by Portfolio Grader | May 14, 2013 12:15 pm
This week, Household Products, Water Utilities, Leisure Goods, Infrastructure, and Beverages are the best 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 40.1% increase in the last 12 months. This is better than the S&P 500, which has seen a 22.1% increase over the same period.
With 100% of the sector’s stocks (6 out of 6) rating a “buy,” the Water Utilities sector is one of the strongest. Among Water Utilities stocks, American States Water (NYSE:AWR) and Aqua America (NYSE:WTR) are leading the way with grades of A. American Water Works (NYSE:AWK) also has a top grade of B. American States Water is the best performer in this sector, with a 59.6% increase in the last 12 months.
Leisure Goods is thriving this week with 100% of stocks in the sector (7 out of 7) currently rating a “buy”. Out of the Leisure Goods stocks, Mattel (NASDAQ:MAT), Smith & Wesson (NASDAQ:SWHC), and Brunswick (NYSE:BC) are out front with B’s. Showing the most overall growth in its sector in the last 12 months, Brunswick is the top stock, with a 115.2% increase.
Infrastructure is excelling, with 80% of stocks in the sector (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 all currently earning A’s. The best performer in this sector is Grupo Aeroportuario del Sureste, which saw its price rise 118.7% in the last 12 months.
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 paving the way for the sector with A grades. Coca-Cola Femsa is performing the best overall in the sector, with a 73.8% 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.
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