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 94 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
CRM salesforce.com, inc. B B B
CTRP Ctrip.com International Ltd Sponsored ADR C A B
EDU New Oriental Education & Technology Group, Inc. Sponsored ADR B C B
EFX Equifax Inc. B D B
GM General Motors Company B B B
GOOG Alphabet Inc. Class C C B B
GSK GlaxoSmithKline plc Sponsored ADR B B B
HOLX Hologic, Inc. B C B
IBM International Business Machines Corporation B C B
INTC Intel Corporation B C B
MLCO Melco Resorts and Entertainment Ltd Shs Sponsored American Deposit Receipt Repr 3 Shs C B B
MLM Martin Marietta Materials, Inc. B B B
NOC Northrop Grumman Corporation B B B
NOK Nokia Oyj Sponsored ADR B C B
ODFL Old Dominion Freight Line, Inc. B C B
PANW Palo Alto Networks, Inc. B C B
PHG Koninklijke Philips N.V. Sponsored ADR B B B
SHW Sherwin-Williams Company B C B
SNAP Snap, Inc. Class A B C B
TRU TransUnion B B B
TWTR Twitter, Inc. B B B
TXN Texas Instruments Incorporated B C B

Upgraded: From Sell to Hold
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
BUD Anheuser-Busch InBev SA/NV Sponsored ADR C C C
DGX Quest Diagnostics Incorporated C C C
FCAU Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. C C C
GILD Gilead Sciences, Inc. D B C
LVS Las Vegas Sands Corp. D C C
MU Micron Technology, Inc. C D C
SIRI Sirius XM Holdings, Inc. D C C
STM STMicroelectronics NV ADR RegS C C C
STX Seagate Technology PLC C C C
SWKS Skyworks Solutions, Inc. C C C
WYNN Wynn Resorts, Limited C C C

Downgraded: From Buy to Hold
Symbol Company Name Quantitative

A Agilent Technologies, Inc. C C C
ABEV Ambev SA Sponsored ADR C B C
AKAM Akamai Technologies, Inc. C B C
AMZN Amazon.com, Inc. C C C
APH Amphenol Corporation Class A C C C
BAP Credicorp Ltd. C C C
BF.A Brown-Forman Corporation Class A C B C
C Citigroup Inc. C C C
CHKP Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. C C C
CHL China Mobile Limited Sponsored ADR C C C
CNI Canadian National Railway Company C C C
CNP CenterPoint Energy, Inc. B C C
CSX CSX Corporation C C C
DHI D.R. Horton, Inc. C C C
DLR Digital Realty Trust, Inc. C C C
ENB Enbridge Inc. C B C
ETN Eaton Corp. Plc C C C
EXPE Expedia Group, Inc. C B C
FMX Fomento Economico Mexicano SAB de CV Sponsored ADR Class B D B C
GLW Corning Inc C C C
GPC Genuine Parts Company C C C
JNJ Johnson & Johnson C C C
JPM JPMorgan Chase & Co. C B C
KSU Kansas City Southern B C C
LNG Cheniere Energy, Inc. C D C
LRCX Lam Research Corporation B C C
MTB M&T Bank Corporation C C C
NCLH Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. C C C
NDAQ Nasdaq, Inc. C C C
PBA Pembina Pipeline Corporation B C C
PPG PPG Industries, Inc. B C C
SAP SAP SE Sponsored ADR B C C
SWK Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. C C C
SYMC Symantec Corporation B C C
SYY Sysco Corporation C B C
TSM Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Ltd. Sponsored ADR B C C
VALE Vale S.A. Sponsored ADR C C C
VAR Varian Medical Systems, Inc. B C C
VFC V.F. Corporation C D C
YNDX Yandex NV Class A C D C

Downgraded: From Hold to Sell
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
AAL American Airlines Group, Inc. D C D
ALGN Align Technology, Inc. F B D
AMTD TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation D B D
BNS Bank of Nova Scotia D C D
BSAC Banco Santander-Chile Sponsored ADR D C D
CHRW C.H. Robinson Worldwide, Inc. D C D
CVS CVS Health Corporation D B D
ET Energy Transfer, L.P. D C D
GWW W.W. Grainger, Inc. D C D
HCM Hutchison China Meditech Ltd Sponsored ADR D C D
HSBC HSBC Holdings PLC Sponsored ADR D B D
KEY KeyCorp D C D
LUV Southwest Airlines Co. D C D
MKL Markel Corporation D C D
MS Morgan Stanley D C D
ORAN Orange SA Sponsored ADR D C D
TAK Takeda Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd. Sponsored ADR D C D
TECK Teck Resources Limited Class B D D D
WMB Williams Companies, Inc. 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.


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