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5 Best Sectors to Watch This Week

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

   

For the week, Leisure Goods, Diversified Retail, Water Utilities, Household Products, and Infrastructure are the top 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. Among Leisure Goods stocks, Smith & Wesson (NASDAQ:SWHC), LeapFrog (NYSE:LF), and Arctic Cat (NASDAQ:ACAT) are leading the way with A’s. The best performer in this sector is Smith & Wesson, which saw its price rise 218.4% in the last 12 months.

Diversified Retail is thriving this week with 85% of stocks in the sector (11 out of 13) currently rating a “buy.” Out of the Diversified Retail stocks, Dillard’s (NYSE:DDS), Dollar Tree (NASDAQ:DLTR), and Dollar General (NYSE:DG) are out front with A’s. Dillard’s is the best performer in this sector, with a 46.1% increase in the last 12 months.

The Water Utilities sector is thriving on Portfolio Grader this week, with 80% of its stocks (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. Companhia de Saneamento Basico do Estado de Sao Paulo is performing the best overall in the sector, with a 51.6% increase from 12 months ago.

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. Colgate-Palmolive (NYSE:CL) also has a solid B. Kimberly-Clark is the top stock in its sector, with a 17.6% increase from 12 months ago.

Infrastructure stands out with 80% of the sector’s stocks (4 out of 5) rating a “buy.” Macquarie Infrastructure (NYSE:MIC) and Grupo Aeroportuario del Sureste (NYSE:ASR) are lifting the sector overall, each earning a high grade of A. Grupo Aeroportuario del Centro Norte (NASDAQ:OMAB) currently ranks B. Showing the most overall growth in its sector in the last 12 months, Grupo Aeroportuario del Sureste is the top stock, with an 74.2% 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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