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 60 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
BIDU Baidu, Inc. Sponsored ADR Class A B C B
CRM salesforce.com, inc. B C B
DRE Duke Realty Corporation B C B
ELS Equity LifeStyle Properties, Inc. B C B
ETFC E*TRADE Financial Corporation B C B
INVH Invitation Homes, Inc. B B B
MNST Monster Beverage Corporation B B B
PEAK Healthpeak Properties, Inc. C A B
RIO Rio Tinto plc Sponsored ADR B C B
Upgraded: From Sell to Hold
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
Grade
Fundamental
Grade
Total
Grade
AEP American Electric Power Company, Inc. C C C
AVB AvalonBay Communities, Inc. D C C
BA Boeing Company C D C
BCS Barclays PLC Sponsored ADR C C C
BSX Boston Scientific Corporation D C C
CBOE Cboe Global Markets Inc C B C
CM Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce C D C
DELL Dell Technologies Inc Class C C C C
EQR Equity Residential D B C
GLW Corning Inc C C C
INFY Infosys Limited Sponsored ADR D C C
LFC China Life Insurance Co. Ltd. D B C
LVS Las Vegas Sands Corp. C D C
MET MetLife, Inc. D B C
PINS Pinterest, Inc. Class A C C C
RTX Raytheon Technologies Corporation C C C
SYF Synchrony Financial C C C
UDR UDR, Inc. C C C
WDAY Workday, Inc. Class A D C C
Downgraded: From Buy to Hold
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
Grade
Fundamental
Grade
Total
Grade
ADM Archer-Daniels-Midland Company C B C
AME AMETEK, Inc. C B C
APH Amphenol Corporation Class A C C C
BDX Becton, Dickinson and Company C C C
CHRW C.H. Robinson Worldwide, Inc. C C C
CTL CenturyLink, Inc. C C C
DOV Dover Corporation C B C
ECL Ecolab Inc. C C C
EL Estee Lauder Companies Inc. Class A B C C
KMB Kimberly-Clark Corporation C C C
MTD Mettler-Toledo International Inc. C C C
RYAAY Ryanair Holdings Plc Sponsored ADR B D C
WLTW Willis Towers Watson Public Limited Company C B C
Downgraded: From Hold to Sell
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
Grade
Fundamental
Grade
Total
Grade
CE Celanese Corporation D C D
CHKP Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. D B D
CMCSA Comcast Corporation Class A D C D
CNQ Canadian Natural Resources Limited C D D
DLTR Dollar Tree, Inc. D B D
HON Honeywell International Inc. D B D
LYV Live Nation Entertainment, Inc. D D D
PNC PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. D C D
PPG PPG Industries, Inc. D C D
PSX Phillips 66 C D D
ROST Ross Stores, Inc. C D D
SBUX Starbucks Corporation D D D
TEL TE Connectivity Ltd. D C D
VAR Varian Medical Systems, Inc. D C D
VLO Valero Energy Corporation C D D
VMW VMware, Inc. Class A D B D
WAT Waters Corporation D D D
WBA Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc F C D
WRB W. R. Berkley Corporation 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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