by Portfolio Grader | February 4, 2013 8:00 pm
For the week, Household Products, Leisure Goods, Water Utilities, Infrastructure, and Beverages are the top sectors on the Portfolio Grader database.
With 100% of the sector’s stocks (9 out of 9) rating a “buy,” the Household Products sector is one of the strongest. Church & Dwight (NYSE:CHD), Kimberly-Clark (NYSE:KMB), and WD-40 Co. (NASDAQ:WDFC) are paving the way for the sector with A grades. Church & Dwight is performing best overall in the sector, with a 28.3% increase over the last 12 months. This is better than the S&P 500, which has seen a 12.6% increase over the same period.
The Leisure Goods sector’s track record is proving one of the best with 86% of its stocks (6 out of 7) rating a “buy”. Among Leisure Goods stocks, Smith & Wesson (NASDAQ:SWHC) and Brunswick (NYSE:BC) are leading the way with grades of B. LeapFrog (NYSE:LF) also has a top grade of A. Brunswick is the best performer in this sector, with a 125.6% increase in the last 12 months.
Water Utilities stands out with 83% of the sector’s stocks (5 out of 6) rating a “buy”. Among Water Utilities stocks, American States Water (NYSE:AWR), Aqua America (NYSE:WTR), and Companhia de Saneamento Basico do Estado de Sao Paulo (NYSE:SBS) are leading the way with A’s. The best performer in this sector is American States Water, which saw its price rise 48.7% in the last 12 months.
The Infrastructure sector is thriving on Portfolio Grader this week, with 80% of its stocks (4 out of 5) currently 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. Showing the most overall growth in its sector in the last 12 months, Grupo Aeroportuario del Sureste is the top stock, with a 121.3% increase.
Beverages is excelling, with 73% of stocks in the sector (16 out of 22) rating a “buy”. Diageo (NYSE:DEO), Coca-Cola Femsa (NYSE:KOF), and Fomento Economico Mexicano (NYSE:FMX) are all currently earning A’s. Coca-Cola Femsa is performing the best overall in the sector, with a 72.2% 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.
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