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 67 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
ABB ABB Ltd. Sponsored ADR B C B
ATVI Activision Blizzard, Inc. B C B
BUD Anheuser-Busch InBev SA/NV Sponsored ADR B C B
COO Cooper Companies, Inc. B C B
CP Canadian Pacific Railway Limited B C B
DRI Darden Restaurants, Inc. B C B
FMX Fomento Economico Mexicano B C B
GOOGL Alphabet Inc. Class A B C B
IQV IQVIA Holdings Inc B C B
K Kellogg Company B C B
KKR KKR & Co. Inc. Class A B C B
LII Lennox International Inc. B D B
MCHP Microchip Technology Incorporated B C B
MET MetLife, Inc. B C B
MTD Mettler-Toledo International Inc. B C B
PNC PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. B C B
RGA Reinsurance Group of America, Incorporated B C B
RYAAY Ryanair Holdings Plc Sponsored ADR B B B
SJM J.M. Smucker Company B C B
TXN Texas Instruments Incorporated B C B

Upgraded: From Sell to Hold
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
ABBV AbbVie, Inc. C C C
ABC AmerisourceBergen Corporation C C C
BBVA Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria D B C
BDX Becton, Dickinson and Company C C C
BK Bank of New York Mellon Corporation D C C
BRK.B Berkshire Hathaway Inc. Class B D C C
CAJ Canon Inc. Sponsored ADR C D C
GD General Dynamics Corporation D C C
GM General Motors Company D C C
HMC Honda Motor Co., Ltd. Sponsored ADR C C C
KB KB Financial Group Inc. Sponsored ADR C C C
MKL Markel Corporation C C C
SIVB SVB Financial Group D C C
UHS Universal Health Services, Inc. Class B C D C
ULTA Ulta Beauty Inc C C C
VALE Vale S.A. Sponsored ADR D C C

Downgraded: From Buy to Hold
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
AEE Ameren Corporation B C C
AMX America Movil C C C
CHD Church & Dwight Co., Inc. C B C
CMCSA Comcast Corporation Class A C B C
CNQ Canadian Natural Resources Limited C C C
EBAY eBay Inc. C C C
LSXMA Liberty Media Corp. Series A Liberty SiriusXM B C C
PPL PPL Corporation C C C
PSX Phillips 66 B C C
RY Royal Bank of Canada C C C
SCCO Southern Copper Corporation C C C
SJR Shaw Communications Inc. Class B B C C
SSNC SS&C Technologies Holdings, Inc. C B C
SYK Stryker Corporation C C C
TCOM Trip.com Group Ltd. Sponsored ADR C B C
UTX United Technologies Corporation C C C
VICI VICI Properties Inc B C C

Downgraded: From Hold to Sell
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
AGR Avangrid, Inc. D C D
BNS Bank of Nova Scotia D C D
CAG Conagra Brands, Inc. D C D
CM Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce D C D
CNP CenterPoint Energy, Inc. D B D
EXC Exelon Corporation D C D
HTHT Huazhu Group Ltd. Sponsored ADR D C D
NLY Annaly Capital Management, Inc. C F D
ORAN Orange SA Sponsored ADR D C D
REG Regency Centers Corporation D C D
TWTR Twitter, Inc. D C D
VOD Vodafone Group Plc Sponsored ADR D C D
VST Vistra Energy Corp. D C D
VTR Ventas, 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.

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