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5 Best Sectors to Watch This Week

Leisure Goods, Infrastructure, Household Products, Water Utilities, and Tobacco have most buys

   

This week, Leisure Goods, Water Utilities, Household Products, Infrastructure, and Tobacco are the best sectors on the Portfolio Grader database.

With 88% of the sector’s stocks (7 out of 8) rating a “buy,” the Leisure Goods sector is one of the strongest. Out of the Leisure Goods stocks, Smith & Wesson (NASDAQ:SWHC), LeapFrog (NYSE:LF), and Arctic Cat (NASDAQ:ACAT) are out front with A’s. The best performer in this sector is LeapFrog, which saw its price rise 281.9% in the last 12 months. This is better than the S&P 500, which has seen a 25.6% increase over the same period.

The Water Utilities sector’s track record is proving one of the best with 80% of its stocks (4 out of 5) rating a “buy.” American Water Works (NYSE:AWK), Companhia de Saneamento Basico do Estado de Sao Paulo (NYSE:SBS), and American States Water (NYSE:AWR) are paving the way for the sector with A grades. Companhia de Saneamento Basico do Estado de Sao Paulo is the top stock in its sector, with a 75.3% increase from 12 months ago.

Household Products is excelling, with 80% of stocks in the sector (8 out of 10) rating a “buy.” Kimberly-Clark (NYSE:KMB), Church & Dwight (NYSE:CHD), and Spectrum Brands Holdings (NYSE:SPB) are all currently earning A’s. Spectrum Brands Holdings is the best performer in this sector, with a 47% increase in the last 12 months.

With 80% of the sector’s stocks (4 out of 5) rating a “buy,” the Infrastructure sector is one of the strongest. Among Infrastructure stocks, Macquarie Infrastructure (NYSE:MIC), Grupo Aeroportuario del Sureste (NYSE:ASR), and Grupo Aeroportuario del Centro Norte (NASDAQ:OMAB) are leading the way with A’s. Showing the most overall growth in its sector in the last 12 months, Macquarie Infrastructure is the top stock, with a 90.2% increase.

The Tobacco sector’s track record is proving one of the best with 78% of its stocks (7 out of 9) rating a “buy.” Altria (NYSE:MO), Reynolds American (NYSE:RAI), and Star Scientific (NASDAQ:STSI) are lifting the sector overall, each earning a high grade of A. Over the last 12 months, Star Scientific is the best performer in this sector, with a 448.9% increase.

Louis Navellier’s proprietary Portfolio Grader stock ranking system assesses roughly 5,000 companies every week based on a number of fundamental and quantitative measures. Stocks are given a letter grade based on their results — with A being “strong buy,” and F being “strong sell.” Explore the tool here.


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