5 Best Sectors to Watch This Week

by Portfolio Grader | October 8, 2012 6:30 pm

The Infrastructure, Water Utilities, Household Products, Leisure Goods, and Beverages sectors are on the rise this week on the Portfolio Grader[1] 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[2]) and Grupo Aeroportuario del Sureste (NYSE:ASR[3]) are out front with A’s. Grupo Aeroportuario del Centro Norte (NASDAQ:OMAB[4]) 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[5]) and Companhia de Saneamento Basico do Estado de Sao Paulo (NYSE:SBS[6]) are lifting the sector overall, each earning a high grade of A. American States Water (NYSE:AWR[7]) 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[8]), Spectrum Brands Holdings (NYSE:SPB[9]), and Church & Dwight (NYSE:CHD[10]) 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[11]), LeapFrog (NYSE:LF[12]), and Arctic Cat (NASDAQ:ACAT[13]) 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[14]), Diageo (NYSE:DEO[15]), and Coca-Cola Femsa (NYSE:KOF[16]) 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[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].

  1. Portfolio Grader: https://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/
  2. MIC: https://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=MIC
  3. ASR: https://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=ASR
  4. OMAB: https://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=OMAB
  5. AWK: https://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=AWK
  6. SBS: https://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=SBS
  7. AWR: https://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=AWR
  8. KMB: https://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=KMB
  9. SPB: https://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=SPB
  10. CHD: https://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=CHD
  11. SWHC: https://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=SWHC
  12. LF: https://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=LF
  13. ACAT: https://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=ACAT
  14. BUD: https://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=BUD
  15. DEO: https://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=DEO
  16. KOF: https://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=KOF
  17. here: https://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/

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