5 Best Sectors to Watch This Week

by Portfolio Grader | November 19, 2012 7:45 pm

The Water Utilities, Household Products, Infrastructure, Tobacco, and Building Products sectors look strong this week, according to Portfolio Grader[1].

Water Utilities is excelling, with 80% of stocks in the sector (4 out of 5) rating a “buy”. Out of the Water Utilities stocks, American Water Works (NYSE:AWK[2]), Companhia de Saneamento Basico do Estado de Sao Paulo (NYSE:SBS[3]), and American States Water (NYSE:AWR[4]) are out front with A’s. Over the last 12 months, Companhia de Saneamento Basico do Estado de Sao Paulo is the best performer in this sector, with a 49.8% increase. This is better than the S&P 500, which has seen a 12% increase over the same period.

Household Products is thriving this week with 80% of stocks in the sector (8 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 the best performer in this sector, with an 90.1% increase in the last 12 months.

The Infrastructure sector is thriving on Portfolio Grader this week, with 80% of its stocks (4 out of 5) currently 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 paving the way for the sector with A grades. The best performer in this sector is Grupo Aeroportuario del Sureste, which saw its price rise 88.8% in the last 12 months.

Tobacco stands out with 75% of the sector’s stocks (6 out of 8) rating a “buy”. Altria (NYSE:MO[11]), Philip Morris International (NYSE:PM[12]), and Universal Corp. (NYSE:UVV[13]) are all currently earning B’s. Philip Morris International beats the other stocks in its sector, with a 16.2% increase from a year ago.

The Building Products sector’s track record is proving one of the best with 71% of its stocks (10 out of 14) rating a “buy”. With overall grades of A, A.O. Smith (NYSE:AOS[14]), Nortek Inc. (NASDAQ:NTK[15]), and Apogee Enterprises (NASDAQ:APOG[16]) are buoying the sector. Nortek Inc. is performing the best overall in the sector, with a 207.5% increase from 12 months ago.

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. AWK: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=AWK
  3. SBS: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=SBS
  4. AWR: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=AWR
  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. 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. PM: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=PM
  13. UVV: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=UVV
  14. AOS: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=AOS
  15. NTK: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=NTK
  16. APOG: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=APOG
  17. here: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/

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