Weekly Upgrades and Downgrades

Weekly Upgrades and Downgrades

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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 99 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: Hold to Buy      
Symbol Company Name Quantitative Grade Fundamental Grade Total Grade
FCNCA First Citizens BancShares, Inc. Class A B C B
TDG TransDigm Group Incorporated B C B
MLM Martin Marietta Materials, Inc. B C B
DE Deere & Company B C B
URI United Rentals, Inc. B B B
WSO.B Watsco, Inc. Class B B C B
WSO Watsco, Inc. B C B
AMT American Tower Corporation B C B
IQV IQVIA Holdings Inc B C B
LHX L3Harris Technologies Inc B C B
CMI Cummins Inc. B C B
CAT Caterpillar Inc. B C B
UPS United Parcel Service, Inc. Class B B C B
CCI Crown Castle International Corp B C B
CPT Camden Property Trust C B B
KMB Kimberly-Clark Corporation B C B
HLT Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc B B B
CTXS Citrix Systems, Inc. B B B
FSLR First Solar, Inc. B D B
MKC.V McCormick & Company, Incorporated B D B
MKC McCormick & Company, Incorporated B D B
CP Canadian Pacific Railway Limited B D B
CL Colgate-Palmolive Company B C B
DAR Darling Ingredients Inc. B B B
FAST Fastenal Company B C B
INVH Invitation Homes, Inc. B B B
CAG Conagra Brands, Inc. B C B
CAJ Canon Inc. Sponsored ADR B D B
NLY Annaly Capital Management, Inc. C B B
SMFG Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group, Inc. Sponsored ADR B C B
ITUB Itau Unibanco Holding S.A. Sponsored ADR Pfd B C B

  Downgraded: Buy to Hold      
Symbol Company Name Quantitative Grade Fundamental Grade Total Grade
PAYC Paycom Software, Inc. C B C
PODD Insulet Corporation C B C
CME CME Group Inc. Class A C C C
LOW Lowe's Companies, Inc. B C C
NXPI NXP Semiconductors NV C B C
PNC PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. C C C
AXP American Express Company C C C
PG Procter & Gamble Company B C C
YUM Yum! Brands, Inc. C C C
EW Edwards Lifesciences Corporation C C C
PM Philip Morris International Inc. B C C
CBRE CBRE Group, Inc. Class A C B C
HOLX Hologic, Inc. C C C
CTSH Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation Class A C C C
TXT Textron Inc. C C C
MDLZ Mondelez International, Inc. Class A B C C
TJX TJX Companies Inc C C C
MAS Masco Corporation C C C
BAM Brookfield Asset Management Inc. Class A C C C
DELL Dell Technologies, Inc. Class C C C C
WFC Wells Fargo & Company B D C
MO Altria Group Inc C D C
BEN Franklin Resources, Inc. B C C
LCID Lucid Group, Inc. C C C
VOD Vodafone Group Plc Sponsored ADR C C C
HPE Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co. B C C

  Upgraded: Sell to Hold      
Symbol Company Name Quantitative Grade Fundamental Grade Total Grade
CMG Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. C C C
EQIX Equinix, Inc. C B C
SIVB SVB Financial Group C D C
MCO Moody's Corporation C D C
ESS Essex Property Trust, Inc. C D C
ROK Rockwell Automation, Inc. C C C
APD Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. C C C
FDX FedEx Corporation C D C
ARE Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc. C C C
DLR Digital Realty Trust, Inc. C D C
ETSY Etsy, Inc. C C C
OTIS Otis Worldwide Corporation C C C
TRMB Trimble Inc. C C C
GGG Graco Inc. C C C
YUMC Yum China Holdings, Inc. C D C
ABB ABB Ltd. Shs Sponsored American Depositary Receipt Repr 1 Sh C C C
TAK Takeda Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd. Sponsored ADR C D C
BEKE KE Holdings, Inc. Sponsored ADR Class A C D C
VALE Vale S.A. Sponsored ADR D C C
TEVA Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Limited Sponsored ADR B D C
BSBR Banco Santander (Brasil) S.A. Sponsored ADR D C C
BBDO Banco Bradesco S.A. Sponsored ADR D B C

  Downgraded: Hold to Sell      
Symbol Company Name Quantitative Grade Fundamental Grade Total Grade
HUBS HubSpot, Inc. D C D
EFX Equifax Inc. D C D
SUI Sun Communities, Inc. D D D
BA Boeing Company D D D
PPG PPG Industries, Inc. D C D
FNV Franco-Nevada Corporation D C D
CINF Cincinnati Financial Corporation D F D
SONY Sony Group Corporation Sponsored ADR D C D
DXCM DexCom, Inc. D C D
BBY Best Buy Co., Inc. D D D
SSNC SS&C Technologies Holdings, Inc. D C D
QSR Restaurant Brands International Inc D C D
NEM Newmont Corporation D D D
CARR Carrier Global Corp. D B D
INTC Intel Corporation D D D
SHG Shinhan Financial Group Co., Ltd. Sponsored ADR D C D
LBTYA Liberty Global Plc Class A D C D
LBTYB Liberty Global Plc Class B D C D
UMC United Microelectronics Corp. Sponsored ADR D B D

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