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5 Best Sectors to Watch This Week

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


This week, Household Products, Water Utilities, Leisure Goods, Infrastructure, and Beverages are the best 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. Out of the Household Products stocks, Clorox (NYSE:CLX), Church & Dwight (NYSE:CHD), and Colgate-Palmolive (NYSE:CL) are out front with A’s. The best performer in this sector is Church & Dwight, which saw its price rise 36.7% in the last 12 months.

The Water Utilities sector is thriving on Portfolio Grader this week, with 100% of its stocks (6 out of 6) currently rating a “buy”. Among Water Utilities stocks, American States Water (NYSE:AWR) and Aqua America (NYSE:WTR) are leading the way with grades of A. American Water Works (NYSE:AWK) also has a top grade of B. American States Water beats the other stocks in its sector, with a 59.2% increase from a year ago.

The Leisure Goods sector’s track record is proving one of the best with 100% of its stocks (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 is the best performer in this sector, with a 102.6% increase in the last 12 months.

Infrastructure is thriving this week with 80% of stocks in the sector (4 out of 5) currently rating a “buy”. Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacifico (NYSE:PAC), Grupo Aeroportuario del Sureste (NYSE:ASR), and Grupo Aeroportuario del Centro Norte (NASDAQ:OMAB) are lifting the sector overall, each earning a high grade of A. Grupo Aeroportuario del Sureste is performing the best overall in the sector, with a 113.9% increase from 12 months ago.

Beverages stands out with 73% of the sector’s stocks (16 out of 22) rating a “buy”. With overall grades of A, Diageo (NYSE:DEO), Coca-Cola Femsa (NYSE:KOF), and Boston Beer (NYSE:SAM) are buoying the sector. Over the last 12 months, Boston Beer is the best performer in this sector, with a 67.5% 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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