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 81 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
AEG Aegon Ltd. Sponsored ADR B C B
CE Celanese Corporation B B B
ELS Equity LifeStyle Properties, Inc. B C B
GOLD Barrick Gold Corporation B B B
GPN Global Payments Inc. B C B
HAL Halliburton Company B B B
IMO Imperial Oil Limited B C B
ISRG Intuitive Surgical, Inc. B C B
KKR KKR & Co Inc B B B
MKL Markel Group Inc. B C B
NRG NRG Energy, Inc. B C B
ROKU Roku, Inc. Class A B C B
SHG Shinhan Financial Group Co., Ltd. Sponsored ADR B C B
SLF Sun Life Financial Inc. B C B
TEVA Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Limited Sponsored ADR B B B
TWLO Twilio, Inc. Class A B B B

Downgraded: Buy to Hold

Symbol Company Name Quantitative Grade Fundamental Grade Total Grade
ALC Alcon AG C B C
AMH American Homes 4 Rent Class A C B C
AON Aon Plc Class A B C C
ATO Atmos Energy Corporation C C C
AZO AutoZone, Inc. B C C
BABA Alibaba Group Holding Limited Sponsored ADR C C C
BBD Banco Bradesco S.A. Sponsored ADR Pfd B C C
BGNE BeiGene Ltd Sponsored ADR C C C
BK Bank of New York Mellon Corp C B C
CL Colgate-Palmolive Company C C C
CSCO Cisco Systems, Inc. C B C
EIX Edison International B C C
EXC Exelon Corporation C C C
GFL GFL Environmental Inc B C C
GL Globe Life Inc. C B C
GRAB Grab Holdings Limited Class A C C C
HEI.A HEICO Corporation Class A C C C
HPE Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co. C B C
LNG Cheniere Energy, Inc. C C C
MRVL Marvell Technology, Inc. B D C
NTAP NetApp, Inc. C C C
PSTG Pure Storage, Inc. Class A B C C
SBUX Starbucks Corporation C C C
SHW Sherwin-Williams Company C B C
TS Tenaris S.A. Sponsored ADR C C C
UL Unilever PLC Sponsored ADR C C C
VRSN VeriSign, Inc. C C C

Upgraded: Sell to Hold

Symbol Company Name Quantitative Grade Fundamental Grade Total Grade
AVTR Avantor, Inc. C C C
BALL Ball Corporation C C C
BLK BlackRock, Inc. D B C
DGX Quest Diagnostics Incorporated C C C
FNV Franco-Nevada Corporation D C C
KMX CarMax, Inc. C C C
MDT Medtronic Plc D C C
MT ArcelorMittal SA ADR D C C
NDSN Nordson Corporation C C C
TER Teradyne, Inc. C C C
VTR Ventas, Inc. C D C
WY Weyerhaeuser Company C C C
ZBH Zimmer Biomet Holdings, Inc. C C C

Downgraded: Hold to Sell

Symbol Company Name Quantitative Grade Fundamental Grade Total Grade
ADP Automatic Data Processing, Inc. D C D
AEE Ameren Corporation D C D
AEP American Electric Power Company, Inc. D C D
APD Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. D C D
CMI Cummins Inc. D C D
CPB Campbell Soup Company D C D
EMR Emerson Electric Co. D C D
EW Edwards Lifesciences Corporation D C D
HSY Hershey Company D C D
KHC Kraft Heinz Company D C D
KR Kroger Co. D D D
LNT Alliant Energy Corp D C D
MET MetLife, Inc. D C D
PBA Pembina Pipeline Corporation D D D
RTX RTX Corporation D D D
SE Sea Limited Sponsored ADR Class A D C D
TSCO Tractor Supply Company D C D
UAL United Airlines Holdings, Inc. D C D
UTHR United Therapeutics Corporation D C D
VICI VICI Properties Inc D C D
VOD Vodafone Group Plc Sponsored ADR D C D
WCN Waste Connections, Inc. D C D
XYL Xylem Inc. D B D

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Louis Navellier

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