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 72 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
ABT Abbott Laboratories B B B
ADSK Autodesk, Inc. B C B
ALLY Ally Financial Inc B B B
ARNC Arconic, Inc. B C B
CHD Church & Dwight Co., Inc. B B B
CTXS Citrix Systems, Inc. B C B
DVA DaVita Inc. C B B
HRL Hormel Foods Corporation B C B
IEX IDEX Corporation B C B
INTC Intel Corporation B B B
ITW Illinois Tool Works Inc. B C B
IX ORIX Corporation Sponsored ADR B C B
JNJ Johnson & Johnson B C B
KMI Kinder Morgan Inc Class P B C B
LN LINE Corp. Sponsored ADR B C B
MFC Manulife Financial Corporation B C B
MKL Markel Corporation B C B
MO Altria Group Inc B D B
TIF Tiffany & Co. B C B
TM Toyota Motor Corp. Sponsored ADR B C B
TROW T. Rowe Price Group B C B
VRSN VeriSign, Inc. B C B

Upgraded: From Sell to Hold
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
Grade
Fundamental
Grade
Total
Grade
ABBV AbbVie, Inc. C D C
ABEV Ambev SA Sponsored ADR C C C
APTV Aptiv PLC C C C
AVGO Broadcom Inc. C C C
CHKP Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. C C C
CLX Clorox Company C C C
COF Capital One Financial Corporation C C C
CRM salesforce.com, inc. C C C
CSX CSX Corporation C C C
CTL CenturyLink, Inc. C C C
EXC Exelon Corporation C C C
EXPE Expedia Group, Inc. C C C
GD General Dynamics Corporation D C C
ISRG Intuitive Surgical, Inc. D C C
KEY KeyCorp D C C
KR Kroger Co. C C C
NFLX Netflix, Inc. D B C
REG Regency Centers Corporation C C C
ROL Rollins, Inc. C C C
SWK Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. C C C
TEL TE Connectivity Ltd. C D C
UHS Universal Health Services, Inc. Class B C D C
WAB Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies C C C
WBK Westpac Banking Corp Sponsored ADR C C C

Downgraded: From Buy to Hold
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
Grade
Fundamental
Grade
Total
Grade
ATVI Activision Blizzard, Inc. B C C
BABA Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. C B C
CMCSA Comcast Corporation Class A C C C
EBR Centrais Eletricas Brasileiras B C C
HUM Humana Inc. C C C
MRVL Marvell Technology Group Ltd. B C C
OKE ONEOK, Inc. B C C
QSR Restaurant Brands International Inc C B C
RCL Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. C C C
SYF Synchrony Financial D C C
YUMC Yum China Holdings, Inc. C B C

Downgraded: From Hold to Sell
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
Grade
Fundamental
Grade
Total
Grade
ADI Analog Devices, Inc. D D D
DFS Discover Financial Services D C D
DLTR Dollar Tree, Inc. D C D
EBAY eBay Inc. D C D
EXPD Expeditors International of Washington D C D
IHG InterContinental Hotels Group PLC D C D
LYG Lloyds Banking Group plc D C D
MGM MGM Resorts International D C D
MLCO Melco Resorts and Entertainment Ltd D B D
PH Parker-Hannifin Corporation D C D
USB U.S. Bancorp D C D
VFC V.F. Corporation D C D
WAT Waters Corporation D C D
WYNN Wynn Resorts, Limited D D D
XLNX Xilinx, Inc. F 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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