78 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 78 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
AMTD
TD Ameritrade Holding
B
B
B
GILD
Gilead Sciences, Inc.
B
C
B
HDB
HDFC Bank Limited
B
C
B
JPM
JPMorgan Chase & Co.
B
C
B
KR
Kroger Co.
B
C
B
LSXMB
Liberty Media Corp.
B
C
B

 

Upgraded: From Sell to Hold
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
Grade
Fundamental
Grade
Total
Grade
BEN
Franklin Resources, Inc.
D
C
C
CBS
CBS Corporation
C
C
C
CELG
Celgene Corporation
C
C
C
ENIA
Enel Americas S.A.
C
C
C
IHG
InterContinental Hotels Group PLC
C
C
C
INCY
Incyte Corporation
C
D
C
LVS
Las Vegas Sands Corp.
C
C
C
MGM
MGM Resorts International
C
C
C
PNC
PNC Financial Services Group, Inc.
C
C
C
WYNN
Wynn Resorts, Limited
D
C
C

 

Downgraded: From Buy to Hold
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
Grade
Fundamental
Grade
Total
Grade
ACN
Accenture Plc
C
C
C
ALGN
Align Technology, Inc.
C
C
C
AME
AMETEK, Inc.
C
C
C
AVB
AvalonBay Communities, Inc.
B
C
C
AVGO
Broadcom Inc.
C
B
C
BDX
Becton, Dickinson and Company
B
C
C
CHRW
C.H. Robinson Worldwide, Inc.
C
B
C
CHT
Chunghwa Telecom Co., Ltd
C
D
C
DAL
Delta Air Lines, Inc.
C
C
C
ESS
Essex Property Trust, Inc.
B
C
C
EXPE
Expedia Group, Inc.
C
B
C
GLW
Corning Inc
C
B
C
JNJ
Johnson & Johnson
C
C
C
KMB
Kimberly-Clark Corporation
B
D
C
LIN
Linde plc
B
D
C
MAA
Mid-America Apartment Communities, Inc.
B
D
C
MMC
Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc.
B
C
C
MTD
Mettler-Toledo International Inc.
C
C
C
ODFL
Old Dominion Freight Line, Inc.
C
B
C
ORAN
Orange SA
C
C
C
PEP
PepsiCo, Inc.
C
C
C
PLD
Prologis, Inc.
C
C
C
PSA
Public Storage
B
C
C
PTR
PetroChina Company
C
B
C
RACE
Ferrari NV
C
C
C
RIO
Rio Tinto plc Sponsored ADR
C
C
C
SBAC
SBA Communications Corp. Class A
B
D
C
TFX
Teleflex Incorporated
B
C
C
TRU
TransUnion
B
C
C
TTWO
Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc.
C
B
C
WAT
Waters Corporation
C
C
C
WLTW
Willis Towers Watson Public
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
APA
Apache Corporation
D
C
D
ATVI
Activision Blizzard, Inc.
D
C
D
BABA
Alibaba Group Holding Ltd.
D
C
D
BIDU
Baidu, Inc.
D
B
D
BLK
BlackRock, Inc.
D
C
D
BMO
Bank of Montreal
D
C
D
CAA
CalAtlantic Group, Inc.
D
C
D
CHU
China Unicom
D
B
D
DGX
Quest Diagnostics Incorporated
D
C
D
EFX
Equifax Inc.
D
D
D
EQIX
Equinix, Inc.
D
B
D
FCAU
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V.
D
D
D
INVH
Invitation Homes, Inc.
D
C
D
JBHT
J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc.
D
C
D
K
Kellogg Company
D
C
D
KEP
Korea Electric Power Corporation
C
D
D
LH
Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings
D
C
D
LRCX
Lam Research Corporation
D
C
D
MCHP
Microchip Technology Incorporated
D
C
D
MCK
McKesson Corporation
D
B
D
MGA
Magna International Inc.
D
C
D
QSR
Restaurant Brands International Inc
D
C
D
ROK
Rockwell Automation, Inc.
D
B
D
SAP
SAP SE Sponsored ADR
D
C
D
TD
Toronto-Dominion Bank
D
C
D
TEL
TE Connectivity Ltd.
F
B
D
TU
TELUS Corporation
D
C
D
UPS
United Parcel Service, Inc. Class B
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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