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 86 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
BBT BB&T Corporation B C B
DGX Quest Diagnostics Incorporated B C B
DOCU DocuSign, Inc. B C B
JPM JPMorgan Chase & Co. B B B
ODFL Old Dominion Freight Line, Inc. B C B
PPL PPL Corporation A C B
RY Royal Bank of Canada B C B
SPLK Splunk Inc. B B B
TSM Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Ltd. B C B
UPS United Parcel Service, Inc. Class B B C B
USB U.S. Bancorp B C B

Upgraded: From Sell to Hold
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
Grade
Fundamental
Grade
Total
Grade
AAP Advance Auto Parts, Inc. C C C
CFG Citizens Financial Group, Inc. C C C
CNQ Canadian Natural Resources Limited C B C
FRC First Republic Bank C C C
KEY KeyCorp C C C
MPLX MPLX LP C C C
MTB M&T Bank Corporation C C C
NTRS Northern Trust Corporation C C C
RF Regions Financial Corporation D C C
WES Western Midstream Partners LP C C C
WFC Wells Fargo & Company D B C

Upgraded: From Sell to Hold
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
Grade
Fundamental
Grade
Total
Grade
ABEV Ambev SA Sponsored ADR C B C
AMD Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. B C C
AMGN Amgen Inc. C C C
APTV Aptiv PLC C C C
ARMK Aramark C C C
BAP Credicorp Ltd. C C C
BCH Banco de Chile Sponsored ADR C B C
CL Colgate-Palmolive Company B D C
CNI Canadian National Railway Company C C C
CTRP Ctrip.com International Ltd C C C
DAL Delta Air Lines, Inc. C B C
DLR Digital Realty Trust, Inc. B D C
EFX Equifax Inc. B D C
EXPE Expedia Group, Inc. C B C
F Ford Motor Company C C C
HD Home Depot, Inc. B C C
IHG InterContinental Hotels Group PLC C C C
ITW Illinois Tool Works Inc. B C C
LOW Lowe’s Companies, Inc. C B C
MET MetLife, Inc. C C C
NKE NIKE, Inc. Class B C C C
PCAR PACCAR Inc C C C
PFG Principal Financial Group, Inc. C C C
S Sprint Corp. B D C
TEL TE Connectivity Ltd. C B C
TJX TJX Companies Inc C C C
TSCO Tractor Supply Company C C C
TTWO Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. C C C
UNP Union Pacific Corporation C C C
UTX United Technologies Corporation C C C
VRTX Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated C B C
ZBH Zimmer Biomet Holdings, Inc. B C C

Downgraded: From Hold to Sell
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
Grade
Fundamental
Grade
Total
Grade
BBVA Banco Bilbao D B D
BP BP p.l.c. Sponsored ADR D D D
BSAC Banco Santander-Chile Sponsored ADR D C D
CAT Caterpillar Inc. D C D
CHKP Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. D C D
CI Cigna Corporation D C D
CTSH Cognizant Technology Solutions D C D
CVS CVS Health Corporation D B D
DISCA Discovery, Inc. Class A D B D
DISCK Discovery, Inc. Class C D B D
EC Ecopetrol SA Sponsored ADR D C D
FANG Diamondback Energy, Inc. D C D
FCAU Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. D C D
FTI TechnipFMC Plc D C D
HMC Honda Motor Co., Ltd. Sponsored ADR D D D
HPE Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co. D C D
HPQ HP Inc. F C D
IFF International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. D C D
IMO Imperial Oil Limited D C D
JKHY Jack Henry & Associates, Inc. D C D
LBTYA Liberty Global Plc Class A D D D
NFLX Netflix, Inc. D C D
PFE Pfizer Inc. D B D
RCL Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. D C D
ROK Rockwell Automation, Inc. D C D
ROL Rollins, Inc. D C D
SCCO Southern Copper Corporation D C D
SQ Square, Inc. Class A D B D
ULTA Ulta Beauty Inc D C D
VALE Vale S.A. Sponsored ADR D D D
VIAB Viacom Inc. Class B D B D
VNO Vornado Realty Trust D B 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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