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
AES AES Corporation B D B
AMD Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. A C B
AMX America Movil SAB de CV Sponsored ADR Class L B B B
BMY Bristol-Myers Squibb Company B B B
DE Deere & Company B C B
DELL Dell Technologies Inc Class C B C B
DISCB Discovery, Inc. Class B B B B
EPD Enterprise Products Partners L.P. B B B
ETN Eaton Corp. Plc B C B
FRC First Republic Bank B C B
GWW W.W. Grainger, Inc. B C B
KKR KKR & Co. Inc. Class A B C B
LOW Lowe’s Companies, Inc. B B B
LSXMB Liberty Media Corp. Series B Liberty SiriusXM B C B
LVS Las Vegas Sands Corp. B C B
MCK McKesson Corporation B C B
MET MetLife, Inc. B C B
MHK Mohawk Industries, Inc. B D B
NCLH Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. B C B
PANW Palo Alto Networks, Inc. B C B
PFG Principal Financial Group, Inc. B C B
PH Parker-Hannifin Corporation B C B
PHG Koninklijke Philips N.V. Sponsored ADR B B B
PNC PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. B C B
PPL PPL Corporation B C B
PSX Phillips 66 B C B
RTN Raytheon Company B B B
SAP SAP SE Sponsored ADR B B B
SGEN Seattle Genetics, Inc. A D B
SIRI Sirius XM Holdings, Inc. B C B
UTX United Technologies Corporation B C B
WPP WPP Plc Sponsored ADR B C B

Upgraded: From Sell to Hold
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
ABB ABB Ltd. Sponsored ADR C D C
ABBV AbbVie, Inc. C D C
ALGN Align Technology, Inc. C B C
BBVA Banco Bilbao D B C
BIIB Biogen Inc. C B C
BK Bank of New York Mellon Corporation C C C
CAT Caterpillar Inc. B C C
CHRW C.H. Robinson Worldwide, Inc. C C C
CS Credit Suisse Group AG Sponsored ADR D C C
CTRP Ctrip.com International Ltd Sponsored ADR C C C
CTXS Citrix Systems, Inc. C B C
CVS CVS Health Corporation D B C
DPZ Domino’s Pizza, Inc. C C C
EMR Emerson Electric Co. C C C
GD General Dynamics Corporation D C C
HPE Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co. C C C
LNC Lincoln National Corporation C C C
LNG Cheniere Energy, Inc. C D C
MPC Marathon Petroleum Corporation C C C
NTRS Northern Trust Corporation C C C
RCL Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. C C C
SAN Banco Santander S.A. Sponsored ADR D C C
SCHW Charles Schwab Corporation D C C
STT State Street Corporation C C C
UNH UnitedHealth Group Incorporated D C C
VLO Valero Energy Corporation B C C

Downgraded: From Buy to Hold
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
ADBE Adobe Inc. C C C
AXP American Express Company C C C
BBT BB&T Corporation B C C
BNS Bank of Nova Scotia C C C
BR Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc. C C C
BSBR Banco Santander (Brasil) S.A. Sponsored ADR C B C
BURL Burlington Stores, Inc. C B C
CERN Cerner Corporation B C C
CLX Clorox Company C C C
DIS Walt Disney Company B D C
EIX Edison International C B C
EXC Exelon Corporation B C C
EXPD Expeditors International of Washington, Inc. C B C
EXPE Expedia Group, Inc. C B C
GM General Motors Company C C C
HAS Hasbro, Inc. C D C
HRL Hormel Foods Corporation C C C
INFY Infosys Limited Sponsored ADR C C C
LW Lamb Weston Holdings, Inc. C C C
OMC Omnicom Group Inc C C C
PBA Pembina Pipeline Corporation C B C
PGR Progressive Corporation C C C
REG Regency Centers Corporation B C C
ROST Ross Stores, Inc. C C C
TRV Travelers Companies, Inc. C D C
TSCO Tractor Supply Company C C C
UAL United Airlines Holdings, Inc. C C C
UHS Universal Health Services, Inc. Class B B C C
VICI VICI Properties Inc B C C
WAT Waters Corporation B C C

Downgraded: From Hold to Sell
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
AAP Advance Auto Parts, Inc. D C D
BA Boeing Company D F D
BEN Franklin Resources, Inc. D D D
BSAC Banco Santander-Chile Sponsored ADR D C D
BTI British American Tobacco PLC Sponsored ADR D C D
CAG Conagra Brands, Inc. D C D
CHKP Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. D C D
CHU China Unicom D C D
DISCK Discovery, Inc. Class C D B D
GS Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. D D D
IEP Icahn Enterprises L.P. C F D
IP International Paper Company D C D
JNJ Johnson & Johnson D C D
K Kellogg Company D C D
LBTYA Liberty Global Plc Class A D D D
MTB M&T Bank Corporation D C D
NOK Nokia Oyj Sponsored ADR F C D
PM Philip Morris International Inc. D D D
RCI Rogers Communications Inc. Class B D C D
RYAAY Ryanair Holdings Plc Sponsored ADR D C D
SQ Square, Inc. Class A D B D
SUZ Suzano SA Sponsored ADR D C D
ULTA Ulta Beauty Inc D C D

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