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 39 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
HTHT Huazhu Group Ltd. Sponsored ADR A F B
INTU Intuit Inc. B B B
MCK McKesson Corporation B B B
ORCL Oracle Corporation B C B
OTEX Open Text Corporation B C B
PAYC Paycom Software, Inc. B C B
UBS UBS Group AG B B B
WDAY Workday, Inc. Class A B C B
ZEN Zendesk, Inc. B C B
Upgraded: From Sell to Hold
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
Grade
Fundamental
Grade
Total
Grade
ALXN Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. C D C
BMO Bank of Montreal D C C
ENIA Enel Americas S.A. Sponsored ADR C C C
LSXMB Liberty Media Corp. Series B Liberty C C C
MDT Medtronic Plc D C C
NTAP NetApp, Inc. D B C
PAYX Paychex, Inc. D C C
PFG Principal Financial Group, Inc. D C C
Downgraded: From Buy to Hold
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
Grade
Fundamental
Grade
Total
Grade
ATHM Autohome, Inc. Sponsored ADR Class A C C C
CL Colgate-Palmolive Company C B C
FICO Fair Isaac Corporation C C C
ICE Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. C C C
NGG National Grid plc Sponsored ADR C C C
PLD Prologis, Inc. C C C
RYAAY Ryanair Holdings Plc Sponsored ADR B D C
TRI Thomson Reuters Corporation C C C
VZ Verizon Communications Inc. C C C
Downgraded: From Hold to Sell
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
Grade
Fundamental
Grade
Total
Grade
AGR Avangrid, Inc. D C D
AMX America Movil SAB de CV D C D
BAX Baxter International Inc. D C D
BURL Burlington Stores, Inc. D D D
CHU China Unicom (Hong Kong) Limited D C D
ENB Enbridge Inc. D C D
LYB LyondellBasell Industries NV D D D
NTRS Northern Trust Corporation D C D
PKX POSCO Sponsored ADR D D D
SRE Sempra Energy D C D
STZ Constellation Brands, Inc. Class A D B D
VMC Vulcan Materials Company D C D
WEC WEC Energy Group 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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