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 99 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
BR Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc. B C B
BTI British American Tobacco PLC Sponsored B C B
CNQ Canadian Natural Resources Limited B C B
CRM salesforce.com, inc. B C B
DLR Digital Realty Trust, Inc. B C B
DTE DTE Energy Company B C B
EQH AXA Equitable Holdings, Inc. B C B
INTU Intuit Inc. B B B
IQV IQVIA Holdings Inc B C B
K Kellogg Company B C B
KDP Keurig Dr Pepper Inc. B B B
LW Lamb Weston Holdings, Inc. B C B
LYV Live Nation Entertainment, Inc. B C B
MCK McKesson Corporation B D B
MET MetLife, Inc. B C B
MKC.V McCormick & Company, Incorporated B C B
NFLX Netflix, Inc. C B B
NVDA NVIDIA Corporation B C B
OKE ONEOK, Inc. B C B
PGR Progressive Corporation B C B
ROST Ross Stores, Inc. A B B
SCCO Southern Copper Corporation B C B
SNE Sony Corporation Sponsored ADR B B B
SSNC SS&C Technologies Holdings, Inc. B B B
TAK Takeda Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd. B C B
TJX TJX Companies Inc B B B
TTWO Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. B B B
TWLO Twilio, Inc. Class A B C B
URI United Rentals, Inc. B C B
VFC V.F. Corporation B C B
VLO Valero Energy Corporation B C B
VRSK Verisk Analytics Inc B C B
VRTX Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated B C B
VST Vistra Energy Corp. B C B

Upgraded: From Sell to Hold
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
Grade
Fundamental
Grade
Total
Grade
AMTD TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation C C C
AMZN Amazon.com, Inc. C D C
ANET Arista Networks, Inc. D B C
BA Boeing Company B F C
BKR Baker Hughes Company Class A D B C
CNA CNA Financial Corporation C D C
GS Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. C D C
IFF International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. C C C
ING ING Groep NV Sponsored ADR D B C
MO Altria Group Inc C D C
PKI PerkinElmer, Inc. C C C
RBS Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc C D C
RDS.A Royal Dutch Shell Plc Sponsored ADR C C C
SMFG Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group, Inc. D B C
SQ Square, Inc. Class A D B C
TWTR Twitter, Inc. C C C
VALE Vale S.A. Sponsored ADR D C C
WMB Williams Companies, Inc. D C C

Downgraded: From Buy to Hold
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
Grade
Fundamental
Grade
Total
Grade
A Agilent Technologies, Inc. C C C
ABB ABB Ltd. Sponsored ADR C C C
ADI Analog Devices, Inc. B C C
ARMK Aramark B C C
BBDO Banco Bradesco S.A. Sponsored ADR C B C
BNS Bank of Nova Scotia C C C
BXP Boston Properties, Inc. C C C
CE Celanese Corporation B C C
CMI Cummins Inc. B C C
CNP CenterPoint Energy, Inc. D B C
DE Deere & Company B C C
DFS Discover Financial Services C C C
EBAY eBay Inc. B C C
FRC First Republic Bank C C C
HTHT Huazhu Group Ltd. Sponsored ADR C C C
IHG InterContinental Hotels Group PLC C C C
MCHP Microchip Technology Incorporated B C C
MHK Mohawk Industries, Inc. C C C
PNC PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. C C C
PPG PPG Industries, Inc. C C C
SWK Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. B C C
TEL TE Connectivity Ltd. B D C
TXN Texas Instruments Incorporated B C C
UPS United Parcel Service, Inc. Class B C C C
USB U.S. Bancorp C C C
UTX United Technologies Corporation C C C
VOD Vodafone Group Plc Sponsored ADR C C C
WYNN Wynn Resorts, Limited C D C
XLNX Xilinx, Inc. C C C

Downgraded: From Hold to Sell
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
Grade
Fundamental
Grade
Total
Grade
ALXN Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. D B D
BBVA Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria D B D
CAH Cardinal Health, Inc. C D D
CEO CNOOC Limited Sponsored ADR D C D
CSCO Cisco Systems, Inc. D C D
DAL Delta Air Lines, Inc. D C D
EMN Eastman Chemical Company D D D
GD General Dynamics Corporation D C D
IP International Paper Company D C D
LBTYB Liberty Global Plc Class B D C D
MKL Markel Corporation D C D
MTB M&T Bank Corporation D C D
MXIM Maxim Integrated Products, Inc. D C D
UAL United Airlines Holdings, Inc. D B D
UHS Universal Health Services, Inc. D D D
VNO Vornado Realty Trust D B D
WBK Westpac Banking Corp Sponsored D C D
WIT Wipro Limited Sponsored ADR 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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