5 Best Sectors to Watch This Week

by Portfolio Grader | October 28, 2013 9:30 am

5 Best Sectors to Watch This Week

The Household Products, Water Utilities, Leisure Goods, Infrastructure, and Beverages sectors are having a strong week, according to Portfolio Grader[1].

Household Products stands out with 100% of the sector’s stocks (9 out of 9) rating a “buy”. The Clorox Company (NYSE:CLX[2]), Church & Dwight Co., Inc. (NYSE:CHD[3]), and Colgate-Palmolive Company (NYSE:CL[4]) 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[5]), Aqua America, Inc. (NYSE:WTR[6]), and American Water Works Company, Inc. (NYSE:AWK[7]) 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[8]), Smith & Wesson Holding Corporation (NASDAQ:SWHC[9]), and Brunswick Corporation (NYSE:BC[10]) 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[11]), Grupo Aeroportuario del Sureste SA de CV Sponsored ADR Class B (NYSE:ASR[12]), and Grupo Aeroportuario del Centro Norte SAB de CV Sponsored ADR Class B (NASDAQ:OMAB[13]) 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[14]), Coca-Cola FEMSA SAB de CV Sponsored ADR Class L (NYSE:KOF[15]), and The Boston Beer Company, Inc. Class A (NYSE:SAM[16]) 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[1] 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[17].

Endnotes:
  1. Portfolio Grader: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/
  2. CLX: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=CLX
  3. CHD: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=CHD
  4. CL: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=CL
  5. AWR: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=AWR
  6. WTR: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=WTR
  7. AWK: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=AWK
  8. MAT: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=MAT
  9. SWHC: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=SWHC
  10. BC: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=BC
  11. PAC: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=PAC
  12. ASR: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=ASR
  13. OMAB: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=OMAB
  14. DEO: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=DEO
  15. KOF: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=KOF
  16. SAM: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=SAM
  17. here: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/

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