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 66 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
ALXN Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. B B B
AMAT Applied Materials, Inc. B C B
ASML ASML Holding NV ADR B C B
BKNG Booking Holdings Inc. B C B
CRM salesforce.com, inc. B C B
DLTR Dollar Tree, Inc. B C B
EXPE Expedia Group, Inc. B B B
JD JD.com, Inc. Sponsored ADR Class A B B B
KKR KKR & Co. Inc. Class A B C B
KSU Kansas City Southern B C B
LEN Lennar Corporation Class A B B B
MMP Magellan Midstream Partners, L.P. B C B
NKE NIKE, Inc. Class B B C B
NXPI NXP Semiconductors NV B C B
OTEX Open Text Corporation B B B
PM Philip Morris International Inc. B C B
SGEN Seattle Genetics, Inc. B D B
SJM J.M. Smucker Company B C B
SLF Sun Life Financial Inc. B C B
SWK Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. B C B
TAL TAL Education Group Sponsored ADR Class A B C B
TEL TE Connectivity Ltd. B B B
VST Vistra Energy Corp. B B B
WBK Westpac Banking Corp Sponsored ADR B C B
XYL Xylem Inc. B C B
ZTO ZTO Express (Cayman) Inc. Sponsored ADR Class A B B B

Upgraded: From Sell to Hold
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
Grade
Fundamental
Grade
Total
Grade
BIIB Biogen Inc. D B C
BTI British American Tobacco PLC Sponsored ADR D C C
GLW Corning Inc C D C
HPQ HP Inc. D C C
PSX Phillips 66 D C C
REGN Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. D C C
VOD Vodafone Group Plc Sponsored ADR C C C
WYNN Wynn Resorts, Limited C C C
XOM Exxon Mobil Corporation C D C

Downgraded: From Buy to Hold
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
Grade
Fundamental
Grade
Total
Grade
ABC AmerisourceBergen Corporation C B C
ADSK Autodesk, Inc. C C C
CSCO Cisco Systems, Inc. B C C
DE Deere & Company B C C
DELL Dell Technologies Inc Class C C C C
DISCA Discovery, Inc. Class A C B C
ERIC Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson Sponsored ADR Class B C C C
JNJ Johnson & Johnson C C C
MAR Marriott International, Inc. Class A B D C
NOK Nokia Oyj Sponsored ADR C C C
PANW Palo Alto Networks, Inc. C C C
PPG PPG Industries, Inc. B C C
RCI Rogers Communications Inc. Class B C C C
RY Royal Bank of Canada C C C
SYY Sysco Corporation C C C
UAL United Airlines Holdings, Inc. C B C
USB U.S. Bancorp C C C
WIT Wipro Limited Sponsored ADR C B C

Downgraded: From Hold to Sell
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
Grade
Fundamental
Grade
Total
Grade
AMX America Movil SAB de CV Sponsored ADR Class L D B D
BEN Franklin Resources, Inc. D D D
BK Bank of New York Mellon Corporation D C D
CSX CSX Corporation D C D
EC Ecopetrol SA Sponsored ADR D C D
IFF International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. D C D
JKHY Jack Henry & Associates, Inc. D C D
NLY Annaly Capital Management, Inc. D F D
SMFG Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group, Inc. Sponsored ADR D B D
TAK Takeda Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd. Sponsored ADR D C D
VALE Vale S.A. Sponsored ADR D D D
VNO Vornado Realty Trust F B 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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