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5 Best Sectors to Watch This Week

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


The Household Products, Water Utilities, Leisure Goods, Infrastructure, and Beverages sectors are showing strength this week, according to Portfolio Grader.

With 100% of the sector’s stocks (9 out of 9) rating a “buy,” the Household Products sector is one of the strongest. Clorox (NYSE:CLX), Church & Dwight (NYSE:CHD), and Colgate-Palmolive (NYSE:CL) are lifting the sector overall, each earning a high grade of A. Church & Dwight is performing best overall in the sector, with a 36.1% increase over the last 12 months. This is better than the S&P 500, which has seen a 10.7% increase over the same period.

Water Utilities is excelling, with 100% of stocks in the sector (6 out of 6) rating a “buy”. With a score of A, American States Water (NYSE:AWR), Aqua America (NYSE:WTR) are buoying the sector. American Water Works (NYSE:AWK) also has a solid B. American States Water is the best performer in this sector, with a 61.8% increase in the last 12 months.

Leisure Goods is thriving this week with 100% of stocks in the sector (7 out of 7) currently rating a “buy”. Mattel (NASDAQ:MAT), Smith & Wesson (NASDAQ:SWHC), and Brunswick (NYSE:BC) are paving the way for the sector with B grades. Brunswick is the top stock in its sector, with a 118% increase from 12 months ago.

The Infrastructure sector is thriving on Portfolio Grader this week, with 80% of its stocks (4 out of 5) currently rating a “buy”. With overall grades of A, Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacifico (NYSE:PAC), Grupo Aeroportuario del Sureste (NYSE:ASR), and Grupo Aeroportuario del Centro Norte (NASDAQ:OMAB) are buoying the sector. The best performer in this sector is Grupo Aeroportuario del Sureste, which saw its price rise 148.7% in the last 12 months.

Beverages stands out with 73% of the sector’s stocks (16 out of 22) rating a “buy”. Out of the Beverages stocks, Diageo (NYSE:DEO), Coca-Cola Femsa (NYSE:KOF), and Boston Beer (NYSE:SAM) are out front with A’s. Over the last 12 months, Coca-Cola Femsa is the best performer in this sector, with a 75.8% increase.

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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