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 37 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
CCK Crown Holdings, Inc. B B B
CHKP Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. B C B
MS Morgan Stanley B B B
MT ArcelorMittal SA ADR B C B
Upgraded: From Sell to Hold
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
Grade
Fundamental
Grade
Total
Grade
BURL Burlington Stores, Inc. C D C
EQH Equitable Holdings, Inc. C D C
FITB Fifth Third Bancorp D C C
OTEX Open Text Corporation D B C
SYF Synchrony Financial C D C
TXT Textron Inc. C C C
WPC W. P. Carey Inc. D B C
Downgraded: From Buy to Hold
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
Grade
Fundamental
Grade
Total
Grade
ACN Accenture Plc Class A C C C
BABA Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. C C C
BHP BHP Group Ltd Sponsored ADR C C C
CTAS Cintas Corporation C C C
CTVA Corteva Inc B C C
FDS FactSet Research Systems Inc. C C C
KSU Kansas City Southern B C C
NVO Novo Nordisk A/S Sponsored ADR B C C
PAGS PagSeguro Digital Ltd. Class A B C C
ZTS Zoetis, Inc. Class A C C C
Downgraded: From Hold to Sell
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
Grade
Fundamental
Grade
Total
Grade
BMY Bristol-Myers Squibb Company D C D
CNC Centene Corporation D B D
CNQ Canadian Natural Resources Limited D C D
CRH CRH Plc Sponsored ADR D C D
EMR Emerson Electric Co. D C D
GILD Gilead Sciences, Inc. D C D
KB KB Financial Group Inc. D B D
KEP Korea Electric Power Corporation D C D
MCD McDonald’s Corporation D C D
MDLZ Mondelez International, Inc. Class A D C D
RSG Republic Services, Inc. D C D
TCOM Trip.com Group Ltd. Sponsored ADR D B D
ULTA Ulta Beauty Inc D D D
V Visa Inc. Class A D C D
VTR Ventas, Inc. D D 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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