by Portfolio Grader | January 6, 2014 6:15 pm
The personal products, leisure goods, auto parts, marine and media sectors look strong this week, according to Portfolio Grader.
With 67% of the sector’s stocks (6 out of 9) rating a “buy,” the personal products sector is one of the strongest. Out of the personal products stocks, Nu Skin Enterprises, Inc. Class A (NUS) and Schiff Nutrition (SHF) are out front with A’s. USANA Health Sciences, Inc. (USNA) also has a solid B. Showing the most overall growth in its sector in the last 12 months, Nu Skin Enterprises, Inc. Class A is the top stock, with a 197.1% increase.
The leisure goods sector’s track record is proving one of the best with 67% of its stocks (6 out of 9) rating a “buy”. Polaris Industries (PII), Hasbro, Inc. (HAS) and Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc. (RGR) are all currently earning B’s. Polaris Industries is performing the best overall in the sector, with a 170.5% increase from 12 months ago.
Auto parts is thriving this week with 64% of stocks in the sector (16 out of 25) currently rating a “buy”. Drew Industries Incorporated (DW), Visteon Corporation (VC) and Lear Corporation (LEA) are paving the way for the sector with B grades. Lear Corporation is the top stock in its sector, with a 119.8% increase from 12 months ago.
Marine is excelling, with 64% of stocks in the sector (7 out of 11) rating a “buy”. Among marine stocks, Safe Bulkers, Inc. (SB) and Navios Maritime Holdings (NM) are leading the way with grades of A. Ultrapetrol (Bahamas) Limited (ULTR) also has a top grade of B. The best performer in this sector is Navios Maritime Holdings, which saw its price rise 217.9% in the last 12 months.
Media stands out with 63% of the sector’s stocks (45 out of 71) rating a “buy”. With overall grades of A, Lin TV (TVL), LIN Media LLC Class A (LIN) and DISH Network Corporation Class A (DISH) are buoying the sector. LIN Media LLC Class A beats the other stocks in its sector, with a 71.2% increase from a year 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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