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 60 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 Sponsored ADR B C B
AIG American International Group, Inc. B C B
C Citigroup Inc. B C B
CEO CNOOC Limited Sponsored ADR B C B
LNG Cheniere Energy, Inc. B D B
LOW Lowe’s Companies, Inc. B C B
MRVL Marvell Technology Group Ltd. B D B
MTB M&T Bank Corporation B C B
NKE NIKE, Inc. Class B B C B
S Sprint Corp. A D B
SLF Sun Life Financial Inc. B C B
SPGI S&P Global, Inc. B C B
SYMC Symantec Corporation B C B
T AT&T Inc. B C B
TSM Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Ltd. Sponsored ADR B D B
VIA Viacom Inc. Class A B B B

Upgraded: From Sell to Hold
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
Grade
Fundamental
Grade
Total
Grade
AAL American Airlines Group, Inc. C D C
AEG AEGON N.V. ADR D C C
BLK BlackRock, Inc. C C C
CAG Conagra Brands, Inc. D B C
CVE Cenovus Energy Inc. C C C
ET Energy Transfer, L.P. D C C
MO Altria Group Inc C D C
NLY Annaly Capital Management, Inc. C F C
NOK Nokia Oyj Sponsored ADR C C C
NXPI NXP Semiconductors NV C C C
RBS Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc Sponsored ADR C C C
TSLA Tesla Inc C D C
URI United Rentals, Inc. C C C
VNO Vornado Realty Trust D B C

Downgraded: From Buy to Hold
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
Grade
Fundamental
Grade
Total
Grade
ALXN Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. C B C
BRK.A Berkshire Hathaway Inc. Class A B C C
CRM salesforce.com, inc. C B C
FMC FMC Corporation B C C
GSK GlaxoSmithKline plc Sponsored ADR C B C
HOLX Hologic, Inc. B C C
ILMN Illumina, Inc. C C C
NOC Northrop Grumman Corporation C B C
NVO Novo Nordisk A/S Sponsored ADR Class B C C C
PH Parker-Hannifin Corporation C C C
RCL Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. C C C
SJM J.M. Smucker Company B C C
SJR Shaw Communications Inc. Class B C C C
SKM SK Telecom Co., Ltd. Sponsored ADR B D C
SNY Sanofi Sponsored ADR C C C
TAL TAL Education Group Sponsored ADR Class A C B C
TEL TE Connectivity Ltd. C C C

Downgraded: From Hold to Sell
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
Grade
Fundamental
Grade
Total
Grade
AMGN Amgen Inc. D C D
AMX America Movil SAB de CV Sponsored ADR Class L D C D
BIIB Biogen Inc. D B D
BT BT Group PLC Sponsored ADR D C D
BUD Anheuser-Busch InBev SA/NV Sponsored ADR D C D
CNC Centene Corporation D B D
CTXS Citrix Systems, Inc. D C D
DGX Quest Diagnostics Incorporated D C D
EMR Emerson Electric Co. D C D
GILD Gilead Sciences, Inc. D B D
REGN Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. D C D
WBA Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc D C D
WPP WPP Plc Sponsored ADR 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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