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 74 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
AMAT Applied Materials, Inc. B B B
DISCB Discovery, Inc. Class B B C B
EFX Equifax Inc. B B B
KEYS Keysight Technologies Inc B B B
NVO Novo Nordisk A/S Sponsored ADR Class B B C B
PANW Palo Alto Networks, Inc. B C B
XYL Xylem Inc. B C B
Upgraded: From Sell to Hold
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
Grade
Fundamental
Grade
Total
Grade
BAM Brookfield Asset Management Inc. Class A C D C
BURL Burlington Stores, Inc. C D C
HPQ HP Inc. C C C
MMM 3M Company C C C
NTR Nutrien Ltd. C D C
OTEX Open Text Corporation D B C
ROST Ross Stores, Inc. D C C
TJX TJX Companies Inc D B C
ULTA Ulta Beauty Inc C D C
VIAC ViacomCBS Inc. Class B D B C
Downgraded: From Buy to Hold
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
Grade
Fundamental
Grade
Total
Grade
ABC AmerisourceBergen Corporation C D C
ADI Analog Devices, Inc. B C C
ALNY Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, Inc B C C
ALXN Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. C B C
BF.A Brown-Forman Corporation Class A C B C
BIDU Baidu, Inc. Sponsored ADR Class A C B C
BMRN BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc. C B C
CNC Centene Corporation C B C
FRC First Republic Bank C C C
HUM Humana Inc. C B C
ITW Illinois Tool Works Inc. C C C
JNJ Johnson & Johnson C C C
LOW Lowe’s Companies, Inc. B C C
MAS Masco Corporation C B C
MCK McKesson Corporation C C C
MCO Moody’s Corporation C C C
MKC McCormick & Company, Incorporated C C C
MKC.V McCormick & Company, Incorporated C C C
PHG Koninklijke Philips N.V. Sponsored ADR C C C
SBAC SBA Communications Corp. Class A B C C
SPGI S&P Global, Inc. B C C
SRPT Sarepta Therapeutics, Inc. B C C
VRTX Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated C B C
WEC WEC Energy Group Inc C C C
XEL Xcel Energy Inc. C C C
Downgraded: From Hold to Sell
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
Grade
Fundamental
Grade
Total
Grade
AEP American Electric Power Company, Inc. D C D
AGR Avangrid, Inc. D D D
ALLE Allegion PLC D B D
AMGN Amgen Inc. D C D
ARE Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc. D C D
AZO AutoZone, Inc. D C D
BAX Baxter International Inc. D C D
BDX Becton, Dickinson and Company D C D
BRK.A Berkshire Hathaway Inc. Class A D C D
CDW CDW Corp. D C D
CI Cigna Corporation D C D
CM Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce D C D
CMS CMS Energy Corporation D C D
CNP CenterPoint Energy, Inc. D D D
D Dominion Energy Inc D D D
FTS Fortis Inc. D C D
GPC Genuine Parts Company D C D
HLT Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc D D D
ILMN Illumina, Inc. D C D
INCY Incyte Corporation D D D
LNT Alliant Energy Corp D C D
MKL Markel Corporation F B D
MMC Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. D C D
MRK Merck & Co., Inc. D C D
MSI Motorola Solutions, Inc. D C D
SO Southern Company D C D
STX Seagate Technology PLC D C D
UHS Universal Health Services, Inc. Class B D B D
VRSN VeriSign, Inc. D C D
WPC W. P. Carey Inc. D B D
WRB W. R. Berkley Corporation D C D
WTRG Essential Utilities, 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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