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5 Best Sectors to Watch This Week

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

   

The Household Products, Water Utilities, Leisure Goods, Infrastructure, and Beverages sectors are having a strong week, according to Portfolio Grader.

Household Products stands out with 100% of the sector’s stocks (9 out of 9) rating a “buy”. The Clorox Company (NYSE:CLX), Church & Dwight Co., Inc. (NYSE:CHD), and Colgate-Palmolive Company (NYSE:CL) are lifting the sector overall, each earning a high grade of A. Church & Dwight Co., Inc. is the best performer in this sector, with a 43% increase in the last 12 months. This is better than the S&P 500, which has seen a 16.1% 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. With overall grades of A, American States Water Company (NYSE:AWR), Aqua America, Inc. (NYSE:WTR), and American Water Works Company, Inc. (NYSE:AWK) are buoying the sector. Over the last 12 months, American Water Works Company, Inc. is the best performer in this sector, with a 35.7% increase.

Leisure Goods is excelling, with 100% of stocks in the sector (7 out of 7) 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 beats the other stocks in its sector, with a 181.3% increase from a year ago.

The Infrastructure sector is thriving on Portfolio Grader this week, with 80% of its stocks (4 out of 5) currently rating a “buy”. 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 paving the way for the sector with A grades. Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacifico SAB de CV Sponsored ADR Class B is the top stock in its sector, with a 59% increase from 12 months ago.

Beverages is thriving this week with 73% of stocks in the sector (16 out of 22) currently rating a “buy”. Out of the Beverages stocks, 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 out front with A’s. 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 134.6% 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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