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5 Best Sectors to Watch This Week

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


For the week, Household Products, Leisure Goods, Water Utilities, Infrastructure, and Beverages are the top sectors on the Portfolio Grader database.

With 100% of the sector’s stocks (9 out of 9) rating a “buy,” the Household Products sector is one of the strongest. Church & Dwight (NYSE:CHD), Kimberly-Clark (NYSE:KMB), and WD-40 Co. (NASDAQ:WDFC) are paving the way for the sector with A grades. Church & Dwight is performing best overall in the sector, with a 28.3% increase over the last 12 months. This is better than the S&P 500, which has seen a 12.6% increase over the same period.

The Leisure Goods sector’s track record is proving one of the best with 86% of its stocks (6 out of 7) rating a “buy”. Among Leisure Goods stocks, Smith & Wesson (NASDAQ:SWHC) and Brunswick (NYSE:BC) are leading the way with grades of B. LeapFrog (NYSE:LF) also has a top grade of A. Brunswick is the best performer in this sector, with a 125.6% increase in the last 12 months.

Water Utilities stands out with 83% of the sector’s stocks (5 out of 6) rating a “buy”. Among Water Utilities stocks, American States Water (NYSE:AWR), Aqua America (NYSE:WTR), and Companhia de Saneamento Basico do Estado de Sao Paulo (NYSE:SBS) are leading the way with A’s. The best performer in this sector is American States Water, which saw its price rise 48.7% in the last 12 months.

The Infrastructure sector is thriving on Portfolio Grader this week, with 80% of its stocks (4 out of 5) currently 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. Showing the most overall growth in its sector in the last 12 months, Grupo Aeroportuario del Sureste is the top stock, with a 121.3% increase.

Beverages is excelling, with 73% of stocks in the sector (16 out of 22) rating a “buy”. Diageo (NYSE:DEO), Coca-Cola Femsa (NYSE:KOF), and Fomento Economico Mexicano (NYSE:FMX) are all currently earning A’s. Coca-Cola Femsa is performing the best overall in the sector, with a 72.2% 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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