108 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 108 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
AAPL
Apple Inc.
B
C
B
ACN
Accenture Plc
B
C
B
AMGN
Amgen Inc.
B
C
B
AMZN
Amazon.com, Inc.
B
B
B
APH
Amphenol Corporation
B
C
B
ARE
Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc.
A
D
B
ATHM
Autohome, Inc.
B
B
B
BCE
BCE Inc.
B
C
B
BT
BT Group PLC
B
B
B
CHU
China Unicom
B
B
B
CMCSA
Comcast Corporation
B
C
B
COG
Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation
B
B
B
ET
Energy Transfer, L.P.
B
C
B
FIS
Fidelity National Information Services, Inc.
B
C
B
FMX
Fomento Economico
B
B
B
GIS
General Mills, Inc.
A
C
B
GOOGL
Alphabet Inc.
B
C
B
HD
Home Depot, Inc.
B
C
B
HTHT
Huazhu Group Ltd.
B
C
B
IDXX
IDEXX Laboratories, Inc.
B
C
B
INFO
IHS Markit Ltd.
B
C
B
JKHY
Jack Henry & Associates, Inc.
B
C
B
KLAC
KLA-Tencor Corporation
B
C
B
KMB
Kimberly-Clark Corporation
A
D
B
MMP
Magellan Midstream Partners, L.P.
B
C
B
MOS
Mosaic Company
B
C
B
MPLX
MPLX LP
B
C
B
NVO
Novo Nordisk
B
C
B
ORCL
Oracle Corporation
B
B
B
PCAR
PACCAR Inc
B
C
B
QCOM
QUALCOMM Incorporated
B
C
B
SAP
SAP
B
C
B
SKM
SK Telecom Co., Ltd.
B
D
B
SPI
SPI Energy Co Ltd
B
C
B
TAL
TAL Education Group
C
A
B
TIF
Tiffany & Co.
B
C
B
TLK
PT Telekomunikasi Indonesia
B
C
B
TMUS
T-Mobile US, Inc.
B
D
B
TU
TELUS Corporation
B
C
B
TWTR
Twitter, Inc.
B
B
B
TXN
Texas Instruments Incorporated
B
C
B
VALE
Vale
B
C
B
YUMC
Yum China Holdings, Inc.
B
C
B
ZBH
Zimmer Biomet Holdings, Inc.
B
D
B

 

Upgraded: From Sell to Hold
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
Grade
Fundamental
Grade
Total
Grade
APA
Apache Corporation
C
D
C
BEN
Franklin Resources, Inc.
C
C
C
BK
Bank of New York Mellon Corporation
C
C
C
BRK.B
Berkshire Hathaway Inc.
C
D
C
CB
Chubb Limited
C
D
C
CERN
Cerner Corporation
C
C
C
CHT
Chunghwa Telecom Co., Ltd
C
C
C
CPB
Campbell Soup Company
C
C
C
CVS
CVS Health Corporation
C
D
C
EBAY
eBay Inc.
D
B
C
EFX
Equifax Inc.
C
D
C
HIG
Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc.
C
C
C
IBM
International Business Machines Corporation
C
C
C
IFF
International Flavors & Fragrances Inc.
C
C
C
IHG
InterContinental Hotels Group PLC
C
C
C
LFC
China Life Insurance Co. Ltd.
C
D
C
LSXMB
Liberty Media Corp.
C
D
C
MAR
Marriott International, Inc.
D
C
C
MMM
3M Company
D
C
C
MO
Altria Group Inc
C
D
C
NTES
NetEase, Inc.
D
C
C
ORAN
Orange
C
C
C
PCG
PG&E Corporation
C
D
C
PM
Philip Morris International Inc.
C
C
C
SJM
J.M. Smucker Company
C
C
C
STX
Seagate Technology PLC
D
C
C
SYMC
Symantec Corporation
C
C
C
TECK
Teck Resources Limited
C
D
C
TRV
Travelers Companies, Inc.
C
C
C
TS
Tenaris
D
C
C
TSM
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
C
C
C
TTWO
Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc.
C
B
C
VIV
Telefonica
C
C
C
VLO
Valero Energy Corporation
C
C
C
WFC
Wells Fargo & Company
C
C
C

 

Downgraded: From Buy to Hold
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
Grade
Fundamental
Grade
Total
Grade
ANSS
ANSYS, Inc.
C
B
C
BIIB
Biogen Inc.
D
C
C
BMO
Bank of Montreal
C
B
C
CBRE
CBRE Group, Inc.
C
B
C
DISCB
Discovery, Inc.
C
B
C
DOV
Dover Corporation
B
C
C
FRC
First Republic Bank
C
C
C
GM
General Motors Company
C
B
C
HES
Hess Corporation
B
D
C
HRS
Harris Corporation
C
C
C
KEP
Korea Electric Power
C
C
C
MNST
Monster Beverage Corporation
C
B
C
RMD
ResMed Inc.
C
B
C
TRU
TransUnion
B
C
C
VNO
Vornado Realty Trust
C
B
C
XOM
Exxon Mobil Corporation
B
C
C

 

Downgraded: From Hold to Sell
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
Grade
Fundamental
Grade
Total
Grade
AMTD
TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation
D
B
D
CNQ
Canadian Natural Resources Limited
C
F
D
FNF
Fidelity National Financial, Inc.
D
D
D
LSXMK
Liberty Media Corp.
D
D
D
MFC
Manulife Financial Corporation
D
C
D
MGA
Magna International Inc.
D
C
D
MLM
Martin Marietta Materials, Inc.
D
D
D
SLF
Sun Life Financial Inc.
D
B
D
SNE
Sony Corporation S
D
B
D
SU
Suncor Energy Inc.
C
D
D
TD
Toronto-Dominion Bank
D
C
D
TXT
Textron Inc.
D
C
D
VIAB
Viacom Inc.
D
C
D

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Sincerely,

Louis Navellier

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