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, household products and reit sectors are on the rise this week on the Portfolio Grader database.

Commercial banking is thriving this week with 100% of stocks in the sector (5 out of 5) currently rating a “buy”. Out of the commercial banking stocks, StellarOne Corporation (STEL) and Citizens Republic Bancorp (CRBC) are out front with B’s. Pacific Capital Bancorp (PCBC) also ranks a solid A.

Electric utilities stands out with 85% of the sector’s stocks (35 out of 41) rating a “buy”. Edison International (EIX), Hawaiian Electric Industries, Inc. (HE) and Xcel Energy (XEL) are all currently earning A’s. Edison International is the top stock in its sector, with a 56.6% increase from 12 months ago.

The infrastructure sector is thriving on Portfolio Grader this week, with 80% of its stocks (4 out of 5) currently rating a “buy”. Out of the infrastructure stocks, Macquarie Infrastructure Corp (MIC) and Grupo Aeroportuario del Centro Norte SAB de CV Sponsored ADR Class B (OMAB) are out front with A’s. Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacifico SAB de CV Sponsored ADR Class B (PAC) also has a solid B. Macquarie Infrastructure Corp is performing the best overall in the sector, with a 217.7% 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. Among household products stocks, Clorox Company (CLX) and Church & Dwight Co., Inc. (CHD) are leading the way with grades of A. Colgate-Palmolive Company (CL) also has a top grade of B. The best performer in this sector is Church & Dwight Co., Inc., which saw its price rise 87.9% in the last 12 months.

Reit is thriving this week with 77% of stocks in the sector (141 out of 183) currently 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 169.8% 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.


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