Current Return: 10%
Investor: Louis Navellier
Also climbing up four spots over the last month is Louis Navellier’s “recession-proof” pick of Sherwin-Williams (NYSE:SHW). The company started off the year strong, but took a hefty dip in late February — possibly thanks to a few signs of housing weakness.
Since that low, though, SHW has gained back all of those losses to once again boast a year-to-date climb nearly in the double digits. Plus, the housing recovery keeps looking strong — definitely a bullish sign for the nation’s largest producer of paints and coatings.
Heck, Sherwin-Williams even has a solid track record when the economic landscape is bleak — part of the reason Navellier picked it in in the first place.
But then again, with 52-week gains of 60% in the books, one might as wonder how much further the booming company — which also recently boosted its dividend — can really climb. Of course, we still have three more quarters to find out.