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 181 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
ADM Archer-Daniels-Midland Company B C B
ANET Arista Networks, Inc. B C B
AVTR Avantor, Inc. B C B
BR Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc. B B B
CAG Conagra Brands, Inc. B B B
CE Celanese Corporation C B B
CHD Church & Dwight Co., Inc. B C B
COST Costco Wholesale Corporation B C B
CTXS Citrix Systems, Inc. B C B
DD DuPont de Nemours, Inc. B C B
DOW Dow, Inc. B B B
EXAS Exact Sciences Corporation B D B
GGG Graco Inc. B B B
GIS General Mills, Inc. B C B
HRL Hormel Foods Corporation B C B
HTHT Huazhu Group Ltd. Sponsored ADR A D B
JBHT J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc. B C B
KKR KKR & Co. Inc. C B B
LPLA LPL Financial Holdings Inc. B C B
MOH Molina Healthcare, Inc. B D B
MPLX MPLX LP B C B
MS Morgan Stanley B B B
NMR Nomura Holdings, Inc. Sponsored ADR B B B
NUE Nucor Corporation B B B
ORCL Oracle Corporation B C B
PEN Penumbra, Inc. B C B
PKG Packaging Corporation of America B D B
RF Regions Financial Corporation C B B
SBSW Sibanye Stillwater Limited B C B
SJM J.M. Smucker Company B C B
TTC Toro Company B B B
WAT Waters Corporation B C B
WMT Walmart Inc. B D B
Upgraded: From Sell to Hold
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
Grade
Fundamental
Grade
Total
Grade
AKAM Akamai Technologies, Inc. C C C
AME AMETEK, Inc. C C C
AMGN Amgen Inc. C C C
BDX Becton, Dickinson and Company D B C
BMO Bank of Montreal D B C
BRK.A Berkshire Hathaway Inc. Class A D C C
CFG Citizens Financial Group, Inc. C C C
CINF Cincinnati Financial Corporation D B C
CL Colgate-Palmolive Company C C C
CM Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce D B C
CNQ Canadian Natural Resources Limited C D C
CRH CRH Plc Sponsored ADR D C C
CSCO Cisco Systems, Inc. C C C
CSX CSX Corporation C C C
DB Deutsche Bank AG C C C
DLR Digital Realty Trust, Inc. C C C
EQNR Equinor ASA Sponsored ADR C C C
EXR Extra Space Storage Inc. C B C
FANG Diamondback Energy, Inc. C D C
HCA HCA Healthcare Inc D C C
IQV IQVIA Holdings Inc D B C
IRM Iron Mountain, Inc. D B C
ISRG Intuitive Surgical, Inc. C C C
J Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. D C C
KEY KeyCorp D B C
LYV Live Nation Entertainment, Inc. C D C
MCK McKesson Corporation C D C
MKC McCormick & Company, Incorporated C C C
MKC.V McCormick & Company, Incorporated C C C
MLCO Melco Resorts & Entertainment Limited C D C
MO Altria Group Inc D C C
NDSN Nordson Corporation D B C
PXD Pioneer Natural Resources Company C C C
RYAAY Ryanair Holdings Plc Sponsored ADR C F C
SBUX Starbucks Corporation C C C
TD Toronto-Dominion Bank D C C
TRV Travelers Companies, Inc. D B C
TS Tenaris S.A. Sponsored ADR D C C
UNP Union Pacific Corporation C C C
VMW VMware, Inc. Class A 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
ALLY Ally Financial Inc C B C
APTV Aptiv PLC C C C
BABA Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. C C C
BEP Brookfield Renewable Partners LP B C C
CNHI CNH Industrial NV C B C
DXCM DexCom, Inc. C C C
HOLX Hologic, Inc. C B C
NTAP NetApp, Inc. C C C
NTR Nutrien Ltd. C B C
TAL TAL Education Group Sponsored B D C
WDAY Workday, Inc. Class A C C C
Downgraded: From Hold to Sell
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
Grade
Fundamental
Grade
Total
Grade
BAH Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corp. F C D
BIP Brookfield Infrastructure Partners L.P. D B D
BKI Black Knight, Inc. D B D
BLL Ball Corporation D B D
CDAY Ceridian HCM Holding, Inc. D C D
CSGP CoStar Group, Inc. D C D
CTAS Cintas Corporation D C D
DGX Quest Diagnostics Incorporated D B D
EFX Equifax Inc. D B D
FICO Fair Isaac Corporation D B D
GILD Gilead Sciences, Inc. D C D
HD Home Depot, Inc. D C D
HMC Honda Motor Co., Ltd. Sponsored ADR F B D
IBN ICICI Bank Limited Sponsored ADR D B D
KB KB Financial Group Inc. D C D
KDP Keurig Dr Pepper Inc. D C D
LII Lennox International Inc. D D D
MUFG Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, Inc. D B D
NVR NVR, Inc. D C D
ORLY O’Reilly Automotive, Inc. D C D
PAYC Paycom Software, Inc. D C D
PPD PPD, Inc. D B D
REGN Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. D B D
SMFG Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group, Inc. D B D
VRSK Verisk Analytics Inc F C D
WMB Williams Companies, Inc. D C D
WY Weyerhaeuser Company D C D

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Sincerely,
Louis Navellier

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