5 Best Sectors to Watch This Week

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


The Household Products, Water Utilities, Leisure Goods, Infrastructure, and Industrial Conglomerate sectors are on the rise this week on the Portfolio Grader database.

The Household Products sector is thriving on Portfolio Grader this week, with 100% of its stocks (9 out of 9) currently rating a “buy”. Clorox (NYSE:CLX), Church & Dwight (NYSE:CHD), and Kimberly-Clark (NYSE:KMB) are all currently earning A’s. Over the last 12 months, Church & Dwight is the best performer in this sector, with a 31.8% increase.

With 100% of the sector’s stocks (6 out of 6) rating a “buy,” the Water Utilities sector is one of the strongest. Out of the Water Utilities stocks, American States Water (NYSE:AWR) and Aqua America (NYSE:WTR) are out front with A’s. American Water Works (NYSE:AWK) also has a solid B. American States Water is the top stock in its sector, with a 50.3% increase from 12 months ago.

The Leisure Goods sector’s track record is proving one of the best with 88% of its stocks (7 out of 8) rating a “buy”. Near the top of their sector, Smith & Wesson (NASDAQ:SWHC) and Mattel (NASDAQ:MAT) have A ratings. Sturm Ruger (NYSE:RGR) also gets a B. Sturm Ruger is performing the best overall in the sector, with a 74% increase from 12 months ago.

Infrastructure stands out with 80% of the sector’s stocks (4 out of 5) rating a “buy”. Grupo Aeroportuario del Centro Norte (NASDAQ:OMAB), Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacifico (NYSE:PAC), and Grupo Aeroportuario del Sureste (NYSE:ASR) are paving the way for the sector with A grades. Grupo Aeroportuario del Sureste is the best performer in this sector, with a 125% increase in the last 12 months.

Industrial Conglomerate is excelling, with 71% of stocks in the sector (5 out of 7) rating a “buy”. Among Industrial Conglomerate stocks, Carlisle (NYSE:CSL), Koninklijke Philips (NYSE:PHG), and 3M (NYSE:MMM) are leading the way with B’s. Showing the most overall growth in its sector in the last 12 months, Carlisle is the top stock, with a 60.7% increase.

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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