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.
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