5 Best Sectors to Watch This Week

household products, water utilities, and commercial banking among the sectors with the most "buy" calls

This week, the commercial banking, household products, electric utilities, reit and water utilities sectors are gathering momentum on the Portfolio Grader database.

The commercial banking sector is thriving on Portfolio Grader this week, with 100% of its stocks (5 out of 5) currently rating a “buy”. Among commercial banking stocks, StellarOne Corporation (STEL) and Citizens Republic Bancorp (CRBC) are leading the way with grades of B. Pacific Capital Bancorp (PCBC) also has a top grade of A.

With 90% of the sector’s stocks (9 out of 10) rating a “buy,” the household products sector is one of the strongest. Church & Dwight Co., Inc. (CHD), Clorox Company (CLX) and Central Garden & Pet Company Class A (CENTA) are lifting the sector overall, each earning a high grade of A.

Electric utilities stands out with 85% of the sector’s stocks (34 out of 40) rating a “buy”. Edison International (EIX), Exelon Corporation (EXC) and ITC Holdings (ITC) are all currently earning A’s.

Reit is thriving this week with 84% of stocks in the sector (149 out of 178) currently rating a “buy”. New York Mortgage Trust, Inc. (NYMT), LaSalle Hotel Properties (LHO) and Chimera Investment Corporation (CIM) are paving the way for the sector with A grades.

The water utilities sector’s track record is proving one of the best with 83% of its stocks (5 out of 6) rating a “buy”. American Water Works Company, Inc. (AWK) and SJW Corp. (SJW) are lifting the sector overall, each earning a high score of B. American States Water Company (AWR) currently ranks A.

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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