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 111 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
ABC AmerisourceBergen Corporation B B B
ABEV Ambev SA Sponsored ADR B B B
BIO Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc. Class A B B B
BUD Anheuser-Busch InBev SA/NV Sponsored ADR B C B
BXP Boston Properties, Inc. B B B
CBRE CBRE Group, Inc. Class A B C B
ERIC Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson Sponsored ADR Class B B C B
FMC FMC Corporation B C B
GMAB Genmab A/S Sponsored ADR B C B
GOOG Alphabet Inc. Class C C B B
HD Home Depot, Inc. B C B
ITW Illinois Tool Works Inc. B C B
LOW Lowe’s Companies, Inc. B C B
MAS Masco Corporation B C B
MCK McKesson Corporation B C B
MLM Martin Marietta Materials, Inc. A C B
MNST Monster Beverage Corporation B B B
NGG National Grid plc Sponsored ADR B C B
NOC Northrop Grumman Corporation B B B
NOK Nokia Oyj Sponsored ADR B B B
ODFL Old Dominion Freight Line, 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
SYY Sysco Corporation B B B
TRU TransUnion B B B
TXN Texas Instruments Incorporated B C B
ZTO ZTO Express (Cayman) Inc. Sponsored ADR Class A B B B

Upgraded: From Sell to Hold
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
DGX Quest Diagnostics Incorporated C C C
FCAU Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. C C C
K Kellogg Company C C C
LEN.B Lennar Corporation Class B C B C
MKL Markel Corporation C B C
SIRI Sirius XM Holdings, Inc. C C C
SPOT Spotify Technology SA C C C
STM STMicroelectronics NV ADR RegS C C C

Downgraded: From Buy to Hold
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
AAP Advance Auto Parts, Inc. C C C
AMZN Amazon.com, Inc. C C C
ANET Arista Networks, Inc. C B C
APH Amphenol Corporation Class A C C C
BAP Credicorp Ltd. C C C
BBT BB&T Corporation C C C
BEN Franklin Resources, Inc. C D C
BF.A Brown-Forman Corporation Class A C B C
CERN Cerner Corporation B C C
CHL China Mobile Limited Sponsored ADR C C C
CHT Chunghwa Telecom Co., Ltd Sponsored ADR B C C
CL Colgate-Palmolive Company B D C
DISH DISH Network Corporation Class A 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
GLW Corning Inc C D C
HCA HCA Healthcare Inc C D C
IT Gartner, Inc. C B C
JNJ Johnson & Johnson C C C
KSU Kansas City Southern B C C
L Loews Corporation C B C
LRCX Lam Research Corporation B D C
MFC Manulife Financial Corporation C B C
NKE NIKE, Inc. Class B B C C
NSC Norfolk Southern Corporation B C C
NTES NetEase, Inc. Sponsored ADR C B C
OTEX Open Text Corporation C B C
PAA Plains All American Pipeline, L.P. C B C
PFE Pfizer Inc. C B C
PFG Principal Financial Group, Inc. C C C
PM Philip Morris International Inc. B C C
PPG PPG Industries, Inc. B C C
RCI Rogers Communications Inc. Class B B C C
RY Royal Bank of Canada C C C
SJM J.M. Smucker Company B C C
SLF Sun Life Financial Inc. C C C
SSNC SS&C Technologies Holdings, Inc. D B C
TD Toronto-Dominion Bank C C C
TSM Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Ltd. Sponsored ADR B D C
TU TELUS Corporation B C C
VALE Vale S.A. Sponsored ADR C D C
VAR Varian Medical Systems, Inc. C C C
XYL Xylem Inc. C C C
YNDX Yandex NV Class A B D C

Downgraded: From Hold to Sell
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
AAL American Airlines Group, Inc. D C D
ALGN Align Technology, Inc. D B D
AMX America Movil SAB de CV Sponsored ADR Class L D B D
BSAC Banco Santander-Chile Sponsored ADR D C D
BTI British American Tobacco PLC Sponsored ADR D C D
CNHI CNH Industrial NV D C D
CTXS Citrix Systems, Inc. F C D
DPZ Domino’s Pizza, Inc. D C D
EMR Emerson Electric Co. D C D
ET Energy Transfer, L.P. D C D
FMX Fomento Economico Mexicano SAB de CV Sponsored ADR Class B D C D
FTV Fortive Corp. D C D
HPE Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co. D C D
HSBC HSBC Holdings PLC Sponsored ADR D B D
LUV Southwest Airlines Co. D C D
PSX Phillips 66 D C D
RBS Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc Sponsored ADR D B D
RDS.A Royal Dutch Shell Plc Sponsored ADR Class A D C D
SCCO Southern Copper Corporation D C D
SKM SK Telecom Co., Ltd. Sponsored ADR D D D
SPG Simon Property Group, Inc. D C D
SUZ Suzano SA Sponsored ADR D D D
TECK Teck Resources Limited Class B D D D
TEF Telefonica SA Sponsored ADR D C D
TSLA Tesla Inc D D D
WES Western Midstream Partners LP D C D
WMB Williams Companies, Inc. D B D

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