95 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 95 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
AFL
Aflac Incorporated
B
C
B
ALXN
Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
B
C
B
ANSS
ANSYS, Inc.
B
B
B
BMO
Bank of Montreal
B
B
B
BMRN
BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc.
B
C
B
D
Dominion Energy Inc
B
C
B
DIS
Walt Disney Company
B
C
B
DISCB
Discovery, Inc.
B
B
B
DLTR
Dollar Tree, Inc.
B
D
B
DOV
Dover Corporation
B
C
B
FLT
FleetCor Technologies, Inc.
B
C
B
FMC
FMC Corporation
B
C
B
FNV
Franco-Nevada Corporation
A
C
B
GPN
Global Payments Inc.
B
D
B
HDB
HDFC Bank
B
C
B
HON
Honeywell International Inc.
B
C
B
HRS
Harris Corporation
B
C
B
IBN
ICICI Bank Limited
B
C
B
JNJ
Johnson & Johnson
B
C
B
KEP
Korea Electric Power Corporation
B
C
B
KSS
Kohl’s Corporation
B
C
B
MELI
MercadoLibre, Inc.
B
C
B
MFGP
Micro Focus International
B
C
B
MNST
Monster Beverage Corporation
B
B
B
MTD
Mettler-Toledo International Inc.
B
B
B
NVS
Novartis
B
D
B
OMC
Omnicom Group Inc
B
B
B
RACE
Ferrari NV
B
C
B
SBAC
SBA Communications Corp.
B
B
B
SPR
Spirit AeroSystems Holdings, Inc.
B
B
B
TFX
Teleflex Incorporated
B
C
B
TGT
Target Corporation
B
C
B
TRP
TransCanada Corporation
B
C
B
TRU
TransUnion
B
C
B
VNO
Vornado Realty Trust
B
B
B
WP
Worldpay, Inc.
B
C
B
XOM
Exxon Mobil Corporation
B
C
B

 

Upgraded: From Sell to Hold
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
Grade
Fundamental
Grade
Total
Grade
APTV
Aptiv PLC
C
C
C
BBY
Best Buy Co., Inc.
C
B
C
BF.B
Brown-Forman Corporation
C
B
C
CHU
China Unicom (Hong Kong)
C
B
C
CTRP
Ctrip.com International Ltd
C
C
C
EDU
New Oriental Education & Technology
C
D
C
GIS
General Mills, Inc.
C
C
C
HAS
Hasbro, Inc.
C
C
C
JCI
Johnson Controls International plc
C
C
C
LBRDA
Liberty Broadband Corp.
C
D
C
LSXMK
Liberty Media Corp.
C
C
C
LYG
Lloyds Banking Group
D
C
C
MAS
Masco Corporation
C
C
C
MFC
Manulife Financial Corporation
D
C
C
MLCO
Melco Resorts and Entertainment
D
B
C
MLM
Martin Marietta Materials, Inc.
C
D
C
NVO
Novo
C
C
C
RCL
Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.
C
C
C
RY
Royal Bank of Canada
C
C
C
SHG
Shinhan Financial Group Co., Ltd.
D
C
C
SLF
Sun Life Financial Inc.
D
B
C
VALE
Vale
C
C
C
VIAB
Viacom Inc.
C
C
C
VMC
Vulcan Materials Company
C
C
C
WMB
Williams Companies, Inc.
C
D
C
YNDX
Yandex
D
C
C

 

Downgraded: From Buy to Hold
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
Grade
Fundamental
Grade
Total
Grade
ANET
Arista Networks, Inc.
C
B
C
ARE
Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc.
B
F
C
BIP
Brookfield Infrastructure Partners L.P.
B
C
C
CME
CME Group Inc.
B
D
C
HPQ
HP Inc.
D
D
D
HUM
Humana Inc.
C
C
C
IDXX
IDEXX Laboratories, Inc.
C
C
C
KR
Kroger Co.
B
D
C
MOS
Mosaic Company
C
C
C
NTAP
NetApp, Inc.
C
C
C
ODFL
Old Dominion Freight Line, Inc.
C
C
C
PSX
Phillips 66
C
C
C
TMUS
T-Mobile US, Inc.
B
D
C
UHS
Universal Health Services, Inc.
C
C
C

 

Downgraded: From Hold to Sell
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
Grade
Fundamental
Grade
Total
Grade
APA
Apache Corporation
C
D
D
BKNG
Booking Holdings Inc.
F
C
D
BRK.B
Berkshire Hathaway Inc.
D
D
D
CMA
Comerica Incorporated
D
B
D
CVS
CVS Health Corporation
D
D
D
DAL
Delta Air Lines, Inc.
D
C
D
EFX
Equifax Inc.
D
D
D
EOG
EOG Resources, Inc.
D
D
D
ETFC
E*TRADE Financial Corporation
D
B
D
LRCX
Lam Research Corporation
D
C
D
MAR
Marriott International, Inc.
D
C
D
MPC
Marathon Petroleum Corporation
D
C
D
MU
Micron Technology, Inc.
D
C
D
PCG
PG&E Corporation
C
D
D
RJF
Raymond James Financial, Inc.
D
B
D
SIRI
Sirius XM Holdings, Inc.
D
C
D
STX
Seagate Technology PLC
D
C
D
VLO
Valero Energy 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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