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 81 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
ABBV AbbVie, Inc. B C B
ALXN Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. B B B
AWK American Water Works Company, Inc. B C B
CTVA Corteva Inc B C B
DLR Digital Realty Trust, Inc. B D B
EXAS Exact Sciences Corporation A D B
GWW W.W. Grainger, Inc. B C B
MCK McKesson Corporation B B B
PKG Packaging Corporation of America B C B
PLD Prologis, Inc. B C B
SBAC SBA Communications Corp. Class A B D B
VICI VICI Properties Inc C A B
WCN Waste Connections, Inc. B C B
XEL Xcel Energy Inc. B C B
XYL Xylem Inc. B C B
Upgraded: From Sell to Hold
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
Grade
Fundamental
Grade
Total
Grade
ADP Automatic Data Processing, Inc. C B C
AEP American Electric Power Company, Inc. C C C
ANET Arista Networks, Inc. B C C
BURL Burlington Stores, Inc. C D C
CBRE CBRE Group, Inc. Class A C C C
CE Celanese Corporation C C C
ECL Ecolab Inc. C D C
ELS Equity LifeStyle Properties, Inc. D C C
FISV Fiserv, Inc. D C C
HBAN Huntington Bancshares Incorporated D B C
KEY KeyCorp D B C
MKL Markel Corporation D A C
VZ Verizon Communications Inc. C C C
WAB Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies Corporation D C C
WMB Williams Companies, Inc. C C C
WPC W. P. Carey Inc. D B C
YUM Yum! Brands, Inc. C C C
Downgraded: From Buy to Hold
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
Grade
Fundamental
Grade
Total
Grade
ADI Analog Devices, Inc. C C C
ADM Archer-Daniels-Midland Company B C C
AME AMETEK, Inc. C C C
AMGN Amgen Inc. C C C
ANTM Anthem, Inc. C C C
APH Amphenol Corporation Class A C B C
BAH Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corporation Class A C C C
BF.B Brown-Forman Corporation Class B C B C
CAT Caterpillar Inc. B C C
COO Cooper Companies, Inc. C C C
CTXS Citrix Systems, Inc. B C C
FMC FMC Corporation C C C
FMS Fresenius Medical Care AG & Co. KGaA C C C
HTHT Huazhu Group Ltd. Sponsored ADR B D C
INCY Incyte Corporation C B C
JKHY Jack Henry & Associates, Inc. C C C
K Kellogg Company C C C
LIN Linde plc B C C
NDSN Nordson Corporation B C C
NMR Nomura Holdings, Inc. Sponsored ADR C C C
NOK Nokia Oyj Sponsored ADR C B C
ORCL Oracle Corporation C C C
PHG Koninklijke Philips N.V. Sponsored ADR C C C
RACE Ferrari NV B D C
ROP Roper Technologies, Inc. B C C
SSNC SS&C Technologies Holdings, Inc. C B C
TIF Tiffany & Co. B C C
Downgraded: From Hold to Sell
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
Grade
Fundamental
Grade
Total
Grade
ATUS Altice USA, Inc. Class A D C D
BDX Becton, Dickinson and Company D D D
BRK.A Berkshire Hathaway Inc. Class A D C D
BRK.B Berkshire Hathaway Inc. Class B D C D
CFG Citizens Financial Group, Inc. D C D
CMCSA Comcast Corporation Class A D C D
CVS CVS Health Corporation D B D
EMR Emerson Electric Co. D C D
FIS Fidelity National Information Services, Inc. D C D
MAA Mid-America Apartment Communities, Inc. D C D
MDT Medtronic Plc D C D
MGA Magna International Inc. C D D
MRK Merck & Co., Inc. D B D
PFG Principal Financial Group, Inc. D D D
RCI Rogers Communications Inc. Class B D C D
SAP SAP SE Sponsored ADR D C D
STT State Street Corporation D C D
TAK Takeda Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd. D C D
TCOM Trip.com Group Ltd. Sponsored ADR D C D
TDY Teledyne Technologies Incorporated D C D
TFX Teleflex Incorporated D C D
VMW VMware, Inc. Class A 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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