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 79 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
A Agilent Technologies, Inc. B C B
BR Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc. B C B
BSX Boston Scientific Corporation B C B
CMI Cummins Inc. B C B
CTL CenturyLink, Inc. B C B
EXPD Expeditors International of Washington B C B
GWW W.W. Grainger, Inc. B C B
MCHP Microchip Technology Incorporated B C B
MTD Mettler-Toledo International Inc. B C B
MXIM Maxim Integrated Products, Inc. B B B
PEAK Healthpeak Properties, Inc. C B B
PKI PerkinElmer, Inc. B C B
PSXP Phillips 66 Partners LP B C B
QCOM QUALCOMM Incorporated B C B
TWLO Twilio, Inc. Class A A B B
UI Ubiquiti Inc. A C B
UPS United Parcel Service, Inc. Class B B C B
WCN Waste Connections, Inc. B C B
YUMC Yum China Holdings, Inc. B C B
Upgraded: From Sell to Hold
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
Grade
Fundamental
Grade
Total
Grade
BMA Banco Macro SA Sponsored ADR Class B D B C
CHKP Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. D C C
CSCO Cisco Systems, Inc. D B C
JCI Johnson Controls International plc D C C
LFC China Life Insurance Co. Ltd. D B C
MPC Marathon Petroleum Corporation C D C
MUFG Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, Inc. C C C
NTRS Northern Trust Corporation D C C
PFG Principal Financial Group, Inc. D C C
PSX Phillips 66 C D C
TEL TE Connectivity Ltd. C C C
TWTR Twitter, Inc. C C C
VAR Varian Medical Systems, Inc. C C C
VLO Valero Energy Corporation C D C
Downgraded: From Buy to Hold
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
Grade
Fundamental
Grade
Total
Grade
AEP American Electric Power Company, Inc. B C C
ATO Atmos Energy Corporation C C C
BLL Ball Corporation B C C
ED Consolidated Edison, Inc. C C C
ESS Essex Property Trust, Inc. C B C
ETN Eaton Corp. Plc B C C
EVRG Evergy, Inc. B C C
FE FirstEnergy Corp. B C C
FLT FleetCor Technologies, Inc. C C C
J Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. B C C
LH Laboratory Corporation of America B D C
LSXMB Liberty Media Corp. Series B C C C
PM Philip Morris International Inc. C C C
RSG Republic Services, Inc. C C C
SAP SAP SE Sponsored ADR C C C
SJM J.M. Smucker Company C B C
SYY Sysco Corporation C D C
TJX TJX Companies Inc C B C
TT Trane Technologies plc C D C
UDR UDR, Inc. C C C
PPL PPL Corporation C C C
ATUS Altice USA, Inc. Class A B C C
TAK Takeda Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd. C C C
INFY Infosys Limited Sponsored ADR C C C
Downgraded: From Hold to Sell
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
Grade
Fundamental
Grade
Total
Grade
AIG American International Group, Inc. D C D
ALC Alcon, Inc. D C D
ALXN Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. D B D
BKNG Booking Holdings Inc. D D D
CMCSA Comcast Corporation Class A D C D
CNQ Canadian Natural Resources Limited C D D
COF Capital One Financial Corporation C D D
DISCA Discovery, Inc. Class A D C D
DISH DISH Network Corporation Class A D C D
DOW Dow, Inc. D D D
EXC Exelon Corporation D C D
HES Hess Corporation C F D
KEP Korea Electric Power Corporation D C D
KEY KeyCorp D C D
KMI Kinder Morgan Inc Class P D D D
MFC Manulife Financial Corporation D C D
PRU Prudential Financial, Inc. D D D
RTX Raytheon Technologies Corporation D C D
SYF Synchrony Financial D C D
TSN Tyson Foods, Inc. Class A D C D
VMC Vulcan Materials Company D C D
XYL Xylem Inc. D D 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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