5 Best Sectors to Watch This Week

by Portfolio Grader | July 7, 2014 8:15 am

5 Best Sectors to Watch This Week

This week, commercial banking, aerospace and defense, auto parts, life science and biotechnology are the best sectors on the Portfolio Grader[1] database.

The commercial banking sector’s track record is proving one of the best with 100% of its stocks (5 out of 5) rating a “buy”. StellarOne Corporation (STEL[2]) and Citizens Republic Bancorp (CRBC[3]) are lifting the sector overall, each earning a high score of B. Pacific Capital Bancorp (PCBC[4]) currently ranks A.

Aerospace and defense is excelling, with 74% of stocks in the sector (31 out of 42) rating a “buy”. Huntington Ingalls Industries, Inc. (HII[5]), Alliant Techsystem (ATK[6]) and TASER International, Inc. (TASR[7]) are all currently earning A’s. Huntington Ingalls Industries, Inc. is the top stock in its sector, with a 195.9% increase from 12 months ago.

Auto parts stands out with 71% of the sector’s stocks (17 out of 24) rating a “buy”. With overall grades of A, Magna International (MGA[8]), Dorman Products, Inc. (DORM[9]) and Cooper-Standard Holdings Inc. (CPS[10]) are buoying the sector. Showing the most overall growth in its sector in the last 12 months, Magna International is the top stock, with a 242.9% increase.

Life science is thriving this week with 71% of stocks in the sector (17 out of 24) currently rating a “buy”. Wuxi PharmaTech (Cayman) Inc. Sponsored ADR (WX[11]), Covance (CVD[12]) and Illumina, Inc. (ILMN[13]) are paving the way for the sector with A grades. The best performer in this sector is Wuxi PharmaTech (Cayman) Inc. Sponsored ADR, which saw its price rise 211.2% in the last 12 months.

The biotechnology sector is thriving on Portfolio Grader this week, with 70% of its stocks (62 out of 89) currently rating a “buy”. Among biotechnology stocks, Gentium S.p.A. Sponsored ADR (GENT[14]), Repligen Corporation (RGEN[15]) and Insys Therapeutics, Inc. (INSY[16]) are leading the way with A’s. Over the last 12 months, Repligen Corporation is the best performer in this sector, with a 596.4% 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. STEL: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=STEL
  3. CRBC: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=CRBC
  4. PCBC: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=PCBC
  5. HII: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=HII
  6. ATK: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=ATK
  7. TASR: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=TASR
  8. MGA: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=MGA
  9. DORM: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=DORM
  10. CPS: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=CPS
  11. WX: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=WX
  12. CVD: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=CVD
  13. ILMN: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=ILMN
  14. GENT: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=GENT
  15. RGEN: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=RGEN
  16. INSY: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=INSY
  17. here: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/

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