5 Best Sectors to Watch This Week

by Portfolio Grader | June 2, 2014 12:15 pm

This week, commercial banking, aerospace and defense, biotechnology, auto parts and life science are the best sectors on the Portfolio Grader[1] database.

With 100% of the sector’s stocks (5 out of 5) rating a “buy,” the commercial banking sector is one of the strongest. Among commercial banking stocks, StellarOne Corporation (STEL[2]) and Citizens Republic Bancorp (CRBC[3]) are leading the way with grades of B. Pacific Capital Bancorp (PCBC[4]) also has a top grade of A.

The aerospace and defense sector is thriving on Portfolio Grader this week, with 74% of its stocks (31 out of 42) currently rating a “buy”. Huntington Ingalls Industries, Inc. (HII[5]), Alliant Techsystem (ATK[6]) and TASER International, Inc. (TASR[7]) are lifting the sector overall, each earning a high grade of A. Huntington Ingalls Industries, Inc. is performing best overall in the sector, with a 213.5% increase over the last 12 months.

Biotechnology stands out with 71% of the sector’s stocks (62 out of 87) rating a “buy”. Among biotechnology stocks, Gentium S.p.A. Sponsored ADR (GENT[8]), Repligen Corporation (RGEN[9]) and Insys Therapeutics, Inc. (INSY[10]) are leading the way with A’s. Repligen Corporation beats the other stocks in its sector, with a 470.9% increase from a year ago.

Auto parts is thriving this week with 71% of stocks in the sector (17 out of 24) currently rating a “buy”. Out of the auto parts stocks, Magna International (MGA[11]), Dorman Products, Inc. (DORM[12]) and Cooper-Standard Holdings Inc. (CPS[13]) are out front with A’s. Over the last 12 months, Magna International is the best performer in this sector, with a 222.8% increase.

The life science sector’s track record is proving one of the best with 71% of its stocks (17 out of 24) rating a “buy”. With overall grades of A, Wuxi PharmaTech (Cayman) Inc. Sponsored ADR (WX[14]), Covance (CVD[15]) and Illumina, Inc. (ILMN[16]) are buoying the sector. The best performer in this sector is Wuxi PharmaTech (Cayman) Inc. Sponsored ADR, which saw its price rise 209.6% in the last 12 months.

Louis Navellier’s proprietary Portfolio Grader[1] 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[17].

  1. Portfolio Grader: https://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/
  2. STEL: https://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=STEL
  3. CRBC: https://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=CRBC
  4. PCBC: https://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=PCBC
  5. HII: https://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=HII
  6. ATK: https://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=ATK
  7. TASR: https://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=TASR
  8. GENT: https://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=GENT
  9. RGEN: https://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=RGEN
  10. INSY: https://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=INSY
  11. MGA: https://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=MGA
  12. DORM: https://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=DORM
  13. CPS: https://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=CPS
  14. WX: https://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=WX
  15. CVD: https://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=CVD
  16. ILMN: https://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=ILMN
  17. here: https://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/

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