5 Best Sectors to Watch This Week

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

This week, commercial banking, electric utilities, infrastructure, reit and household products are the best sectors on the Portfolio Grader database.

Commercial banking stands out with 100% of the sector’s stocks (5 out of 5) rating a “buy”. Within the commercial banking sector, Pacific Capital Bancorp (PCBC) and StellarOne Corporation (STEL) receive top marks of A’s. Citizens Republic Bancorp (CRBC) is also getting a B.

The electric utilities sector’s track record is proving one of the best with 86% of its stocks (36 out of 42) rating a “buy”. Out of the electric utilities stocks, Edison International (EIX), Hawaiian Electric Industries, Inc. (HE) and Xcel Energy (XEL) are out front with A’s.

Infrastructure is thriving this week with 80% of stocks in the sector (4 out of 5) currently rating a “buy”. Among infrastructure stocks, Macquarie Infrastructure Company LLC (MIC), Grupo Aeroportuario del Centro Norte SAB de CV Sponsored ADR Class B (OMAB) and Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacifico SAB de CV Sponsored ADR Class B (PAC) are leading the way with A’s.

With 78% of the sector’s stocks (141 out of 180) rating a “buy,” the reit sector is one of the strongest. Chatham Lodging (CLDT), Post Properties, Inc. (PPS) and Urstadt Biddle Properties Inc. Class A (UBA) are paving the way for the sector with A grades.

The household products sector is thriving on Portfolio Grader this week, with 78% of its stocks (7 out of 9) currently rating a “buy”. Among household products stocks, Clorox Company (CLX), Church & Dwight Co., Inc. (CHD) and Colgate-Palmolive Company (CL) are leading the way with A’s.

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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