5 Best Sectors to Watch This Week

household products, infrastructure, and commercial banking among the sectors with the most "buy" calls

This week, the commercial banking, electric utilities, infrastructure, household products and gas utilities sectors are gathering momentum 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”. StellarOne Corporation (STEL) and Citizens Republic Bancorp (CRBC) are lifting the sector overall, each earning a high score of B. Pacific Capital Bancorp (PCBC) currently ranks 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 lifting the sector overall, each earning a high grade of A. Over the last 12 months, Edison International is the best performer in this sector, with a 52.7% increase.

Infrastructure is excelling, with 80% of stocks in the sector (4 out of 5) rating a “buy”. Out of the infrastructure stocks, Macquarie Infrastructure Corporation (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 Corporation is performing the best overall in the sector, with a 217.1% 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. 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 92.9% increase.

The gas utilities sector is thriving on Portfolio Grader this week, with 76% of its stocks (13 out of 17) currently rating a “buy”. Among gas utilities stocks, WGL Holdings, Inc. (WGL) and New Jersey Resources Corporation (NJR) are leading the way with grades of A. ONE Gas Inc. (OGS) also has a top grade of B. ONE Gas Inc. beats the other stocks in its sector, with a 33% 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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