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 77 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
ABB ABB Ltd. Sponsored ADR B C B
ABT Abbott Laboratories B B B
ALLY Ally Financial Inc C B B
APTV Aptiv PLC B C B
CAT Caterpillar Inc. B C B
CHRW C.H. Robinson Worldwide, Inc. B B B
DD DuPont de Nemours, Inc. B D B
DISCA Discovery, Inc. Class A B C B
DISCB Discovery, Inc. Class B B C B
EDU New Oriental Education & Technology B C B
EMN Eastman Chemical Company B C B
GILD Gilead Sciences, Inc. B C B
GIS General Mills, Inc. B C B
GLW Corning Inc B B B
GOLD Barrick Gold Corporation B C B
ILMN Illumina, Inc. B C B
MNST Monster Beverage Corporation B C B
PKX POSCO Sponsored ADR C B B
STM STMicroelectronics NV ADR RegS B B B
SWKS Skyworks Solutions, Inc. B B B
TEL TE Connectivity Ltd. C B B
URI United Rentals, Inc. B C B
VIAC ViacomCBS Inc. Class B B B B
VIACA ViacomCBS Inc. Class A B B B
Upgraded: From Sell to Hold
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
Grade
Fundamental
Grade
Total
Grade
BIIB Biogen Inc. C C C
BURL Burlington Stores, Inc. C D C
BWA BorgWarner Inc. C C C
BX Blackstone Group Inc. Class A D B C
CCI Crown Castle International Corp D B C
CE Celanese Corporation C B C
CFG Citizens Financial Group, Inc. D C C
CMCSA Comcast Corporation Class A C C C
CTXS Citrix Systems, Inc. C C C
DRE Duke Realty Corporation D B C
HES Hess Corporation D C C
HMC Honda Motor Co., Ltd. Sponsored ADR D B C
MMM 3M Company C C C
MTN Vail Resorts, Inc. C D C
NRG NRG Energy, Inc. C C C
STX Seagate Technology PLC C C C
SWK Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. D B C
WBA Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc C D C
WRK WestRock Company C C C
Downgraded: From Buy to Hold
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
Grade
Fundamental
Grade
Total
Grade
ALNY Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, Inc B C C
BLK BlackRock, Inc. C C C
CDAY Ceridian HCM Holding, Inc. C C C
CTVA Corteva Inc B C C
DLTR Dollar Tree, Inc. C C C
F Ford Motor Company C B C
FRC First Republic Bank C C C
KKR KKR & Co. Inc. C B C
MSCI MSCI Inc. Class A B C C
NEM Newmont Corporation B C C
PCTY Paylocity Holding Corp. C B C
PEGA Pegasystems Inc. B C C
PGR Progressive Corporation C C C
RMD ResMed Inc. C C C
TTM Tata Motors Limited Sponsored ADR B C C
TYL Tyler Technologies, Inc. B C C
Downgraded: From Hold to Sell
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
Grade
Fundamental
Grade
Total
Grade
AAP Advance Auto Parts, Inc. D C D
BRO Brown & Brown, Inc. F C D
CBRE CBRE Group, Inc. Class A D C D
CNI Canadian National Railway Company D C D
FDS FactSet Research Systems Inc. D C D
FMC FMC Corporation D C D
HEI.A HEICO Corporation Class A D C D
HWM Howmet Aerospace Inc. D C D
ITW Illinois Tool Works Inc. D C D
LBRDA Liberty Broadband Corp. Class A D C D
LBRDK Liberty Broadband Corp. Class C D C D
NLY Annaly Capital Management, Inc. D C D
ORLY O’Reilly Automotive, Inc. D C D
PUK Prudential plc Sponsored ADR D C D
SYK Stryker Corporation D C D
TRV Travelers Companies, Inc. D B D
UL Unilever PLC Sponsored ADR D C D
VMC Vulcan Materials Company 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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