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 57 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
ABEV
Ambev SA
B
C
B
ADI
Analog Devices, Inc.
B
C
B
ANET
Arista Networks, Inc.
C
B
B
BEN
Franklin Resources, Inc.
B
C
B
CHL
China Mobile Limited
B
C
B
DE
Deere & Company
B
C
B
EBAY
eBay Inc.
B
B
B
ETN
Eaton Corp. Plc
B
C
B
IHG
InterContinental Hotels Group PLC
B
C
B
ISRG
Intuitive Surgical, Inc.
B
C
B
KSU
Kansas City Southern
B
C
B
LFC
China Life Insurance Co. Ltd.
C
B
B
LRCX
Lam Research Corporation
B
C
B
MAR
Marriott International, Inc. Class A
B
C
B
MRVL
Marvell Technology Group Ltd.
B
D
B
NOC
Northrop Grumman Corporation
B
B
B
PH
Parker-Hannifin Corporation
B
C
B
PHG
Koninklijke Philips N.V.
B
B
B
SAP
SAP SE
B
C
B
SWK
Stanley Black & Decker, Inc.
B
C
B
SYF
Synchrony Financial
B
B
UTX
United Technologies Corporation
B
C
B
VALE
Vale S.A.
B
C
B
ZTO
ZTO Express (Cayman) Inc.
B
B
B

 

 

Upgraded: From Sell to Hold
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
Grade
Fundamental
Grade
Total
Grade
AMAT
Applied Materials, Inc.
C
C
C
BKNG
Booking Holdings Inc.
D
C
C
BMRN
BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc.
C
C
C
CHU
China Unicom (Hong Kong) Limited
D
C
C
GD
General Dynamics Corporation
C
C
C
HPQ
HP Inc.
C
C
C
HSBC
HSBC Holdings PLC
D
B
C
HUM
Humana Inc.
D
C
C
INTC
Intel Corporation
C
C
C
JD
JD.com, Inc.
D
A
C
LBTYB
Liberty Global Plc Class B
C
C
C
MS
Morgan Stanley
D
C
C
NOK
Nokia Oyj
C
C
C
PXD
Pioneer Natural Resources Company
D
C
C
SCCO
Southern Copper Corporation
C
C
C
SUZ
Suzano SA
C
D
C
TOT
Total SA
C
C
C
UPS
United Parcel Service, Inc. Class B
C
C
C
WFC
Wells Fargo & Company
D
C
C

 

 

Downgraded: From Buy to Hold
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
Grade
Fundamental
Grade
Total
Grade
AGR
Avangrid, Inc.
B
C
C
AMP
Ameriprise Financial, Inc.
C
C
C
C
Citigroup Inc.
C
C
C
LEN.B
Lennar Corporation Class B
C
C
C
SPG
Simon Property Group, Inc.
C
C
C

 

 

Downgraded: From Hold to Sell
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
Grade
Fundamental
Grade
Total
Grade
BTI
British American Tobacco PLC
D
C
D
CAG
Conagra Brands, Inc.
D
C
D
CVS
CVS Health Corporation
D
B
D
HST
Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc.
D
C
D
KR
Kroger Co.
D
D
D
STZ.B
Constellation Brands, Inc. Class B
D
C
D
WES
Western Midstream Partners LP
D
C
D
WPP
WPP Plc
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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