by Portfolio Grader | August 27, 2012 4:15 pm
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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