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
BBVA Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria C B B
BF.A Brown-Forman Corporation Class A B B B
CBOE Cboe Global Markets Inc B C B
DB Deutsche Bank Aktiengesellschaft B C B
DFS Discover Financial Services B C B
FITB Fifth Third Bancorp B C B
GOLD Barrick Gold Corporation B C B
HPE Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co. B C B
MUFG Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group B C B
NEM Newmont Corporation B C B
SGEN Seagen, Inc. B C B
SIRI Sirius XM Holdings, Inc. B C B
SNA Snap-on Incorporated B C B
TAP Molson Coors Beverage Company B C B
TFC Truist Finanical Corporation B C B
VICI VICI Properties Inc. B C B
ZTO ZTO Express (Cayman), Inc. B B B


Upgraded: From Sell to Hold
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
BBY Best Buy Co., Inc. C D C
FDX FedEx Corporation C C C
FMX Fomento Economico Mexicano SAB C C C
HON Honeywell International Inc. C C C
LFC China Life Insurance Co. Ltd C C C
ROST Ross Stores, Inc. C D C
TT Trane Technologies plc D C C
WBA Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc C C C
WTW Willis Towers Watson Public Limited C D C
Downgraded: From Buy to Hold
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
APO Apollo Global Management Inc. B D C
AVTR Avantor, Inc. C C C
AWK American Water Works Company, Inc. C C C
CE Celanese Corporation C B C
IR Ingersoll Rand Inc. B C C
ITUB Itau Unibanco Holding S.A. C B C
KKR KKR & Co Inc B D C
KMB Kimberly-Clark Corporation B C C
LULU Lululemon Athletica Inc C B C
MA Mastercard Incorporated Class A C B C
MAS Masco Corporation C B C
MFC Manulife Financial Corporation C C C
MTD Mettler-Toledo International Inc. C C C
PAYC Paycom Software, Inc. C B C
PKI PerkinElmer, Inc. B C C
POOL Pool Corporation C B C
RCI Rogers Communications Inc. Class B C C C
RMD ResMed Inc. C C C
SBNY Signature Bank C B C
SHW Sherwin-Williams Company C C C
SPLK Splunk Inc. C B C
WST West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc. C C C
WTRG Essential Utilities Inc. C C C
XEL Xcel Energy Inc. B C C
ZI ZoomInfo Technologies Inc. C C C
Downgraded: From Hold to Sell
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
CRL Charles River Laboratories International D C D
CRM Salesforce, Inc. D C D
CSGP CoStar Group, Inc. D B D
EQIX Equinix, Inc. D C D
ISRG Intuitive Surgical, Inc. D C D
JCI Johnson Controls International plc D D D
LBRDK Liberty Broadband Corp. Class C D B D
SSNC SS&C Technologies Holdings, 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.

Louis Navellier

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