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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

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

Commercial banking is thriving this week with 100% of stocks in the sector (5 out of 5) currently rating a “buy”. With a grade of B, StellarOne Corporation (STEL) and Citizens Republic Bancorp (CRBC) are buoying the sector. Pacific Capital Bancorp (PCBC) also ranks a solid 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 best performer in this sector, with a 66.3% increase in the last 12 months.

The infrastructure sector’s track record is proving one of the best with 80% of its stocks (4 out of 5) rating a “buy”. With overall grades of A, 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 buoying the sector. Macquarie Infrastructure Company LLC is performing the best overall in the sector, with a 208.4% increase from 12 months ago.

Reit stands out with 78% of the sector’s stocks (141 out of 180) rating a “buy”. 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. Over the last 12 months, Chatham Lodging is the best performer in this sector, with a 188.7% increase.

With 78% of the sector’s stocks (7 out of 9) rating a “buy,” the household products sector is one of the strongest. Clorox Company (CLX), Church & Dwight Co., Inc. (CHD) and Colgate-Palmolive Company (CL) are all currently earning A’s. Church & Dwight Co., Inc. is the top stock in its sector, with an 89.7% increase from 12 months ago.

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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