5 Best Sectors to Watch This Week

This week, Leisure Goods, Water Utilities, Household Products, Infrastructure, and Tobacco are the best sectors on the Portfolio Grader database.

Leisure Goods is thriving this week with 88% of stocks in the sector (7 out of 8) currently rating a “buy.” Among Leisure Goods stocks, Smith & Wesson (NASDAQ:SWHC), Arctic Cat (NASDAQ:ACAT), and LeapFrog (NYSE:LF) are leading the way with A’s. Showing the most overall growth in its sector in the last 12 months, Smith & Wesson is the top stock, with a 233.4% increase. This is better than the S&P 500’s 26.4% increase for the same period.

Water Utilities stands out with 80% of the sector’s stocks (4 out of 5) rating a “buy.” Out of the Water Utilities stocks, American Water Works (NYSE:AWK) and American States Water (NYSE:AWR) are out front with A’s. Companhia de Saneamento Basico do Estado de Sao Paulo (NYSE:SBS) also has a solid B. Over the last 12 months, Companhia de Saneamento Basico do Estado de Sao Paulo is the best performer in this sector, with a 55.6% increase.

Household Products is excelling, with 80% of stocks in the sector (8 out of 10) rating a “buy.” Kimberly-Clark (NYSE:KMB), Spectrum Brands Holdings (NYSE:SPB), and Church & Dwight (NYSE:CHD) are paving the way for the sector with A grades. Spectrum Brands Holdings is performing the best overall in the sector, with a 56.9% increase from 12 months ago.

The Infrastructure sector’s track record is proving one of the best with 80% of its stocks (4 out of 5) rating a “buy.” Macquarie Infrastructure (NYSE:MIC) and Grupo Aeroportuario del Sureste (NYSE:ASR) are lifting the sector overall, each earning a high grade of A. Grupo Aeroportuario del Centro Norte (NASDAQ:OMAB) currently ranks B. Macquarie Infrastructure is the top stock in its sector, with a 76.5% increase from 12 months ago.

With 78% of the sector’s stocks (7 out of 9) rating a “buy,” the Tobacco sector is one of the strongest. With a score of A, Altria (NYSE:MO), Reynolds American (NYSE:RAI) are buoying the sector. Universal Corp. (NYSE:UVV) also has a solid B. The best performer in this sector is Altria, which saw its price rise 28.3% in the last 12 months.

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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