54 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 54 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
AGR
Avangrid, Inc.
B
C
B
AME
AMETEK, Inc.
B
C
B
ANET
Arista Networks, Inc.
B
B
B
BBDO
Banco Bradesco
B
B
B
BURL
Burlington Stores, Inc.
B
C
B
BX
Blackstone Group L.P.
B
D
B
DAL
Delta Air Lines, Inc.
B
B
B
EIX
Edison International
B
D
B
EL
Estee Lauder Companies Inc.
B
B
B
HD
Home Depot, Inc.
B
C
B
HLT
Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc
B
C
B
OMC
Omnicom Group Inc
B
C
B
UTX
United Technologies Corporation
B
B
B
WIT
Wipro Limited
B
B
B
YNDX
Yandex NV Class A
B
C
B

 

Upgraded: From Sell to Hold
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
Grade
Fundamental
Grade
Total
Grade
APC
Anadarko Petroleum Corporation
C
D
C
C
Citigroup Inc.
D
C
C
CERN
Cerner Corporation
C
C
C
ENIA
Enel Americas
D
B
C
JPM
JPMorgan Chase & Co.
C
C
C
LBTYB
Liberty Global Plc
C
C
C
LEN
Lennar Corporation Class A
D
C
C
LEN.B
Lennar Corporation
D
C
C
LSXMB
Liberty Media Corp.
C
D
C
LYG
Lloyds Banking Group plc
D
B
C
MO
Altria Group Inc
C
C
C
PCG
PG&E Corporation
C
D
C
SIRI
Sirius XM Holdings, Inc.
C
C
C
SNE
Sony Corporation
D
B
C
TRV
Travelers Companies, Inc.
C
C
C

 

Downgraded: From Buy to Hold
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
Grade
Fundamental
Grade
Total
Grade
ANTM
Anthem, Inc.
B
C
C
BDX
Becton, Dickinson and Company
C
C
C
BMRN
BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc.
C
C
C
CTXS
Citrix Systems, Inc.
C
C
C
EC
Ecopetrol =
C
C
C
FFIV
F5 Networks, Inc.
C
C
C
FRC
First Republic Bank
C
C
C
GSK
GlaxoSmithKline plc
C
B
C
JNJ
Johnson & Johnson
C
C
C
NFLX
Netflix, Inc.
C
C
C
NTR
Nutrien Ltd.
B
C
C
QCOM
QUALCOMM Incorporated
C
B
C
SJR
Shaw Communications Inc.
C
C
C
SNN
Smith & Nephew PLC
C
C
C

 

Downgraded: From Hold to Sell
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
Grade
Fundamental
Grade
Total
Grade
BHGE
Baker Hughes, a GE Company
D
C
D
E
Eni S.p.A. Sponsored ADR
D
C
D
EBAY
eBay Inc.
D
B
D
LFC
China Life Insurance Co. Ltd.
C
D
D
OPES
Opes Acquisition Corp.
D
C
D
OXY
Occidental Petroleum Corporation
D
C
D
PSX
Phillips 66
D
C
D
PTR
PetroChina Company Limited
D
D
D
RDS.A
Royal Dutch Shell Plc
D
C
D
STX
Seagate Technology PLC
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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