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 40 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
AIG American International Group, Inc. B C B
BABA Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. C B B
JKHY Jack Henry & Associates, Inc. B C B
LIN Linde plc B C B
LSXMA Liberty Media Corp. Series A Liberty B C B
MFC Manulife Financial Corporation B C B
MKL Markel Corporation B B B
NLOK NortonLifeLock Inc. B B B
TMO Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. B C B
VZ Verizon Communications Inc. B B B
WPP WPP Plc 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
CAH Cardinal Health, Inc. C C C
CHKP Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. D C C
EC Ecopetrol SA Sponsored ADR D C C
MFG Mizuho Financial Group, Inc. Sponsored D B C
RY Royal Bank of Canada C C C
SCHW Charles Schwab Corporation D C C
SMFG Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group, Inc. D B C
UBS UBS Group AG D C C
USB U.S. Bancorp C C C

Downgraded: From Buy to Hold
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
Grade
Fundamental
Grade
Total
Grade
ABT Abbott Laboratories C B C
ADSK Autodesk, Inc. C C C
AGR Avangrid, Inc. B C C
DEO Diageo plc Sponsored ADR C C C
DVA DaVita Inc. C B C
IAC IAC/InterActiveCorp. B C C
MAS Masco Corporation B C C
ORLY O’Reilly Automotive, Inc. C C C
PM Philip Morris International Inc. B D C
SPLK Splunk Inc. C C C
SWKS Skyworks Solutions, Inc. C C C

Downgraded: From Hold to Sell
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
Grade
Fundamental
Grade
Total
Grade
DPZ Domino’s Pizza, Inc. D C D
FMS Fresenius Medical Care AG & Co. D C D
PUK Prudential plc Sponsored ADR D C D
SPOT Spotify Technology SA C D D
TSCO Tractor Supply Company D C D
VFC V.F. Corporation D C D
WBK Westpac Banking Corp Sponsored ADR 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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