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5 Best Sectors to Watch This Week

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

   

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

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 paving the way for the sector with A grades. Over the last 12 months, Church & Dwight Co., Inc. is the best performer in this sector, with a 46.3% increase.

Water Utilities is thriving this week with 100% of stocks in the sector (6 out of 6) currently rating a “buy”. With a score of A, American States Water Company (NYSE:AWR), Aqua America, Inc. (NYSE:WTR) are buoying the sector. American Water Works Company, Inc. (NYSE:AWK) also has a solid B. American Water Works Company, Inc. is the best performer in this sector, with a 38.5% increase in the last 12 months.

The Leisure Goods sector’s track record is proving one of the best with 100% of its stocks (7 out of 7) rating a “buy”. Among Leisure Goods stocks, Mattel, Inc. (NASDAQ:MAT), Smith & Wesson Holding Corporation (NASDAQ:SWHC), and Brunswick Corporation (NYSE:BC) are leading the way with B’s. Brunswick Corporation beats the other stocks in its sector, with a 182% increase from a year ago.

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 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 lifting the sector overall, each earning a high grade of A. Showing the most overall growth in its sector in the last 12 months, Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacifico SAB de CV Sponsored ADR Class B is the top stock, with a 50% increase.

The Beverages sector is thriving on Portfolio Grader this week, with 70% of its stocks (16 out of 23) 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. The Boston Beer Company, Inc. Class A is the top stock in its sector, with a 133.1% increase from 12 months ago.

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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