94 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 94 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
ARNC
Arconic, Inc.
B
B
B
AXP
American Express Company
B
C
B
BXP
Boston Properties, Inc.
B
C
B
CERN
Cerner Corporation
B
C
B
CL
Colgate-Palmolive Company
B
D
B
CMI
Cummins Inc.
B
B
B
DAL
Delta Air Lines, Inc.
B
C
B
DFS
Discover Financial Services
B
C
B
EQIX
Equinix, Inc.
B
C
B
FMX
Fomento Economico
B
C
B
GSK
GlaxoSmithKline plc
B
B
B
HLT
Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc
B
B
B
HOLX
Hologic, Inc.
B
C
B
HRS
Harris Corporation
B
C
B
ICE
Intercontinental Exchange, Inc.
B
C
B
ITUB
Itau Unibanco Holding
B
B
B
KSU
Kansas City Southern
B
C
B
LDOS
Leidos Holdings, Inc.
B
B
B
LLL
L3 Technologies Inc
B
C
B
MDT
Medtronic plc
B
C
B
MNST
Monster Beverage Corporation
B
B
B
MSVB
Mid-Southern Bancorp, Inc.
A
C
B
PFE
Pfizer Inc.
A
C
B
RCI
Rogers Communications Inc. Class B
B
C
B
RCL
Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.
B
C
B
SJM
J.M. Smucker Company
B
C
B
SNN
Smith & Nephew PLC
A
C
B
SYK
Stryker Corporation
B
C
B
TRV
Travelers Companies, Inc.
B
C
B
YUMC
Yum China Holdings, Inc.
B
C
B

 

Upgraded: From Sell to Hold
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
Grade
Fundamental
Grade
Total
Grade
ADM
Archer-Daniels-Midland Company
C
D
C
BMY
Bristol-Myers Squibb Company
C
B
C
DGX
Quest Diagnostics Incorporated
C
C
C
GE
General Electric Company
D
C
C
GILD
Gilead Sciences, Inc.
C
B
C
HSBC
HSBC Holdings PLC
D
C
C
IBM
International Business Machines Corporation
C
C
C
IP
International Paper Company
D
C
C
L
Loews Corporation
D
C
C
LH
Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings
D
C
C
MET
MetLife, Inc.
C
B
C
MTB
M&T Bank Corporation
D
C
C
NXPI
NXP Semiconductors NV
C
D
C
PFG
Principal Financial Group, Inc.
C
C
C
PNC
PNC Financial Services Group, Inc.
D
C
C
PRU
Prudential Financial, Inc.
C
C
C
RDS.A
Royal Dutch Shell Plc
D
C
C
S
Sprint Corp.
B
D
C
SNAP
Snap, Inc. Class A
C
C
C
STI
SunTrust Banks, Inc.
C
C
C
T
AT&T Inc.
C
C
C
TAP
Molson Coors Brewing Company
C
D
C

 

Downgraded: From Buy to Hold
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
Grade
Fundamental
Grade
Total
Grade
AAPL
Apple Inc.
B
C
C
ANSS
ANSYS, Inc.
C
C
C
CEO
CNOOC Limited
C
C
C
FMC
FMC Corporation
C
B
C
FNF
Fidelity National Financial, Inc.
C
B
C
FRC
First Republic Bank
C
C
C
GOOGL
Alphabet Inc.
B
C
C
HTHT
Huazhu Group Ltd.
B
C
C
IDXX
IDEXX Laboratories, Inc.
B
C
C
IEP
Icahn Enterprises L.P.
B
D
C
INFO
IHS Markit Ltd.
B
C
C
JKHY
Jack Henry & Associates, Inc.
B
C
C
KSS
Kohl’s Corporation
B
C
C
MRVL
Marvell Technology Group Ltd.
B
D
C
NLY
Annaly Capital Management, Inc.
B
F
C
NTR
Nutrien Ltd.
B
C
C
OKE
ONEOK, Inc.
C
C
C
PBA
Pembina Pipeline Corporation
C
C
C
RACE
Ferrari NV
C
C
C
SAP
SAP SE Sponsored ADR
B
C
C
SPGI
S&P Global, Inc.
C
C
C
VNO
Vornado Realty Trust
C
C
C
WMB
Williams Companies, Inc.
C
C
C

 

Downgraded: From Hold to Sell
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
Grade
Fundamental
Grade
Total
Grade
ABMD
ABIOMED, Inc.
D
B
D
AMAT
Applied Materials, Inc.
D
C
D
APTV
Aptiv PLC
D
C
D
CNC
Centene Corporation
D
B
D
CNHI
CNH Industrial NV
D
B
D
COP
ConocoPhillips
D
B
D
CTXS
Citrix Systems, Inc.
D
C
D
CVE
Cenovus Energy Inc.
D
C
D
DVN
Devon Energy Corporation
D
C
D
IMO
Imperial Oil Limited
D
C
D
LNG
Cheniere Energy, Inc.
C
D
D
LVS
Las Vegas Sands Corp.
D
C
D
MGA
Magna International Inc.
D
C
D
MLCO
Melco Resorts and Entertainment
D
B
D
MMM
3M Company
D
C
D
MMP
Magellan Midstream Partners, L.P.
D
C
D
MRO
Marathon Oil Corporation
F
C
D
SWKS
Skyworks Solutions, Inc.
D
C
D
TRU
TransUnion
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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