116 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 116 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
APD
Air Products and Chemicals, Inc.
B
C
B
AZN
Astrazeneca
B
C
B
AZO
AutoZone, Inc.
A
C
B
BAM
Brookfield Asset Management Inc.
B
C
B
BAP
Credicorp Ltd.
A
D
B
BBDO
Banco Bradesco S.A.
B
B
B
BDX
Becton, Dickinson and Company
B
C
B
BP
BP p.l.c.
B
C
B
CAA
CalAtlantic Group, Inc.
A
C
B
DELL
Dell Technologies Inc
A
C
B
DLR
Digital Realty Trust, Inc.
B
D
B
EC
Ecopetrol SA
B
C
B
EL
Estee Lauder Companies Inc.
B
B
B
EQNR
Equinor ASA
B
C
B
EXPE
Expedia Group, Inc.
A
C
B
FNV
Franco-Nevada Corporation
B
C
B
FTS
Fortis Inc.
A
C
B
GLW
Corning Inc
B
C
B
GPC
Genuine Parts Company
B
C
B
HES
Hess Corporation
B
C
B
HPQ
HP Inc.
B
C
B
HSY
Hershey Company
B
C
B
INTC
Intel Corporation
B
C
B
INVH
Invitation Homes, Inc.
B
C
B
IT
Gartner, Inc.
B
C
B
MCHP
Microchip Technology
B
B
B
MDLZ
Mondelez International, Inc.
B
C
B
MDT
Medtronic plc
B
C
B
MMC
Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc.
B
B
B
MTD
Mettler-Toledo International Inc.
B
B
B
NGG
National Grid
B
C
B
ODFL
Old Dominion Freight Line, Inc.
B
C
B
PHG
Royal Philips NV
B
C
B
RELX
RELX PLC
B
C
B
RIO
Rio Tinto plc
B
C
B
RMD
ResMed Inc.
B
B
B
SBAC
SBA Communications Corp.
B
D
B
SNY
Sanofi
B
C
B
TSLA
Tesla Inc
B
C
B
UL
Unilever PLC
B
C
B
UN
Unilever NV ADR
B
C
B
VNO
Vornado Realty Trust
B
B
B
WIT
Wipro Limited
B
B
B

 

Upgraded: From Sell to Hold
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
Grade
Fundamental
Grade
Total
Grade
ABC
AmerisourceBergen
C
C
C
AEM
Agnico Eagle Mines Limited
B
C
C
ALL
Allstate Corporation
C
D
C
BHGE
Baker Hughes
C
C
C
CBS
CBS Corporation
C
C
C
CHT
Chunghwa Telecom Co.,
C
C
C
CMCSA
Comcast
C
D
C
CNQ
Canadian Natural Resources
D
B
C
CRH
CRH Plc
D
C
C
DLTR
Dollar Tree, Inc.
C
C
C
ENIA
Enel Americas S.A.
C
C
C
GOLD
Barrick Gold Corporation
B
C
C
HDB
HDFC Bank Limited
C
C
C
IHG
InterContinental Hotels Group PLC
D
C
C
KMB
Kimberly-Clark Corporation
B
D
C
LBRDA
Liberty Broadband Corp.
C
C
C
LSXMB
Liberty Media Corp.
C
C
C
NEM
Newmont Mining Corporation
C
D
C
NVO
Novo Nordisk A/S
C
C
C
ORAN
Orange SA
D
C
C
RDS.A
Royal Dutch Shell Plc
C
C
C
RY
Royal Bank of Canada
C
C
C
SYF
Synchrony Financial
D
B
C
SYMC
Symantec Corporation
C
C
C
UPS
United Parcel Service, Inc.
C
C
C
VIV
Telefonica Brasil S.A.
D
B
C
YUMC
Yum China Holdings, 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
C
D
C
AKAM
Akamai Technologies, Inc.
C
B
C
AMTD
TD Ameritrade
C
B
C
BR
Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc.
C
D
C
CNI
Canadian National Railway
B
C
C
CTL
CenturyLink, Inc.
C
C
C
DE
Deere & Company
C
C
C
DIS
Walt Disney
B
C
C
GM
General Motors
C
B
C
HRS
Harris Corporation
C
B
C
ICE
Intercontinental Exchange, Inc.
B
C
C
IEX
IDEX Corporation
C
C
C
KKR
KKR & Co. Inc.
B
C
C
MU
Micron Technology, Inc.
C
C
C
MXIM
Maxim Integrated Products, Inc.
C
C
C
OMC
Omnicom Group Inc
C
C
C
S
Sprint Corp.
B
D
C
SIRI
Sirius XM Holdings, Inc.
C
C
C
SIVB
SVB Financial Group
C
B
C
SNE
Sony Corporation
D
B
C
TSS
Total System Services, Inc.
B
C
C
VALE
Vale S.A.
C
C
C

 

Downgraded: From Hold to Sell
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
Grade
Fundamental
Grade
Total
Grade
AGN
Allergan plc
D
D
D
BBY
Best Buy Co., Inc.
D
C
D
C
Citigroup Inc.
D
C
D
CAT
Caterpillar Inc.
D
C
D
CMI
Cummins Inc.
D
C
D
CTSH
Cognizant Technology Solutions
D
C
D
CXO
Concho Resources Inc.
D
C
D
EBAY
eBay Inc.
D
B
D
HAS
Hasbro, Inc.
D
C
D
KEY
KeyCorp
D
C
D
LMT
Lockheed Martin
D
C
D
MKL
Markel Corporation
D
D
D
MLCO
Melco Resorts and Entertainment
D
D
D
MMP
Magellan Midstream Partners
D
C
D
NOC
Northrop Grumman
D
B
D
NTRS
Northern Trust
D
C
D
RCL
Royal Caribbean Cruises
D
C
D
RF
Regions Financial
D
C
D
STM
STMicroelectronics NV
D
C
D
SU
Suncor Energy Inc.
C
D
D
TIF
Tiffany & Co.
D
C
D
TROW
T. Rowe Price Group
D
D
D
VIAB
Viacom Inc.
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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