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 having a strong week, according to Portfolio Grader.

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”. 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.

The electric utilities sector is thriving on Portfolio Grader this week, with 85% of its stocks (35 out of 41) currently 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 51.7% increase from 12 months ago.

Infrastructure is thriving this week with 80% of stocks in the sector (4 out of 5) currently rating a “buy”. Macquarie Infrastructure Corporation (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 lifting the sector overall, each earning a high grade of A. Macquarie Infrastructure Corporation beats the other stocks in its sector, with a 210.6% increase from a year ago.

Household products is excelling, with 78% of stocks in the sector (7 out of 9) rating a “buy”. Out of the household products stocks, Clorox Company (CLX), Church & Dwight Co., Inc. (CHD) and Colgate-Palmolive Company (CL) are out front with A’s. Church & Dwight Co., Inc. is the best performer in this sector, with a 90.8% increase in the last 12 months.

Reit stands out with 77% of the sector’s stocks (142 out of 185) rating a “buy”. Among reit stocks, Chatham Lodging (CLDT), Post Properties, Inc. (PPS) and Urstadt Biddle Properties Inc. Class A (UBA) are leading the way with A’s. Over the last 12 months, Chatham Lodging is the best performer in this sector, with a 176.4% 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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