5 Best Sectors to Watch This Week

by Portfolio Grader | October 1, 2012 5:30 pm

5 Best Sectors to Watch This Week

For the week, Infrastructure, Household Products, Water Utilities, Leisure Goods, and Beverages are the top sectors on the Portfolio Grader[1] 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[2]), Grupo Aeroportuario del Sureste (NYSE:ASR[3]), and Grupo Aeroportuario del Centro Norte (NASDAQ:OMAB[4]) 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[5]), Spectrum Brands Holdings (NYSE:SPB[6]), and Church & Dwight (NYSE:CHD[7]) 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[8]), American States Water (NYSE:AWR[9]), and Companhia de Saneamento Basico do Estado de Sao Paulo (NYSE:SBS[10]) 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[11]), LeapFrog (NYSE:LF[12]), and Arctic Cat (NASDAQ:ACAT[13]) 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[14]), Coca-Cola Femsa (NYSE:KOF[15]), and Anheuser-Busch (NYSE:BUD[16]) 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.

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. KMB: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=KMB
  6. SPB: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=SPB
  7. CHD: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=CHD
  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. SWHC: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=SWHC
  12. LF: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=LF
  13. ACAT: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=ACAT
  14. DEO: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=DEO
  15. KOF: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=KOF
  16. BUD: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=BUD
  17. here: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/

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