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 60 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
ABT Abbott Laboratories B C B
AMCR Amcor PLC B C B
AMGN Amgen Inc. B C B
AMT American Tower Corporation B C B
DG Dollar General Corporation A C B
DGX Quest Diagnostics Incorporated B C B
DOW Dow, Inc. B B B
EWBC East West Bancorp Inc. B C B
GMAB Genmab A/S Sponsored ADR B B B
HOLX Hologic, Inc. B C B
HUM Humana Inc. B C B
INCY Incyte Corporation B B B
KHC Kraft Heinz Company B D B
LH Laboratory Corporation of America B C B
LNC Lincoln National Corporation B C B
MFC Manulife Financial Corporation B B B
NTES Netease Inc Sponsored ADR C B B
NTRS Northern Trust Corporation B C B
PCG PG&E Corporation B C B
PPL PPL Corporation B D B
SBSW Sibyane Stillwater Limited Sponsored ADR B B B
STZ Constellation Brands, Inc. Class A B D B
STZ.B Constellation Brands, Inc. Class B A C B
SYY Sysco Corporation B C B
TECH Bio-Techne Corporation B B B
WTW Willis Towers Watson Public Limited Company B C B
Upgraded: From Sell to Hold
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
Grade
Fundamental
Grade
Total
Grade
BIIB Biogen Inc. C C C
BKI Black Knight Inc. C C C
CE Celenase Corporation C C C
GILD Gilead Sciences, Inc. C D C
HAS Hasbro, Inc. C C C
IEX IDEX Corporation D C C
IP International Paper Company C D C
KMX CarMax, Inc. D C C
LBTYB Liberty Global PLC Class B C C C
RPM RPM International Inc. C C C
SYF Synchrony Financial C C C
TEVA Teva Pharmaceutical Industries C D C
TSM Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing D C C
VRTS Viatris Inc. C C C
WRK WestRock Company C C C
Downgraded: From Buy to Hold
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
Grade
Fundamental
Grade
Total
Grade
ABB ABB Ltd. Shs Sponsored American Depositary Reciept C B C
ABMD ABIOMED Inc. C C C
AVTR Avantor, Inc. C B C
ETN Eaton Corp. Plc C C C
EXPE Expedia Group, Inc. C C C
FERG Ferguson Plc C C C
FNF Fidelity National Financial, Inc. C C C
HST Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. C B C
ODFL Old Dominion Freight Line, Inc. C B C
SPLK Splunk Inc. C C C
VMC Vulcan Materials Company C C C
Downgraded: From Hold to Sell
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
Grade
Fundamental
Grade
Total
Grade
BLK BlackRock, Inc. D C D
CRH CRH Plc Sponsored ADR D C D
FICO Fair Isaac Corporation D C D
GLW Corning Inc D B D
HMC Honda Motor Co., Ltd. Sponsored ADR D C D
KEP Korea Electric Power Corporation Sponsored ADR C D D
TFX Teleflex Incorporated D C D
TTWO Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. 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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