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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 is excelling, with 100% of stocks in the sector (5 out of 5) rating a “buy”. StellarOne Corporation (STEL) and Citizens Republic Bancorp (CRBC) are lifting the sector overall, each earning a high score of B. Pacific Capital Bancorp (PCBC) currently ranks A.

The electric utilities sector is thriving on Portfolio Grader this week, with 86% of its stocks (36 out of 42) currently rating a “buy”. Edison International (EIX), Hawaiian Electric Industries, Inc. (HE) and Xcel Energy (XEL) are lifting the sector overall, each earning a high grade of A. Edison International is the top stock in its sector, with a 63.7% increase from 12 months ago.

With 80% of the sector’s stocks (4 out of 5) rating a “buy,” the infrastructure sector is one of the strongest. 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 all currently earning A’s. Macquarie Infrastructure Company LLC beats the other stocks in its sector, with a 196.2% increase from a year ago.

The reit sector’s track record is proving one of the best with 78% of its stocks (141 out of 180) rating a “buy”. Among reit stocks, Chatham Lodging (CLDT), Post Properties, Inc. (PPS) and Urstadt Biddle Properties Inc. Class A (UBA) are leading the way with A’s. Chatham Lodging is performing the best overall in the sector, with a 179.8% increase from 12 months ago.

Household products stands out with 78% of the sector’s stocks (7 out of 9) rating a “buy”. Clorox Company (CLX), Church & Dwight Co., Inc. (CHD) and Colgate-Palmolive Company (CL) are paving the way for the sector with A grades. Church & Dwight Co., Inc. is the best performer in this sector, with an 89.6% increase 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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