by Portfolio Grader | December 31, 2012 12:15 pm
The Leisure Goods, Water Utilities, Infrastructure, Beverages, and Household Products sectors look strong this week, according to Portfolio Grader.
The Leisure Goods sector is thriving on Portfolio Grader this week, with 86% of its stocks (6 out of 7) currently rating a “buy”. Among Leisure Goods stocks, Smith & Wesson (NASDAQ:SWHC), Polaris Industries (NYSE:PII), and Mattel (NASDAQ:MAT) are leading the way with A’s. Polaris Industries is performing the best overall in the sector, with a 53.1% increase from 12 months ago.
Water Utilities is excelling, with 80% of stocks in the sector (4 out of 5) rating a “buy”. American States Water (NYSE:AWR), Companhia de Saneamento Basico do Estado de Sao Paulo (NYSE:SBS), and American Water Works (NYSE:AWK) are all currently earning A’s. Showing the most overall growth in its sector in the last 12 months, Companhia de Saneamento Basico do Estado de Sao Paulo is the top stock, with a 61% increase.
Infrastructure is thriving this week with 80% of stocks in the sector (4 out of 5) currently rating a “buy”. Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacifico (NYSE:PAC), Grupo Aeroportuario del Centro Norte (NASDAQ:OMAB), and Grupo Aeroportuario del Sureste (NYSE:ASR) are lifting the sector overall, each earning a high grade of A. Grupo Aeroportuario del Sureste beats the other stocks in its sector, with a 109.4% increase from a year ago.
With 73% of the sector’s stocks (16 out of 22) rating a “buy,” the Beverages sector is one of the strongest. Out of the Beverages stocks, Coca-Cola Femsa (NYSE:KOF), Diageo (NYSE:DEO), and Fomento Economico Mexicano (NYSE:FMX) are out front with A’s. Coca-Cola Femsa is the top stock in its sector, with a 58.2% increase from 12 months ago.
Household Products stands out with 70% of the sector’s stocks (7 out of 10) rating a “buy”. With a grade of B, Harbinger Group (NYSE:HRG) and Church & Dwight (NYSE:CHD) are buoying the sector. Spectrum Brands Holdings (NYSE:SPB) also ranks a solid A. Over the last 12 months, Harbinger Group is the best performer in this sector, with a 82.2% 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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