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 94 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
ABB ABB Ltd. Sponsored ADR B C B
ADBE Adobe Inc. B C B
ALNY Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, Inc B C B
APTV Aptiv PLC B C B
BNS Bank of Nova Scotia B C B
BURL Burlington Stores, Inc. B B B
DIS Walt Disney Company B C B
DXCM DexCom, Inc. B B B
EA Electronic Arts Inc. B B B
EBAY eBay Inc. B C B
EIX Edison International B C B
GDDY GoDaddy, Inc. Class A C A B
GE General Electric Company B C B
GOOGL Alphabet Inc. Class A B C B
LSXMA Liberty Media Corp. Series A B C B
MHK Mohawk Industries, Inc. B C B
NBIX Neurocrine Biosciences, Inc. B C B
NMR Nomura Holdings, Inc. Sponsored ADR C B B
SPLK Splunk Inc. B B B
SWK Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. B C B
SWKS Skyworks Solutions, Inc. B D B
USB U.S. Bancorp B C B
WCG WellCare Health Plans, Inc. C B B
WYNN Wynn Resorts, Limited B D B
XLNX Xilinx, Inc. B C B
YNDX Yandex NV Class A B C B
ZBH Zimmer Biomet Holdings, Inc. B B B

Upgraded: From Sell to Hold
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
Grade
Fundamental
Grade
Total
Grade
ATVI Activision Blizzard, Inc. C C C
BBVA Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria D B C
CEO CNOOC Limited Sponsored ADR D C C
DISCA Discovery, Inc. Class A D B C
DISCK Discovery, Inc. Class C D B C
EMN Eastman Chemical Company C D C
HMC Honda Motor Co., Ltd. Sponsored ADR C C C
HSIC Henry Schein, Inc. C C C
IP International Paper Company C C C
JKHY Jack Henry & Associates, Inc. C C C
LBTYB Liberty Global Plc Class B C C C
MTB M&T Bank Corporation C C C
NVDA NVIDIA Corporation C C C
REGN Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. D B C
RYAAY Ryanair Holdings Plc Sponsored ADR C C C
SCCO Southern Copper Corporation C C C
WFC Wells Fargo & Company C D C

Downgraded: From Buy to Hold
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
Grade
Fundamental
Grade
Total
Grade
AGR Avangrid, Inc. C C C
ALLY Ally Financial Inc B C C
BBD Banco Bradesco S.A. Sponsored ADR Pfd C B C
CCEP Coca-Cola European Partners Plc B C C
CERN Cerner Corporation B C C
COO Cooper Companies, Inc. C C C
CP Canadian Pacific Railway Limited C C C
DELL Dell Technologies Inc Class C C B C
DISCB Discovery, Inc. Class B C B C
DLR Digital Realty Trust, Inc. B C C
DRI Darden Restaurants, Inc. C C C
DTE DTE Energy Company B C C
HOLX Hologic, Inc. C C C
IBM International Business Machines Corporation B C C
IQV IQVIA Holdings Inc C C C
LLY Eli Lilly and Company C C C
LW Lamb Weston Holdings, Inc. C C C
LYV Live Nation Entertainment, Inc. B C C
MCD McDonald’s Corporation C D C
MCK McKesson Corporation C D C
MKC.V McCormick & Company, Incorporated C C C
MMP Magellan Midstream Partners, L.P. C C C
MTD Mettler-Toledo International Inc. C C C
OKE ONEOK, Inc. B C C
ORAN Orange SA Sponsored ADR C C C
PH Parker-Hannifin Corporation B C C
REG Regency Centers Corporation C C C
SIRI Sirius XM Holdings, Inc. B C C
SNE Sony Corporation Sponsored ADR C C C
TWLO Twilio, Inc. Class A C C C
VRSK Verisk Analytics Inc B C C
VST Vistra Energy Corp. C C C
VTR Ventas, Inc. B C C
VZ Verizon Communications Inc. C C C
WBK Westpac Banking Corp Sponsored ADR C C C
XYL Xylem Inc. C D C

Downgraded: From Hold to Sell
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
Grade
Fundamental
Grade
Total
Grade
AAP Advance Auto Parts, Inc. D C D
AMZN Amazon.com, Inc. D C D
BDX Becton, Dickinson and Company D C D
BRK.A Berkshire Hathaway Inc. Class A D C D
CNA CNA Financial Corporation D D D
EXPE Expedia Group, Inc. D C D
HRL Hormel Foods Corporation D C D
LNG Cheniere Energy, Inc. D D D
PRU Prudential Financial, Inc. D C D
RBS Royal Bank of Scotland Group D D D
ROL Rollins, Inc. D C D
S Sprint Corp. C D D
WMB Williams Companies, Inc. D C D
WRK WestRock Company 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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