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5 Best Sectors to Watch This Week

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

The commercial banking, electric utilities, water utilities, reit and infrastructure sectors look strong this week, according to Portfolio Grader.

Commercial banking is excelling, with 100% of stocks in the sector (5 out of 5) rating a “buy”. Out of the commercial banking stocks, StellarOne Corporation (STEL) and Citizens Republic Bancorp (CRBC) are out front with B’s. Pacific Capital Bancorp (PCBC) also ranks a solid A.

With 90% of the sector’s stocks (37 out of 41) rating a “buy,” the electric utilities sector is one of the strongest. Edison International (EIX), Portland General Electric Company (POR) and Xcel Energy (XEL) 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”. With a grade of B, American Water Works Company, Inc. (AWK) and SJW Corp. (SJW) are buoying the sector. American States Water Company (AWR) also ranks a solid A.

Reit stands out with 82% of the sector’s stocks (147 out of 180) rating a “buy”. Among reit stocks, Chatham Lodging (CLDT), LaSalle Hotel Properties (LHO) and Weingarten Realty Investors (WRI) are leading the way with A’s.

Infrastructure is thriving this week with 80% of stocks in the sector (4 out of 5) currently rating a “buy”. Macquarie Infrastructure Company LLC (MIC) and Grupo Aeroportuario del Centro Norte SAB de CV Sponsored ADR Class B (OMAB) are lifting the sector overall, each earning a high grade of A. Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacifico SAB de CV Sponsored ADR Class B (PAC) currently ranks B.

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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