The commercial banking, electric utilities, infrastructure, reit and household products sectors are rising to the top this week on the Portfolio Grader database.
The commercial banking sector’s track record is proving one of the best with 100% of its 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.
Electric utilities is thriving this week with 86% of stocks in the sector (36 out of 42) currently rating a “buy”. Among electric utilities stocks, Edison International (EIX), Hawaiian Electric Industries, Inc. (HE) and Xcel Energy (XEL) are leading the way with A’s. Showing the most overall growth in its sector in the last 12 months, Edison International is the top stock, with a 59.6% increase.
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. The best performer in this sector is Macquarie Infrastructure Company LLC, which saw its price rise 200.1% in the last 12 months.
The reit sector is thriving on Portfolio Grader this week, with 78% of its stocks (142 out of 181) currently rating a “buy”. Chatham Lodging (CLDT), Post Properties, Inc. (PPS) and Urstadt Biddle Properties Inc. Class A (UBA) are lifting the sector overall, each earning a high grade of A. Chatham Lodging is the top stock in its sector, with a 180.1% increase from 12 months ago.
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. beats the other stocks in its sector, with an 87.2% increase from a year 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.