5 Best Sectors to Watch This Week

by Portfolio Grader | November 5, 2012 4:30 pm

The Infrastructure, Leisure Goods, Water Utilities, Household Products, and Building Products sectors are showing strength this week, according to Portfolio Grader[1].

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[2]) and Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacifico (NYSE:PAC[3]) are out front with A’s. Macquarie Infrastructure (NYSE:MIC[4]) 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[5]), LeapFrog (NYSE:LF[6]) are buoying the sector. Mattel (NASDAQ:MAT[7]) 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[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 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[11]) and Kimberly-Clark (NYSE:KMB[12]) receive top marks of A’s. Colgate-Palmolive (NYSE:CL[13]) 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[14]), Nortek Inc. (NASDAQ:NTK[15]), and Apogee Enterprises (NASDAQ:APOG[16]) 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[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. SPB: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=SPB
  12. KMB: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=KMB
  13. CL: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=CL
  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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