5 Best Sectors to Watch This Week

by Portfolio Grader | October 15, 2012 3:42 pm

5 Best Sectors to Watch This Week

The Infrastructure, Water Utilities, Leisure Goods, Beverages, and Household Products sectors are showing strength this week, according to Portfolio Grader[1].

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[2]), Grupo Aeroportuario del Sureste (NYSE:ASR[3]), and Grupo Aeroportuario del Centro Norte (NASDAQ:OMAB[4]) 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[5]), American States Water (NYSE:AWR[6]), and Companhia de Saneamento Basico do Estado de Sao Paulo (NYSE:SBS[7]) 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[8]), LeapFrog (NYSE:LF[9]), and Arctic Cat (NASDAQ:ACAT[10]) 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[11]), Diageo (NYSE:DEO[12]), and Coca-Cola Femsa (NYSE:KOF[13]) 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[14]) and Colgate-Palmolive (NYSE:CL[15]) are lifting the sector overall, each earning a high score of B. Spectrum Brands Holdings (NYSE:SPB[16]) 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[1] 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[17].

Endnotes:
  1. Portfolio Grader: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/
  2. MIC: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=MIC
  3. ASR: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=ASR
  4. OMAB: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=OMAB
  5. AWK: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=AWK
  6. AWR: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=AWR
  7. SBS: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=SBS
  8. SWHC: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=SWHC
  9. LF: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=LF
  10. ACAT: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=ACAT
  11. BUD: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=BUD
  12. DEO: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=DEO
  13. KOF: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=KOF
  14. KMB: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=KMB
  15. CL: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=CL
  16. SPB: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=SPB
  17. here: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/

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