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
ACN Accenture Plc Class A B C B
ALXN Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. B C B
ANSS ANSYS, Inc. B C B
CMI Cummins Inc. B C B
DHI D.R. Horton, Inc. B B B
EDU New Oriental Education & Technology Group, Inc. Sponsored ADR B C B
EL Estee Lauder Companies Inc. Class A B C B
EXPD Expeditors International of Washington, Inc. B C B
FBHS Fortune Brands Home & Security, Inc. B B B
LEN Lennar Corporation Class A B B B
NLOK NortonLifeLock Inc. B C B
NVO Novo Nordisk A/S Sponsored ADR Class B B C B
ORCL Oracle Corporation B C B
PAGS PagSeguro Digital Ltd. Class A B C B
SRPT Sarepta Therapeutics, Inc. B D B
STM STMicroelectronics NV ADR RegS B C B
WHR Whirlpool Corporation B B B
Upgraded: From Sell to Hold
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
Grade
Fundamental
Grade
Total
Grade
AES AES Corporation C D C
BCH Banco de Chile Sponsored ADR C C C
BMY Bristol-Myers Squibb Company D C C
CNHI CNH Industrial NV C C C
COO Cooper Companies, Inc. C D C
CRH CRH Plc Sponsored ADR C C C
DD DuPont de Nemours, Inc. C D C
DRI Darden Restaurants, Inc. C B C
ELAN Elanco Animal Health, Inc. C D C
HEI HEICO Corporation C C C
INCY Incyte Corporation C D C
IT Gartner, Inc. D C C
KEP Korea Electric Power Corporation Sponsored ADR C C C
LYB LyondellBasell Industries NV C D C
MA Mastercard Incorporated Class A C D C
MCD McDonald’s Corporation C C C
ROST Ross Stores, Inc. D C C
RSG Republic Services, Inc. C C C
SUI Sun Communities, Inc. D B C
TCOM Trip.com Group Ltd. Sponsored ADR D B C
TFX Teleflex Incorporated C C C
ULTA Ulta Beauty Inc C D C
WAT Waters Corporation C D C
Downgraded: From Buy to Hold
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
Grade
Fundamental
Grade
Total
Grade
AZN Astrazeneca PLC Sponsored ADR C B C
BF.A Brown-Forman Corporation Class A C C C
CAG Conagra Brands, Inc. C B C
CCK Crown Holdings, Inc. C B C
GDDY GoDaddy, Inc. Class A C C C
GM General Motors Company C A C
GRMN Garmin Ltd. C B C
GWRE Guidewire Software, Inc. C B C
HTHT Huazhu Group Ltd. Sponsored ADR B D C
LN LINE Corp. Sponsored ADR C C C
MCHP Microchip Technology Incorporated C C C
MKC.V McCormick & Company, Incorporated C C C
NWS News Corporation Class B C C C
ON ON Semiconductor Corporation C B C
PKX POSCO Sponsored ADR C C C
Downgraded: From Hold to Sell
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
Grade
Fundamental
Grade
Total
Grade
ANTM Anthem, Inc. D C D
APO Apollo Global Management Inc. Class A D C D
BAM Brookfield Asset Management Inc. Class A D D D
BTI British American Tobacco PLC Sponsored ADR D C D
CI Cigna Corporation D C D
DISH DISH Network Corporation Class A D B D
DTE DTE Energy Company D C D
EQH Equitable Holdings, Inc. D D D
ES Eversource Energy D C D
HAL Halliburton Company D C D
NTR Nutrien Ltd. D D D
OTEX Open Text Corporation D B D
PM Philip Morris International Inc. D C D
RCI Rogers Communications Inc. Class B D C D
SLF Sun Life Financial Inc. D C D
TEVA Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Limited D D D
TXT Textron Inc. D C D
VIAC ViacomCBS Inc. Class B D B D
WMB Williams Companies, 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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