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 140 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
AEE Ameren Corporation B C B
AES AES Corporation B B B
AXP American Express Company B C B
BHC Bausch Health Companies Inc. B C B
BUD Anheuser-Busch InBev SA/NV Sponsored B C B
CAG Conagra Brands, Inc. B B B
CERN Cerner Corporation A C B
CNQ Canadian Natural Resources Limited B C B
DLR Digital Realty Trust, Inc. B D B
DTE DTE Energy Company B C B
DUK Duke Energy Corporation B C B
ED Consolidated Edison, Inc. A C B
EPD Enterprise Products Partners L.P. B D B
EXAS Exact Sciences Corporation B B B
FDS FactSet Research Systems Inc. B C B
FRC First Republic Bank B C B
HUM Humana Inc. B C B
IX ORIX Corporation Sponsored ADR B C B
LSXMA Liberty Media Corp. Series A Liberty B C B
LYV Live Nation Entertainment, Inc. B C B
MCD McDonald’s Corporation B D B
MKC McCormick & Company, Incorporated B C B
NCLH Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. B C B
PBA Pembina Pipeline Corporation B C B
PM Philip Morris International Inc. A D B
PYPL PayPal Holdings Inc B C B
RCL Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. B C B
SJM J.M. Smucker Company B C B
SPLK Splunk Inc. B C B
SYK Stryker Corporation B C B
YUM Yum! Brands, Inc. B D B

Upgraded: From Sell to Hold
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
AGR Avangrid, Inc. C C C
CL Colgate-Palmolive Company C C C
CNC Centene Corporation D B C
CTXS Citrix Systems, Inc. D B C
HST Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. D C C
IEP Icahn Enterprises L.P. C D C
ILMN Illumina, Inc. D B C
MKL Markel Corporation C C C
NBL Noble Energy, Inc. C D C
NI NiSource Inc B C C
NRG NRG Energy, Inc. D C C
ORAN Orange SA Sponsored ADR D C C
SU Suncor Energy Inc. C D C
TAP.A Molson Coors Brewing Company Class A B D C
TWTR Twitter, Inc. C C C
VNO Vornado Realty Trust D B C
VTR Ventas, Inc. C D C
WBK Westpac Banking Corp Sponsored ADR C C C

Downgraded: From Buy to Hold
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
ABB ABB Ltd. Sponsored ADR C C C
ABT Abbott Laboratories C C C
AFL Aflac Incorporated C C C
AIG American International Group, Inc. B C C
AMP Ameriprise Financial, Inc. C C C
ATVI Activision Blizzard, Inc. C C C
BAC Bank of America Corp C C C
BBL BHP Group Plc Sponsored ADR C C C
BHP BHP Group Ltd Sponsored ADR C C C
BR Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc. B C C
C Citigroup Inc. C C C
CBRE CBRE Group, Inc. Class A C C C
CE Celanese Corporation C C C
CFG Citizens Financial Group, Inc. C C C
CHT Chunghwa Telecom Co., Ltd Sponsored ADR B C C
DFS Discover Financial Services C C C
DISCB Discovery, Inc. Class B C C C
ETN Eaton Corp. Plc C C C
FAST Fastenal Company C B C
FITB Fifth Third Bancorp C C C
FMX Fomento Economico Mexicano SAB de CV D B C
GE General Electric Company C C C
GOOG Alphabet Inc. Class C B C C
HBAN Huntington Bancshares Incorporated D C C
HON Honeywell International Inc. B C C
IEX IDEX Corporation C C C
IHG InterContinental Hotels Group PLC C C C
ITW Illinois Tool Works Inc. C C C
KEY KeyCorp C C C
KKR KKR & Co. Inc. Class A C C C
KMI Kinder Morgan Inc Class P B D C
LFC China Life Insurance Co. Ltd. Sponsored C A C
LIN Linde plc C C C
LKQ LKQ Corporation C B C
LN LINE Corp. Sponsored ADR B C C
LOW Lowe’s Companies, Inc. C B C
LYG Lloyds Banking Group plc Sponsored ADR C C C
MAR Marriott International, Inc. Class A C C C
MET MetLife, Inc. C C C
MFC Manulife Financial Corporation C C C
MRVL Marvell Technology Group Ltd. B C C
NKE NIKE, Inc. Class B C B C
NTES NetEase, Inc. Sponsored ADR C B C
ODFL Old Dominion Freight Line, Inc. B C C
PBR.A Petroleo Brasileiro SA Sponsored ADR Pfd C B C
PPG PPG Industries, Inc. C C C
RBS Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc C D C
RGA Reinsurance Group of America C C C
SCCO Southern Copper Corporation C C C
TROW T. Rowe Price Group C C C
TXN Texas Instruments Incorporated B C C
URI United Rentals, Inc. D C C
VRSN VeriSign, Inc. C C C
VRTX Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated C C C
WPP WPP Plc Sponsored ADR C C C

Downgraded: From Hold to Sell
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
ABBV AbbVie, Inc. D C D
AMTD TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation D C D
AVGO Broadcom Inc. D C D
BA Boeing Company C F D
BBVA Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria F B D
BKR Baker Hughes Company Class A F B D
BLK BlackRock, Inc. D C D
BRK.A Berkshire Hathaway Inc. Class A D C D
CAT Caterpillar Inc. D C D
CNHI CNH Industrial NV F B D
COF Capital One Financial Corporation D C D
DE Deere & Company D C D
EC Ecopetrol SA Sponsored ADR D C D
FCAU Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. D D D
IT Gartner, Inc. D B D
L Loews Corporation D D D
LUV Southwest Airlines Co. D B D
LYB LyondellBasell Industries NV D C D
MGA Magna International Inc. D D D
MS Morgan Stanley D C D
MTB M&T Bank Corporation D C D
PFG Principal Financial Group, Inc. D D D
PUK Prudential plc Sponsored ADR D C D
SIVB SVB Financial Group D C D
SWK Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. D C D
TD Toronto-Dominion Bank D C D
TEL TE Connectivity Ltd. D D D
UHS Universal Health Services, Inc. Class B D D D
VALE Vale S.A. Sponsored ADR D C D
VLO Valero Energy Corporation D C D
VMW VMware, Inc. Class A D B D
VOD Vodafone Group Plc Sponsored ADR D C D
WYNN Wynn Resorts, Limited D D D
XYL Xylem Inc. D D D

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