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 70 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
AIG American International Group, Inc. B C B
BBT BB&T Corporation B C B
GM General Motors Company B B B
IBM International Business Machines Corporation B C B
KLAC KLA Corporation A C B
MFC Manulife Financial Corporation B B B
MLCO Melco Resorts and Entertainment Ltd Shs Sponsored American Deposit Receipt Repr 3 Shs B B B
MRVL Marvell Technology Group Ltd. B D B
PANW Palo Alto Networks, Inc. B C B
PBA Pembina Pipeline Corporation B C B
PM Philip Morris International Inc. B C B
T AT&T Inc. B C B
TD Toronto-Dominion Bank B C B
TSM Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Ltd. Sponsored ADR B D B
ZBH Zimmer Biomet Holdings, Inc. B C B

Upgraded: From Sell to Hold
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
Grade
Fundamental
Grade
Total
Grade
BTI British American Tobacco PLC Sponsored ADR D C C
CVE Cenovus Energy Inc. C C C
GMAB Genmab A/S Sponsored ADR B C C
HUM Humana Inc. D C C
LVS Las Vegas Sands Corp. C C C
MO Altria Group Inc C D C
MU Micron Technology, Inc. C D C
NLY Annaly Capital Management, Inc. C F C
PSX Phillips 66 C C C
SCCO Southern Copper Corporation C C C
STX Seagate Technology PLC C C C
TAP.A Molson Coors Brewing Company Class A C D C
VNO Vornado Realty Trust D B C

Downgraded: From Buy to Hold
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
Grade
Fundamental
Grade
Total
Grade
ABEV Ambev SA Sponsored ADR C C C
ASML ASML Holding NV ADR C C C
BRK.A Berkshire Hathaway Inc. Class A C C C
CBRE CBRE Group, Inc. Class A C B C
CHKP Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. C C C
CSX CSX Corporation C C C
ERIC Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson Sponsored ADR Class B B C C
FMX Fomento Economico Mexicano SAB de CV Sponsored ADR Class B C C C
GPC Genuine Parts Company C C C
ILMN Illumina, Inc. C C C
JPM JPMorgan Chase & Co. C B C
LOW Lowe’s Companies, Inc. C C C
MNST Monster Beverage Corporation C B C
NCLH Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. C C C
NOC Northrop Grumman Corporation C B C
NVO Novo Nordisk A/S Sponsored ADR Class B C C C
RCL Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. C C C
SAP SAP SE Sponsored ADR B C C
SJR Shaw Communications Inc. Class B C C C
SNE Sony Corporation Sponsored ADR C C C
SNY Sanofi Sponsored ADR C C C
SWK Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. C C C
SYMC Symantec Corporation B C C
SYY Sysco Corporation C B C
TAL TAL Education Group Sponsored ADR Class A C B C
UTX United Technologies Corporation C C C
VFC V.F. Corporation C D C
WAT Waters Corporation B C C
ZTO ZTO Express (Cayman) Inc. Sponsored ADR Class A C B C

Downgraded: From Hold to Sell
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
Grade
Fundamental
Grade
Total
Grade
AEG AEGON N.V. ADR D C D
BNS Bank of Nova Scotia D C D
CHRW C.H. Robinson Worldwide, Inc. D C D
CHU China Unicom (Hong Kong) Limited Sponsored ADR D C D
DGX Quest Diagnostics Incorporated D C D
GILD Gilead Sciences, Inc. D B D
GWW W.W. Grainger, Inc. D C D
HCM Hutchison China Meditech Ltd Sponsored ADR D C D
KEY KeyCorp D C D
LEN.B Lennar Corporation Class B D B D
MKL Markel Corporation D C D
MS Morgan Stanley D C D
NOK Nokia Oyj Sponsored ADR 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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