109 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 109 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, Inc.
B
B
B
ARE
Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc.
B
B
B
AVB
AvalonBay Communities, Inc.
A
C
B
AWK
American Water Works Company, Inc.
A
C
B
CHKP
Check Point Software Technologies Ltd.
B
C
B
EIX
Edison International
B
C
B
KMB
Kimberly-Clark Corporation
B
D
B
MAA
Mid-America Apartment Communities, Inc.
A
D
B
PBA
Pembina Pipeline Corporation
B
C
B
PLD
Prologis, Inc.
B
C
B
PSA
Public Storage
B
C
B
SBAC
SBA Communications Corp. Class A
B
D
B
SO
Southern Company
A
C
B

 

Upgraded: From Sell to Hold
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
Grade
Fundamental
Grade
Total
Grade
BCE
BCE Inc.
C
C
C
BMO
Bank of Montreal
D
C
C
CELG
Celgene Corporation
C
C
C
ENIA
Enel Americas S.A.
C
C
C
EQIX
Equinix, Inc.
D
B
C
ET
Energy Transfer, L.P.
C
C
C
INCY
Incyte Corporation
C
D
C
INVH
Invitation Homes, Inc.
C
C
C
KEP
Korea Electric Power
C
D
C
LVS
Las Vegas Sands Corp.
C
C
C
MGM
MGM Resorts International
C
C
C
NBL
Noble Energy, Inc.
D
C
C
QSR
Restaurant Brands International Inc
C
C
C
T
AT&T Inc.
C
C
C
TRP
TransCanada Corporation
C
C
C
TU
TELUS Corporation
C
C
C
WYNN
Wynn Resorts, Limited
D
C
C

 

Downgraded: From Buy to Hold
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
Grade
Fundamental
Grade
Total
Grade
AAPL
Apple Inc.
C
C
C
ABBV
AbbVie, Inc.
C
C
C
ALGN
Align Technology, Inc.
C
C
C
AMTD
TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation
C
B
C
ANET
Arista Networks, Inc.
C
B
C
AZO
AutoZone, Inc.
B
C
C
BP
BP p.l.c. Sponsored ADR
C
B
C
BRK.A
Berkshire Hathaway Inc. 
C
B
C
BX
Blackstone Group L.P.
B
C
C
CHRW
C.H. Robinson Worldwide, Inc.
C
B
C
CHT
Chunghwa Telecom Co., Ltd Sponsored ADR
C
D
C
CI
Cigna Corporation
C
C
C
DELL
Dell Technologies Inc Class C
C
C
C
E
Eni S.p.A. Sponsored ADR
C
B
C
EXPE
Expedia Group, Inc.
C
B
C
FRC
First Republic Bank
C
C
C
GLW
Corning Inc
C
B
C
GM
General Motors Company
C
A
C
GOOGL
Alphabet Inc. Class A
C
C
C
GPC
Genuine Parts Company
C
C
C
KMX
CarMax, Inc.
C
C
C
KR
Kroger Co.
B
C
C
LIN
Linde plc
B
C
C
LOW
Lowe’s Companies, Inc.
B
C
C
MDT
Medtronic plc
B
C
C
NDAQ
Nasdaq, Inc.
B
C
C
ODFL
Old Dominion Freight Line, Inc.
C
B
C
ORAN
Orange SA Sponsored ADR
C
C
C
RACE
Ferrari NV
C
C
C
RIO
Rio Tinto plc Sponsored ADR
C
C
C
STX
Seagate Technology PLC
C
B
C
TFX
Teleflex Incorporated
B
C
C
TGT
Target Corporation
C
C
C
TOT
Total SA Sponsored ADR Class B
C
C
C
TRU
TransUnion
B
C
C
TTWO
Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc.
C
B
C
VFC
V.F. Corporation
C
B
C
WAT
Waters Corporation
C
C
C
WLTW
Willis Towers Watson Public Limited Company
B
C
C
WP
Worldpay, Inc. Class A
B
D
C

 

Downgraded: From Hold to Sell
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
Grade
Fundamental
Grade
Total
Grade
ABC
AmerisourceBergen Corporation
D
C
D
ACGL
Arch Capital Group Ltd.
D
C
D
ATVI
Activision Blizzard, Inc.
F
C
D
BCH
Banco de Chile Sponsored ADR
D
C
D
BIDU
Baidu, Inc. Sponsored ADR Class A
D
B
D
BK
Bank of New York Mellon Corporation
D
C
D
BLK
BlackRock, Inc.
F
C
D
CAA
CalAtlantic Group, Inc.
F
C
D
CAH
Cardinal Health, Inc.
D
B
D
CMA
Comerica Incorporated
D
C
D
CMCSA
Comcast Corporation Class A
D
C
D
CMI
Cummins Inc.
D
B
D
COF
Capital One Financial Corporation
D
C
D
DAL
Delta Air Lines, Inc.
D
C
D
DGX
Quest Diagnostics Incorporated
D
C
D
EFX
Equifax Inc.
D
D
D
ETN
Eaton Corp. Plc
D
D
D
FCAU
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V.
D
D
D
GOLD
Barrick Gold Corporation
D
C
D
HLT
Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc
D
C
D
IHG
InterContinental Hotels Group PLC Sponsored ADR
D
C
D
IX
ORIX Corporation Sponsored ADR
D
D
D
JBHT
J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc.
D
C
D
KEY
KeyCorp
D
C
D
LH
Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings
D
C
D
LYB
LyondellBasell Industries NV
D
C
D
MFG
Mizuho Financial Group, Inc. Sponsored ADR
F
B
D
MMM
3M Company
D
C
D
MS
Morgan Stanley
D
C
D
NEM
Newmont Mining Corporation
D
D
D
NTRS
Northern Trust Corporation
D
C
D
PNC
PNC Financial Services Group, Inc.
D
C
D
RJF
Raymond James Financial, Inc.
D
C
D
ROK
Rockwell Automation, Inc.
D
B
D
TEL
TE Connectivity Ltd.
D
B
D
TIF
Tiffany & Co.
D
C
D
UPS
United Parcel Service, Inc. Class B
D
C
D
USB
U.S. Bancorp
D
C
D
VMC
Vulcan Materials Company
D
C
D

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Sincerely,

Louis Navellier

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