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 119 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
AAPL Apple Inc. B C B
AES AES Corporation B D B
ALGN Align Technology, Inc. B B B
AMD Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. A B B
AMGN Amgen Inc. B C B
AMP Ameriprise Financial, Inc. B C B
BGNE BeiGene, Ltd. Sponsored ADR B B B
BMY Bristol-Myers Squibb Company B B B
CERN Cerner Corporation B C B
CP Canadian Pacific Railway Limited B C B
DELL Dell Technologies Inc Class C B C B
DFS Discover Financial Services B B B
DGX Quest Diagnostics Incorporated B C B
DISCB Discovery, Inc. Class B B B B
DRI Darden Restaurants, Inc. B C B
EFX Equifax Inc. A B B
ETN Eaton Corp. Plc B C B
FTNT Fortinet, Inc. B B B
HON Honeywell International Inc. B C B
IBM International Business Machines Corporation B D B
LLY Eli Lilly and Company B C B
LSXMB Liberty Media Corp. Series B Liberty SiriusXM B C B
LVS Las Vegas Sands Corp. B C B
OKE ONEOK, Inc. B C B
PANW Palo Alto Networks, Inc. B C B
PPL PPL Corporation B C B
PSX Phillips 66 B C B
QRVO Qorvo, Inc. B C B
RTN Raytheon Company B B B
SIRI Sirius XM Holdings, Inc. B C B
SNE Sony Corporation Sponsored ADR B C B
TIF Tiffany & Co. B C B
TROW T. Rowe Price Group B C B
UPS United Parcel Service, Inc. Class B 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
Grade
Fundamental
Grade
Total
Grade
ABB ABB Ltd. Sponsored ADR C D C
ABBV AbbVie, Inc. C D C
ALXN Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. D B C
AMZN Amazon.com, Inc. C C C
BIIB Biogen Inc. C B C
BRK.A Berkshire Hathaway Inc. Class A C C C
CHKP Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. D C C
EMR Emerson Electric Co. C C C
GD General Dynamics Corporation D C C
GE General Electric Company B C C
IX ORIX Corporation Sponsored ADR C C C
K Kellogg Company C C C
LNG Cheniere Energy, Inc. C D C
MHK Mohawk Industries, Inc. B C C
MPC Marathon Petroleum Corporation C C C
NFLX Netflix, Inc. D B C
NLY Annaly Capital Management, Inc. B F C
SCHW Charles Schwab Corporation D B C
SIVB SVB Financial Group D C C
SPOT Spotify Technology SA C B C
STT State Street Corporation C C C
SUZ Suzano SA Sponsored ADR C C C
WMB Williams Companies, Inc. D B C

Downgraded: From Buy to Hold
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
Grade
Fundamental
Grade
Total
Grade
ALNY Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, Inc C C C
APH Amphenol Corporation Class A C C C
APTV Aptiv PLC B C C
BLK BlackRock, Inc. C C C
BNS Bank of Nova Scotia C C C
BSBR Banco Santander (Brasil) S.A. Sponsored ADR C B C
BUD Anheuser-Busch InBev SA/NV Sponsored ADR C C C
BURL Burlington Stores, Inc. C B C
CNA CNA Financial Corporation B D C
DXCM DexCom, Inc. B C C
EBAY eBay Inc. B C C
EIX Edison International C C C
EXAS Exact Sciences Corporation C B C
EXPD Expeditors International of Washington, Inc. C B C
EXPE Expedia Group, Inc. C B C
F Ford Motor Company C C C
GM General Motors Company C C C
GOOGL Alphabet Inc. Class A B D C
GWW W.W. Grainger, Inc. C C C
HAS Hasbro, Inc. C D C
INFY Infosys Limited Sponsored ADR C C C
INTU Intuit Inc. B C C
KDP Keurig Dr Pepper Inc. C C C
KKR KKR & Co. Inc. Class A B C C
L Loews Corporation C D C
LYG Lloyds Banking Group plc Sponsored ADR C C C
MGA Magna International Inc. B C C
MXIM Maxim Integrated Products, Inc. B C C
PBA Pembina Pipeline Corporation C B C
PKG Packaging Corporation of America B C C
RBS Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc Sponsored ADR C B C
ROST Ross Stores, Inc. C C C
SPLK Splunk Inc. C B C
SWK Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. B C C
TJX TJX Companies Inc C C C
TRV Travelers Companies, Inc. C D C
UHS Universal Health Services, Inc. Class B C D C
VFC V.F. Corporation C C C
XLNX Xilinx, Inc. C C C

Downgraded: From Hold to Sell
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
Grade
Fundamental
Grade
Total
Grade
ANET Arista Networks, Inc. D B D
BAP Credicorp Ltd. D C D
BBVA Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria, S.A. Sponsored ADR D B D
BCH Banco de Chile Sponsored ADR D C D
CHU China Unicom (Hong Kong) Limited Sponsored ADR D C D
CLX Clorox Company D C D
GLW Corning Inc D C D
HMC Honda Motor Co., Ltd. Sponsored ADR D D D
HSBC HSBC Holdings PLC Sponsored ADR D C D
IEP Icahn Enterprises L.P. C F D
ING ING Groep NV Sponsored ADR D C D
IP International Paper Company D C D
JNJ Johnson & Johnson D C D
LBTYB Liberty Global Plc Class B C D D
NOK Nokia Oyj Sponsored ADR F C D
RCI Rogers Communications Inc. Class B D C D
SAN Banco Santander S.A. Sponsored ADR F C D
TAP Molson Coors Brewing Company Class B F D D
TEF Telefonica SA Sponsored ADR D C D
TWTR Twitter, Inc. 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.

Sincerely,
Louis Navellier

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