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.