by Portfolio Grader | June 24, 2013 3:45 pm
The Household Products, Water Utilities, Leisure Goods, Infrastructure, and Beverages sectors are on the rise this week on the Portfolio Grader database.
Household Products stands out with 100% of the sector’s stocks (9 out of 9) rating a “buy”. With overall grades of A, Clorox (NYSE:CLX), Church & Dwight (NYSE:CHD), and Colgate-Palmolive (NYSE:CL) are buoying the sector. The best performer in this sector is Church & Dwight, which saw its price jump up 32.3% in the last 12 months. This is better than the S&P 500, which has seen a 24.8% increase over the same period.
The Water Utilities sector is thriving on Portfolio Grader this week, with 100% of its stocks (6 out of 6) currently rating a “buy”. With a score of A, American States Water (NYSE:AWR), Aqua America (NYSE:WTR) are buoying the sector. American Water Works (NYSE:AWK) also has a solid B. The best performer in this sector is American States Water, which saw its price rise 55.3% in the last 12 months.
Leisure Goods is excelling, with 100% of stocks in the sector (7 out of 7) rating a “buy”. Mattel (NASDAQ:MAT), Smith & Wesson (NASDAQ:SWHC), and Brunswick (NYSE:BC) are paving the way for the sector with B grades. Brunswick beats the other stocks in its sector, with a 92.8% increase from a year ago.
Infrastructure is thriving this week with 80% of stocks in the sector (4 out of 5) currently rating a “buy”. Among Infrastructure stocks, Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacifico (NYSE:PAC), Grupo Aeroportuario del Sureste (NYSE:ASR), and Grupo Aeroportuario del Centro Norte (NASDAQ:OMAB) are leading the way with A’s. Grupo Aeroportuario del Sureste is performing the best overall in the sector, with an 86.7% increase from 12 months ago.
The Beverages sector’s track record is proving one of the best with 73% of its stocks (16 out of 22) rating a “buy”. Diageo (NYSE:DEO), Coca-Cola Femsa (NYSE:KOF), and Boston Beer (NYSE:SAM) are all currently earning A’s. Boston Beer is the best performer in this sector, with a 59.2% increase in the last 12 months.
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