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 65 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
ADI Analog Devices, Inc. B C B
ANTM Anthem, Inc. B B B
APH Amphenol Corporation Class A B B B
CCK Crown Holdings, Inc. B B B
CHT Chunghwa Telecom Co., Ltd B C B
COO Cooper Companies, Inc. B C B
GRMN Garmin Ltd. B B B
HD Home Depot, Inc. B C B
INFO IHS Markit Ltd. B C B
LH Laboratory Corporation of America B B B
LIN Linde plc B C B
PHG Koninklijke Philips N.V. Sponsored ADR B C B
TWTR Twitter, Inc. A D B
UBS UBS Group AG C B B
Upgraded: From Sell to Hold
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
Grade
Fundamental
Grade
Total
Grade
BAX Baxter International Inc. C C C
BDX Becton, Dickinson and Company C C C
CFG Citizens Financial Group, Inc. D C C
CVS CVS Health Corporation D B C
DUK Duke Energy Corporation C D C
FITB Fifth Third Bancorp D B C
HAS Hasbro, Inc. C D C
MGA Magna International Inc. C D C
MGM MGM Resorts International C D C
NUE Nucor Corporation D C C
PEAK Healthpeak Properties, Inc. D B C
PFG Principal Financial Group, Inc. D C C
PKX POSCO Sponsored ADR C C C
RCI Rogers Communications Inc. Class B D C C
RF Regions Financial Corporation D B C
SO Southern Company C C C
TFC Truist Financial Corporation D C C
TRV Travelers Companies, Inc. D C C
VIAC ViacomCBS Inc. Class B D C C
WAT Waters Corporation C D C
WM Waste Management, Inc. C C C
WTRG Essential Utilities, Inc. D C C
Downgraded: From Buy to Hold
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
Grade
Fundamental
Grade
Total
Grade
ALXN Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. B D C
AWK American Water Works Company, Inc. B C C
BF.A Brown-Forman Corporation Class A C B C
CHKP Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. C C C
CNI Canadian National Railway Company B C C
CTVA Corteva Inc B C C
DELL Dell Technologies Inc Class C B C C
DLR Digital Realty Trust, Inc. B C C
IR Ingersoll Rand Inc. C C C
KMB Kimberly-Clark Corporation C C C
MA Mastercard Incorporated Class A B C C
PCAR PACCAR Inc B C C
PHM PulteGroup, Inc. C B C
WRK WestRock Company C C C
Downgraded: From Hold to Sell
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
Grade
Fundamental
Grade
Total
Grade
ANET Arista Networks, Inc. D C D
BEN Franklin Resources, Inc. D B D
CNQ Canadian Natural Resources Limited D D D
ELS Equity LifeStyle Properties, Inc. D C D
HEI HEICO Corporation D C D
IFF International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. D C D
INTC Intel Corporation D C D
LYB LyondellBasell Industries NV D D D
MO Altria Group Inc D C D
NVS Novartis AG Sponsored ADR D C D
PM Philip Morris International Inc. D C D
PUK Prudential plc Sponsored ADR D C D
SYF Synchrony Financial 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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