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.