by Portfolio Grader | April 22, 2013 7:04 pm
The Household Products, Water Utilities, Leisure Goods, Infrastructure, and Beverages sectors are on the rise 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”. Among Household Products stocks, Clorox (NYSE:CLX), Church & Dwight (NYSE:CHD), and Colgate-Palmolive (NYSE:CL) are leading the way with A’s. Church & Dwight is the best performer in this sector, with a 37.8% increase in the last 12 months. This is better than the S&P 500, which has seen a 13.8% increase over the same period.
Water Utilities stands out with 100% of the sector’s stocks (6 out of 6) rating a “buy”. Out of the Water Utilities stocks, American States Water (NYSE:AWR), Aqua America (NYSE:WTR), and American Water Works (NYSE:AWK) are out front with A’s. The best performer in this sector is American States Water, which saw its price rise 62.6% in the last 12 months.
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 90.5% increase from 12 months ago.
The Infrastructure sector’s track record is proving one of the best with 80% of its stocks (4 out of 5) rating a “buy”. Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacifico (NYSE:PAC), Grupo Aeroportuario del Sureste (NYSE:ASR), and Grupo Aeroportuario del Centro Norte (NASDAQ:OMAB) are paving the way for the sector with A grades. Grupo Aeroportuario del Sureste is the best performer in this sector, with a 147.1% increase in the last 12 months.
Beverages is thriving this week with 73% of stocks in the sector (16 out of 22) currently 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 beats the other stocks in its sector, with a 90.2% increase from a year 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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