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 84 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
ACN Accenture Plc Class A B C B
AES AES Corporation B C B
AVY Avery Dennison Corporation B C B
BCS Barclays PLC Sponsored ADR B C B
BX Blackstone Group Inc. C B B
CCK Crown Holdings, Inc. B C B
DOW Dow, Inc. B B B
EXR Extra Space Storage Inc. B B B
GS Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. C B B
HWM Howmet Aerospace Inc. B C B
IMO Imperial Oil Limited B D B
ING ING Groep NV Sponsored ADR B B B
IP International Paper Company B C B
IPG Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc. B C B
LKQ LKQ Corporation B C B
LYB LyondellBasell Industries NV B B B
NTAP NetApp, Inc. B C B
NVCR NovoCure Ltd. A C B
NWL Newell Brands Inc B C B
PANW Palo Alto Networks, Inc. B C B
PCTY Paylocity Holding Corp. B B B
PPD PPD, Inc. B B B
SMFG Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group, Inc. B C B
STX Seagate Technology PLC B C B
SUZ Suzano SA Sponsored ADR B B B
TEL TE Connectivity Ltd. C B B
VICI VICI Properties Inc B B B
WLK Westlake Chemical Corporation B C B
XPO XPO Logistics, Inc. B B B
Upgraded: From Sell to Hold
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
Grade
Fundamental
Grade
Total
Grade
ABC AmerisourceBergen Corporation D B C
ATH Athene Holding Ltd. Class A C B C
BAC Bank of America Corp C C C
CNA CNA Financial Corporation D B C
CPRT Copart, Inc. C C C
HUBB Hubbell Incorporated Class B C C C
INVH Invitation Homes, Inc. D B C
IT Gartner, Inc. D B C
LUV Southwest Airlines Co. C F C
NGG National Grid plc Sponsored ADR D C C
PPG PPG Industries, Inc. C B C
STE STERIS Plc C C C
TAP.A Molson Coors Beverage Company Class A C F C
TRV Travelers Companies, Inc. D B C
TSN Tyson Foods, Inc. Class A C C C
USB U.S. Bancorp C B C
WCN Waste Connections, Inc. D C C
WFC Wells Fargo & Company D A C
Downgraded: From Buy to Hold
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
Grade
Fundamental
Grade
Total
Grade
AAP Advance Auto Parts, Inc. B C C
ABT Abbott Laboratories C B C
ALXN Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. B C C
AMZN Amazon.com, Inc. C B C
CHD Church & Dwight Co., Inc. C C C
CQP Cheniere Energy Partners, L.P. C C C
DISCK Discovery, Inc. Class C B C C
EA Electronic Arts Inc. C C C
ESTC Elastic NV C C C
GRMN Garmin Ltd. C C C
JD JD.com, Inc. Sponsored ADR Class A C B C
KHC Kraft Heinz Company C B C
KLAC KLA Corporation C C C
LRCX Lam Research Corporation C B C
MPWR Monolithic Power Systems, Inc. C C C
NXPI NXP Semiconductors NV C B C
PTC PTC Inc. C C C
QCOM Qualcomm Inc C B C
SNPS Synopsys, Inc. C C C
TTWO Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. C C C
TW Tradeweb Markets, Inc. Class A C C C
TXN Texas Instruments Incorporated C B C
ZNGA Zynga Inc. Class A C C C
Downgraded: From Hold to Sell
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
Grade
Fundamental
Grade
Total
Grade
CRM salesforce.com, inc. D C D
FAST Fastenal Company D C D
GDS GDS Holdings Ltd. Sponsored ADR Class A D C D
GIS General Mills, Inc. D C D
ILMN Illumina, Inc. D C D
LYV Live Nation Entertainment, Inc. D D D
MOH Molina Healthcare, Inc. D D D
MRVL Marvell Technology Group Ltd. D D D
NFLX Netflix, Inc. D C D
RDY Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories Ltd. Sponsored ADR D C D
ROL Rollins, Inc. D B D
SGEN Seagen, Inc. D B D
WDAY Workday, Inc. Class A D C D
WORK Slack Technologies, 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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