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 71 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
ALLY
Ally Financial Inc
B
C
B
ANSS
ANSYS, Inc.
B
C
B
BIP
Brookfield Infrastructure Partners L.P.
B
C
B
CELG
Celgene Corporation
B
B
B
DPZ
Domino’s Pizza, Inc.
B
C
B
HSIC
Henry Schein, Inc.
B
C
B
IDXX
IDEXX Laboratories, Inc.
B
C
B
KKR
KKR & Co. Inc. Class A
B
B
B
KSS
Kohl’s Corporation
B
C
B
LMT
Lockheed Martin Corporation
B
B
B
NCLH
Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd.
B
B
B
NVR
NVR, Inc.
B
B
B
PAA
Plains All American Pipeline, L.P.
B
B
B
RE
Everest Re Group, Ltd.
B
B
B
S
Sprint Corp.
B
D
B
SKM
SK Telecom Co., Ltd. Sponsored ADR
B
D
B
TFX
Teleflex Incorporated
B
C
B
TSN
Tyson Foods, Inc. Class A
A
C
B
XRAY
DENTSPLY SIRONA, Inc.
B
C
B

 

Upgraded: From Sell to Hold
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
Grade
Fundamental
Grade
Total
Grade
AGN
Allergan plc
C
D
C
AIG
American International Group, Inc.
C
C
C
BUD
Anheuser-Busch InBev SA/NV Sponsored ADR
D
B
C
CNC
Centene Corporation
C
B
C
CVX
Chevron Corporation
C
D
C
LBTYB
Liberty Global Plc Class B
C
C
C
LNC
Lincoln National Corporation
C
C
C
LNG
Cheniere Energy, Inc.
B
D
C
NOC
Northrop Grumman Corporation
D
B
C
NUE
Nucor Corporation
D
C
C
TAK
Takeda Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd. Sponsored ADR
C
C
C
TRU
TransUnion
D
C
C

 

Downgraded: From Buy to Hold
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
Grade
Fundamental
Grade
Total
Grade
BXP
Boston Properties, Inc.
B
D
C
CBRE
CBRE Group, Inc. Class A
C
B
C
DE
Deere & Company
B
C
C
DFS
Discover Financial Services
C
C
C
EXPD
Expeditors International of Washington, Inc.
C
C
C
EXPE
Expedia Group, Inc.
C
C
C
GPC
Genuine Parts Company
B
C
C
GSK
GlaxoSmithKline plc Sponsored ADR
C
B
C
ITUB
Itau Unibanco Holding S.A. Sponsored ADR Pfd
C
B
C
KLAC
KLA-Tencor Corporation
C
C
C
KSU
Kansas City Southern
B
C
C
MCHP
Microchip Technology Incorporated
C
B
C
MCO
Moody’s Corporation
C
C
C
MDT
Medtronic plc
C
C
C
NTES
NetEase, Inc. Sponsored ADR
C
C
C
PBR
Petroleo Brasileiro SA Sponsored ADR
C
B
C
REGN
Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
C
C
C
SUZ
Suzano SA Sponsored ADR
C
C
C
TAL
TAL Education Group Sponsored ADR Class A
C
B
C
TIF
Tiffany & Co.
C
B
C
TXN
Texas Instruments Incorporated
C
C
C
VRTX
Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated
C
B
C
WAT
Waters Corporation
B
C
C

 

Downgraded: From Hold to Sell
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
Grade
Fundamental
Grade
Total
Grade
BMRN
BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc.
D
C
D
BP
BP p.l.c. Sponsored ADR
D
C
D
CAT
Caterpillar Inc.
D
C
D
GE
General Electric Company
D
B
D
GWW
W.W. Grainger, Inc.
D
C
D
HSBC
HSBC Holdings PLC Sponsored ADR
D
C
D
INTC
Intel Corporation
D
C
D
IP
International Paper Company
D
C
D
PNC
PNC Financial Services Group, Inc.
D
C
D
RBS
Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc
D
C
D
RDS.A
Royal Dutch Shell Plc Sponsored ADR Class A
D
C
D
STI
SunTrust Banks, Inc.
D
C
D
TD
Toronto-Dominion Bank
D
C
D
TECK
Teck Resources Limited Class B
D
D
D
URI
United Rentals, Inc.
D
C
D
WES
Western Midstream Partners LP
D
C
D
XOM
Exxon Mobil Corporation
C
D
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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