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 51 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
DISCB Discovery, Inc. Class B B C B
HD Home Depot, Inc. B D B
LIN Linde plc B C B
LOW Lowe’s Companies, Inc. B B B
MAS Masco Corporation B C B
MRVL Marvell Technology Group Ltd. B C B
NI NiSource Inc B C B
TSLA Tesla Inc B D B
VIV Telefonica Brasil S.A. Sponsored ADR Pfd B D B

Upgraded: From Sell to Hold
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
Grade
Fundamental
Grade
Total
Grade
AMX America Movil SAB de CV Sponsored C C C
ANET Arista Networks, Inc. D B C
ATHM Autohome, Inc. Sponsored ADR Class A D C C
BLK BlackRock, Inc. D B C
VALE Vale S.A. Sponsored ADR D C C
WYNN Wynn Resorts, Limited C D C
XYL Xylem Inc. C D C

Downgraded: From Buy to Hold
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
Grade
Fundamental
Grade
Total
Grade
ALGN Align Technology, Inc. C B C
EXAS Exact Sciences Corporation C B C
FRC First Republic Bank C C C
ITW Illinois Tool Works Inc. C C C
IX ORIX Corporation Sponsored ADR C C C
LFC China Life Insurance Co. Ltd. Sponsored C A C
MFC Manulife Financial Corporation C C C
PNC PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. C C C
SPLK Splunk Inc. C C C
TROW T. Rowe Price Group C C C
VFC V.F. Corporation C C C
VRSN VeriSign, Inc. B C C

Downgraded: From Hold to Sell
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
Grade
Fundamental
Grade
Total
Grade
ABEV Ambev SA Sponsored ADR D C D
AMTD TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation D B D
APTV Aptiv PLC D C D
BRK.B Berkshire Hathaway Inc. Class B D C D
CE Celanese Corporation D C D
CEO CNOOC Limited Sponsored ADR D C D
CRM salesforce.com, inc. D C D
CSX CSX Corporation D C D
FITB Fifth Third Bancorp D C D
ISRG Intuitive Surgical, Inc. D B D
L Loews Corporation D D D
LUV Southwest Airlines Co. D B D
NLY Annaly Capital Management, Inc. C F D
OMC Omnicom Group Inc D C D
PUK Prudential plc Sponsored ADR D C D
RBS Royal Bank of Scotland Group D D D
REG Regency Centers Corporation D C D
SCHW Charles Schwab Corporation D C D
SMFG Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group D C D
SU Suncor Energy Inc. D D D
UHS Universal Health Services, Inc. Class B D D D
URI United Rentals, Inc. D C D
VLO Valero Energy Corporation 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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