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 80 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
AMCR Amcor PLC B C B
APO Apollo Global Management Inc. Class A B C B
CHKP Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. B C B
CL Colgate-Palmolive Company B B B
DISCB Discovery, Inc. Class B B C B
EMR Emerson Electric Co. B C B
HD Home Depot, Inc. B C B
ICE Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. B C B
IR Ingersoll Rand Inc. B C B
KDP Keurig Dr Pepper Inc. B C B
LBTYB Liberty Global Plc Class B B C B
MCHP Microchip Technology Incorporated B B B
NKE NIKE, Inc. Class B B D B
PH Parker-Hannifin Corporation B C B
RACE Ferrari NV B C B
RYAAY Ryanair Holdings Plc Sponsored ADR B D B
TAK Takeda Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd. B C B
TRI Thomson Reuters Corporation B C B
WORK Slack Technologies, Inc. Class A B B B
Upgraded: From Sell to Hold
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
Grade
Fundamental
Grade
Total
Grade
AMX America Movil SAB de CV Sponsored D C C
BAX Baxter International Inc. C C C
BCS Barclays PLC Sponsored ADR D C C
BRK.A Berkshire Hathaway Inc. Class A C C C
BURL Burlington Stores, Inc. C F C
CHL China Mobile Limited Sponsored ADR D C C
CHU China Unicom (Hong Kong) Limited D C C
CM Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce C C C
CTVA Corteva Inc C C C
ELAN Elanco Animal Health, Inc. C D C
HDB HDFC Bank Limited Sponsored ADR D C C
HMC Honda Motor Co., Ltd. Sponsored ADR C D C
IBN ICICI Bank Limited Sponsored ADR D B C
ING ING Groep NV Sponsored ADR D C C
LBTYA Liberty Global Plc Class A D C C
MFG Mizuho Financial Group, Inc. Sponsored D C C
NVS Novartis AG Sponsored ADR D C C
PPG PPG Industries, Inc. C C C
RY Royal Bank of Canada C D C
UBER Uber Technologies, Inc. C D C
Downgraded: From Buy to Hold
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
Grade
Fundamental
Grade
Total
Grade
AJG Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. C B C
AMT American Tower Corporation C C C
AWK American Water Works Company, Inc. C C C
CRH CRH Plc Sponsored ADR C C C
DGX Quest Diagnostics Incorporated C B C
DLTR Dollar Tree, Inc. C B C
INFO IHS Markit Ltd. B C C
MCK McKesson Corporation C B C
MMC Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. C B C
OTEX Open Text Corporation C C C
PAYC Paycom Software, Inc. C C C
PHG Koninklijke Philips N.V. Sponsored ADR C B C
XEL Xcel Energy Inc. C C C
Downgraded: From Hold to Sell
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
Grade
Fundamental
Grade
Total
Grade
ACGL Arch Capital Group Ltd. D C D
AEP American Electric Power Company, Inc. D C D
ALC Alcon, Inc. D D D
ALL Allstate Corporation D B D
ALXN Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. D C D
ATO Atmos Energy Corporation D C D
D Dominion Energy Inc C D D
DTE DTE Energy Company D C D
ETR Entergy Corporation D C D
EXR Extra Space Storage Inc. D C D
FTS Fortis Inc. D C D
HES Hess Corporation D D D
IBM International Business Machines Corp. D C D
IQV IQVIA Holdings Inc D C D
LSXMA Liberty Media Corp. Series A Liberty D D D
MLM Martin Marietta Materials, Inc. D C D
MT ArcelorMittal SA ADR D C D
O Realty Income Corporation D C D
PEG Public Service Enterprise Group Inc D B D
PFG Principal Financial Group, Inc. D C D
PPL PPL Corporation D C D
STX Seagate Technology PLC D C D
STZ.B Constellation Brands, Inc. Class B D B D
TFC Truist Financial Corporation D C D
ZBH Zimmer Biomet Holdings, 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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