This week, Household Products, Water Utilities, Infrastructure, Tobacco, and Beverages are the best sectors on the Portfolio Grader database.
Household Products is excelling, with 100% of stocks in the sector (10 out of 10) rating a “buy”. Church & Dwight (NYSE:CHD), Kimberly-Clark (NYSE:KMB), and Spectrum Brands Holdings (NYSE:SPB) are all currently earning A’s. Over the last 12 months, Spectrum Brands Holdings is the best performer in this sector, with a 76.3% increase. This is better than the S&P 500, which has seen a 21.6% increase over the same period.
The Water Utilities sector is thriving on Portfolio Grader this week, with 80% of its stocks (4 out of 5) currently rating a “buy”. With a grade of B, American States Water (NYSE:AWR) and American Water Works (NYSE:AWK) are buoying the sector. Companhia de Saneamento Basico do Estado de Sao Paulo (NYSE:SBS) also ranks a solid A. Companhia de Saneamento Basico do Estado de Sao Paulo is the top stock in its sector, with a 48.7% increase from 12 months ago.
The Infrastructure sector’s track record is proving one of the best with 80% of its stocks (4 out of 5) rating a “buy”. Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacifico (NYSE:PAC), Grupo Aeroportuario del Centro Norte (NASDAQ:OMAB), and Grupo Aeroportuario del Sureste (NYSE:ASR) are lifting the sector overall, each earning a high grade of A. Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacifico is performing the best overall in the sector, with a 52.4% increase from 12 months ago.
Tobacco stands out with 75% of the sector’s stocks (6 out of 8) rating a “buy”. Altria (NYSE:MO), Universal Corp. (NYSE:UVV), and British American Tobacco (AMEX:BTI) are paving the way for the sector with B grades. Showing the most overall growth in its sector in the last 12 months, Altria is the top stock, with a 12% increase.
Beverages is thriving this week with 73% of stocks in the sector (16 out of 22) currently rating a “buy”. With overall grades of A, Coca-Cola Femsa (NYSE:KOF), Diageo (NYSE:DEO), and Fomento Economico Mexicano (NYSE:FMX) are buoying the sector. Over the last 12 months, Fomento Economico Mexicano is the best performer in this sector, with a 46.4% increase.
Louis Navellier’s proprietary Portfolio Grader 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.