Weekly Upgrades and Downgrades

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 87 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
BR
Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc.
B
B
B
BXP
Boston Properties, Inc.
B
C
B
CB
Chubb Limited
A
C
B
CEO
CNOOC Limited Sponsored ADR
B
C
B
CHL
China Mobile Limited Sponsored ADR
B
C
B
CPB
Campbell Soup Company
B
C
B
DHI
D.R. Horton, Inc.
B
C
B
DISH
DISH Network Corporation Class A
B
C
B
FNF
Fidelity National Financial, Inc. – FNF Group
B
B
B
FNV
Franco-Nevada Corporation
B
C
B
GPC
Genuine Parts Company
B
C
B
GSK
GlaxoSmithKline plc Sponsored ADR
B
B
B
HD
Home Depot, Inc.
B
C
B
HIG
Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc.
B
B
B
IFF
International Flavors & Fragrances Inc.
B
C
B
INFO
IHS Markit Ltd.
A
C
B
ITUB
Itau Unibanco Holding S.A. Sponsored ADR Pfd
B
C
B
JCI
Johnson Controls International plc
B
C
B
JKHY
Jack Henry & Associates, Inc.
B
C
B
L
Loews Corporation
B
C
B
MCO
Moody’s Corporation
B
C
B
MDT
Medtronic plc
B
C
B
NTES
NetEase, Inc. Sponsored ADR
B
B
B
NVO
Novo Nordisk A/S Sponsored ADR Class B
B
C
B
OKE
ONEOK, Inc.
B
C
B
PBA
Pembina Pipeline Corporation
B
C
B
PBR
Petroleo Brasileiro SA Sponsored ADR
B
C
B
PM
Philip Morris International Inc.
B
D
B
RACE
Ferrari NV
B
C
B
RY
Royal Bank of Canada
B
C
B
SAP
SAP SE Sponsored ADR
B
C
B
SNE
Sony Corporation Sponsored ADR
B
C
B
TGT
Target Corporation
B
C
B
USB
U.S. Bancorp
B
C
B
VIAB
Viacom Inc. Class B
B
B
B
VNO
Vornado Realty Trust
B
B
B
VRTX
Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated
B
B
B

 

Upgraded: From Sell to Hold
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
Grade
Fundamental
Grade
Total
Grade
ABC
AmerisourceBergen Corporation
C
C
C
AMTD
TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation
D
C
C
AMX
America Movil
D
B
C
BMRN
BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc.
C
C
C
BP
BP p.l.c. Sponsored ADR
C
C
C
CAH
Cardinal Health, Inc.
C
B
C
CFG
Citizens Financial Group, Inc.
D
C
C
CI
Cigna Corporation
D
C
C
COP
ConocoPhillips
C
B
C
FANG
Diamondback Energy, Inc.
C
C
C
FITB
Fifth Third Bancorp
D
B
C
GWW
W.W. Grainger, Inc.
D
C
C
HPE
Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co.
C
C
C
HPQ
HP Inc.
C
D
C
HUM
Humana Inc.
D
C
C
JD
JD.com, Inc.
D
A
C
MCK
McKesson Corporation
C
C
C
MMP
Magellan Midstream Partners, L.P.
C
C
C
RDS.A
Royal Dutch Shell Plc
C
C
C
STI
SunTrust Banks, Inc.
C
C
C
TD
Toronto-Dominion Bank
C
C
C
TEF
Telefonica SA Sponsored ADR
C
B
C
WBK
Westpac Banking Corp Sponsored ADR
C
C
C
WES
Western Midstream Partners LP
C
C
C
XOM
Exxon Mobil Corporation
C
D
C

 

Downgraded: From Buy to Hold
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
Grade
Fundamental
Grade
Total
Grade
ADI
Analog Devices, Inc.
B
C
C
ALGN
Align Technology, Inc.
C
C
C
APH
Amphenol Corporation Class A
C
C
C
ATHM
Autohome, Inc. Sponsored ADR Class A
C
B
C
AVGO
Broadcom Inc.
B
C
C
DAL
Delta Air Lines, Inc.
C
B
C
EQH
AXA Equitable Holdings, Inc.
C
C
C
ETN
Eaton Corp. Plc
C
C
C
LOW
Lowe’s Companies, Inc.
C
C
C
NCLH
Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd.
C
C
C
NFLX
Netflix, Inc.
C
C
C
SKM
SK Telecom Co., Ltd. Sponsored ADR
B
D
C
TSM
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing
C
C
C
VST
Vistra Energy Corp.
C
B
C
YUMC
Yum China Holdings, Inc.
C
C
C
ZTO
ZTO Express (Cayman) Inc.
C
B
C

 

Downgraded: From Hold to Sell
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
Grade
Fundamental
Grade
Total
Grade
ADM
Archer-Daniels-Midland Company
D
D
D
BABA
Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. Sponsored ADR
D
B
D
DE
Deere & Company
D
C
D
EMR
Emerson Electric Co.
D
C
D
K
Kellogg Company
D
C
D
NUE
Nucor Corporation
F
C
D
NXPI
NXP Semiconductors NV
D
C
D
SUZ
Suzano SA Sponsored ADR
D
D
D
TIF
Tiffany & Co.
F
B
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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