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69 Upgrades and Downgrades for the Week

October 9, 2017

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 69 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: From Hold to Buy
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
Grade
Fundamental
Grade
Total
Grade
ABEV Ambev SA B C B
ACN Accenture Plc B C B
ALNY Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, Inc A C B
ARE Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc. B C B
ARMK Aramark B C B
AWK American Water Works Company, Inc. A C B
BTI British American Tobacco PLC B C B
DAL Delta Air Lines, Inc. B C B
DCM NTT DOCOMO INC B C B
ETR Entergy Corporation A C B
FE FirstEnergy Corp. B C B
FMS Fresenius Medical Care AG & Co. KGaA B C B
GG Goldcorp Inc. A C B
IFF International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. B C B
IRM Iron Mountain, Inc. B C B
IX ORIX Corporation B B B
MKC.V McCormick & Company, Incorporated B C B
MPLX MPLX LP B C B
NGG National Grid plc B C B
SHW Sherwin-Williams Company B C B
SO Southern Company B D B
SWK Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. B C B
TXT Textron Inc. B C B
WMT Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. A C B
XYL Xylem Inc. B B B

Upgraded: From Sell to Hold
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
Grade
Fundamental
Grade
Total
Grade
BUD Anheuser-Busch InBev SA/NV D C C
LNG Cheniere Energy, Inc. C C C
MYL Mylan N.V. D C C
PAYX Paychex, Inc. C C C
PNR Pentair plc C D C
PPG PPG Industries, Inc. C C C
VMC Vulcan Materials Company C D C
WY Weyerhaeuser Company C C C

Downgraded: From Buy to Hold
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
Grade
Fundamental
Grade
Total
Grade
AEG AEGON N.V. ADR C B C
ALXN Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. C C C
BP BP p.l.c. B C C
BWA BorgWarner Inc. C B C
CELG Celgene Corporation C B C
CEO CNOOC Limited C B C
GPS Gap, Inc. D B C
GS Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. C C C
HBAN Huntington Bancshares Incorporated C B C
MET MetLife, Inc. C C C
MFC Manulife Financial Corporation C B C
MPC Marathon Petroleum Corporation B C C
NDAQ Nasdaq, Inc. C B C
NTRS Northern Trust Corporation B C C
PBR.A Petroleo Brasileiro SA Pfd B C C
PSX Phillips 66 C B C
PUK Prudential plc C C C
RF Regions Financial Corporation C C C
SNP China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation C C C
STI SunTrust Banks, Inc. C C C
USB U.S. Bancorp C C C
XL XL Group Ltd C B C
YNDX Yandex NV C B C

Downgraded: From Hold to Sell
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
Grade
Fundamental
Grade
Total
Grade
AMGN Amgen Inc. D B D
BEN Franklin Resources, Inc. D C D
CAG Conagra Brands, Inc. D C D
EOG EOG Resources, Inc. D D D
FAST Fastenal Company D B D
FTEO FRONTEO, Inc. F C D
IMO Imperial Oil Limited D D D
INCY Incyte Corporation C D D
KTOV Kitov Pharmaceuticals Holdings Ltd. D C D
MRK Merck & Co., Inc. D B D
PTR PetroChina Company Limited D C D
ULTA Ulta Beauty Inc D B D
WHR Whirlpool Corporation D C D

To stay on top of my latest stock ratings, plug your holdings into Portfolio Grader, my proprietary stock screening tool. You may get started here.

Sincerely,

Louis Navellier

Louis Navellier

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