5 Best Sectors to Watch This Week

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


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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