The Household Products, Water Utilities, Leisure Goods, Infrastructure, and Beverages sectors are having a strong week, according to Portfolio Grader.
The Household Products sector’s track record is proving one of the best with 100% of its 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 42.4% in the last 12 months. This is better than the S&P 500, which has seen a 18.3% 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. Out of the Water Utilities stocks, American States Water (NYSE:AWR), Aqua America (NYSE:WTR), and American Water Works (NYSE:AWK) are out front with A’s. American States Water is the top stock in its sector, with an 83.7% increase from 12 months ago.
Leisure Goods is thriving this week with 100% of stocks in the sector (7 out of 7) currently 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 127.5% increase from a year ago.
Infrastructure stands out with 80% of the sector’s stocks (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. Grupo Aeroportuario del Sureste is the best performer in this sector, with a 121.7% increase in the last 12 months.
The Beverages sector is thriving on Portfolio Grader this week, with 73% of its stocks (16 out of 22) currently rating a “buy”. Among Beverages stocks, Diageo (NYSE:DEO), Coca-Cola Femsa (NYSE:KOF), and Boston Beer (NYSE:SAM) are leading the way with A’s. Boston Beer is performing the best overall in the sector, with a 72.9% 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.