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5 Best Sectors to Watch This Week

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

   

The Household Products, Water Utilities, Leisure Goods, Infrastructure, and Beverages sectors are rising to the top this week 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. With overall grades of A, Clorox (NYSE:CLX), Church & Dwight (NYSE:CHD), and Colgate-Palmolive (NYSE:CL) are buoying the sector. Church & Dwight is the best performer in this sector, with a 33.9% increase in the last 12 months. This is better than the S&P 500, which has seen a 10.8% increase over the same period.

The Water Utilities sector is thriving on Portfolio Grader this week, with 100% of its stocks (6 out of 6) currently rating a “buy”. American States Water (NYSE:AWR), Aqua America (NYSE:WTR), and American Water Works (NYSE:AWK) are all currently earning A’s. American States Water beats the other stocks in its sector, with a 52.2% increase from a year ago.

Leisure Goods stands out with 100% of the sector’s stocks (7 out of 7) rating a “buy”. Mattel (NASDAQ:MAT), Smith & Wesson (NASDAQ:SWHC), and Brunswick (NYSE:BC) are lifting the sector overall, each earning a high grade of B. Brunswick is the top stock in its sector, with a 122.9% 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”. Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacifico (NYSE:PAC), Grupo Aeroportuario del Sureste (NYSE:ASR), and Grupo Aeroportuario del Centro Norte (NASDAQ:OMAB) are paving the way for the sector with A grades. Grupo Aeroportuario del Sureste is performing the best overall in the sector, with a 128.3% increase from 12 months ago.

Beverages is thriving this week with 73% of stocks in the sector (16 out of 22) currently rating a “buy”. Out of the Beverages stocks, Diageo (NYSE:DEO), Coca-Cola Femsa (NYSE:KOF), and Boston Beer (NYSE:SAM) are out front with A’s. Coca-Cola Femsa is the best performer in this sector, with a 76.2% 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.


Article printed from InvestorPlace Media, http://investorplace.com/2013/02/5-best-sectors-to-watch-this-week-mat-swhc-bc-awr-wtr-awk-clx-chd-cl-deo-kof-sam-pac-asr-omab/.

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