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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 on the rise this week on the Portfolio Grader database.

The Household Products sector’s track record is proving one of the best with 100% of its stocks (9 out of 9) rating a “buy”. Clorox (NYSE:CLX), Church & Dwight (NYSE:CHD), and Colgate-Palmolive (NYSE:CL) are all currently earning A’s. Church & Dwight is performing best overall in the sector, with a 37.8% increase over the last 12 months. This is better than the S&P 500, which has seen an 11.3% 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”. 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 best performer in this sector, with a 55.1% increase in the last 12 months.

Leisure Goods is excelling, with 100% of stocks in the sector (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. Over the last 12 months, Brunswick is the best performer in this sector, with a 128.2% increase.

Infrastructure stands out with 80% of the sector’s stocks (4 out of 5) rating a “buy”. Among Infrastructure stocks, Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacifico (NYSE:PAC), Grupo Aeroportuario del Sureste (NYSE:ASR), and Grupo Aeroportuario del Centro Norte (NASDAQ:OMAB) are leading the way with A’s. Grupo Aeroportuario del Sureste is the top stock in its sector, with a 146.3% 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. The best performer in this sector is Coca-Cola Femsa, which saw its price rise 82.3% 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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