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5 Best Sectors to Watch This Week

Leisure Goods, Infrastructure, Household Products, Beverages, and Water Utilities have most buys

   

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

Household Products is thriving this week with 89% of stocks in the sector (8 out of 9) currently rating a “buy”. With a grade of B, Church & Dwight (NYSE:CHD) and Kimberly-Clark (NYSE:KMB) are buoying the sector. Spectrum Brands Holdings (NYSE:SPB) also ranks a solid A. Spectrum Brands Holdings is performing best overall in the sector, with an 87.6% increase over the last 12 months. This is better than the S&P 500, which has seen a 13.8% increase over the same period.

Leisure Goods is excelling, with 86% of stocks in the sector (6 out of 7) 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. Over the last 12 months, LeapFrog is the best performer in this sector, with a 61.4% increase.

The Water Utilities sector’s track record is proving one of the best with 80% of its stocks (4 out of 5) rating a “buy”. American States Water (NYSE:AWR), Aqua America (NYSE:WTR), and Companhia de Saneamento Basico do Estado de Sao Paulo (NYSE:SBS) are lifting the sector overall, each earning a high grade of A. The best performer in this sector is Companhia de Saneamento Basico do Estado de Sao Paulo, which saw its price rise 62.6% in the last 12 months.

Infrastructure stands out with 80% of the sector’s stocks (4 out of 5) rating a “buy”. Out of the Infrastructure stocks, Grupo Aeroportuario del Centro Norte (NASDAQ:OMAB), Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacifico (NYSE:PAC), and Grupo Aeroportuario del Sureste (NYSE:ASR) are out front with A’s. Grupo Aeroportuario del Sureste beats the other stocks in its sector, with a 122.3% increase from a year ago.

The Beverages sector is thriving on Portfolio Grader this week, with 73% of its stocks (16 out of 22) currently rating a “buy”. Coca-Cola Femsa (NYSE:KOF), Diageo (NYSE:DEO), and Fomento Economico Mexicano (NYSE:FMX) are all currently earning A’s. Coca-Cola Femsa is the top stock in its sector, with a 66.1% 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.


Article printed from InvestorPlace Media, http://investorplace.com/2013/01/5-best-sectors-to-watch-this-week-lf-mat-swhc-omab-pac-asr-spb-chd-kmb-kof-deo-fmx-awr-wtr-sbs/.

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