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 81 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
ADI
Analog Devices, Inc.
B
C
B
AKAM
Akamai Technologies, Inc.
B
B
B
ANET
Arista Networks, Inc.
C
B
B
AVGO
Broadcom Inc.
B
D
B
BEN
Franklin Resources, Inc.
B
C
B
CHL
China Mobile Limited Sponsored ADR
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 Sponsored ADR
B
C
B
KLAC
KLA-Tencor Corporation
B
C
B
KSU
Kansas City Southern
B
C
B
LFC
China Life Insurance Co. Ltd. Sponsored ADR Class H
C
B
B
LRCX
Lam Research Corporation
B
C
B
MAR
Marriott International, Inc. Class A
B
C
B
NCLH
Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd.
B
C
B
NOC
Northrop Grumman Corporation
B
B
B
PH
Parker-Hannifin Corporation
B
C
B
SAP
SAP SE Sponsored ADR
B
C
B
SJR
Shaw Communications Inc. Class B
B
C
B
SKM
SK Telecom Co., Ltd. Sponsored ADR
B
D
B
SWK
Stanley Black & Decker, Inc.
B
C
B
SYF
Synchrony Financial
B
B
B
TEL
TE Connectivity Ltd.
B
C
B
UHS
Universal Health Services, Inc. Class B
B
C
B
VALE
Vale S.A. Sponsored ADR
B
C
B
VMC
Vulcan Materials Company
B
B
B

Upgraded: From Sell to Hold
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
Grade
Fundamental
Grade
Total
Grade
AGN
Allergan plc
B
D
C
AMAT
Applied Materials, Inc.
C
C
C
BABA
Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. Sponsored ADR
D
B
C
BKNG
Booking Holdings Inc.
D
C
C
GD
General Dynamics Corporation
C
C
C
GS
Goldman Sachs Group, Inc.
C
C
C
HPQ
HP Inc.
C
C
C
HSBC
HSBC Holdings PLC Sponsored ADR
D
B
C
HTHT
Huazhu Group Ltd. Sponsored ADR
C
C
C
HUM
Humana Inc.
D
C
C
INTC
Intel Corporation
C
C
C
JD
JD.com, Inc. Sponsored ADR Class A
D
A
C
KEY
KeyCorp
C
C
C
LBTYB
Liberty Global Plc Class B
C
C
C
MGA
Magna International Inc.
D
C
C
MS
Morgan Stanley
D
C
C
RF
Regions Financial Corporation
D
C
C
STZ
Constellation Brands, Inc. Class A
D
C
C
SUZ
Suzano SA Sponsored ADR
C
D
C
UPS
United Parcel Service, Inc. Class B
C
C
C
WBA
Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc
C
C
C

Downgraded: From Buy to Hold
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
Grade
Fundamental
Grade
Total
Grade
AGR
Avangrid, Inc.
C
C
C
AMP
Ameriprise Financial, Inc.
C
C
C
BXP
Boston Properties, Inc.
C
C
C
C
Citigroup Inc.
C
C
C
CEO
CNOOC Limited Sponsored ADR
C
C
C
LEN
Lennar Corporation Class A
C
C
C
NGG
National Grid plc Sponsored ADR
C
C
C
NKE
NIKE, Inc. Class B
C
C
C
ROL
Rollins, Inc.
C
C
C
S
Sprint Corp.
B
D
C
SGEN
Seattle Genetics, Inc.
C
C
C
SHW
Sherwin-Williams Company
B
C
C
SNE
Sony Corporation Sponsored ADR
C
C
C
SPG
Simon Property Group, Inc.
C
C
C
VIA
Viacom Inc. Class A
C
B
C
VRTX
Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated
C
B
C
ZBH
Zimmer Biomet Holdings, Inc.
C
C
C

Downgraded: From Hold to Sell
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
Grade
Fundamental
Grade
Total
Grade
BMY
Bristol-Myers Squibb Company
D
B
D
BP
BP p.l.c. Sponsored ADR
D
C
D
BTI
British American Tobacco PLC Sponsored ADR
D
C
D
CAG
Conagra Brands, Inc.
D
C
D
CNQ
Canadian Natural Resources Limited
F
B
D
COP
ConocoPhillips
D
B
D
CVE
Cenovus Energy Inc.
D
C
D
ET
Energy Transfer, L.P.
D
B
D
FANG
Diamondback Energy, Inc.
D
C
D
HST
Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc.
D
C
D
KR
Kroger Co.
D
D
D
LYG
Lloyds Banking Group plc Sponsored ADR
D
C
D
MO
Altria Group Inc
D
D
D
RDS.B
Royal Dutch Shell Plc Sponsored ADR Class B
D
C
D
VNO
Vornado Realty Trust
D
B
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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