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”. Near the top of their sector, Pacific Capital Bancorp (PCBC) and StellarOne Corporation (STEL) have A ratings. Citizens Republic Bancorp (CRBC) also gets a B.
With 86% of the sector’s stocks (36 out of 42) rating a “buy,” the electric utilities sector is one of the strongest. Among electric utilities stocks, Edison International (EIX), Hawaiian Electric Industries, Inc. (HE) and Xcel Energy (XEL) are leading the way with A’s. Edison International is performing the best overall in the sector, with a 62.6% increase from 12 months ago.
Infrastructure is excelling, with 80% of stocks in the sector (4 out of 5) rating a “buy”. Macquarie Infrastructure Company LLC (MIC) and Grupo Aeroportuario del Centro Norte SAB de CV Sponsored ADR Class B (OMAB) are lifting the sector overall, each earning a high grade of A. Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacifico SAB de CV Sponsored ADR Class B (PAC) currently ranks B. Macquarie Infrastructure Company LLC is the top stock in its sector, with a 210.1% increase from 12 months ago.
Reit is thriving this week with 78% of stocks in the sector (142 out of 181) currently rating a “buy”. Chatham Lodging (CLDT), Post Properties, Inc. (PPS) and Urstadt Biddle Properties Inc. Class A (UBA) are all currently earning A’s. The best performer in this sector is Chatham Lodging, which saw its price rise 181.4% in the last 12 months.
Household products stands out with 78% of the sector’s stocks (7 out of 9) rating a “buy”. With a score of A, Clorox Company (CLX), Church & Dwight Co., Inc. (CHD) are buoying the sector. Colgate-Palmolive Company (CL) also has a solid B. Showing the most overall growth in its sector in the last 12 months, Church & Dwight Co., Inc. is the top stock, with a 91% increase.
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.