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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 on the rise 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”. With overall grades of A, Clorox (NYSE:CLX), Church & Dwight (NYSE:CHD), and Colgate-Palmolive (NYSE:CL) are buoying the sector. The best performer in this sector is Church & Dwight, which saw its price jump up 32.3% in the last 12 months. This is better than the S&P 500, which has seen a 24.8% increase over the same period.

The Water Utilities sector is thriving on Portfolio Grader this week, with 100% of its stocks (6 out of 6) currently 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. The best performer in this sector is American States Water, which saw its price rise 55.3% in the last 12 months.

Leisure Goods is excelling, with 100% of stocks in the sector (7 out of 7) 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 beats the other stocks in its sector, with a 92.8% increase from a year ago.

Infrastructure is thriving this week with 80% of stocks in the sector (4 out of 5) currently rating a “buy”. Among Infrastructure stocks, Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacifico (NYSE:PAC), Grupo Aeroportuario del Sureste (NYSE:ASR), and Grupo Aeroportuario del Centro Norte (NASDAQ:OMAB) are leading the way with A’s. Grupo Aeroportuario del Sureste is performing the best overall in the sector, with an 86.7% increase from 12 months ago.

The Beverages sector’s track record is proving one of the best with 73% of its stocks (16 out of 22) rating a “buy”. Diageo (NYSE:DEO), Coca-Cola Femsa (NYSE:KOF), and Boston Beer (NYSE:SAM) are all currently earning A’s. Boston Beer is the best performer in this sector, with a 59.2% increase in the last 12 months.

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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