5 Best Sectors to Watch This Week

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[1] 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[2]), LeapFrog (NYSE:LF[3]), and Arctic Cat (NASDAQ:ACAT[4]) 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[5]), Dollar Tree (NASDAQ:DLTR[6]), and Dollar General (NYSE:DG[7]) 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[8]), American States Water (NYSE:AWR[9]), and Companhia de Saneamento Basico do Estado de Sao Paulo (NYSE:SBS[10]) 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[11]) and Church & Dwight (NYSE:CHD[12]) are out front with A’s. Colgate-Palmolive (NYSE:CL[13]) 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[14]) and Grupo Aeroportuario del Sureste (NYSE:ASR[15]) are lifting the sector overall, each earning a high grade of A. Grupo Aeroportuario del Centro Norte (NASDAQ:OMAB[16]) 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[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. SWHC: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=SWHC
  3. LF: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=LF
  4. ACAT: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=ACAT
  5. DDS: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=DDS
  6. DLTR: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=DLTR
  7. DG: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=DG
  8. AWK: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=AWK
  9. AWR: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=AWR
  10. SBS: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=SBS
  11. KMB: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=KMB
  12. CHD: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=CHD
  13. CL: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=CL
  14. MIC: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=MIC
  15. ASR: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=ASR
  16. OMAB: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=OMAB
  17. here: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/

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