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 128 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
BCH Banco de Chile Sponsored ADR B C B
BLK BlackRock, Inc. B C B
BSAC Banco Santander-Chile Sponsored ADR B B B
BWA BorgWarner Inc. B B B
CLR Continental Resources, Inc. B D B
CMCSA Comcast Corporation Class A B C B
CQP Cheniere Energy Partners, L.P. B C B
DB Deutsche Bank AG B C B
DIS Walt Disney Company B D B
DLTR Dollar Tree, Inc. B B B
F Ford Motor Company B C B
GM General Motors Company B B B
GPS Gap, Inc. B C B
GS Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. B B B
HAL Halliburton Company B B B
HOLX Hologic, Inc. B B B
IP International Paper Company B C B
IR Ingersoll Rand Inc. B B B
IVZ Invesco Ltd. B B B
JCI Johnson Controls International plc B B B
LNG Cheniere Energy, Inc. B D B
MRO Marathon Oil Corporation B C B
MT ArcelorMittal SA ADR B B B
NTR Nutrien Ltd. B B B
NWL Newell Brands Inc B C B
PH Parker-Hannifin Corporation B B B
RJF Raymond James Financial, Inc. B B B
SNP China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation B B B
TPR Tapestry, Inc. B C B
TROW T. Rowe Price Group B B B
UAA Under Armour, Inc. Class A B B B
UBS UBS Group AG B B B
WLK Westlake Chemical Corporation B B B
WRK WestRock Company B C B
Upgraded: From Sell to Hold
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
Grade
Fundamental
Grade
Total
Grade
AAL American Airlines Group, Inc. C D C
BAC Bank of America Corp C C C
BCS Barclays PLC Sponsored ADR D C C
BNS Bank of Nova Scotia C C C
BRK.B Berkshire Hathaway Inc. Class B D C C
COP ConocoPhillips C D C
CVE Cenovus Energy Inc. C D C
E Eni S.p.A. Sponsored ADR D B C
EOG EOG Resources, Inc. C C C
EQH Equitable Holdings, Inc. C D C
EXPE Expedia Group, Inc. C F C
FOX Fox Corporation Class B C B C
GE General Electric Company C C C
GPC Genuine Parts Company D B C
HPE Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co. D B C
HWM Howmet Aerospace Inc. C C C
IBN ICICI Bank Limited Sponsored ADR D B C
INFO IHS Markit Ltd. C C C
ING ING Groep NV Sponsored ADR C B C
IPG Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc. C C C
KB KB Financial Group Inc. Sponsored ADR C C C
KDP Keurig Dr Pepper Inc. C C C
LBRDK Liberty Broadband Corp. Class C D C C
LNC Lincoln National Corporation C D C
LUMN Lumen Technologies, Inc. C D C
MET MetLife, Inc. C C C
MFC Manulife Financial Corporation D B C
MPC Marathon Petroleum Corporation C C C
MTB M&T Bank Corporation C C C
MUFG Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, Inc. D B C
NTRS Northern Trust Corporation C D C
OMC Omnicom Group Inc D C C
ORLY O’Reilly Automotive, Inc. D C C
OXY Occidental Petroleum Corporation C C C
PPG PPG Industries, Inc. C C C
RY Royal Bank of Canada D C C
SLB Schlumberger NV C C C
SMFG Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group, Inc. C B C
STT State Street Corporation C C C
SWK Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. D B C
TXT Textron Inc. D B C
WMB Williams Companies, Inc. C C C
WPP WPP Plc Sponsored ADR D C C
XOM Exxon Mobil Corporation C D C
XRAY DENTSPLY SIRONA, Inc. C C C
Downgraded: From Buy to Hold
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
Grade
Fundamental
Grade
Total
Grade
ANET Arista Networks, Inc. C C C
CHD Church & Dwight Co., Inc. C C C
CTXS Citrix Systems, Inc. C C C
DG Dollar General Corporation C C C
EA Electronic Arts Inc. C C C
EBAY eBay Inc. C B C
GGG Graco Inc. C B C
GIS General Mills, Inc. C C C
GMAB Genmab A/S Sponsored ADR C D C
LRCX Lam Research Corporation C B C
MASI Masimo Corporation C C C
MOH Molina Healthcare, Inc. B D C
MRVL Marvell Technology Group Ltd. B D C
NOW ServiceNow, Inc. B C C
QGEN QIAGEN NV C B C
ROL Rollins, Inc. C B C
SEDG SolarEdge Technologies, Inc. B D C
SJM J.M. Smucker Company C C C
STNE StoneCo Ltd. Class A C C C
TREX Trex Company, Inc. C C C
TTC Toro Company C B C
TYL Tyler Technologies, Inc. C C C
WAT Waters Corporation C C C
WMT Walmart Inc. C D C
WORK Slack Technologies, Inc. Class A B C C
Downgraded: From Hold to Sell
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
Grade
Fundamental
Grade
Total
Grade
AKAM Akamai Technologies, Inc. D C D
AMGN Amgen Inc. D C D
AZN Astrazeneca PLC Sponsored ADR D B D
CABO Cable One, Inc. D B D
CCK Crown Holdings, Inc. D B D
CL Colgate-Palmolive Company D C D
CLVT Clarivate PLC F C D
CPB Campbell Soup Company D B D
DLR Digital Realty Trust, Inc. D C D
DVA DaVita Inc. D C D
EXR Extra Space Storage Inc. D B D
FNV Franco-Nevada Corporation D B D
ICE Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. D C D
ISRG Intuitive Surgical, Inc. D C D
JNJ Johnson & Johnson D C D
LIN Linde plc D C D
MKC McCormick & Company, Incorporated D C D
MO Altria Group Inc D C D
NVO Novo Nordisk A/S Sponsored D C D
RMD ResMed Inc. D C D
TRV Travelers Companies, Inc. D B D
WBA Walgreens Boots Alliance 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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