by Portfolio Grader | October 29, 2012 7:30 pm
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.
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