by Portfolio Grader | April 1, 2013 3:00 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 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.
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