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 84 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
ANTM Anthem, Inc. B B B
BRK.B Berkshire Hathaway Inc. Class B B C B
CRH CRH Plc Sponsored ADR B C B
DB Deutsche Bank AG B C B
DFS Discover Financial Services B C B
DISCB Discovery, Inc. Class B B C B
EIX Edison International B C B
ESS Essex Property Trust, Inc. B C B
FITB Fifth Third Bancorp B B B
GE General Electric Company B C B
ILMN Illumina, Inc. B C B
INFY Infosys Limited Sponsored ADR C B B
ISRG Intuitive Surgical, Inc. B C B
KEY KeyCorp B C B
LOW Lowe’s Companies, Inc. B C B
MET MetLife, Inc. B C B
O Realty Income Corporation B B B
PCAR PACCAR Inc B C B
PPL PPL Corporation B C B
PUK Prudential plc Sponsored ADR B C B
SQ Square, Inc. Class A B B B
SRE Sempra Energy A D B
SYY Sysco Corporation B C B
TSN Tyson Foods, Inc. Class A B C B
VOD Vodafone Group Plc Sponsored ADR B C B
WPC W. P. Carey Inc. B C B
Upgraded: From Sell to Hold
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
Grade
Fundamental
Grade
Total
Grade
AFL Aflac Incorporated C C C
ANET Arista Networks, Inc. D B C
AVAL Grupo Aval Acciones y Valores SA C C C
BBL BHP Group Plc Sponsored ADR D C C
CHKP Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. D C C
DELL Dell Technologies Inc Class C C D C
DEO Diageo plc Sponsored ADR C C C
EC Ecopetrol SA Sponsored ADR D C C
HPE Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co. D B C
IAC IAC/InterActiveCorp. B C B
LYG Lloyds Banking Group D C C
LYV Live Nation Entertainment, Inc. B C C
MFG Mizuho Financial Group, Inc. D B C
MUFG Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, Inc. C C C
QSR Restaurant Brands International Inc C C C
RBS Royal Bank of Scotland Group D C C
SYF Synchrony Financial C C C
TAK Takeda Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd. Sponsored ADR C C C
TOT Total SA Sponsored ADR Class B C C C
WIT Wipro Limited Sponsored ADR D B C
YUM Yum! Brands, Inc. C C C
Downgraded: From Buy to Hold
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
Grade
Fundamental
Grade
Total
Grade
BAC Bank of America Corp C C C
BDX Becton, Dickinson and Company C D C
BR Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc. B D C
BTI British American Tobacco C C C
CHD Church & Dwight Co., Inc. C C C
COO Cooper Companies, Inc. B C C
DIS Walt Disney Company B C C
FMS Fresenius Medical Care AG & Co. C C C
FRC First Republic Bank C C C
LVS Las Vegas Sands Corp. D C C
MKC McCormick & Company, Incorporated C C C
MRK Merck & Co., Inc. C B C
ROL Rollins, Inc. C C C
RYAAY Ryanair Holdings Plc Sponsored ADR C C C
SJM J.M. Smucker Company C C C
STT State Street Corporation C B C
UDR UDR, Inc. B C C
UL Unilever PLC Sponsored ADR C C C
UPS United Parcel Service, Inc. Class B B D C
VIV Telefonica Brasil S.A. Sponsored ADR Pfd C C C
VMC Vulcan Materials Company B C C
VZ Verizon Communications Inc. C B C
WCN Waste Connections, Inc. C C C
WM Waste Management, Inc. B C C
Downgraded: From Hold to Sell
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
Grade
Fundamental
Grade
Total
Grade
CCEP Coca-Cola European Partners Plc D C D
DOW Dow, Inc. D C D
EMR Emerson Electric Co. D C D
ENIC Enel Chile SA Sponsored ADR D C D
FCAU Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. D C D
GIB CGI Inc. Class A D C D
IP International Paper Company D D D
MAR Marriott International, Inc. Class A D C D
PPG PPG Industries, Inc. D C D
TCOM Trip.com Group Ltd. Sponsored ADR F C D
TD Toronto-Dominion Bank D C D
VFC V.F. Corporation D C D
WBA Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc 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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