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.
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.
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