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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 116 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
ALNY Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, Inc B D B
BDX Becton, Dickinson and Company B D B
BEPC Brookfield Renewable Corp. Class A B C B
BR Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc. B C B
CAH Cardinal Health, Inc. A D B
CHT Chunghwa Telecom Co., Ltd Sponsored ADR B C B
CME CME Group Inc. Class A B C B
CUBE CubeSmart B C B
EC Ecopetrol SA Sponsored ADR C B B
EPAM EPAM Systems, Inc. B C B
GDDY GoDaddy, Inc. Class A B C B
GME GameStop Corp. Class A B D B
LDOS Leidos Holdings, Inc. B C B
LOW Lowe's Companies, Inc. B C B
MDLZ Mondelez International, Inc. Class A B C B
NSC Norfolk Southern Corporation B C B
PG Procter & Gamble Company B C B
PLUG Plug Power Inc. B C B
TCOM Trip.com Group Ltd. Sponsored ADR B D B
TEVA Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Limited Sponsored ADR B D B
TXN Texas Instruments Incorporated B B B
ZI ZoomInfo Technologies Inc C B B

  Downgraded: Buy to Hold      
Symbol Company Name Quantitative Grade Fundamental Grade Total Grade
AMD Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. B C C
BRK.A Berkshire Hathaway Inc. Class A B C C
BRK.B Berkshire Hathaway Inc. Class B B C C
CAJ Canon Inc. Sponsored ADR B C C
CAT Caterpillar Inc. C C C
CBOE Cboe Global Markets Inc B D C
CCI Crown Castle Inc. C C C
CCK Crown Holdings, Inc. C B C
CHKP Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. C C C
CNA CNA Financial Corporation C D C
CTLT Catalent Inc C C C
DHR Danaher Corporation C C C
ENTG Entegris, Inc. C C C
EQH Equitable Holdings, Inc. C B C
FCNCA First Citizens BancShares, Inc. Class A C C C
FTNT Fortinet, Inc. C B C
HBAN Huntington Bancshares Incorporated C B C
INVH Invitation Homes, Inc. C B C
IQV IQVIA Holdings Inc C C C
IT Gartner, Inc. B C C
IX ORIX Corporation Sponsored ADR C C C
JNJ Johnson & Johnson B C C
KEY KeyCorp C C C
KIM Kimco Realty Corporation B D C
L Loews Corporation B D C
LAMR Lamar Advertising Company Class A C C C
LHX L3Harris Technologies Inc B C C
LIN Linde plc B C C
LUMN Lumen Technologies, Inc. B D C
LYB LyondellBasell Industries NV C C C
MAA Mid-America Apartment Communities, Inc. C C C
MFC Manulife Financial Corporation C C C
MKL Markel Corporation C F C
MNST Monster Beverage Corporation C C C
NDAQ Nasdaq, Inc. B C C
NLY Annaly Capital Management, Inc. C B C
OMC Omnicom Group Inc C C C
PRU Prudential Financial, Inc. B D C
RE Everest Re Group, Ltd. B D C
REGN Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. B C C
SBAC SBA Communications Corp. Class A B D C
SMFG Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group, Inc. Sponsored ADR C C C
TAP.A Molson Coors Beverage Company Class A C D C
TEF Telefonica SA Sponsored ADR C C C
WELL Welltower Inc C C C

  Upgraded: Sell to Hold      
Symbol Company Name Quantitative Grade Fundamental Grade Total Grade
AKAM Akamai Technologies, Inc. C C C
AMC AMC Entertainment Holdings, Inc. Class A C C C
AMZN Amazon.com, Inc. C D C
BGNE BeiGene Ltd Sponsored ADR C C C
EFX Equifax Inc. C C C
EXPE Expedia Group, Inc. D B C
GNRC Generac Holdings Inc. D B C
JHX James Hardie Industries PLC Sponsored ADR D C C
MFG Mizuho Financial Group Inc Sponsored ADR D C C
QSR Restaurant Brands International Inc C C C
SNOW Snowflake, Inc. Class A D C C
SONY Sony Group Corporation Sponsored ADR C C C
TT Trane Technologies plc D C C
U Unity Software, Inc. C C C
XYL Xylem Inc. D C C

  Downgraded: Hold to Sell      
Symbol Company Name Quantitative Grade Fundamental Grade Total Grade
ABB ABB Ltd. Shs Sponsored American Depositary Receipt Repr 1 Sh D C D
ARE Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc. D C D
ASX ASE Technology Holding Co., Ltd. Sponsored ADR D B D
AVTR Avantor, Inc. D C D
BALL Ball Corporation D D D
BIO Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc. Class A D D D
BIO.B Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc. Class B D D D
BXP Boston Properties, Inc. D B D
C Citigroup Inc. D C D
CE Celanese Corporation D C D
CRM Salesforce, Inc. D C D
DD DuPont de Nemours, Inc. D C D
DFS Discover Financial Services D C D
ESS Essex Property Trust, Inc. D C D
HAS Hasbro, Inc. D C D
HZNP Horizon Therapeutics Public Limited Company F D D
LBTYK Liberty Global Plc Class C D D D
LSXMA Liberty Media Corp. Series A Liberty SiriusXM D C D
LSXMK Liberty Media Corp. Series C Liberty SiriusXM D C D
MCO Moody's Corporation D D D
MGA Magna International Inc. D D D
MRNA Moderna, Inc. D C D
RCI Rogers Communications Inc. Class B D C D
SAN Banco Santander S.A. Sponsored ADR D B D
SCCO Southern Copper Corporation D D D
SHW Sherwin-Williams Company D C D
SIVB SVB Financial Group D D D
TAK Takeda Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd. Sponsored ADR D D D
VEEV Veeva Systems Inc Class A D C D
VTR Ventas, Inc. D C D
WDC Western Digital Corporation D D D
WPP WPP Plc Sponsored ADR D C D

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