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.
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