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5 Best Sectors to Watch This Week

Leisure Goods, Infrastructure, Household Products, Water Utilities, and Building Products have most buys


The Infrastructure, Leisure Goods, Water Utilities, Household Products, and Building Products sectors are showing strength this week, according to Portfolio Grader.

With 100% of the sector’s stocks (5 out of 5) rating a “buy,” the Infrastructure sector is one of the strongest. Out of the Infrastructure stocks, Grupo Aeroportuario del Sureste (NYSE:ASR) and Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacifico (NYSE:PAC) are out front with A’s. Macquarie Infrastructure (NYSE:MIC) also has a solid B. Grupo Aeroportuario del Sureste is performing best overall in the sector, with an 36% increase over the last 12 months. This is better than the S&P 500, which has seen a 12.1% increase over the same period.

The Leisure Goods sector’s track record is proving one of the best with 86% of its stocks (6 out of 7) rating a “buy.” With a score of A, Smith & Wesson (NASDAQ:SWHC), LeapFrog (NYSE:LF) are buoying the sector. Mattel (NASDAQ:MAT) also has a solid B. LeapFrog is performing the best overall in the sector, with a 105.6% increase from 12 months ago.

Water Utilities is thriving this week with 80% of stocks in the sector (4 out of 5) currently 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 beats the other stocks in its sector, with a 49% increase from a year ago.

The Household Products sector is thriving on Portfolio Grader this week, with 80% of its stocks (8 out of 10) currently rating a “buy.” Within the Household Products sector, Spectrum Brands Holdings (NYSE:SPB) and Kimberly-Clark (NYSE:KMB) receive top marks of A’s. Colgate-Palmolive (NYSE:CL) is also getting a B. Spectrum Brands Holdings is the top stock in its sector, with an 75.5% increase from 12 months ago.

Building Products stands out with 73% of the sector’s stocks (11 out of 15) rating a “buy.” With overall grades of A, Trex Co. (NYSE:TREX), Nortek Inc. (NASDAQ:NTK), and Apogee Enterprises (NASDAQ:APOG) are buoying the sector. Showing the most overall growth in its sector in the last 12 months, Nortek Inc. is the top stock, with a 169% 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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