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.
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), Church & Dwight (NYSE:CHD), and Colgate-Palmolive (NYSE:CL) 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), Aqua America (NYSE:WTR) are buoying the sector. American Water Works (NYSE:AWK) 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), Smith & Wesson (NASDAQ:SWHC), and Brunswick (NYSE:BC) 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), Grupo Aeroportuario del Sureste (NYSE:ASR), and Grupo Aeroportuario del Centro Norte (NASDAQ:OMAB) 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), Coca-Cola Femsa (NYSE:KOF), and Boston Beer (NYSE:SAM) 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 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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