5 Best Sectors to Watch This Week

by Portfolio Grader | November 12, 2012 5:45 pm

For the week, Infrastructure, Leisure Goods, Water Utilities, Household Products, and Building Products are the top sectors on the Portfolio Grader[1] database.

The Infrastructure sector is thriving on Portfolio Grader this week, with 100% of its stocks (5 out of 5) currently rating a “buy”. With overall grades of A, Grupo Aeroportuario del Sureste (NYSE:ASR[2]), Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacifico (NYSE:PAC[3]), and Macquarie Infrastructure (NYSE:MIC[4]) are buoying the sector. The best performer in this sector is Grupo Aeroportuario del Sureste, which saw its price rise 41.1% in the last 12 months, better than the 9.2% increase the S&P 500 has seen over the same time.

With 86% of the sector’s stocks (6 out of 7) rating a “buy,” the Leisure Goods sector is one of the strongest. Smith & Wesson (NASDAQ:SWHC[5]), LeapFrog (NYSE:LF[6]), and Mattel (NASDAQ:MAT[7]) are paving the way for the sector with A grades. LeapFrog is the top stock in its sector, with a 74.2% 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”. Among Water Utilities stocks, American Water Works (NYSE:AWK[8]), American States Water (NYSE:AWR[9]), and Companhia de Saneamento Basico do Estado de Sao Paulo (NYSE:SBS[10]) are leading the way with B’s. Companhia de Saneamento Basico do Estado de Sao Paulo is the best performer in this sector, with a 44.8% increase in the last 12 months.

Household Products stands out with 80% of the sector’s stocks (8 out of 10) rating a “buy”. Among Household Products stocks, Kimberly-Clark (NYSE:KMB[11]) and Colgate-Palmolive (NYSE:CL[12]) are leading the way with grades of B. Spectrum Brands Holdings (NYSE:SPB[13]) also has a top grade of A. Spectrum Brands Holdings is performing the best overall in the sector, with a 62% increase from 12 months ago.

The Building Products sector is excelling, with 73% of stocks in the sector (11 out of 15) rating a “buy”. Trex Co. (NYSE:TREX[14]), Nortek Inc. (NASDAQ:NTK[15]), and Apogee Enterprises (NASDAQ:APOG[16]) are all currently earning A’s. Showing the most overall growth in its sector in the last 12 months, Nortek Inc. is the top stock, with a 178% 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. ASR: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=ASR
  3. PAC: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=PAC
  4. MIC: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=MIC
  5. SWHC: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=SWHC
  6. LF: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=LF
  7. MAT: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=MAT
  8. AWK: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=AWK
  9. AWR: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=AWR
  10. SBS: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=SBS
  11. KMB: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=KMB
  12. CL: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=CL
  13. SPB: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=SPB
  14. TREX: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=TREX
  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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