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5 Best Sectors to Watch This Week

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


The Infrastructure, Water Utilities, Household Products, Leisure Goods, and Beverages sectors are on the rise this week on the Portfolio Grader database.

With 100% of the sector’s stocks (5 out of 5) rating a “buy,” the Infrastructure sector is one of the strongest. Out of the Infrastructure stocks, Macquarie Infrastructure (NYSE:MIC) and Grupo Aeroportuario del Sureste (NYSE:ASR) are out front with A’s. Grupo Aeroportuario del Centro Norte (NASDAQ:OMAB) also has a solid B. The best performer in this sector is Macquarie Infrastructure, which saw its price jump up 92.9% in the last 12 months. This is better than the S&P 500, which has seen a 29.1% increase over the same period.

The Water Utilities sector’s track record is proving one of the best with 80% of its stocks (4 out of 5) rating a “buy.” American Water Works (NYSE:AWK) and Companhia de Saneamento Basico do Estado de Sao Paulo (NYSE:SBS) are lifting the sector overall, each earning a high grade of A. American States Water (NYSE:AWR) currently ranks B. Companhia de Saneamento Basico do Estado de Sao Paulo is performing the best overall in the sector, with a 90.6% increase from 12 months ago.

Household Products is excelling, with 80% of stocks in the sector (8 out of 10) rating a “buy.” Among Household Products stocks, Kimberly-Clark (NYSE:KMB), Spectrum Brands Holdings (NYSE:SPB), and Church & Dwight (NYSE:CHD) are leading the way with A’s. Showing the most overall growth in its sector in the last 12 months, Spectrum Brands Holdings is the top stock, with a 73.8% increase.

Leisure Goods stands out with 75% of the sector’s stocks (6 out of 8) rating a “buy.” Out of the Leisure Goods stocks, Smith & Wesson (NASDAQ:SWHC), LeapFrog (NYSE:LF), and Arctic Cat (NASDAQ:ACAT) are out front with A’s. Smith & Wesson is the best performer in this sector, with a 305.6% increase in the last 12 months.

The Beverages sector is thriving on Portfolio Grader this week, with 68% of its stocks (15 out of 22) currently rating a “buy.” Anheuser-Busch (NYSE:BUD), Diageo (NYSE:DEO), and Coca-Cola Femsa (NYSE:KOF) are all currently earning A’s. Anheuser-Busch is the top stock in its sector, with a 70.4% 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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