Eni S.p.A.
C
B
C
EL
Estee Lauder Companies Inc.
C
C
C
GILD
Gilead Sciences, Inc.
C
C
C
GOOGL
Alphabet Inc. Class A
C
C
C
GPC
Genuine Parts Company
C
C
C
HDB
HDFC Bank Limited
C
C
C
HPQ
HP Inc.
C
C
C
HSIC
Henry Schein, Inc.
B
C
C
IBN
ICICI Bank Limited
C
C
C
IT
Gartner, Inc.
C
C
C
JPM
JPMorgan Chase & Co.
C
C
C
KR
Kroger Co.
B
C
C
LOW
Lowe’s Companies, Inc.
C
C
C
LSXMB
Liberty Media Corp.
C
C
C
MDT
Medtronic plc
B
C
C
PG
Procter & Gamble Company
B
C
C
SKM
SK Telecom Co., Ltd.
C
C
C
SNY
Sanofi Sponsored ADR
C
C
C
STX
Seagate Technology PLC
D
B
C
TGT
Target Corporation
C
C
C
TOT
Total SA Sponsored
C
C
C
TSLA
Tesla Inc
C
C
C
UL
Unilever PLC
C
C
C

 

Downgraded: From Hold to Sell
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
Grade
Fundamental
Grade
Total
Grade
ABC
AmerisourceBergen Corporation
D
C
D
BBY
Best Buy Co., Inc.
D
C
D
BEN
Franklin Resources, Inc.
D
C
D
BF.B
Brown-Forman Corporation
D
C
D
CAH
Cardinal Health, Inc.
D
B
D
CBS
CBS Corporation
D
C
D
CMCSA
Comcast
D
C
D
CTSH
Cognizant Technology Solutions
D
C
D
ETN
Eaton Corp. Plc
D
D
D
FNV
Franco-Nevada Corporation
D
C
D
GOLD
Barrick Gold Corporation
D
C
D
HLT
Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc
D
C
D
IHG
InterContinental Hotels Group
D
C
D
IX
ORIX Corporation
D
C
D
LBRDK
Liberty Broadband Corp.
D
C
D
LVS
Las Vegas Sands Corp.
D
C
D
MFG
Mizuho Financial Group, Inc.
F
B
D
MGM
MGM Resorts International
D
C
D
MMM
3M Company
D
C
D
MS
Morgan Stanley
D
C
D
NEM
Newmont Mining Corporation
D
D
D
NVO
Novo Nordisk A/S
D
C
D
PH
Parker-Hannifin Corporation
D
C
D
PNC
PNC Financial Services Group, Inc.
D
D
D
QCOM
QUALCOMM
D
D
D
TAP.A
Molson Coors Brewing Company
D
C
D
TSM
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing
D
D
D
TXN
Texas Instruments Incorporated
D
C
D
VMC
Vulcan Materials Company
D
C
D
WYNN
Wynn Resorts, Limited
D
C
D
ZBH
Zimmer Biomet Holdings, Inc.
D
C
D

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Sincerely,

Louis Navellier

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