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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.

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. Church & Dwight is performing best overall in the sector, with a 44.6% increase over the last 12 months. This is better than the S&P 500, which has seen a 17.6% increase over the same period.

Water Utilities is thriving this week with 100% of stocks in the sector (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 is the top stock in its sector, with an 89.8% increase from 12 months ago.

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 lifting the sector overall, each earning a high grade of B. Showing the most overall growth in its sector in the last 12 months, Brunswick is the top stock, with a 144.1% increase.

With 80% of the sector’s stocks (4 out of 5) rating a “buy,” the Infrastructure sector is one of the strongest. Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacifico (NYSE:PAC), Grupo Aeroportuario del Sureste (NYSE:ASR), and Grupo Aeroportuario del Centro Norte (NASDAQ:OMAB) are all currently earning A’s. Grupo Aeroportuario del Sureste is performing the best overall in the sector, with a 123.8% 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 paving the way for the sector with A grades. The best performer in this sector is Boston Beer, which saw its price rise 95.9% 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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