The Household Products, Water Utilities, Leisure Goods, Infrastructure, and Beverages sectors are showing strength this week, according to Portfolio Grader.
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. Church & Dwight is performing best overall in the sector, with a 44.6% increase over the last 12 months. This is better than the S&P 500, which has seen a 17.6% increase over the same period.
Water Utilities is thriving this week with 100% of stocks in the sector (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 is the top stock in its sector, with an 89.8% increase from 12 months ago.
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 lifting the sector overall, each earning a high grade of B. Showing the most overall growth in its sector in the last 12 months, Brunswick is the top stock, with a 144.1% increase.
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 all currently earning A’s. Grupo Aeroportuario del Sureste is performing the best overall in the sector, with a 123.8% 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 paving the way for the sector with A grades. The best performer in this sector is Boston Beer, which saw its price rise 95.9% in the last 12 months.
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.