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 98 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
ABEV Ambev SA Sponsored ADR B C B
BBD Banco Bradesco S.A. Sponsored ADR Pfd B C B
BBDO Banco Bradesco S.A. Sponsored ADR B C B
BGNE BeiGene Ltd Sponsored ADR B C B
BIDU Baidu Inc Sponsored ADR Class A B B B
BSBR Banco Santander (Brasil) S.A. Sponsored ADR B C B
CASY Casey's General Stores, Inc. A C B
CCJ Cameco Corporation B D B
CNA CNA Financial Corporation B C B
CQP Cheniere Energy Partners, L.P. B C B
DE Deere & Company B B B
DLR Digital Realty Trust, Inc. B B B
EIX Edison International B C B
EPD Enterprise Products Partners L.P. B C B
EXPD Expeditors International of Washington, Inc. B C B
FCX Freeport-McMoRan, Inc. B D B
FNF Fidelity National Financial, Inc. - FNF Group B C B
GFL GFL Environmental Inc B B B
MFC Manulife Financial Corporation B C B
NGG National Grid plc Sponsored ADR B C B
PKG Packaging Corporation of America A C B
RIO Rio Tinto plc Sponsored ADR B C B
SNN Smith & Nephew plc Sponsored ADR B C B
STLD Steel Dynamics, Inc. B C B
SU Suncor Energy Inc. B D B
TEVA Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Limited Sponsored ADR B C B
WELL Welltower Inc. B B B

Downgraded: Buy to Hold
Symbol Company Name Quantitative Grade Fundamental Grade Total Grade
AAPL Apple Inc. C C C
ABNB Airbnb, Inc. Class A C B C
APA APA Corporation C D C
BAP Credicorp Ltd. C C C
CMG Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. C C C
CNHI CNH Industrial NV C B C
CNQ Canadian Natural Resources Limited B D C
COP ConocoPhillips B D C
H Hyatt Hotels Corporation Class A B C C
HUM Humana Inc. C C C
IRM Iron Mountain, Inc. C C C
MCHP Microchip Technology Incorporated C C C
NWS News Corporation Class B B C C
NWSA News Corporation Class A B C C
ROK Rockwell Automation, Inc. C C C
ROKU Roku, Inc. Class A C C C
SBUX Starbucks Corporation C C C
SHW Sherwin-Williams Company C B C
SJM J.M. Smucker Company C C C
STM STMicroelectronics NV ADR RegS C C C
TPL Texas Pacific Land Corporation C C C
VEEV Veeva Systems Inc Class A C B C
WPP WPP Plc Sponsored ADR C C C
Z Zillow Group, Inc. Class C B D C
ZTS Zoetis, Inc. Class A C B C

Upgraded: Sell to Hold
Symbol Company Name Quantitative Grade Fundamental Grade Total Grade
ABT Abbott Laboratories C C C
AVB AvalonBay Communities, Inc. D B C
AVTR Avantor, Inc. C D C
AVY Avery Dennison Corporation C D C
AWK American Water Works Company, Inc. D C C
BTI British American Tobacco PLC Sponsored ADR D C C
CHT Chunghwa Telecom Co., Ltd Sponsored ADR C C C
CNI Canadian National Railway Company C C C
CRL Charles River Laboratories International, Inc. C C C
CSL Carlisle Companies Incorporated C C C
CSX CSX Corporation C C C
ED Consolidated Edison, Inc. C C C
EXC Exelon Corporation C C C
FE FirstEnergy Corp. D B C
FTS Fortis Inc. C C C
GD General Dynamics Corporation C C C
INCY Incyte Corporation D B C
INVH Invitation Homes, Inc. D B C
IP International Paper Company C C C
KMI Kinder Morgan Inc Class P C C C
KR Kroger Co. C D C
LKQ LKQ Corporation C C C
NI NiSource Inc C C C
RY Royal Bank of Canada D C C
SO Southern Company C C C
TECH Bio-Techne Corporation D C C
TMUS T-Mobile US, Inc. C C C
UNP Union Pacific Corporation C C C
WTW Willis Towers Watson Public Limited Company C C C
WY Weyerhaeuser Company C C C

Downgraded: Hold to Sell
Symbol Company Name Quantitative Grade Fundamental Grade Total Grade
ALNY Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, Inc D C D
BMY Bristol-Myers Squibb Company D C D
CHK Chesapeake Energy Corporation D C D
GFS GlobalFoundries Inc. D C D
GPN Global Payments Inc. D C D
HBAN Huntington Bancshares Incorporated D C D
NEM Newmont Corporation D D D
NICE NICE Ltd. Sponsored ADR D C D
SWKS Skyworks Solutions, Inc. D C D
TEAM Atlassian Corp Class A D C D
TXN Texas Instruments Incorporated D C D

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