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5 Best Sectors to Watch This Week

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

   

The Leisure Goods, Water Utilities, Infrastructure, Household Products, and Specialty Retail sectors are on the rise this week on the Portfolio Grader database.

Leisure Goods is excelling, with 88% of stocks in the sector (7 out of 8) rating a “buy.” Smith & Wesson (NASDAQ:SWHC), LeapFrog (NYSE:LF), and Arctic Cat (NASDAQ:ACAT) are all currently earning A’s. Over the last 12 months, LeapFrog is the best performer in this sector, with a 197% decline. This is better than the S&P 500, which has seen a 26.9% increase over the same period.

Water Utilities is thriving this week with 80% of stocks in the sector (4 out of 5) currently rating a “buy.” With overall grades of A, American Water Works (NYSE:AWK), American States Water (NYSE:AWR), and Aqua America (NYSE:WTR) are buoying the sector. American States Water bests the other stocks in its sector, with a 32.1% increase from a year ago.

Infrastructure stands out with 80% of the sector’s stocks (4 out of 5) rating a “buy.” 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. Over the last 12 months, Macquarie Infrastructure is the best performer in this sector, with a 81.1% increase.

The Household Products sector’s track record is proving one of the best with 70% of its stocks (7 out of 10) rating a “buy.” Kimberly-Clark (NYSE:KMB), Spectrum Brands Holdings (NYSE:SPB), and Church & Dwight (NYSE:CHD) are lifting the sector overall, each earning a high grade of A. Spectrum Brands Holdings is the top stock in its sector, with a 71.4% increase from 12 months ago.

The Specialty Retail sector is thriving on Portfolio Grader this week, with 70% of its stocks (48 out of 69) currently rating a “buy.” Out of the Specialty Retail stocks, Lumber Liquidators (NYSE:LL), GNC Holdings (NYSE:GNC), and PetSmart (NASDAQ:PETM) are out front with A’s. Lumber Liquidators is the best performer in this sector, with a 276% increase in the last 12 months.

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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