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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 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.


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