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 74 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
AGN Allergan plc B C B
AGR Avangrid, Inc. B C B
AMZN Amazon.com, Inc. B B B
ATVI Activision Blizzard, Inc. B C B
CBRE CBRE Group, Inc. Class A B C B
CL Colgate-Palmolive Company B C B
HOLX Hologic, Inc. B B B
KKR KKR & Co. Inc. Class A B C B
OKE ONEOK, Inc. B C B
PNC PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. B C B
SPLK Splunk Inc. B C B
VRTX Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated B C B
WDC Western Digital Corporation B C B

Upgraded: From Sell to Hold
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
Grade
Fundamental
Grade
Total
Grade
ADM Archer-Daniels-Midland Company D B C
BIIB Biogen Inc. D B C
BRK.B Berkshire Hathaway Inc. Class B D C C
DB Deutsche Bank AG C D C
DLTR Dollar Tree, Inc. C C C
ELAN Elanco Animal Health, Inc. C C C
FITB Fifth Third Bancorp D B C
FMS Fresenius Medical Care AG & Co. D C C
L Loews Corporation C D C
LYG Lloyds Banking Group C C C
MGM MGM Resorts International C C C
MTB M&T Bank Corporation D C C
MXIM Maxim Integrated Products, Inc. D C C
NLY Annaly Capital Management, Inc. C F C
PH Parker-Hannifin Corporation C C C
PUK Prudential plc Sponsored ADR D C C
RBS Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc C D C
RF Regions Financial Corporation D C C
SQ Square, Inc. Class A D B C
VFC V.F. Corporation C C C

Downgraded: From Buy to Hold
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
Grade
Fundamental
Grade
Total
Grade
AZO AutoZone, Inc. B C C
BR Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc. C D C
ENIA Enel Americas S.A. Sponsored ADR C B C
IEX IDEX Corporation C C C
KEYS Keysight Technologies Inc C B C
LIN Linde plc C C C
MFC Manulife Financial Corporation C C C
MKL Markel Corporation C C C
MO Altria Group Inc C D C
NCLH Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. C C C
PEG Public Service Enterprise Group Inc B C C
RIO Rio Tinto plc Sponsored ADR C C C
SYK Stryker Corporation B C C
TMO Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. C C C
VIV Telefonica Brasil S.A. Sponsored ADR Pfd B D 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
ANTM Anthem, Inc. D B D
APH Amphenol Corporation Class A D C D
APTV Aptiv PLC D C D
BBDO Banco Bradesco S.A. Sponsored ADR D B D
BBL BHP Group Plc Sponsored ADR D C D
BKNG Booking Holdings Inc. D C D
BMO Bank of Montreal D C D
CHKP Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. D C D
EC Ecopetrol SA Sponsored ADR D C D
EMR Emerson Electric Co. D C D
EPD Enterprise Products Partners L.P. D C D
EXPE Expedia Group, Inc. D C D
GD General Dynamics Corporation D C D
GWW W.W. Grainger, Inc. D D D
HES Hess Corporation D C D
ORAN Orange SA Sponsored ADR D C D
REG Regency Centers Corporation D C D
RY Royal Bank of Canada D C D
SJR Shaw Communications Inc. Class B D D D
TEL TE Connectivity Ltd. D C D
TFC Truist Financial Corporation D C D
UHS Universal Health Services, Inc. Class B D D D
UPS United Parcel Service, Inc. Class B D C D
WAB Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies 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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