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 71 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
ARMK Aramark A D B
BAC Bank of America Corp B C B
C Citigroup Inc. B C B
CFG Citizens Financial Group, Inc. B C B
DFS Discover Financial Services B C B
FITB Fifth Third Bancorp B C B
HBAN Huntington Bancshares Incorporated B C B
KEY KeyCorp B C B
LLY Eli Lilly and Company B C B
MAR Marriott International, Inc. Class A B C B
MMP Magellan Midstream Partners, L.P. B C B
PBR.A Petroleo Brasileiro SA Sponsored ADR B B B
PPL PPL Corporation B C B
RBS Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc B D B
SCCO Southern Copper Corporation B C B
SNY Sanofi Sponsored ADR B C B

Upgraded: From Sell to Hold
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
Grade
Fundamental
Grade
Total
Grade
BRK.A Berkshire Hathaway Inc. Class A C C C
DAL Delta Air Lines, Inc. D C C
EC Ecopetrol SA Sponsored ADR D C C
FCAU Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. C D C
JNJ Johnson & Johnson C C C
MTB M&T Bank Corporation C C C
MUFG Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, Inc. C C C
VOD Vodafone Group Plc Sponsored ADR C C C

Downgraded: From Buy to Hold
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
Grade
Fundamental
Grade
Total
Grade
ADSK Autodesk, Inc. C C C
AES AES Corporation C C C
ALGN Align Technology, Inc. C B C
APH Amphenol Corporation Class A C C C
AVGO Broadcom Inc. B C C
BUD Anheuser-Busch InBev SA/NV Sponsored C C C
CCEP Coca-Cola European Partners Plc C C C
CERN Cerner Corporation B C C
CQP Cheniere Energy Partners, L.P. C C C
DRI Darden Restaurants, Inc. C C C
DUK Duke Energy Corporation C C C
ED Consolidated Edison, Inc. B C C
GOOGL Alphabet Inc. Class A B C C
HD Home Depot, Inc. B D C
INTC Intel Corporation C C C
IQV IQVIA Holdings Inc C C C
KDP Keurig Dr Pepper Inc. C B C
LSXMB Liberty Media Corp. Series B Liberty C C C
LYV Live Nation Entertainment, Inc. C C C
MCHP Microchip Technology Incorporated B C C
MKC McCormick & Company, Incorporated C C C
MTD Mettler-Toledo International Inc. C C C
ORCL Oracle Corporation C C C
PANW Palo Alto Networks, Inc. C C C
PYPL PayPal Holdings Inc C C C
SJM J.M. Smucker Company C C C
SPLK Splunk Inc. C C C
YUM Yum! Brands, Inc. B D C

Downgraded: From Hold to Sell
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
Grade
Fundamental
Grade
Total
Grade
BK Bank of New York Mellon D C D
CAJ Canon Inc. Sponsored ADR D D D
CL Colgate-Palmolive Company D C D
CRM salesforce.com, inc. D C D
CTXS Citrix Systems, Inc. D B D
DELL Dell Technologies Inc Class C D C D
ERIC Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson D D D
GD General Dynamics Corporation D C D
GM General Motors Company D C D
HMC Honda Motor Co., Ltd. Sponsored D C D
IFF International Flavors D C D
ILMN Illumina, Inc. D B D
ING ING Groep NV Sponsored ADR D B D
KB KB Financial Group Inc. D C D
MKL Markel Corporation D C D
MPC Marathon Petroleum Corporation D B D
NI NiSource Inc D C D
REGN Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. D B D
SQ Square, Inc. Class A 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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