by Portfolio Grader | July 8, 2013 8:00 pm
This week, Household Products, Water Utilities, Leisure Goods, Infrastructure, and Beverages are the best sectors on the Portfolio Grader database.
With 100% of the sector’s stocks (9 out of 9) rating a “buy,” the Household Products sector is one of the strongest. Out of the Household Products stocks, Clorox (NYSE:CLX), Church & Dwight (NYSE:CHD), and Colgate-Palmolive (NYSE:CL) are out front with A’s. The best performer in this sector is Church & Dwight, which saw its price rise 36.7% in the last 12 months.
The Water Utilities sector is thriving on Portfolio Grader this week, with 100% of its stocks (6 out of 6) currently rating a “buy”. 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 beats the other stocks in its sector, with a 59.2% increase from a year ago.
The Leisure Goods sector’s track record is proving one of the best with 100% of its stocks (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 is the best performer in this sector, with a 102.6% increase 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 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 113.9% increase from 12 months ago.
Beverages stands out with 73% of the sector’s stocks (16 out of 22) rating a “buy”. With overall grades of A, Diageo (NYSE:DEO), Coca-Cola Femsa (NYSE:KOF), and Boston Beer (NYSE:SAM) are buoying the sector. Over the last 12 months, Boston Beer is the best performer in this sector, with a 67.5% 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.
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