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 89 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
ABMD ABIOMED, Inc. A C B
ANET Arista Networks, Inc. B C B
ATHM Autohome, Inc. Sponsored ADR Class A B C B
AVGO Broadcom Inc. B C B
CAT Caterpillar Inc. B C B
CHRW C.H. Robinson Worldwide, Inc. B B B
CL Colgate-Palmolive Company B C B
DE Deere & Company B C B
DRE Duke Realty Corporation B C B
EXPD Expeditors International of Washington B C B
FIS Fidelity National Information Services B C B
INTU Intuit Inc. B C B
LH Laboratory Corporation of America B B B
MCHP Microchip Technology Incorporated B C B
MU Micron Technology, Inc. B B B
OTEX Open Text Corporation B C B
PEP PepsiCo, Inc. B C B
PINS Pinterest, Inc. Class A B C B
SJM J.M. Smucker Company B B B
SSNC SS&C Technologies Holdings, Inc. B B B
TRMB Trimble Inc. B B B
TT Trane Technologies plc B C B
UPS United Parcel Service, Inc. Class B B B B
VAR Varian Medical Systems, Inc. B C B
VZ Verizon Communications Inc. B C B
WCN Waste Connections, Inc. B B B
WORK Slack Technologies, Inc. Class A B B B
WY Weyerhaeuser Company B C B
ZEN Zendesk, Inc. B B B
Upgraded: From Sell to Hold
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
Grade
Fundamental
Grade
Total
Grade
CSCO Cisco Systems, Inc. D B C
FITB Fifth Third Bancorp D C C
GIB CGI Inc. Class A D C C
IP International Paper Company D B C
IT Gartner, Inc. C B C
KB KB Financial Group Inc. Sponsored ADR D C C
LNG Cheniere Energy, Inc. D A C
MKL Markel Corporation D B C
NOC Northrop Grumman Corporation C B C
NTRS Northern Trust Corporation D C C
PEG Public Service Enterprise Group Inc C C C
PKX POSCO Sponsored ADR C C C
SKM SK Telecom Co., Ltd. Sponsored ADR D C C
UDR UDR, Inc. D B C
VMW VMware, Inc. Class A D B C
XLNX Xilinx, Inc. C C C
Downgraded: From Buy to Hold
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
Grade
Fundamental
Grade
Total
Grade
ADM Archer-Daniels-Midland Company C B C
AMP Ameriprise Financial, Inc. B C C
BAX Baxter International Inc. C C C
BIP Brookfield Infrastructure Partners L.P. C C C
CI Cigna Corporation C B C
CMS CMS Energy Corporation C C C
DOV Dover Corporation C C C
ELS Equity LifeStyle Properties, Inc. C C C
ETN Eaton Corp. Plc B C C
EW Edwards Lifesciences Corporation C C C
ICE Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. C B C
INCY Incyte Corporation B D C
KHC Kraft Heinz Company B C C
LNT Alliant Energy Corp C B C
MCK McKesson Corporation C B C
NXPI NXP Semiconductors NV B D C
TAK Takeda Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd. C C C
TFX Teleflex Incorporated C C C
UBS UBS Group AG C B C
WTRG Essential Utilities, Inc. C B C
Downgraded: From Hold to Sell
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
Grade
Fundamental
Grade
Total
Grade
ADP Automatic Data Processing, Inc. D C D
ALL Allstate Corporation D C D
BSX Boston Scientific Corporation D C D
CM Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce D D D
CTL CenturyLink, Inc. D C D
ECL Ecolab Inc. C D D
HDB HDFC Bank Limited Sponsored ADR D B D
JPM JPMorgan Chase & Co. D C D
KO Coca-Cola Company D C D
LHX L3Harris Technologies Inc D C D
MDT Medtronic Plc D D D
MSI Motorola Solutions, Inc. D C D
NVS Novartis AG Sponsored ADR D C D
ORAN Orange SA Sponsored ADR D C D
PAYX Paychex, Inc. D C D
PXD Pioneer Natural Resources Company D C D
QSR Restaurant Brands International Inc D C D
SCHW Charles Schwab Corporation D C D
SNN Smith & Nephew PLC Sponsored ADR D C D
SYK Stryker Corporation D D D
SYY Sysco Corporation D D D
TM Toyota Motor Corp. Sponsored ADR D D D
VOD Vodafone Group Plc Sponsored ADR D C D
WRB W. R. Berkley Corporation 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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