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 87 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
AAP Advance Auto Parts, Inc. B C B
AJG Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. B C B
ALXN Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. B C B
AMP Ameriprise Financial, Inc. B D B
AMZN Amazon.com, Inc. B B B
APTV Aptiv PLC B C B
BIO.B Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc. Class B B B B
BLK BlackRock, Inc. B C B
CAJ Canon Inc. Sponsored ADR B B B
CHD Church & Dwight Co., Inc. B C B
CZR Caesars Entertainment Inc A D B
EMN Eastman Chemical Company B C B
EQH Equitable Holdings, Inc. B D B
FBHS Fortune Brands Home & Security, Inc. B B B
FOX Fox Corporation Class B B C B
FOXA Fox Corporation Class A B C B
HBAN Huntington Bancshares Incorporated B C B
IRM Iron Mountain, Inc. B B B
KMX CarMax, Inc. B C B
LEVI Levi Strauss & Co. Class A B C B
MAS Masco Corporation B B B
MS Morgan Stanley B B B
MTN Vail Resorts, Inc. B C B
NEM Newmont Corporation B C B
NLY Annaly Capital Management, Inc. A C B
OKTA Okta, Inc. Class A B C B
PHM PulteGroup, Inc. B B B
TMO Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. B B B
UAA Under Armour, Inc. Class A B C B
UBS UBS Group AG B B B
VAR Varian Medical Systems, Inc. B C B
WPM Wheaton Precious Metals Corp B C B
Upgraded: From Sell to Hold
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
Grade
Fundamental
Grade
Total
Grade
ATUS Altice USA, Inc. Class A D B C
BRK.B Berkshire Hathaway Inc. Class B D C C
CBRE CBRE Group, Inc. Class A C C C
CPT Camden Property Trust C D C
CRM salesforce.com, inc. D C C
CSGP CoStar Group, Inc. C C C
CUK Carnival plc Sponsored ADR C D C
DEO Diageo plc Sponsored ADR D C C
DTE DTE Energy Company C C C
DUK Duke Energy Corporation C D C
ELAN Elanco Animal Health, Inc. D C C
GIS General Mills, Inc. D C C
GWW W.W. Grainger, Inc. D C C
IEP Icahn Enterprises L.P. C C C
KDP Keurig Dr Pepper Inc. C C C
LBTYK Liberty Global Plc Class C C C C
LNC Lincoln National Corporation C D C
LUMN Lumen Technologies, Inc. C D C
MO Altria Group Inc D C C
MSCI MSCI Inc. Class A C C C
RCL Royal Caribbean Group C F C
SBUX Starbucks Corporation C C C
WDAY Workday, Inc. Class A C C C
WY Weyerhaeuser Company D C C
YUM Yum! Brands, Inc. C C C
Downgraded: From Buy to Hold
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
Grade
Fundamental
Grade
Total
Grade
DIS Walt Disney Company B D C
EL Estee Lauder Companies Inc. Class A C B C
FANG Diamondback Energy, Inc. B D C
GE General Electric Company C C C
IMO Imperial Oil Limited B D C
JBHT J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc. C C C
KB KB Financial Group Inc. C C C
LLY Eli Lilly and Company C C C
MKSI MKS Instruments, Inc. C B C
MXIM Maxim Integrated Products, Inc. C B C
NSC Norfolk Southern Corporation B C C
NVCR NovoCure Ltd. B C C
PXD Pioneer Natural Resources Company B D C
SMFG Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group, Inc. C C C
SUZ Suzano SA Sponsored ADR C B C
Downgraded: From Hold to Sell
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
Grade
Fundamental
Grade
Total
Grade
ABC AmerisourceBergen Corporation D B D
AME AMETEK, Inc. D C D
CLVT Clarivate PLC D C D
COP ConocoPhillips D D D
EOG EOG Resources, Inc. D C D
EQNR Equinor ASA Sponsored ADR D C D
ET Energy Transfer, L.P. D D D
HUBB Hubbell Incorporated Class B D C D
IT Gartner, Inc. D B D
MCHP Microchip Technology Incorporated D C D
OXY Occidental Petroleum Corporation D C D
TAK Takeda Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd. D C D
UBER Uber Technologies, 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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