5 Best Sectors to Watch This Week

Leisure Goods, Water Utilities, Household Products, Beverages, and Infrastructure have most buys

   
5 Best Sectors to Watch This Week

This week, Household Products, Water Utilities, Leisure Goods, Infrastructure, and Beverages are the best sectors on the Portfolio Grader database.

Household Products is excelling, with 100% of stocks in the sector (9 out of 9) rating a “buy”. Among Household Products stocks, The Clorox Company (NYSE:CLX), Church & Dwight Co., Inc. (NYSE:CHD), and Colgate-Palmolive Company (NYSE:CL) are leading the way with A’s. The best performer in this sector is Church & Dwight Co., Inc., which saw its price rise 35.4% in the last 12 months.

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 Company (NYSE:AWR), Aqua America, Inc. (NYSE:WTR), and American Water Works Company, Inc. (NYSE:AWK) are out front with A’s. American States Water Company is performing the best overall in the sector, with a 74% 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, Inc. (NASDAQ:MAT), Smith & Wesson Holding Corporation (NASDAQ:SWHC), and Brunswick Corporation (NYSE:BC) are all currently earning B’s. Brunswick Corporation is the top stock in its sector, with a 136% increase from 12 months ago.

Infrastructure stands out with 80% of the sector’s stocks (4 out of 5) rating a “buy”. With overall grades of A, Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacifico SAB de CV Sponsored ADR Class B (NYSE:PAC), Grupo Aeroportuario del Sureste SA de CV Sponsored ADR Class B (NYSE:ASR), and Grupo Aeroportuario del Centro Norte SAB de CV Sponsored ADR Class B (NASDAQ:OMAB) are buoying the sector. Grupo Aeroportuario del Sureste SA de CV Sponsored ADR Class B beats the other stocks in its sector, with a 130.3% increase from a year 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 plc Sponsored ADR (NYSE:DEO), Coca-Cola FEMSA SAB de CV Sponsored ADR Class L (NYSE:KOF), and The Boston Beer Company, Inc. Class A (NYSE:SAM) are lifting the sector overall, each earning a high grade of A. Showing the most overall growth in its sector in the last 12 months, The Boston Beer Company, Inc. Class A is the top stock, with a 103.1% 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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