For the week, Household Products, Water Utilities, Leisure Goods, Infrastructure, and Beverages are the top sectors on the Portfolio Grader database.
The Household Products sector is thriving on Portfolio Grader this week, with 100% of its stocks (9 out of 9) currently rating a “buy”. With overall grades of A, Clorox (NYSE:CLX), Church & Dwight (NYSE:CHD), and Colgate-Palmolive (NYSE:CL) are buoying the sector. Church & Dwight is the best performer in this sector, with a 42.5% increase in the last 12 months.
With 100% of the sector’s stocks (6 out of 6) rating a “buy,” the Water Utilities sector is one of the strongest. American States Water (NYSE:AWR), Aqua America (NYSE:WTR), and American Water Works (NYSE:AWK) are all currently earning A’s. American States Water beats the other stocks in its sector, with a 61% increase from a year ago.
Leisure Goods stands out with 100% of the sector’s stocks (7 out of 7) rating a “buy”. Among Leisure Goods stocks, Mattel (NASDAQ:MAT), Smith & Wesson (NASDAQ:SWHC), and Brunswick (NYSE:BC) are leading the way with B’s. The best performer in this sector is Brunswick, which saw its price rise 96.8% in the last 12 months.
Infrastructure is thriving this week with 80% of stocks in the sector (4 out of 5) currently 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. Showing the most overall growth in its sector in the last 12 months, Grupo Aeroportuario del Sureste is the top stock, with a 124.6% increase.
The Beverages sector’s track record is proving one of the best with 73% of its stocks (16 out of 22) rating a “buy”. Out of the Beverages stocks, Diageo (NYSE:DEO), Coca-Cola Femsa (NYSE:KOF), and Boston Beer (NYSE:SAM) are out front with A’s. Coca-Cola Femsa is the top stock in its sector, with a 76.6% increase from 12 months 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.