5 Best Sectors to Watch This Week

by Portfolio Grader | December 10, 2012 3:00 pm

The Household Products, Water Utilities, Infrastructure, Tobacco, and Construction Materials sectors are rising to the top this week on the Portfolio Grader[1] database.

Household Products stands out with 90% of the sector’s stocks (9 out of 10) rating a “buy”. Among Household Products stocks, Church & Dwight (NYSE:CHD[2]), Kimberly-Clark (NYSE:KMB[3]), and Colgate-Palmolive (NYSE:CL[4]) are leading the way with A’s. The best performer in this sector is Church & Dwight, which saw its price rise 20.6% in the last 12 months.

Water Utilities is thriving this week with 80% of stocks in the sector (4 out of 5) currently rating a “buy”. Out of the Water Utilities stocks, American States Water (NYSE:AWR[5]), American Water Works (NYSE:AWK[6]), and Companhia de Saneamento Basico do Estado de Sao Paulo (NYSE:SBS[7]) are out front with A’s. Over the last 12 months, Companhia de Saneamento Basico do Estado de Sao Paulo is the best performer in this sector, with a 53.5% increase.

The Infrastructure sector’s track record is proving one of the best with 80% of its stocks (4 out of 5) rating a “buy”. Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacifico (NYSE:PAC[8]), Grupo Aeroportuario del Centro Norte (NASDAQ:OMAB[9]), and Grupo Aeroportuario del Sureste (NYSE:ASR[10]) are paving the way for the sector with A grades. Grupo Aeroportuario del Sureste beats the other stocks in its sector, with a 101.3% increase from a year ago.

Tobacco is excelling, with 75% of stocks in the sector (6 out of 8) rating a “buy”. With overall grades of B, Altria (NYSE:MO[11]), Universal Corp. (NYSE:UVV[12]), and Philip Morris International (NYSE:PM[13]) are buoying the sector. Philip Morris International is performing the best overall in the sector, with a 16.4% increase from 12 months ago.

The Construction Materials sector is thriving on Portfolio Grader this week, with 71% of its stocks (5 out of 7) currently rating a “buy”. Out of the Construction Materials stocks, Texas Industries (NYSE:TXI[14]) and James Hardie Industries plc ADR (NYSE:JHX[15]) are out front with B’s. Eagle Materials (NYSE:EXP[16]) also ranks a solid A. Eagle Materials is the top stock in its sector, with a 126.1% increase from 12 months ago.

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. CHD: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=CHD
  3. KMB: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=KMB
  4. CL: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=CL
  5. AWR: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=AWR
  6. AWK: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=AWK
  7. SBS: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=SBS
  8. PAC: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=PAC
  9. OMAB: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=OMAB
  10. ASR: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=ASR
  11. MO: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=MO
  12. UVV: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=UVV
  13. PM: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=PM
  14. TXI: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=TXI
  15. JHX: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=TXI
  16. EXP: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=EXP
  17. here: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/

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