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5 Best Sectors to Watch This Week

Leisure Goods, Water Utilities, Household Products, Beverages, and Infrastructure have most buys


For the week, Household Products, Water Utilities, Leisure Goods, Infrastructure, and Beverages are the top sectors on the Portfolio Grader database.

Household Products is thriving this week with 100% of stocks in the sector (9 out of 9) currently rating a “buy”. Clorox (NYSE:CLX), Church & Dwight (NYSE:CHD), and Colgate-Palmolive (NYSE:CL) are all currently earning A’s. Church & Dwight is the best performer in this sector, with a 42.1% increase in the last 12 months. This is better than the S&P 500, which has seen a 26.7% increase over the same period.

Water Utilities is excelling, with 100% of stocks in the sector (6 out of 6) rating a “buy”. With overall grades of A, American States Water (NYSE:AWR), Aqua America (NYSE:WTR), and American Water Works (NYSE:AWK) are buoying the sector. American States Water is the top stock in its sector, with a 58.8% increase from 12 months ago.

Leisure Goods stands out with 100% of the sector’s stocks (7 out of 7) 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. The best performer in this sector is Brunswick, which saw its price rise 105.8% in the last 12 months.

With 80% of the sector’s stocks (4 out of 5) rating a “buy,” the Infrastructure sector is one of the strongest. Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacifico (NYSE:PAC), Grupo Aeroportuario del Sureste (NYSE:ASR), and Grupo Aeroportuario del Centro Norte (NASDAQ:OMAB) are lifting the sector overall, each earning a high grade of A. Grupo Aeroportuario del Sureste is performing the best overall in the sector, with a 119.2% increase from 12 months ago.

The Beverages sector is thriving on Portfolio Grader this week, with 73% of its stocks (16 out of 22) currently 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. Over the last 12 months, Coca-Cola Femsa is the best performer in this sector, with a 71.5% 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.

Article printed from InvestorPlace Media, http://investorplace.com/2013/05/5-best-sectors-to-watch-this-week-mat-swhc-bc-awr-wtr-awk-clx-chd-cl-deo-kof-sam-pac-asr-omab-13/.

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