102 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 102 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
AZN
Astrazeneca PLC
A
C
B
BDX
Becton, Dickinson and Company
B
C
B
BIIB
Biogen Inc.
B
C
B
COG
Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation
B
B
B
DHR
Danaher Corporation
B
C
B
E
Eni S.p.A.
B
C
B
EQIX
Equinix, Inc.
B
B
B
EXPE
Expedia Group, Inc.
A
C
B
FTV
Fortive Corp.
B
C
B
GPC
Genuine Parts Company
B
C
B
HOLX
Hologic, Inc.
B
C
B
HPQ
HP Inc.
B
C
B
HRS
Harris Corporation
B
B
B
INVH
Invitation Homes, Inc.
B
B
B
IT
Gartner, Inc.
A
C
B
KR
Kroger Co.
B
C
B
MCD
McDonald’s Corporation
A
C
B
MCHP
Microchip Technology Incorporated
B
B
B
MDLZ
Mondelez International, Inc.
B
C
B
MDT
Medtronic plc
B
C
B
PEP
PepsiCo, Inc.
B
C
B
PSX
Phillips 66
B
C
B
RMD
ResMed Inc.
B
B
B
ROP
Roper Technologies, Inc.
B
C
B
SJR
Shaw Communications Inc.
B
C
B
SNP
China Petroleum & Chemical
B
D
B
SSNC
SS&C Technologies Holdings, Inc.
B
C
B
UL
Unilever PLC
B
C
B
UN
Unilever NV ADR
B
C
B

 

Upgraded: From Sell to Hold
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
Grade
Fundamental
Grade
Total
Grade
ALL
Allstate Corporation
C
D
C
BHGE
Baker Hughes
C
C
C
CMA
Comerica Incorporated
D
B
C
CMCSA
Comcast Corporation
C
C
C
CMI
Cummins Inc.
C
C
C
CNQ
Canadian Natural Resources Limited
C
B
C
CVE
Cenovus Energy Inc.
B
D
C
DVN
Devon Energy Corporation
D
B
C
HIG
Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc.
D
C
C
HLT
Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc
C
C
C
IHG
InterContinental Hotels Group
D
C
C
LSXMA
Liberty Media Corp.
C
C
C
RY
Royal Bank of Canada
C
C
C
SYF
Synchrony Financial
D
B
C
TIF
Tiffany & Co.
C
C
C
USB
U.S. Bancorp
D
C
C
WMT
Walmart Inc.
C
C
C
ZBH
Zimmer Biomet Holdings, Inc.
C
D
C

 

Downgraded: From Buy to Hold
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
Grade
Fundamental
Grade
Total
Grade
ADM
Archer-Daniels-Midland Company
C
D
C
ALXN
Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
C
C
C
AMTD
TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation
C
B
C
ANSS
ANSYS, Inc.
C
C
C
BR
Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc.
C
D
C
CP
Canadian Pacific Railway Limited
B
C
C
DIS
Walt Disney Company
B
C
C
ENB
Enbridge Inc.
B
C
C
EQNR
Equinor
C
C
C
FRC
First Republic Bank
C
C
C
GM
General Motors Company
C
B
C
GPN
Global Payments Inc.
C
D
C
ICE
Intercontinental Exchange, Inc.
B
C
C
ITUB
Itau Unibanco Holding
C
B
C
JKHY
Jack Henry & Associates, Inc.
B
D
C
KLAC
KLA-Tencor Corporation
C
C
C
KSS
Kohl’s Corporation
C
C
C
MPLX
MPLX LP
C
C
C
OMC
Omnicom Group Inc
C
C
C
ORCL
Oracle Corporation
C
C
C
PPL
PPL Corporation
C
C
C
S
Sprint Corp.
B
D
C
SPGI
S&P Global, Inc.
C
C
C
STNL
Sentinel Energy Services Inc
C
C
C
TAL
TAL Education Group
C
A
C
TRU
TransUnion
B
C
C
WIT
Wipro Limited
C
B
C

 

Downgraded: From Hold to Sell
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
Grade
Fundamental
Grade
Total
Grade
ABC
AmerisourceBergen Corporation
D
C
D
AMX
America Movil
F
C
D
BBY
Best Buy Co., Inc.
D
C
D
CHT
Chunghwa Telecom Co.
D
C
D
CNA
CNA Financial Corporation
D
D
D
CTL
CenturyLink, Inc.
D
D
D
CTSH
Cognizant Technology Solutions
D
C
D
EDU
New Oriental Education & Technology Group, Inc.
D
D
D
ENIA
Enel Americas
D
C
D
HAS
Hasbro, Inc.
D
C
D
JPM
JPMorgan Chase & Co.
D
C
D
K
Kellogg Company
F
D
D
L
Loews Corporation
D
D
D
LBRDA
Liberty Broadband Corp.
C
D
D
MKL
Markel Corporation
F
D
D
MXIM
Maxim Integrated Products, Inc.
D
C
D
NUE
Nucor Corporation
D
C
D
ORAN
Orange SA
D
C
D
RCL
Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.
D
C
D
TAP
Molson Coors Brewing Company
D
D
D
TECK
Teck Resources Limited Class B
D
D
D
TEVA
Teva Pharmaceutical
D
D
D
TM
Toyota Motor Corp.
D
D
D
TPR
Tapestry, Inc.
F
C
D
VIA
Viacom Inc. Class A
D
C
D
VIAB
Viacom Inc.
D
C
D
WMB
Williams Companies, Inc.
C
D
D
YNDX
Yandex NV
D
C
D

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Sincerely,

Louis Navellier

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