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 Quantitative Grade Fundamental Grade Total Grade
APD Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. B C B
AXON Axon Enterprise Inc B B B
BBVA Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria, S.A. Sponsored ADR B B B
CBOE Cboe Global Markets Inc B B B
CNI Canadian National Railway Company B C B
DGX Quest Diagnostics Incorporated B C B
DHR Danaher Corporation B C B
EA Electronic Arts Inc. B C B
EC Ecopetrol SA Sponsored ADR C B B
ES Eversource Energy B C B
FAST Fastenal Company B C B
FCX Freeport-McMoRan, Inc. B D B
FTV Fortive Corp. B B B
GS Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. B C B
HDB HDFC Bank Limited Sponsored ADR B C B
HOLX Hologic, Inc. B C B
HSBC HSBC Holdings PLC Sponsored ADR B C B
IPG Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc. B C B
IQV IQVIA Holdings Inc B C B
IT Gartner, Inc. B C B
JBHT J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc. B C B
JCI Johnson Controls International plc B B B
LRCX Lam Research Corporation B C B
LYB LyondellBasell Industries NV B D B
MELI MercadoLibre, Inc. B B B
MKC McCormick & Company, Incorporated B C B
MKC.V McCormick & Company, Incorporated B C B
PCTY Paylocity Holding Corp. B B B
PDD Pinduoduo, Inc. Sponsored ADR Class A B B B
PODD Insulet Corporation B D B
PRU Prudential Financial, Inc. B D B
RCI Rogers Communications Inc. Class B B C B
SCI Service Corporation International B C B
STT State Street Corporation B C B
T AT&T Inc. B C B
TD Toronto-Dominion Bank B C B
TDY Teledyne Technologies Incorporated B C B
TRI Thomson Reuters Corporation B C B
TXN Texas Instruments Incorporated B C B
VMC Vulcan Materials Company B C B
WAT Waters Corporation B C B
WFC Wells Fargo & Company B D B
WTW Willis Towers Watson Public Limited Company B D B
YUM Yum! Brands, Inc. B D B
YUMC Yum China Holdings, Inc. B B B

  Upgraded: Sell to Hold      
Symbol Company Quantitative Grade Fundamental Grade Total Grade
ABT Abbott Laboratories C C C
APO Apollo Global Management Inc. B D C
AVB AvalonBay Communities, Inc. D B C
BGNE BeiGene Ltd Sponsored ADR C C C
BIDU Baidu Inc Sponsored ADR Class A D C C
BK Bank of New York Mellon Corp C D C
C Citigroup Inc. D C C
CCI Crown Castle Inc. C C C
CM Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce C C C
DELL Dell Technologies, Inc. Class C C D C
EQIX Equinix, Inc. C B C
EQR Equity Residential D C C
EW Edwards Lifesciences Corporation D C C
FOXA Fox Corporation Class A D C C
HMC Honda Motor Co., Ltd. Sponsored ADR C D C
HTHT H World Group Limited Sponsored ADR C D C
JD JD.com, Inc. Sponsored ADR Class A D B C
KB KB Financial Group Inc. Sponsored ADR C C C
LI Li Auto, Inc. Sponsored ADR Class A C C C
LYG Lloyds Banking Group plc Sponsored ADR C C C
NTES Netease Inc Sponsored ADR D C C
NTRS Northern Trust Corporation C C C
PEAK Healthpeak Properties, Inc. D B C
PKX POSCO Holdings Inc. Sponsored ADR C C C
PPG PPG Industries, Inc. C C C
SLF Sun Life Financial Inc. C C C
TER Teradyne, Inc. C C C
UBER Uber Technologies, Inc. C C C
WBA Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. C D C
XP XP Inc. Class A D B C

  Downgraded: Buy to Hold      
Symbol Company Quantitative Grade Fundamental Grade Total Grade
BDX Becton, Dickinson and Company B C C
CLX Clorox Company B C C
DUK Duke Energy Corporation B C C
EQH Equitable Holdings, Inc. B C C
EXR Extra Space Storage Inc. C B C
F Ford Motor Company B C C
FTNT Fortinet, Inc. C B C
LEN Lennar Corporation Class A C C C
MCHP Microchip Technology Incorporated C B C
MTD Mettler-Toledo International Inc. B C C
QCOM QUALCOMM Incorporated C C C
SYK Stryker Corporation C C C
ZI ZoomInfo Technologies Inc D B C

  Downgraded: Hold to Sell      
Symbol Company Quantitative Grade Fundamental Grade Total Grade
BEN Franklin Resources, Inc. D D D
CTSH Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation Class A D C D
FIS Fidelity National Information Services, Inc. D C D
GOLD Barrick Gold Corporation D C D
GSK GSK plc Sponsored ADR D B D
NEM Newmont Corporation D C D
NVDA NVIDIA Corporation D D D
TRMB Trimble Inc. D C D

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