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 93 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
ABBV AbbVie, Inc. B C B
BR Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc. B B B
BTI British American Tobacco PLC Sponsored B C B
CGNX Cognex Corporation B C B
CHTR Charter Communications, Inc. Class A B C B
CLX Clorox Company B C B
DG Dollar General Corporation B C B
EL Estee Lauder Companies Inc. Class A B B B
ENB Enbridge Inc. B C B
FFIV F5 Networks, Inc. B C B
FTNT Fortinet, Inc. B B B
GIB CGI Inc. Class A B C B
GRMN Garmin Ltd. B C B
HPQ HP Inc. B B B
INFO IHS Markit Ltd. A D B
J Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. B C B
KEYS Keysight Technologies Inc B C B
KKR KKR & Co. Inc. C B B
KSU Kansas City Southern B C B
LEN Lennar Corporation Class A B B B
LEN.B Lennar Corporation Class B B B B
MKC McCormick & Company, Incorporated B C B
MSFT Microsoft Corporation B B B
NDAQ Nasdaq, Inc. B C B
NSC Norfolk Southern Corporation B C B
OKE ONEOK, Inc. B C B
ORCL Oracle Corporation B B B
PAYX Paychex, Inc. B C B
PG Procter & Gamble Company B C B
ROK Rockwell Automation, Inc. B B B
ROL Rollins, Inc. B B B
SKM SK Telecom Co., Ltd. Sponsored ADR B C B
SNA Snap-on Incorporated B C B
SNPS Synopsys, Inc. B C B
TECH Bio-Techne Corporation B C B
TROW T. Rowe Price Group B B B
ZNGA Zynga Inc. Class A B C B
Upgraded: From Sell to Hold
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
Grade
Fundamental
Grade
Total
Grade
ADBE Adobe Inc. C C C
ALC Alcon, Inc. C C C
ANET Arista Networks, Inc. C C C
APH Amphenol Corporation Class A D C C
BKI Black Knight, Inc. D B C
BMY Bristol-Myers Squibb Company C C C
BRK.A Berkshire Hathaway Inc. Class A C C C
CAH Cardinal Health, Inc. D B C
CAJ Canon Inc. Sponsored ADR D B C
CCI Crown Castle International Corp D B C
CL Colgate-Palmolive Company C C C
CSCO Cisco Systems, Inc. C C C
CTAS Cintas Corporation C C C
CTSH Cognizant Technology Solutions C C C
DLTR Dollar Tree, Inc. D B C
DOV Dover Corporation C C C
DXCM DexCom, Inc. D C C
FICO Fair Isaac Corporation D C C
FNF Fidelity National Financial, Inc. D B C
HAS Hasbro, Inc. C C C
HIG Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc. C C C
HSY Hershey Company D C C
ICE Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. C C C
ITW Illinois Tool Works Inc. C C C
IX ORIX Corporation Sponsored ADR C D C
K Kellogg Company C C C
KDP Keurig Dr Pepper Inc. C C C
LBTYK Liberty Global Plc Class C C C C
LII Lennox International Inc. C D C
LSXMB Liberty Media Corp. Series B Liberty C D C
LULU Lululemon Athletica Inc D C C
MCHP Microchip Technology Incorporated C C C
MET MetLife, Inc. C C C
MSCI MSCI Inc. Class A C C C
MTD Mettler-Toledo International Inc. D C C
PHM PulteGroup, Inc. D B C
PKG Packaging Corporation of America C D C
PPG PPG Industries, Inc. C C C
PSA Public Storage C C C
SAN Banco Santander S.A. Sponsored ADR D C C
SBUX Starbucks Corporation C C C
UL Unilever PLC Sponsored ADR D C C
Downgraded: From Buy to Hold
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
Grade
Fundamental
Grade
Total
Grade
EWBC East West Bancorp, Inc. C C C
FOX Fox Corporation Class B C B C
NVCR NovoCure Ltd. B C C
OKTA Okta, Inc. Class A B C C
UBS UBS Group AG C B C
Downgraded: From Hold to Sell
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
Grade
Fundamental
Grade
Total
Grade
ALNY Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, Inc D C D
EDU New Oriental Education & Technology D C D
MGM MGM Resorts International C F D
NICE NICE Ltd Sponsored ADR D C D
PAGS PagSeguro Digital Ltd. Class A D C D
TCOM Trip.com Group Ltd. Sponsored ADR D C D
WDC Western Digital Corporation D C D
XP XP Inc. Class A 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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