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 97 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
ABMD American Water Works Company, Inc. B C B
AWK American Water Works Company, Inc. B C B
BAH Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corporation Class A B C B
BR Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc. B C B
CAG Conagra Brands, Inc. B C B
CAH Cardinal Health, Inc. B C B
CCI Crown Castle International Corp B C B
CL Colgate-Palmolive Company B C B
EA Electronic Arts Inc. B B B
EL Estee Lauder Companies Inc. Class A B C B
GFL Environmental Inc Seagen, Inc. B C B
GOOGL Alphabet Inc. Class A B C B
HRL Hormel Foods Corporation B C B
INTU Intuit Inc. B C B
IQV IQVIA Holdings Inc. B C B
KHC Kraft Heinz Company B C B
KMB Kimberly-Clark Corporation B C B
LDOS Leidos Holdings, Inc. B C B
LUMN Lumen Technologies, Inc. B B B
MAS Masco Corporation B B B
MDLZ Mondelez International, Inc. Class A B C B
PAYC Paycom Software, Inc. B B B
PKI PerkinElmer, Inc. B C B
PODD Insulet Corporation B B B
RACE Ferrari NV B C B
RCI Rogers Communications Inc. Class B B C B
RPRX Royalty Pharma Plc Class A B C B
SJM J.M. Smucker Company B C B
SJR Shaw Communications Inc. Class B A C B
T AT&T Inc. B C B
TAP.A Molson Coors Beverage Company Class A B C B
WTRG Essential Utilities, Inc. B C B
XEL Xcel Energy Inc. A C B
XPEV XPeng, Inc. ADR Sponsored Class A B C B
ZI ZoomInfo Technologies Inc. B B B
ZS Zscaler, Inc. B B B
ZTS Zoetis, Inc. Class A B C B


Upgraded: From Sell to Hold
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
ARE Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc. C D C
ATVI Activision Blizzard, Inc. C D C
BLK BlackRock, Inc. C C C
CHWY Chewy, Inc. Class A C D C
CRL Charles River Laboratories International, Inc. D C C
CRM Salesforce, Inc. C C C
CSGP CoStar Group, Inc. C B C
DLR Digital Realty Trust, Inc. B D C
ECL Ecolab Inc. C D C
EQIX Equinix, Inc. C C C
GMAB Genmab A/S Sponsored ADR C C C
NIO NIO Inc. Sponsored ADR Class A C C C
PEAK Healthpeak Properties, Inc. D C C
RBLX Roblox Corp. Class A C C C
RYAAY Ryanair Holdings Plc Sponsored ADR C C C
SSNC SS&C Technologies Holdings, Inc. C C C
TTWO Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. C D C
U Unity Software, Inc. C C C
UL Unilever PLC Sponsored ADR D C C
Downgraded: From Buy to Hold
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
BBVA Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria, S.A. Sponsored ADR C B C
BKNG Booking Holdings Inc. C B C
BNS Bank of Nova Scotia C C C
CAT Caterpillar Inc. C C C
CBOE Cboe Global Markets Inc. B C C
CCK Crown Holdings, Inc. B C C
CNHI CNH Industrial NV C C C
DB Deutsche Bank Aktiengesellschaft C C C
DFS Discover Financial Services C C C
DOW Dow, Inc. C B C
DRI Darden Restaurants, Inc. C C C
EC Ecopetrol SA Sponsored ADR C B C
FITB Fifth Third Bancorp B C C
GOLD Barrick Gold Corporation C C C
HLT Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc B C C
INFY Infosys Limited Sponsored ADR C C C
JD JD.com Inc. Sponsored ADR C C C
KMI Kinder Morgan Inc Class P B C C
NICE NICE Ltd Sponsored ADR C C C
NKE NIKE, Inc. Class B D C C
NXPI NXP Semiconductors NV C B C
RIO Rio Tinto plc Sponsored ADR C C C
SCCO Southern Copper Corporation C C C
SUZ Suzano SA Sponsored ADR C B C
URI United Rentals, Inc. C B C
VMW VMware, Inc. Class A B D C
WFC Wells Fargo & Company B C C


Downgraded: From Hold to Sell
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
COF Capital One Financial Corp D C D
CRH CRH Plc Sponsored ADR D C D
FMX Fomento Economico Mexicano SAB de CV D C D
GNRC Generac Holdings Inc. D C D
HON Honeywell International Inc. D C D
LSXMB Liberty Media Corp. Series B Liberty SiriusXM D C D
PARA Paramount Global Class B D C D
PARAA Paramount Global Class A D C D
PKX POSCO Holdings Inc. Sponsored ADR F B D
ROST Ross Stores, Inc. D D D
STLA Stellantis N.V. D C D
SYF Synchrony Financial D C D
TRMB Trimble Inc. D C D

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