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.