5 Best Sectors to Watch This Week

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

   
5 Best Sectors to Watch This Week

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 excelling, with 100% of stocks in the sector (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 the best performer in this sector, with a 41.2% increase in the last 12 months. This is better than the S&P 500, which has seen a 10.6% 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”. Among Water Utilities stocks, American States Water (NYSE:AWR), Aqua America (NYSE:WTR), and American Water Works (NYSE:AWK) are leading the way with A’s. American States Water beats the other stocks in its sector, with a 67.3% increase from a year ago.

Leisure Goods stands out with 100% of the sector’s stocks (7 out of 7) rating a “buy”. Out of the Leisure Goods stocks, Mattel (NASDAQ:MAT), Smith & Wesson (NASDAQ:SWHC), and Brunswick (NYSE:BC) are out front with B’s. Brunswick is the best performer in this sector, with a 113.2% increase in the last 12 months.

The Infrastructure sector’s track record is proving one of the best with 80% of its stocks (4 out of 5) 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. Showing the most overall growth in its sector in the last 12 months, Grupo Aeroportuario del Sureste is the top stock, with a 154% increase.

With 73% of the sector’s stocks (16 out of 22) rating a “buy,” the Beverages sector is one of the strongest. Diageo (NYSE:DEO), Coca-Cola Femsa (NYSE:KOF), and Boston Beer (NYSE:SAM) are paving the way for the sector with A grades. Coca-Cola Femsa is performing the best overall in the sector, with a 75.6% increase from 12 months ago.

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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