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 59 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
ADI Analog Devices, Inc. B C B
AVGO Broadcom Inc. B C B
BLL Ball Corporation B C B
DE Deere & Company B C B
EXAS Exact Sciences Corporation B C B
FMS Fresenius Medical Care AG & Co. KGaA B C B
LH Laboratory Corporation of America B D B
PANW Palo Alto Networks, Inc. B C B
TAK Takeda Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd. B C B
TEVA Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Limited B B B
VOD Vodafone Group Plc Sponsored ADR B C B
Upgraded: From Sell to Hold
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
Grade
Fundamental
Grade
Total
Grade
ALC Alcon, Inc. C C C
ALXN Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. D B C
BIDU Baidu, Inc. Sponsored ADR Class A D B C
CNQ Canadian Natural Resources Limited C D C
DISCA Discovery, Inc. Class A D C C
DOW Dow, Inc. C C C
KEP Korea Electric Power Corporation C C C
MFG Mizuho Financial Group, Inc. Sponsored D B C
VMC Vulcan Materials Company D C C
Downgraded: From Buy to Hold
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
Grade
Fundamental
Grade
Total
Grade
AEE Ameren Corporation C C C
AME AMETEK, Inc. C C C
ARE Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc. B C C
BAM Brookfield Asset Management Inc. B C C
BSX Boston Scientific Corporation C C C
CERN Cerner Corporation C B C
CRH CRH Plc Sponsored ADR C C C
CTSH Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp. C C C
EL Estee Lauder Companies Inc. Class A B C C
ETR Entergy Corporation B C C
IBN ICICI Bank Limited Sponsored ADR C C C
KO Coca-Cola Company C B C
MAA Mid-America Apartment Communities B C C
MTD Mettler-Toledo International Inc. C C C
OTEX Open Text Corporation C C C
PCAR PACCAR Inc B D C
PEAK Healthpeak Properties, Inc. C A C
SNN Smith & Nephew PLC Sponsored ADR C C C
T AT&T Inc. C C C
UPS United Parcel Service, Inc. Class B C C C
VZ Verizon Communications Inc. C C C
ZBH Zimmer Biomet Holdings, Inc. B D C
Downgraded: From Hold to Sell
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
Grade
Fundamental
Grade
Total
Grade
AFL Aflac Incorporated D C D
AGR Avangrid, Inc. D C D
AXP American Express Company D D D
BXP Boston Properties, Inc. D B D
CHL China Mobile Limited Sponsored ADR D C D
CNI Canadian National Railway Company D B D
CVX Chevron Corporation D C D
EC Ecopetrol SA Sponsored ADR D C D
HLT Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc D D D
IR Ingersoll Rand Inc. D C D
JPM JPMorgan Chase & Co. C D D
NSC Norfolk Southern Corporation D C D
PEG Public Service Enterprise Group Inc D C D
PNC PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. D C D
SCHW Charles Schwab Corporation D C D
VLO Valero Energy Corporation C D D
WELL Welltower, 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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