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 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
ALL
Allstate Corporation
B
C
B
AMP
Ameriprise Financial, Inc.
B
C
B
BRK.A
Berkshire Hathaway Inc. Class A
B
C
B
CNA
CNA Financial Corporation
B
C
B
DFS
Discover Financial Services
B
C
B
DLTR
Dollar Tree, Inc.
A
C
B
HCM
Hutchison China Meditech Ltd
B
C
B
IEP
Icahn Enterprises L.P.
B
D
B
IHG
InterContinental Hotels Group PLC
B
C
B
MET
MetLife, Inc.
B
C
B
NCLH
Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd.
B
C
B
SJR
Shaw Communications Inc. Class B
B
C
B
SPGI
S&P Global, Inc.
B
C
B
UNH
UnitedHealth Group Incorporated
B
C
B
VIV
Telefonica Brasil S.A. Sponsored ADR Pfd
B
C
B
YUMC
Yum China Holdings, Inc.
B
C
B
ZBH
Zimmer Biomet Holdings, Inc.
B
C
B

 

Upgraded: From Sell to Hold
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
Grade
Fundamental
Grade
Total
Grade
ABEV
Ambev SA Sponsored ADR
C
C
C
ABMD
ABIOMED, Inc.
D
B
C
BBT
BB&T Corporation
C
C
C
CAT
Caterpillar Inc.
D
C
C
CNQ
Canadian Natural Resources Limited
D
B
C
CVE
Cenovus Energy Inc.
C
C
C
DE
Deere & Company
C
C
C
EMR
Emerson Electric Co.
D
C
C
GE
General Electric Company
D
B
C
IX
ORIX Corporation Sponsored ADR
D
C
C
MKL
Markel Corporation
C
C
C
NEM
Newmont Goldcorp Corporation
C
C
C
NOK
Nokia Oyj Sponsored ADR
C
C
C
ORAN
Orange SA Sponsored ADR
D
C
C
PNC
PNC Financial Services Group, Inc.
C
C
C
PUK
Prudential plc Sponsored ADR
D
C
C

 

Downgraded: From Buy to Hold
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
Grade
Fundamental
Grade
Total
Grade
CEO
CNOOC Limited Sponsored ADR
C
C
C
GSK
GlaxoSmithKline plc Sponsored ADR
C
B
C
HD
Home Depot, Inc.
B
C
C
JKHY
Jack Henry & Associates, Inc.
B
C
C
NEBU
Nebula Acquisition Corporation Class A
C
C
C
OKE
ONEOK, Inc.
C
C
C
PANW
Palo Alto Networks, Inc.
C
C
C
PM
Philip Morris International Inc.
B
D
C
VNO
Vornado Realty Trust
C
B
C

 

Downgraded: From Hold to Sell
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
Grade
Fundamental
Grade
Total
Grade
AGN
Allergan plc
D
D
D
CE
Celanese Corporation
D
C
D
CFG
Citizens Financial Group, Inc.
D
C
D
GM
General Motors Company
D
B
D
HPQ
HP Inc.
D
C
D
HST
Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc.
D
C
D
NLY
Annaly Capital Management, Inc.
D
F
D
RDS.B
Royal Dutch Shell Plc
D
C
D
STZ
Constellation Brands, Inc. Class A
D
C
D
TSLA
Tesla Inc
D
D
D
WES
Western Midstream Partners LP
D
C
D
XOM
Exxon Mobil Corporation
D
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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