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 78 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
AJG Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. B B B
AVGO Broadcom Inc. B C B
BGNE BeiGene, Ltd. Sponsored ADR B C B
CCK Crown Holdings, Inc. B B B
CPRT Copart, Inc. B C B
EFX Equifax Inc. B B B
GDDY GoDaddy, Inc. Class A B C B
LH Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings C A B
MKC.V McCormick & Company, Incorporated B C B
SHW Sherwin-Williams Company B C B
Upgraded: From Sell to Hold
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
Grade
Fundamental
Grade
Total
Grade
ARE Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc. C C C
CG Carlyle Group Inc D B C
CI Cigna Corporation C C C
DIS Walt Disney Company C D C
EMR Emerson Electric Co. C C C
ES Eversource Energy C C C
HCA HCA Healthcare Inc C D C
IBN ICICI Bank Limited Sponsored ADR D B C
LII Lennox International Inc. C C C
LYFT Lyft Inc Class A C D C
MPW Medical Properties Trust, Inc. C C C
ORLY O’Reilly Automotive, Inc. D C C
PLD Prologis, Inc. C C C
PM Philip Morris International Inc. C C C
TM Toyota Motor Corp. Sponsored ADR C C C
TRV Travelers Companies, Inc. D C C
TXT Textron Inc. C C C
VTR Ventas, Inc. C D C
Downgraded: From Buy to Hold
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
Grade
Fundamental
Grade
Total
Grade
ABB ABB Ltd. Sponsored ADR C C C
ACN Accenture Plc Class A C C C
ADI Analog Devices, Inc. C C C
ANSS ANSYS, Inc. B C C
APH Amphenol Corporation Class A C B C
BBY Best Buy Co., Inc. C B C
BF.B Brown-Forman Corporation Class B C C C
CAT Caterpillar Inc. B C C
CMI Cummins Inc. C C C
DHI D.R. Horton, Inc. C B C
EDU New Oriental Education & Technology Group, Inc. B C C
EL Estee Lauder Companies Inc. Class A C C C
EXPD Expeditors International of Washington, Inc. C B C
GLW Corning Inc C B C
INFO IHS Markit Ltd. C C C
IR Ingersoll Rand Inc. C C C
J Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. C C C
MS Morgan Stanley C C C
NLOK NortonLifeLock Inc. B C C
NWSA News Corporation Class A B C C
PAGS PagSeguro Digital Ltd. Class A B C C
PH Parker-Hannifin Corporation C C C
SRPT Sarepta Therapeutics, Inc. B D C
STM STMicroelectronics NV ADR RegS C C C
SWKS Skyworks Solutions, Inc. C C C
TROW T. Rowe Price Group C C C
UBS UBS Group AG C B C
URI United Rentals, Inc. B C C
Downgraded: From Hold to Sell
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
Grade
Fundamental
Grade
Total
Grade
AMT American Tower Corporation D C D
BKNG Booking Holdings Inc. D D D
BMY Bristol-Myers Squibb Company D C D
CNHI CNH Industrial NV D C D
COO Cooper Companies, Inc. D D D
CQP Cheniere Energy Partners, L.P. D D D
CRH CRH Plc Sponsored ADR D C D
ELAN Elanco Animal Health, Inc. D D D
EXPE Expedia Group, Inc. C D D
FITB Fifth Third Bancorp D C D
MA Mastercard Incorporated Class A D D D
NGG National Grid plc Sponsored ADR D C D
ROST Ross Stores, Inc. D C D
SAN Banco Santander S.A. Sponsored ADR D B D
SNY Sanofi Sponsored ADR D C D
TCOM Trip.com Group Ltd. Sponsored ADR D B D
VZ Verizon Communications Inc. D C D
WAT Waters Corporation D D D
WDC Western Digital Corporation D D D
WEC WEC Energy Group Inc D C D
WLTW Willis Towers Watson Public Limited Company D C D
XEL Xcel Energy 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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