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 103 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:

Downgraded: Buy to Hold
Symbol Company Name Quantitative Grade Fundamental Grade Total Grade
BBDO Banco Bradesco S.A. Sponsored ADR C B C
BBVA Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria, S.A. Sponsored ADR C B C
BSBR Banco Santander (Brasil) S.A. Sponsored ADR C C C
CBOE Cboe Global Markets Inc C B C
CFG Citizens Financial Group, Inc. C C C
DRI Darden Restaurants, Inc. B C C
DXCM DexCom, Inc. C B C
EA Electronic Arts Inc. C C C
EC Ecopetrol SA Sponsored ADR C B C
EIX Edison International B C C
FAST Fastenal Company C C C
FE FirstEnergy Corp. B C C
JCI Johnson Controls International plc C B C
MELI MercadoLibre, Inc. C B C
RCI Rogers Communications Inc. Class B C C C
REG Regency Centers Corporation B C C
TD Toronto-Dominion Bank C C C
TTD Trade Desk, Inc. Class A C C C
UI Ubiquiti Inc. B D C
VIV Telefonica Brasil SA Sponsored ADR C C C
VMC Vulcan Materials Company C C C
WFC Wells Fargo & Company B D C
WSO Watsco, Inc. B C C

Upgraded: Hold to Buy
Symbol Company Name Quantitative Grade Fundamental Grade Total Grade
ABB ABB Ltd. Shs Sponsored American Depositary Receipt Repr 1 Sh B C B
ADI Analog Devices, Inc. B C B
ASX ASE Technology Holding Co., Ltd. Sponsored ADR B C B
ATVI Activision Blizzard, Inc. B C B
BLK BlackRock, Inc. B C B
BUD Anheuser-Busch InBev SA/NV Sponsored ADR B C B
CAJ Canon Inc. Sponsored ADR B D B
CSX CSX Corporation B B B
DD DuPont de Nemours, Inc. B C B
EXPD Expeditors International of Washington, Inc. B B B
FMX Fomento Economico Mexicano SAB de CV Sponsored ADR Class B B C B
FTNT Fortinet, Inc. B B B
GFI Gold Fields Limited Sponsored ADR B C B
GIB CGI Inc. Class A B C B
LVS Las Vegas Sands Corp. B C B
MCHP Microchip Technology Incorporated B B B
MKL Markel Corporation B D B
MTD Mettler-Toledo International Inc. B C B
NGG National Grid plc Sponsored ADR B C B
NSC Norfolk Southern Corporation B C B
ODFL Old Dominion Freight Line, Inc. B B B
PHM PulteGroup, Inc. B C B
RGEN Repligen Corporation B C B
ROP Roper Technologies, Inc. B C B
SCCO Southern Copper Corporation B C B
SHG Shinhan Financial Group Co., Ltd. Sponsored ADR B C B
TRP TC Energy Corporation B C B
VTRS Viatris, Inc. B C B
ZBH Zimmer Biomet Holdings, Inc. B C B

Downgraded: Hold to Sell
Symbol Company Name Quantitative Grade Fundamental Grade Total Grade
AVB AvalonBay Communities, Inc. D B D
BGNE BeiGene Ltd Sponsored ADR D C D
BIDU Baidu Inc Sponsored ADR Class A D C D
EQR Equity Residential D C D
FOXA Fox Corporation Class A D C D
NTES Netease Inc Sponsored ADR D C D
PLUG Plug Power Inc. D D D
RBLX Roblox Corp. Class A D D D
XP XP Inc. Class A D B D

Upgraded: Sell to Hold
Symbol Company Name Quantitative Grade Fundamental Grade Total Grade
ALC Alcon AG C C C
BALL Ball Corporation D C C
BAM Brookfield Asset Management Inc. Class A C C C
BEN Franklin Resources, Inc. C D C
BNS Bank of Nova Scotia C C C
CINF Cincinnati Financial Corporation C D C
COO Cooper Companies, Inc. C C C
CTSH Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation Class A D C C
DLR Digital Realty Trust, Inc. C B C
DT Dynatrace, Inc. D C C
EFX Equifax Inc. C C C
FOX Fox Corporation Class B D C C
GFL GFL Environmental Inc C D C
GOLD Barrick Gold Corporation C C C
ICE Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. C D C
IDXX IDEXX Laboratories, Inc. C C C
KKR KKR & Co Inc C D C
LOGI Logitech International S.A. C C C
MAS Masco Corporation C D C
MCO Moody's Corporation C D C
MKTX MarketAxess Holdings Inc. C C C
MSFT Microsoft Corporation C C C
NEM Newmont Corporation C C C
NLY Annaly Capital Management, Inc. C C C
NMR Nomura Holdings, Inc. Sponsored ADR C C C
POOL Pool Corporation D C C
RYAAY Ryanair Holdings Plc Sponsored ADR C B C
SAP SAP SE Sponsored ADR C C C
SPGI S&P Global, Inc. C C C
SPLK Splunk Inc. D B C
TECH Bio-Techne Corporation C C C
TFC Truist Financial Corporation C C C
TRMB Trimble Inc. C C C
TROW T. Rowe Price Group C C C
TYL Tyler Technologies, Inc. D C C
UMC United Microelectronics Corp. Sponsored ADR D B C
VTR Ventas, Inc. C D C
WPP WPP Plc Sponsored ADR D C C

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Louis Navellier

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