The Household Products, Water Utilities, Infrastructure, Tobacco, and Leisure Goods sectors are rising to the top this week on the Portfolio Grader database.
Household Products stands out with 100% of the sector’s stocks (9 out of 9) rating a “buy”. Out of the Household Products stocks, Church & Dwight (NYSE:CHD), Colgate-Palmolive (NYSE:CL), and Spectrum Brands Holdings (NYSE:SPB) are out front with A’s. Spectrum Brands Holdings is the best performer in this sector, with a 93.4% increase in the last 12 months.
With 80% of the sector’s stocks (4 out of 5) rating a “buy,” the Water Utilities sector is one of the strongest. Out of the Water Utilities stocks, American States Water (NYSE:AWR) and Companhia de Saneamento Basico do Estado de Sao Paulo (NYSE:SBS) are out front with A’s. Aqua America (NYSE:WTR) also has a solid B. Showing the most overall growth in its sector in the last 12 months, American States Water is the top stock, with a 48.2% increase.
Infrastructure is excelling, with 80% of stocks in the sector (4 out of 5) rating a “buy”. Grupo Aeroportuario del Centro Norte (NASDAQ:OMAB), Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacifico (NYSE:PAC), and Grupo Aeroportuario del Sureste (NYSE:ASR) are lifting the sector overall, each earning a high grade of A. The best performer in this sector is Grupo Aeroportuario del Sureste, which saw its price rise 124.3% in the last 12 months.
The Tobacco sector is thriving on Portfolio Grader this week, with 75% of its stocks (6 out of 8) currently rating a “buy”. With overall grades of B, Altria (NYSE:MO), Reynolds American (NYSE:RAI), and Philip Morris International (NYSE:PM) are buoying the sector. Philip Morris International is performing the best overall in the sector, with a 17.8% increase from 12 months ago.
Leisure Goods is thriving this week with 75% of stocks in the sector (6 out of 8) currently rating a “buy”. Near the top of their sector, LeapFrog (NYSE:LF) and Mattel (NASDAQ:MAT) have A ratings. Smith & Wesson (NASDAQ:SWHC) also gets a B. LeapFrog is the top stock in its sector, with a 65.7% increase from 12 months ago.
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.