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 83 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
AZN Astrazeneca PLC Sponsored ADR B B B
BF.A Brown-Forman Corporation Class A B B B
BF.B Brown-Forman Corporation Class B B B B
BHP BHP Group Ltd Sponsored ADR B C B
CAT Caterpillar Inc. B C B
GLIBA GCI Liberty, Inc. Class A B B B
GWRE Guidewire Software, Inc. B B B
ISRG Intuitive Surgical, Inc. B C B
J Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. B C B
KEYS Keysight Technologies Inc B C B
NLOK NortonLifeLock Inc. B C B
PAGS PagSeguro Digital Ltd. Class A B C B
PKX POSCO Sponsored ADR B C B
SRPT Sarepta Therapeutics, Inc. B C B
TROW T. Rowe Price Group B C B
XPO XPO Logistics, Inc. B C B
Upgraded: From Sell to Hold
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
Grade
Fundamental
Grade
Total
Grade
AAP Advance Auto Parts, Inc. D C C
APO Apollo Global Management Inc. Class A C C C
BAM Brookfield Asset Management Inc. Class A C D C
BMO Bank of Montreal D C C
BTI British American Tobacco PLC Sponsored ADR D C C
CCEP Coca-Cola European Partners Plc D C C
CHKP Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. D C C
CM Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce C C C
FITB Fifth Third Bancorp D C C
ILMN Illumina, Inc. C C C
INVH Invitation Homes, Inc. D B C
LBTYA Liberty Global Plc Class A B D C
LBTYK Liberty Global Plc Class C B D C
LNC Lincoln National Corporation C C C
NTAP NetApp, Inc. D C C
OTEX Open Text Corporation D B C
PUK Prudential plc Sponsored ADR D C C
ROST Ross Stores, Inc. D C C
SAN Banco Santander S.A. Sponsored ADR D B C
TCOM Trip.com Group Ltd. Sponsored ADR C B C
TD Toronto-Dominion Bank D B C
TEVA Teva Pharmaceutical Industries C D C
VIAC ViacomCBS Inc. Class B D B C
VRSN VeriSign, Inc. C C C
WDC Western Digital Corporation C D C
Downgraded: From Buy to Hold
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
Grade
Fundamental
Grade
Total
Grade
AJG Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. C B C
AMCR Amcor PLC C B C
BGNE BeiGene, Ltd. Sponsored ADR B C C
CPB Campbell Soup Company C C C
CPRT Copart, Inc. C C C
FBHS Fortune Brands Home & Security, Inc. C B C
GWW W.W. Grainger, Inc. C C C
HD Home Depot, Inc. C C C
HRL Hormel Foods Corporation B C C
LEN Lennar Corporation Class A C B C
LEN.B Lennar Corporation Class B C B C
LH Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings C A C
NDAQ Nasdaq, Inc. C C C
NVO Novo Nordisk A/S Sponsored ADR Class B B C C
PCG PG&E Corporation B D C
PG Procter & Gamble Company C C C
ROK Rockwell Automation, Inc. C B C
SHW Sherwin-Williams Company C C C
SPLK Splunk Inc. C D C
TAP.A Molson Coors Beverage Company Class A C B C
WHR Whirlpool Corporation C B C
Downgraded: From Hold to Sell
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
Grade
Fundamental
Grade
Total
Grade
AEE Ameren Corporation D C D
AES AES Corporation C D D
BRK.A Berkshire Hathaway Inc. Class A D C D
BRK.B Berkshire Hathaway Inc. Class B D C D
CE Celanese Corporation D C D
DUK Duke Energy Corporation D D D
EMR Emerson Electric Co. D C D
ES Eversource Energy D C D
HCA HCA Healthcare Inc D D D
K Kellogg Company D C D
KMB Kimberly-Clark Corporation D C D
LFC China Life Insurance Co. Ltd. D C D
LII Lennox International Inc. D C D
LYB LyondellBasell Industries NV D D D
MCD McDonald’s Corporation D C D
MMM 3M Company D C D
ORLY O’Reilly Automotive, Inc. D C D
PLD Prologis, Inc. D C D
RSG Republic Services, Inc. D C D
ULTA Ulta Beauty Inc D D D
WM Waste Management, 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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