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 190 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
BTI British American Tobacco PLC D C D
DG Dollar General Corporation D C D
GIS General Mills, Inc. D C D
PG Procter & Gamble Company D C D
SNP China Petroleum & Chemical D B D
SU Suncor Energy Inc. D C D
Upgraded: From Sell to Hold
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
Grade
Fundamental
Grade
Total
Grade
AAL American Airlines Group, Inc. C D C
AIG American International Group, Inc. C C C
ALC Alcon, Inc. D C D
AMGN Amgen Inc. D C D
AMH American Homes 4 Rent Class A D C C
ANET Arista Networks, Inc. D C D
ATUS Altice USA, Inc. Class A D B D
AZN Astrazeneca PLC Sponsored ADR D B D
BCE BCE Inc. D C D
BDX Becton, Dickinson and Company D B D
BKI Black Knight, Inc. D B D
BMY Bristol-Myers Squibb Company D C D
BP BP p.l.c. Sponsored ADR F C D
BRK.A Berkshire Hathaway Inc. Class A D C D
C Citigroup Inc. D C C
CAH Cardinal Health, Inc. F B D
CCEP Coca-Cola European Partners Plc F C D
CCI Crown Castle International Corp F B D
CCL.U Carnival Corporation C F C
CG Carlyle Group Inc D B C
CHRW C.H. Robinson Worldwide, Inc. D B D
CI Cigna Corporation D B D
CL Colgate-Palmolive Company D C D
COO Cooper Companies, Inc. D B D
CSCO Cisco Systems, Inc. D C D
CVX Chevron Corporation D C D
DISH DISH Network Corporation Class A D B C
DXCM DexCom, Inc. D C D
E Eni S.p.A. Sponsored ADR D C D
EC Ecopetrol SA Sponsored ADR F C D
EFX Equifax Inc. D B C
FTV Fortive Corp. D B D
FWONK Liberty Media Corporation Series C B D C
GLPI Gaming and Leisure Properties, Inc. C B C
GWW W.W. Grainger, Inc. D C D
HAS Hasbro, Inc. D C D
HRL Hormel Foods Corporation D C D
HSY Hershey Company F C D
IBN ICICI Bank Limited Sponsored ADR D B C
ICE Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. D C D
IEX IDEX Corporation D C D
INCY Incyte Corporation F C D
INTU Intuit Inc. C D C
IT Gartner, Inc. D B C
ITW Illinois Tool Works Inc. D C D
JNJ Johnson & Johnson D C D
K Kellogg Company F C D
KDP Keurig Dr Pepper Inc. D C D
KEY KeyCorp D B C
LBTYK Liberty Global Plc Class C D C D
LULU Lululemon Athletica Inc D C D
LUMN Lumen Technologies, Inc. D D D
LYG Lloyds Banking Group plc Sponsored D B C
LYV Live Nation Entertainment, Inc. C D C
MDLZ Mondelez International, Inc. Class A F C D
MGM MGM Resorts International C F C
MO Altria Group Inc D C D
MSCI MSCI Inc. Class A D C D
NICE NICE Ltd Sponsored ADR C C C
NLY Annaly Capital Management, Inc. C C C
NVO Novo Nordisk A/S Sponsored ADR D C D
NVR NVR, Inc. C C C
NWG NatWest Group Plc Sponsored ADR C C C
PBA Pembina Pipeline Corporation C D D
PCAR PACCAR Inc D C D
PFE Pfizer Inc. D C D
PFG Principal Financial Group, Inc. C C C
PM Philip Morris International Inc. D C D
PPG PPG Industries, Inc. D C D
PRU Prudential Financial, Inc. C C C
QSR Restaurant Brands International Inc C D C
RACE Ferrari NV D C C
RCI Rogers Communications Inc. Class B F C D
SAN Banco Santander S.A. Sponsored ADR D C D
SBUX Starbucks Corporation D C D
SPG Simon Property Group, Inc. C D C
STE STERIS Plc D C D
STNE StoneCo Ltd. Class A C C C
TAP.A Molson Coors Beverage Company Class A D F D
TFC Truist Financial Corporation D B C
TM Toyota Motor Corp. Sponsored ADR C C C
TRI Thomson Reuters Corporation D C D
TU TELUS Corporation D C D
UBER Uber Technologies, Inc. C D C
UL Unilever PLC Sponsored ADR D C D
UNP Union Pacific Corporation D C D
VTR Ventas, Inc. D C C
WDC Western Digital Corporation C C C
WORK Slack Technologies, Inc. Class A C C C
XLNX Xilinx, Inc. D C D
XOM Exxon Mobil Corporation D D D
