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 87 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
BAP Credicorp Ltd. B C B
BBT BB&T Corporation B C B
CE Celanese Corporation B C B
DOCU DocuSign, Inc. B C B
FB Facebook, Inc. Class A B D B
GOOGL Alphabet Inc. Class A B B B
JPM JPMorgan Chase & Co. B B B
MFC Manulife Financial Corporation B B B
MXIM Maxim Integrated Products, Inc. B C B
RY Royal Bank of Canada B C B
SJR Shaw Communications Inc. Class B B C B
STM STMicroelectronics NV ADR RegS B C B
TROW T. Rowe Price Group B B B

Upgraded: From Sell to Hold
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
AAP Advance Auto Parts, Inc. C C C
AMTD TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation D B C
BK Bank of New York Mellon Corporation C C C
CS Credit Suisse Group AG Sponsored ADR D B C
CTSH Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation Class A D C C
HMC Honda Motor Co., Ltd. Sponsored ADR C D C
HSBC HSBC Holdings PLC Sponsored ADR C C C
IMO Imperial Oil Limited D C C
KEY KeyCorp C C C
KR Kroger Co. C C C
LKQ LKQ Corporation C C C
LNC Lincoln National Corporation C C C
LYG Lloyds Banking Group plc Sponsored ADR C C C
MFG Mizuho Financial Group, Inc. Sponsored ADR D B C
MTB M&T Bank Corporation C C C
NBL Noble Energy, Inc. C C C
NTRS Northern Trust Corporation C C C
PUK Prudential plc Sponsored ADR D C C
SCCO Southern Copper Corporation C C C
SCHW Charles Schwab Corporation D C C
SMFG Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group, Inc. Sponsored ADR D B C
TAP Molson Coors Brewing Company Class B C D C
WES Western Midstream Partners LP D C C
WFC Wells Fargo & Company D B C
WPP WPP Plc Sponsored ADR C C C

Downgraded: From Buy to Hold
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
ADBE Adobe Inc. C C C
AMD Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. C C C
AMGN Amgen Inc. C C C
ANTM Anthem, Inc. C C C
CL Colgate-Palmolive Company B D C
CRM salesforce.com, inc. C C C
CTRP Ctrip.com International Ltd Sponsored ADR C C C
DISCA Discovery, Inc. Class A D B C
DISCK Discovery, Inc. Class C D B C
EFX Equifax Inc. B D C
ETN Eaton Corp. Plc C C C
EXPE Expedia Group, Inc. C B C
GD General Dynamics Corporation C C C
IHG InterContinental Hotels Group PLC Sponsored ADR C C C
KKR KKR & Co. Inc. Class A C C C
LOW Lowe’s Companies, Inc. C B C
MMP Magellan Midstream Partners, L.P. C C C
S Sprint Corp. B D C
SJM J.M. Smucker Company C C C
SNE Sony Corporation Sponsored ADR C C C
SNY Sanofi Sponsored ADR C C C
SWK Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. C C C
TTWO Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. C C C
UTX United Technologies Corporation C C C
VRTX Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated C B C
XYL Xylem Inc. C C C
ZBH Zimmer Biomet Holdings, Inc. B C C

Downgraded: From Hold to Sell
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
BR Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc. D C D
CBS CBS Corporation Class B F C D
CEO CNOOC Limited Sponsored ADR D C D
CHKP Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. D C D
CHL China Mobile Limited Sponsored ADR D C D
CI Cigna Corporation D C D
FANG Diamondback Energy, Inc. D C D
HUM Humana Inc. D B D
JKHY Jack Henry & Associates, Inc. D C D
K Kellogg Company D C D
LSXMB Liberty Media Corp. Series B Liberty SiriusXM D C D
MO Altria Group Inc F C D
NFLX Netflix, Inc. D C D
PANW Palo Alto Networks, Inc. D C D
PFE Pfizer Inc. D B D
RCL Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. D C D
ROL Rollins, Inc. D C D
SQ Square, Inc. Class A D B D
TAK Takeda Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd. D C D
ULTA Ulta Beauty 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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