by Portfolio Grader | August 20, 2012 2:45 pm
This week, the Leisure Goods, Diversified Retail, Water Utilities, Household Products, and Infrastructure sectors are gathering momentum on the Portfolio Grader database.
Leisure Goods stands out with 88% of the sector’s stocks (7 out of 8) rating a “buy.” Out of the Leisure Goods stocks, Smith & Wesson (NASDAQ:SWHC), LeapFrog (NYSE:LF), and Arctic Cat (NASDAQ:ACAT) are out front with A’s. Over the last 12 months, LeapFrog is the best performer in this sector, with a 275.9% increase. This is better than the S&P 500, which has seen a 26.2% increase over the same period.
With 85% of the sector’s stocks (11 out of 13) rating a “buy,” the Diversified Retail sector is one of the strongest. Dillard’s (NYSE:DDS), Dollar Tree (NASDAQ:DLTR), and Dollar General (NYSE:DG) are paving the way for the sector with A grades. The best performer in this sector is Dillard’s, which saw its price rise 90.7% in the last 12 months.
Water Utilities is thriving this week with 80% of stocks in the sector (4 out of 5) currently rating a “buy.” American Water Works (NYSE:AWK), American States Water (NYSE:AWR), and Companhia de Saneamento Basico do Estado de Sao Paulo (NYSE:SBS) are lifting the sector overall, each earning a high grade of A. Showing the most overall growth in its sector in the last 12 months, Companhia de Saneamento Basico do Estado de Sao Paulo is the top stock, with a 76.7% increase.
The Household Products sector’s track record is proving one of the best with 80% of its stocks (8 out of 10) rating a “buy.” Out of the Household Products stocks, Kimberly-Clark (NYSE:KMB) and Church & Dwight (NYSE:CHD) are out front with A’s. Spectrum Brands Holdings (NYSE:SPB) also has a solid B. Over the last 12 months, Spectrum Brands Holdings is the best performer in this sector, with a 52.8% increase.
Infrastructure is excelling, with 80% of stocks in the sector (4 out of 5) rating a “buy.” With a score of A, Macquarie Infrastructure (NYSE:MIC), Grupo Aeroportuario del Sureste (NYSE:ASR) are buoying the sector. Grupo Aeroportuario del Centro Norte (NASDAQ:OMAB) also has a solid B. Macquarie Infrastructure is the top stock in its sector, with a 91.6% increase from 12 months ago.
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