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
AMT American Tower Corporation B C B
AWK American Water Works Company, Inc. B C B
BLL Ball Corporation B C B
BR Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc. B B B
CCI Crown Castle International Corp B C B
CCK Crown Holdings, Inc. B C B
CL Colgate-Palmolive Company B C B
CNI Canadian National Railway Company B C B
DELL Dell Technologies Inc Class C B C B
DOV Dover Corporation B C B
EFX Equifax Inc. B B B
EW Edwards Lifesciences Corporation B C B
FICO Fair Isaac Corporation B C B
FTV Fortive Corp. B C B
ICE Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. B C B
INFY Infosys Limited Sponsored ADR B B B
MA Mastercard Incorporated Class A B C B
MCK McKesson Corporation B B B
MDLZ Mondelez International, Inc. Class A B C B
MMC Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. B B B
MO Altria Group Inc B C B
NVR NVR, Inc. B C B
ORCL Oracle Corporation B C B
PANW Palo Alto Networks, Inc. B C B
PAYC Paycom Software, Inc. B C B
PM Philip Morris International Inc. B C B
RSG Republic Services, Inc. B C B
SBAC SBA Communications Corp. Class A B C B
STE STERIS Plc B C B
TAK Takeda Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd. Sponsored ADR B C B
TRI Thomson Reuters Corporation B C B
VICI VICI Properties Inc B B B
XEL Xcel Energy Inc. B C B
Upgraded: From Sell to Hold
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
Grade
Fundamental
Grade
Total
Grade
ACGL Arch Capital Group Ltd. D C C
ALC Alcon, Inc. C D C
ALL Allstate Corporation D B C
BAX Baxter International Inc. C C C
BDX Becton, Dickinson and Company C C C
BSX Boston Scientific Corporation C C C
ECL Ecolab Inc. C D C
EL Estee Lauder Companies Inc. Class A B D C
F Ford Motor Company D B C
FTS Fortis Inc. C C C
GM General Motors Company D C C
HEI HEICO Corporation D C C
HEI.A HEICO Corporation Class A D C C
HON Honeywell International Inc. C C C
LSXMB Liberty Media Corp. Series B Liberty SiriusXM C C C
MCD McDonald’s Corporation C D C
MSI Motorola Solutions, Inc. C C C
NOC Northrop Grumman Corporation D C C
O Realty Income Corporation C C C
PAYX Paychex, Inc. D C C
PEG Public Service Enterprise Group Inc D B C
SRE Sempra Energy D C C
SYF Synchrony Financial C C C
VMC Vulcan Materials Company D C C
VRSN VeriSign, Inc. C C C
WM Waste Management, Inc. C C C
Downgraded: From Buy to Hold
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
Grade
Fundamental
Grade
Total
Grade
AMAT Applied Materials, Inc. C B C
APH Amphenol Corporation Class A C B C
BHP BHP Group Ltd Sponsored ADR C C C
CAH Cardinal Health, Inc. C B C
CHKP Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. C C C
CI Cigna Corporation C C C
EMR Emerson Electric Co. C C C
GILD Gilead Sciences, Inc. B D C
GLW Corning Inc C C C
KHC Kraft Heinz Company B D C
MCHP Microchip Technology Incorporated C B C
TROW T. Rowe Price Group C B C
TXN Texas Instruments Incorporated C B C
UBS UBS Group AG C B C
Downgraded: From Hold to Sell
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
Grade
Fundamental
Grade
Total
Grade
BAC Bank of America Corp D C D
BCS Barclays PLC Sponsored ADR D C D
CS Credit Suisse Group AG Sponsored ADR D B D
CTL CenturyLink, Inc. D C D
HMC Honda Motor Co., Ltd. Sponsored ADR D D D
PFG Principal Financial Group, Inc. D C D
SCHW Charles Schwab 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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