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 124 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
ABBV AbbVie, Inc. B C B
ABC AmerisourceBergen Corporation B C B
ADSK Autodesk, Inc. B C B
AMP Ameriprise Financial, Inc. B C B
AZO AutoZone, Inc. B C B
BABA Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. B B B
BIIB Biogen Inc. B B B
BLK BlackRock, Inc. B B B
CBRE CBRE Group, Inc. Class A B B B
CLX Clorox Company B C B
CMCSA Comcast Corporation Class A B C B
CRM salesforce.com, inc. B C B
CTL CenturyLink, Inc. B C B
ENIA Enel Americas S.A. Sponsored ADR B C B
GE General Electric Company B C B
GILD Gilead Sciences, Inc. B C B
HLT Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc B D B
HPQ HP Inc. B C B
KEYS Keysight Technologies Inc B B B
LIN Linde plc B C B
MS Morgan Stanley B B B
MU Micron Technology, Inc. B D B
MXIM Maxim Integrated Products, Inc. B C B
NFLX Netflix, Inc. B B B
NXPI NXP Semiconductors NV B D B
REGN Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. B B B
ROK Rockwell Automation, Inc. B B B
SQ Square, Inc. Class A B B B
TXN Texas Instruments Incorporated B C B
UNH UnitedHealth Group Incorporated B C B
UTX United Technologies Corporation B C B
YUMC Yum China Holdings, Inc. B C B
ZBRA Zebra Technologies Corporation Class A B B B
Upgraded: From Sell to Hold
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
Grade
Fundamental
Grade
Total
Grade
A Agilent Technologies, Inc. C C C
APH Amphenol Corporation Class A C C C
APTV Aptiv PLC C C C
BKNG Booking Holdings Inc. C C C
BNS Bank of Nova Scotia C C C
BSBR Banco Santander (Brasil) D B C
CAT Caterpillar Inc. C C C
CM Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce D C C
CMI Cummins Inc. C D C
DFS Discover Financial Services C C C
EMR Emerson Electric Co. C C C
EXPD Expeditors International of Washington C D C
FMX Fomento Economico Mexicano D C C
GD General Dynamics Corporation C C C
GWW W.W. Grainger, Inc. C D C
HCA HCA Healthcare Inc C D C
HMC Honda Motor Co., Ltd. Sponsored ADR C D C
ITUB Itau Unibanco Holding S.A. D C C
KB KB Financial Group Inc. Sponsored ADR D B C
LYB LyondellBasell Industries NV C D C
MAR Marriott International, Inc. Class A C C C
MUFG Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group C C C
NTRS Northern Trust Corporation C C C
PFG Principal Financial Group, Inc. D C C
PPG PPG Industries, Inc. C C C
SIVB SVB Financial Group D C C
SMFG Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group D B C
SPOT Spotify Technology SA B D C
SWK Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. B C C
TD Toronto-Dominion Bank D C C
TEL TE Connectivity Ltd. C C C
TEVA Teva Pharmaceutical Industries D C C
Downgraded: From Buy to Hold
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
Grade
Fundamental
Grade
Total
Grade
ADP Automatic Data Processing, Inc. C C C
AES AES Corporation C C C
AVB AvalonBay Communities, Inc. B D C
AXP American Express Company C C C
BIO.B Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc. Class B B C C
CNA CNA Financial Corporation C C C
DTE DTE Energy Company D C D
ED Consolidated Edison, Inc. C C C
ENB Enbridge Inc. B D C
HIG Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc. C B C
HOLX Hologic, Inc. C B C
HRL Hormel Foods Corporation C C C
INFY Infosys Limited Sponsored ADR C B C
JNJ Johnson & Johnson C C C
KMI Kinder Morgan Inc Class P C C C
LLY Eli Lilly and Company C B C
LSXMK Liberty Media Corp. B C C
LYV Live Nation Entertainment, Inc. C C C
MMP Magellan Midstream Partners, L.P. C C C
NI NiSource Inc B C C
NLY Annaly Capital Management, Inc. C C C
OKE ONEOK, Inc. B C C
PAYX Paychex, Inc. C B C
PBA Pembina Pipeline Corporation B D C
PNC PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. C C C
PNW Pinnacle West Capital Corporation C C C
PPL PPL Corporation C C C
PSA Public Storage B D C
RTN Raytheon Company C C C
RYAAY Ryanair Holdings Plc Sponsored ADR C C C
STZ Constellation Brands, Inc. Class A C B C
STZ.B Constellation Brands, Inc. Class B C B C
SYY Sysco Corporation C C C
TAP.A Molson Coors Beverage Company Class A C B C
TLK PT Telekomunikasi Indonesia C C C
UN Unilever NV ADR C C C
VMC Vulcan Materials Company B C C
XRAY DENTSPLY SIRONA, Inc. C C C
YUM Yum! Brands, Inc. C C C
Downgraded: From Hold to Sell
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
Grade
Fundamental
Grade
Total
Grade
AFL Aflac Incorporated D C D
BUD Anheuser-Busch InBev F C D
CQP Cheniere Energy Partners, L.P. D C D
DRI Darden Restaurants, Inc. D C D
ELAN Elanco Animal Health, Inc. D D D
IEP Icahn Enterprises L.P. D D D
MO Altria Group Inc D D D
MTB M&T Bank Corporation D C D
ORAN Orange SA Sponsored ADR D C D
PANW Palo Alto Networks, Inc. D C D
PBR.A Petroleo Brasileiro SA Sponsored D C D
PEG Public Service Enterprise Group Inc D C D
RBS Royal Bank of Scotland Group D C D
TAK Takeda Pharmaceutical Co. D C D
USB U.S. Bancorp D C D
VALE Vale S.A. Sponsored ADR D C D
VAR Varian Medical Systems, Inc. D C D
VFC V.F. Corporation D C D
VTR Ventas, Inc. C D D
WPP WPP Plc 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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