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 73 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
AKAM
Akamai Technologies, Inc.
B
B
B
ASML
ASML Holding NV ADR
B
C
B
AVGO
Broadcom Inc.
B
D
B
CBRE
CBRE Group, Inc. Class A
B
B
B
CTRP
Ctrip.com International Ltd Sponsored ADR
C
A
B
EDU
New Oriental Education & Technology Group, Inc. Sponsored ADR
B
B
B
LHX
L3Harris Technologies Inc
A
C
B
LOW
Lowe’s Companies, Inc.
B
C
B
NCLH
Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd.
B
C
B
SJR
Shaw Communications Inc. Class B
B
C
B
SKM
SK Telecom Co., Ltd. Sponsored ADR
B
D
B
SLF
Sun Life Financial Inc.
B
C
B
SPGI
S&P Global, Inc.
B
C
B
SRPT
Sarepta Therapeutics, Inc.
B
C
B
SYMC
Symantec Corporation
B
C
B
UHS
Universal Health Services, Inc. Class B
B
C
B
VMC
Vulcan Materials Company
B
B
B
WAT
Waters Corporation
B
C
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
AGN
Allergan plc
C
D
C
BABA
Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. Sponsored ADR
D
B
C
BLK
BlackRock, Inc.
C
C
C
CAG
Conagra Brands, Inc.
D
B
C
CVS
CVS Health Corporation
D
B
C
GS
Goldman Sachs Group, Inc.
C
C
C
KEY
KeyCorp
C
C
C
MGA
Magna International Inc.
D
C
C
NXPI
NXP Semiconductors NV
C
C
C
RBS
Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc Sponsored ADR
C
C
C
RF
Regions Financial Corporation
D
C
C
STZ
Constellation Brands, Inc. Class A
C
C
C
TSLA
Tesla Inc
C
D
C
URI
United Rentals, Inc.
C
C
C
WES
Western Midstream Partners LP
C
C
C
WPP
WPP Plc Sponsored ADR
D
C
C
WYNN
Wynn Resorts, Limited
C
C
C

Downgraded: From Buy to Hold
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
Grade
Fundamental
Grade
Total
Grade
ALXN
Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
C
B
C
BXP
Boston Properties, Inc.
B
C
C
CRM
salesforce.com, inc.
C
B
C
FMC
FMC Corporation
B
C
C
ISRG
Intuitive Surgical, Inc.
C
C
C
LEN
Lennar Corporation Class A
C
B
C
MRVL
Marvell Technology Group Ltd.
B
D
C
NGG
National Grid plc Sponsored ADR
C
C
C
PBA
Pembina Pipeline Corporation
B
C
C
PH
Parker-Hannifin Corporation
C
C
C
PHG
Koninklijke Philips N.V. Sponsored ADR
C
B
C
ROL
Rollins, Inc.
C
C
C
SGEN
Seattle Genetics, Inc.
C
C
C
SHW
Sherwin-Williams Company
B
C
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
BIIB
Biogen Inc.
F
B
D
BMRN
BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc.
D
C
D
BMY
Bristol-Myers Squibb Company
D
B
D
BP
BP p.l.c. Sponsored ADR
D
C
D
BT
BT Group PLC Sponsored ADR
D
C
D
CNC
Centene Corporation
D
B
D
CNQ
Canadian Natural Resources Limited
F
B
D
COP
ConocoPhillips
D
B
D
CVE
Cenovus Energy Inc.
D
C
D
FANG
Diamondback Energy, Inc.
D
C
D
HUM
Humana Inc.
D
C
D
LYG
Lloyds Banking Group plc Sponsored ADR
D
C
D
MO
Altria Group Inc
D
D
D
PXD
Pioneer Natural Resources Company
D
C
D
RDS.B
Royal Dutch Shell Plc Sponsored ADR Class B
D
C
D
REGN
Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
D
C
D
SCCO
Southern Copper Corporation
D
C
D
TAP.A
Molson Coors Brewing Company Class A
D
D
D
TOT
Total SA Sponsored ADR Class B
D
C
D
VNO
Vornado Realty Trust
D
B
D
WFC
Wells Fargo & Company
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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