5 Best Sectors to Watch This Week

by Portfolio Grader | March 18, 2013 8:00 pm

The Household Products, Water Utilities, Leisure Goods, Infrastructure, and Beverages sectors are showing strength this week, according to Portfolio Grader[1].

With 100% of the sector’s stocks (9 out of 9) rating a “buy,” the Household Products sector is one of the strongest. Clorox (NYSE:CLX[2]), Church & Dwight (NYSE:CHD[3]), and Colgate-Palmolive (NYSE:CL[4]) are lifting the sector overall, each earning a high grade of A. Church & Dwight is performing best overall in the sector, with a 36.1% increase over the last 12 months. This is better than the S&P 500, which has seen a 10.7% increase over the same period.

Water Utilities is excelling, with 100% of stocks in the sector (6 out of 6) rating a “buy”. With a score of A, American States Water (NYSE:AWR[5]), Aqua America (NYSE:WTR[6]) are buoying the sector. American Water Works (NYSE:AWK[7]) also has a solid B. American States Water is the best performer in this sector, with a 61.8% increase in the last 12 months.

Leisure Goods is thriving this week with 100% of stocks in the sector (7 out of 7) currently rating a “buy”. Mattel (NASDAQ:MAT[8]), Smith & Wesson (NASDAQ:SWHC[9]), and Brunswick (NYSE:BC[10]) are paving the way for the sector with B grades. Brunswick is the top stock in its sector, with a 118% increase from 12 months ago.

The Infrastructure sector is thriving on Portfolio Grader this week, with 80% of its stocks (4 out of 5) currently rating a “buy”. With overall grades of A, Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacifico (NYSE:PAC[11]), Grupo Aeroportuario del Sureste (NYSE:ASR[12]), and Grupo Aeroportuario del Centro Norte (NASDAQ:OMAB[13]) are buoying the sector. The best performer in this sector is Grupo Aeroportuario del Sureste, which saw its price rise 148.7% in the last 12 months.

Beverages stands out with 73% of the sector’s stocks (16 out of 22) rating a “buy”. Out of the Beverages stocks, Diageo (NYSE:DEO[14]), Coca-Cola Femsa (NYSE:KOF[15]), and Boston Beer (NYSE:SAM[16]) are out front with A’s. Over the last 12 months, Coca-Cola Femsa is the best performer in this sector, with a 75.8% increase.

Louis Navellier’s proprietary Portfolio Grader[1] 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[17].

Endnotes:
  1. Portfolio Grader: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/
  2. CLX: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=CLX
  3. CHD: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=CHD
  4. CL: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=CL
  5. AWR: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=AWR
  6. WTR: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=WTR
  7. AWK: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=AWK
  8. MAT: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=MAT
  9. SWHC: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=SWHC
  10. BC: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=BC
  11. PAC: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=PAC
  12. ASR: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=ASR
  13. OMAB: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=OMAB
  14. DEO: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=DEO
  15. KOF: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=KOF
  16. SAM: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=SAM
  17. here: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/

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