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5 Best Sectors to Watch This Week

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


This week, the Household Products, Water Utilities, Leisure Goods, Infrastructure, and Beverages sectors are gathering momentum 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 lifting the sector overall, each earning a high grade of A. Over the last 12 months, Church & Dwight is the best performer in this sector, with a 41.7% increase. This is better than the S&P 500, which has seen a 12.4% increase over the same period.

Water Utilities is thriving this week with 100% of stocks in the sector (6 out of 6) currently 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 beats the other stocks in its sector, with a 64.2% 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. 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 performing the best overall in the sector, with a 101.3% 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. Over the last 12 months, Grupo Aeroportuario del Sureste is the best performer in this sector, with a 161.3% increase.

Beverages stands out with 73% of the sector’s stocks (16 out of 22) rating a “buy”. Diageo (NYSE:DEO), Coca-Cola Femsa (NYSE:KOF), and Boston Beer (NYSE:SAM) are all currently earning A’s. Showing the most overall growth in its sector in the last 12 months, Coca-Cola Femsa is the top stock, with an 82.7% 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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