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5 Best Sectors to Watch This Week

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


The Household Products, Water Utilities, Infrastructure, Tobacco, and Leisure Goods sectors are rising to the top this week on the Portfolio Grader database.

Household Products stands out with 100% of the sector’s stocks (9 out of 9) rating a “buy”. Out of the Household Products stocks, Church & Dwight (NYSE:CHD), Colgate-Palmolive (NYSE:CL), and Spectrum Brands Holdings (NYSE:SPB) are out front with A’s. Spectrum Brands Holdings is the best performer in this sector, with a 93.4% increase in the last 12 months.

With 80% of the sector’s stocks (4 out of 5) rating a “buy,” the Water Utilities sector is one of the strongest. Out of the Water Utilities stocks, American States Water (NYSE:AWR) and Companhia de Saneamento Basico do Estado de Sao Paulo (NYSE:SBS) are out front with A’s. Aqua America (NYSE:WTR) also has a solid B. Showing the most overall growth in its sector in the last 12 months, American States Water is the top stock, with a 48.2% increase.

Infrastructure is excelling, with 80% of stocks in the sector (4 out of 5) rating a “buy”. Grupo Aeroportuario del Centro Norte (NASDAQ:OMAB), Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacifico (NYSE:PAC), and Grupo Aeroportuario del Sureste (NYSE:ASR) are lifting the sector overall, each earning a high grade of A. The best performer in this sector is Grupo Aeroportuario del Sureste, which saw its price rise 124.3% in the last 12 months.

The Tobacco sector is thriving on Portfolio Grader this week, with 75% of its stocks (6 out of 8) currently rating a “buy”. With overall grades of B, Altria (NYSE:MO), Reynolds American (NYSE:RAI), and Philip Morris International (NYSE:PM) are buoying the sector. Philip Morris International is performing the best overall in the sector, with a 17.8% increase from 12 months ago.

Leisure Goods is thriving this week with 75% of stocks in the sector (6 out of 8) currently rating a “buy”. Near the top of their sector, LeapFrog (NYSE:LF) and Mattel (NASDAQ:MAT) have A ratings. Smith & Wesson (NASDAQ:SWHC) also gets a B. LeapFrog is the top stock in its sector, with a 65.7% 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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