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
ALLY Ally Financial Inc B C B
ALNY Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, Inc B C B
ASX ASE Technology Holding Co., Ltd. B B B
EXAS Exact Sciences Corporation B D B
GM General Motors Company B A B
KDP Keurig Dr Pepper Inc. B C B
LH Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings C A B
LLY Eli Lilly and Company B C B
Upgraded: From Sell to Hold
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
Grade
Fundamental
Grade
Total
Grade
BEN Franklin Resources, Inc. C C C
BSAC Banco Santander-Chile Sponsored ADR C C C
CG Carlyle Group Inc D B C
CM Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce C C C
DISCK Discovery, Inc. Class C D C C
HAL Halliburton Company C C C
LDOS Leidos Holdings, Inc. D C C
NBIX Neurocrine Biosciences, Inc. C D C
PNC PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. D C C
STX Seagate Technology PLC D C C
VIACA ViacomCBS Inc. Class A C B C
WMB Williams Companies, Inc. D C C
Downgraded: From Buy to Hold
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
Grade
Fundamental
Grade
Total
Grade
ABB ABB Ltd. Sponsored ADR C C C
ANSS ANSYS, Inc. B C C
ATHM Autohome, Inc. Sponsored ADR Class A C C C
BBL BHP Group Plc Sponsored ADR C C C
BR Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc. C C C
CABO Cable One, Inc. C C C
CHRW C.H. Robinson Worldwide, Inc. B C C
CSGP CoStar Group, Inc. B C C
EA Electronic Arts Inc. B C C
EDU New Oriental Education & Technology Group, Inc. B C C
GIS General Mills, Inc. C C C
GOOG Alphabet Inc. Class C C B C
GOOGL Alphabet Inc. Class A C B C
GRMN Garmin Ltd. C B C
INTU Intuit Inc. C B C
MCK McKesson Corporation C C C
MGA Magna International Inc. C C C
MS Morgan Stanley C C C
NLOK NortonLifeLock Inc. B C C
ORCL Oracle Corporation C C C
PCTY Paylocity Holding Corp. C B C
PKX POSCO Sponsored ADR C C C
RACE Ferrari NV C C C
SHW Sherwin-Williams Company C C C
STE STERIS Plc C C C
SWKS Skyworks Solutions, Inc. C C C
VRSK Verisk Analytics Inc C B C
XPO XPO Logistics, Inc. C C C
Downgraded: From Hold to Sell
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
Grade
Fundamental
Grade
Total
Grade
BF.A Brown-Forman Corporation Class A D C D
CCEP Coca-Cola European Partners Plc D C D
CMCSA Comcast Corporation Class A D C D
CNQ Canadian Natural Resources Limited D C D
ECL Ecolab Inc. D D D
ELAN Elanco Animal Health, Inc. D D D
GPC Genuine Parts Company D C D
GPN Global Payments Inc. D C D
HEI HEICO Corporation D C D
HSY Hershey Company D C D
IEX IDEX Corporation D C D
INFO IHS Markit Ltd. D C D
IT Gartner, Inc. D C D
JKHY Jack Henry & Associates, Inc. D C D
MCO Moody’s Corporation D C D
MPW Medical Properties Trust, Inc. D C D
NUE Nucor Corporation D C D
PCG PG&E Corporation D D D
PEP PepsiCo, Inc. D C D
ROP Roper Technologies, Inc. D C D
SBAC SBA Communications Corp. Class A D C D
SBUX Starbucks Corporation D C D
SSNC SS&C Technologies Holdings, Inc. D B D
SWK Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. D B D
WCN Waste Connections, 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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