The commercial banking, electric utilities, infrastructure, reit and household products sectors are on the rise this week on the Portfolio Grader database.
Commercial banking stands out with 100% of the sector’s stocks (5 out of 5) rating a “buy”. Among commercial banking stocks, StellarOne Corporation (STEL) and Citizens Republic Bancorp (CRBC) are leading the way with grades of B. Pacific Capital Bancorp (PCBC) also has a top grade of A.
Electric utilities is excelling, with 85% of stocks in the sector (35 out of 41) rating a “buy”. Edison International (EIX), Hawaiian Electric Industries, Inc. (HE) and Xcel Energy (XEL) are paving the way for the sector with A grades. Edison International is the top stock in its sector, with a 56.3% 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. With a score of A, Macquarie Infrastructure Company LLC (MIC), Grupo Aeroportuario del Centro Norte SAB de CV Sponsored ADR Class B (OMAB) are buoying the sector. Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacifico SAB de CV Sponsored ADR Class B (PAC) also has a solid B. Macquarie Infrastructure Company LLC is the best performer in this sector, with a 210.3% increase in the last 12 months.
Reit is thriving this week with 78% of stocks in the sector (142 out of 182) currently rating a “buy”. With overall grades of A, Chatham Lodging (CLDT), Post Properties, Inc. (PPS) and Urstadt Biddle Properties Inc. Class A (UBA) are buoying the sector. Showing the most overall growth in its sector in the last 12 months, Chatham Lodging is the top stock, with a 166.3% increase.
The household products sector is thriving on Portfolio Grader this week, with 78% of its stocks (7 out of 9) currently rating a “buy”. Clorox Company (CLX) and Church & Dwight Co., Inc. (CHD) are lifting the sector overall, each earning a high grade of A. Colgate-Palmolive Company (CL) currently ranks B. Church & Dwight Co., Inc. beats the other stocks in its sector, with an 80.5% 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.