by Portfolio Grader | March 25, 2013 9:00 pm
The Household Products, Water Utilities, Leisure Goods, Infrastructure, and Beverages sectors are rising to the top this week on the Portfolio Grader database.
Household Products is thriving this week with 100% of stocks in the sector (9 out of 9) currently rating a “buy”. Clorox (NYSE:CLX), Church & Dwight (NYSE:CHD), and Colgate-Palmolive (NYSE:CL) are paving the way for the sector with A grades. Over the last 12 months, Church & Dwight is the best performer in this sector, with a 38.6% increase. This is better than the S&P 500, which has seen a 9.9% 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 lifting the sector overall, each earning a high grade of A. American States Water beats the other stocks in its sector, with a 63% increase from a year ago.
With 100% of the sector’s stocks (7 out of 7) rating a “buy,” the Leisure Goods sector is one of the strongest. Mattel (NASDAQ:MAT), Smith & Wesson (NASDAQ:SWHC), and Brunswick (NYSE:BC) are all currently earning B’s. Brunswick is performing the best overall in the sector, with a 113.1% increase from 12 months ago.
Infrastructure stands out with 80% of the sector’s stocks (4 out of 5) rating a “buy”. Out of the Infrastructure stocks, Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacifico (NYSE:PAC), Grupo Aeroportuario del Sureste (NYSE:ASR), and Grupo Aeroportuario del Centro Norte (NASDAQ:OMAB) are out front with A’s. The best performer in this sector is Grupo Aeroportuario del Sureste, which saw its price rise 146.7% in the last 12 months.
Beverages is excelling, with 73% of stocks in the sector (16 out of 22) rating a “buy”. With overall grades of A, Diageo (NYSE:DEO), Coca-Cola Femsa (NYSE:KOF), and Boston Beer (NYSE:SAM) are buoying the sector. Coca-Cola Femsa is the top stock in its sector, with a 71.8% increase from 12 months ago.
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