by Portfolio Grader | October 1, 2012 5:30 pm
For the week, Infrastructure, Household Products, Water Utilities, Leisure Goods, and Beverages are the top sectors on the Portfolio Grader database.
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. The best performer in this sector is Macquarie Infrastructure, which saw its price jump up 105.2% in the last 12 months. This is better than the S&P 500, which has seen a 26.7% increase over the same period.
Household Products is thriving this week with 90% of stocks in the sector (9 out of 10) currently rating a “buy.” Kimberly-Clark (NYSE:KMB), Spectrum Brands Holdings (NYSE:SPB), and Church & Dwight (NYSE:CHD) are lifting the sector overall, each earning a high grade of A. Spectrum Brands Holdings is performing the best overall in the sector, with a 64% increase from 12 months ago.
With 80% of the sector’s stocks (4 out of 5) rating a “buy,” the Water Utilities sector is one of the strongest. American Water Works (NYSE:AWK), American States Water (NYSE:AWR), and Companhia de Saneamento Basico do Estado de Sao Paulo (NYSE:SBS) are paving the way for the sector with B grades. Companhia de Saneamento Basico do Estado de Sao Paulo is the top stock in its sector, with a 70.8% increase from 12 months ago.
The Leisure Goods sector is thriving on Portfolio Grader this week, with 75% of its stocks (6 out of 8) currently rating a “buy.” With overall grades of A, Smith & Wesson (NASDAQ:SWHC), LeapFrog (NYSE:LF), and Arctic Cat (NASDAQ:ACAT) are buoying the sector. The best performer in this sector is Smith & Wesson, which saw its price rise 315.7% in the last 12 months.
Beverages stands out with 68% of the sector’s stocks (15 out of 22) rating a “buy.” Among Beverages stocks, Diageo (NYSE:DEO), Coca-Cola Femsa (NYSE:KOF), and Anheuser-Busch (NYSE:BUD) are leading the way with A’s. Over the last 12 months, Anheuser-Busch is the best performer in this sector, with a 67.9% increase.
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