XP XP Inc. Class A C C C
Downgraded: From Buy to Hold
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
Grade
Fundamental
Grade
Total
Grade
ABBV AbbVie, Inc. B C C
ADM Archer-Daniels-Midland Company C C C
AEM Agnico Eagle Mines Limited B D C
ALXN Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. B C C
AMZN Amazon.com, Inc. C B C
ARGX argenx SE ADR B C C
BCH Banco de Chile Sponsored ADR D C C
BIO.B Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc. Class B C B C
BR Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc. C B C
BSAC Banco Santander-Chile Sponsored ADR D B C
CAG Conagra Brands, Inc. D C C
CHD Church & Dwight Co., Inc. B C C
CHTR Charter Communications, Inc. Class A C C C
CLX Clorox Company C C C
CMCSA Comcast Corporation Class A C C C
CNI Canadian National Railway Company B C C
CPB Campbell Soup Company C C C
DBX Dropbox, Inc. Class A C C C
EMN Eastman Chemical Company C C C
EMR Emerson Electric Co. C C C
ENB Enbridge Inc. C C C
EQNR Equinor ASA Sponsored ADR C C C
FNV Franco-Nevada Corporation C B C
FOXA Fox Corporation Class A C C C
FTNT Fortinet, Inc. C C C
GIB CGI Inc. Class A D C C
HTHT Huazhu Group Ltd. Sponsored ADR B C C
HWM Howmet Aerospace Inc. B C C
INFO IHS Markit Ltd. B D C
IR Ingersoll Rand Inc. C B C
J Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. C C C
KEYS Keysight Technologies Inc C C C
MFC Manulife Financial Corporation C B C
MKC McCormick & Company, Incorporated D C C
MKTX MarketAxess Holdings Inc. C C C
MS Morgan Stanley C B C
MSFT Microsoft Corporation C B C
NDAQ Nasdaq, Inc. C C C
NTES NetEase, Inc. Sponsored ADR B C C
NTR Nutrien Ltd. C B C
OKE ONEOK, Inc. C C C
OTIS Otis Worldwide Corporation B C C
PANW Palo Alto Networks, Inc. B C C
PAYX Paychex, Inc. C C C
RMD ResMed Inc. C C C
ROL Rollins, Inc. C B C
SCHW Charles Schwab Corporation C B C
SJM J.M. Smucker Company C C C
SKM SK Telecom Co., Ltd. Sponsored ADR C C C
SPOT Spotify Technology SA B D C
TECH Bio-Techne Corporation B C C
TMO Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. C B C
TROW T. Rowe Price Group C B C
UI Ubiquiti Inc. C C C
Downgraded: From Hold to Sell
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
Grade
Fundamental
Grade
Total
Grade
ALLY Ally Financial Inc B B B
AVLR Avalara Inc B C B
BBY Best Buy Co., Inc. B C B
CFG Citizens Financial Group, Inc. B C B
COF Capital One Financial Corporation C B B
DFS Discover Financial Services B C B
DGX Quest Diagnostics Incorporated B B B
DRI Darden Restaurants, Inc. B C B
ESTC Elastic NV B C B
EWBC East West Bancorp, Inc. B C B
F Ford Motor Company B C B
FERG Ferguson Plc B C B
FITB Fifth Third Bancorp B C B
GE General Electric Company B C B
GM General Motors Company B B B
GPS Gap, Inc. B C B
HD Home Depot, Inc. B C B
KB KB Financial Group Inc. Sponsored ADR B C B
KLAC KLA Corporation B C B
LRCX Lam Research Corporation B B B
MHK Mohawk Industries, Inc. B C B
MKSI MKS Instruments, Inc. B B B
MUFG Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, Inc. B B B
NOW ServiceNow, Inc. B C B
NVCR NovoCure Ltd. B C B
ORLY O’Reilly Automotive, Inc. B C B
PTC PTC Inc. B C B
RF Regions Financial Corporation C B B
SHW Sherwin-Williams Company B C B
SMFG Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group, Inc. B C B
SYF Synchrony Financial B B B
TPR Tapestry, Inc. B C B
TREX Trex Company, Inc. B C B
UPS United Parcel Service, Inc. Class B B C B
Z Zillow Group, Inc. Class C B C B
ZEN Zendesk, Inc. A D B

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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