5 Best Sectors to Watch This Week

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

   
5 Best Sectors to Watch This Week

This week, the Leisure Goods, Water Utilities, Infrastructure, Beverages, and Household Products sectors are gathering momentum on the Portfolio Grader database.

With 86% of the sector’s stocks (6 out of 7) rating a “buy,” the Leisure Goods sector is one of the strongest. With overall grades of A, Smith & Wesson (NASDAQ:SWHC), Polaris Industries (NYSE:PII), and Mattel (NASDAQ:MAT) are buoying the sector. The best performer in this sector is Polaris Industries, which saw its price rise 59.8% in the last 12 months.

Water Utilities stands out with 80% of the sector’s stocks (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 paving the way for the sector with A grades. Companhia de Saneamento Basico do Estado de Sao Paulo is the top stock in its sector, with a 58.9% increase from 12 months ago.

The Infrastructure sector’s track record is proving one of the best with 80% of its stocks (4 out of 5) rating a “buy”. Out of the Infrastructure stocks, Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacifico (NYSE:PAC), Grupo Aeroportuario del Centro Norte (NASDAQ:OMAB), 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 125% 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”. Among Beverages stocks, Coca-Cola Femsa (NYSE:KOF), Diageo (NYSE:DEO), and Fomento Economico Mexicano (NYSE:FMX) are leading the way with A’s. Coca-Cola Femsa is performing the best overall in the sector, with a 64.1% increase from 12 months ago.

Household Products is excelling, with 70% of stocks in the sector (7 out of 10) rating a “buy”. Within the Household Products sector, Spectrum Brands Holdings (NYSE:SPB) and Harbinger Group (NYSE:HRG) receive top marks of A’s. Church & Dwight (NYSE:CHD) is also getting a B. Harbinger Group is the best performer in this sector, with a 86.6% increase in the last 12 months.

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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