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.