by Portfolio Grader | October 15, 2012 3:42 pm
The Infrastructure, Water Utilities, Leisure Goods, Beverages, and Household Products sectors are showing strength this week, according to Portfolio Grader.
The Infrastructure sector’s track record is proving one of the best with 100% of its stocks (5 out of 5) rating a “buy.” Out of the Infrastructure stocks, Macquarie Infrastructure (NYSE:MIC), Grupo Aeroportuario del Sureste (NYSE:ASR), and Grupo Aeroportuario del Centro Norte (NASDAQ:OMAB) are out front with A’s. Grupo Aeroportuario del Sureste is the top stock in its sector, with a 62.5% increase from 12 months ago.
Water Utilities is excelling, with 80% of stocks in the sector (4 out of 5) 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 all currently earning B’s. Over the last 12 months, Companhia de Saneamento Basico do Estado de Sao Paulo is the best performer in this sector, with a 57.3% increase.
Leisure Goods is thriving this week with 75% of stocks in the sector (6 out of 8) currently rating a “buy.” Smith & Wesson (NASDAQ:SWHC), LeapFrog (NYSE:LF), and Arctic Cat (NASDAQ:ACAT) 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, LeapFrog is the top stock, with a 135% increase.
The Beverages sector is thriving on Portfolio Grader this week, with 73% of its stocks (16 out of 22) currently rating a “buy.” Among Beverages stocks, Anheuser-Busch (NYSE:BUD), Diageo (NYSE:DEO), and Coca-Cola Femsa (NYSE:KOF) are leading the way with A’s. Anheuser-Busch beats the other stocks in its sector, with a 57.6% increase from a year ago.
Household Products stands out with 70% of the sector’s stocks (7 out of 10) rating a “buy.” Kimberly-Clark (NYSE:KMB) and Colgate-Palmolive (NYSE:CL) are lifting the sector overall, each earning a high score of B. Spectrum Brands Holdings (NYSE:SPB) currently ranks A. Spectrum Brands Holdings is performing the best overall in the sector, with an 85.9% increase from 12 months ago.
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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