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 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), Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacifico (NYSE:PAC), and Macquarie Infrastructure (NYSE:MIC) 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), LeapFrog (NYSE:LF), and Mattel (NASDAQ:MAT) 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), American States Water (NYSE:AWR), and Companhia de Saneamento Basico do Estado de Sao Paulo (NYSE:SBS) 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) and Colgate-Palmolive (NYSE:CL) are leading the way with grades of B. Spectrum Brands Holdings (NYSE:SPB) 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), Nortek Inc. (NASDAQ:NTK), and Apogee Enterprises (NASDAQ:APOG) 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.
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