5 Best Sectors to Watch This Week

by Portfolio Grader | November 26, 2012 10:12 pm

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[1] database.

Household Products is excelling, with 100% of stocks in the sector (10 out of 10) rating a “buy”. Church & Dwight (NYSE:CHD[2]), Kimberly-Clark (NYSE:KMB[3]), and Spectrum Brands Holdings (NYSE:SPB[4]) 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[5]) and American Water Works (NYSE:AWK[6]) are buoying the sector. Companhia de Saneamento Basico do Estado de Sao Paulo (NYSE:SBS[7]) 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[8]), Grupo Aeroportuario del Centro Norte (NASDAQ:OMAB[9]), and Grupo Aeroportuario del Sureste (NYSE:ASR[10]) 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[11]), Universal Corp. (NYSE:UVV[12]), and British American Tobacco (AMEX:BTI[13]) 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[14]), Diageo (NYSE:DEO[15]), and Fomento Economico Mexicano (NYSE:FMX[16]) 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[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. CHD: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=CHD
  3. KMB: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=KMB
  4. SPB: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=SPB
  5. AWR: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=AWR
  6. AWK: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=AWK
  7. SBS: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=SBS
  8. PAC: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=PAC
  9. OMAB: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=OMAB
  10. ASR: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=ASR
  11. MO: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=MO
  12. UVV: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=UVV
  13. BTI: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=BTI
  14. KOF: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=KOF
  15. DEO: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=DEO
  16. FMX: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=FMX
  17. here: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/

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