5 Best Sectors to Watch This Week

Infrastructure, Household Products, Beverages, Water Utilities, and Tobacco have most buys

   
5 Best Sectors to Watch This Week

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.


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