by Portfolio Grader | October 22, 2012 2:00 pm
For the week, Infrastructure, Water Utilities, Leisure Goods, Household Products, and Beverages are the top sectors on the Portfolio Grader database.
Infrastructure is thriving this week with 100% of stocks in the sector (5 out of 5) currently rating a “buy.” Macquarie Infrastructure (NYSE:MIC), Grupo Aeroportuario del Sureste (NYSE:ASR), and Grupo Aeroportuario del Centro Norte (NASDAQ:OMAB) are paving the way for the sector with A grades. Grupo Aeroportuario del Sureste is the top stock in its sector, with a 76% increase from 12 months ago.
The Water Utilities sector’s track record is proving one of the best with 80% of its stocks (4 out of 5) 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 all currently earning B’s. Showing the most overall growth in its sector in the last 12 months, Companhia de Saneamento Basico do Estado de Sao Paulo is the top stock, with a 59% increase.
The Leisure Goods sector is thriving on Portfolio Grader this week, with 75% of its stocks (6 out of 8) currently rating a “buy.” Out of the Leisure Goods stocks, Smith & Wesson (NASDAQ:SWHC), LeapFrog (NYSE:LF), and Arctic Cat (NASDAQ:ACAT) are out front with A’s. Smith & Wesson is the best performer in this sector, with a 235.4% increase in the last 12 months.
Household Products is excelling, with 70% of stocks in the sector (7 out of 10) rating a “buy.” Within the Household Products sector, Spectrum Brands Holdings (NYSE:SPB) and Kimberly-Clark (NYSE:KMB) receive top marks of A’s. Colgate-Palmolive (NYSE:CL) is also getting a B. Spectrum Brands Holdings beats the other stocks in its sector, with an 81.8% increase from a year ago.
With 68% of the sector’s stocks (15 out of 22) rating a “buy,” the Beverages sector is one of the strongest. With overall grades of A, Diageo (NYSE:DEO), Coca-Cola Femsa (NYSE:KOF), and Embotelladora Andina S.A. Series B ADR (NYSE:AKO.B) are buoying the sector. Coca-Cola Femsa is performing the best overall in the sector, with a 44.9% increase from 12 months ago.
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