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 gas utilities sectors are rising to the top this week on the Portfolio Grader database.

Commercial banking is excelling, with 100% of stocks in the sector (5 out of 5) rating a “buy”. Within the commercial banking sector, Pacific Capital Bancorp (PCBC) and StellarOne Corporation (STEL) receive top marks of A’s. Citizens Republic Bancorp (CRBC) is also getting a B.

The electric utilities sector is thriving on Portfolio Grader this week, with 85% of its stocks (35 out of 41) currently rating a “buy”. With overall grades of A, Edison International (EIX), Hawaiian Electric Industries, Inc. (HE) and Xcel Energy (XEL) are buoying the sector.

Infrastructure stands out with 80% of the sector’s stocks (4 out of 5) rating a “buy”. Macquarie Infrastructure Corporation (MIC) and Grupo Aeroportuario del Centro Norte SAB de CV Sponsored ADR Class B (OMAB) are lifting the sector overall, each earning a high grade of A. Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacifico SAB de CV Sponsored ADR Class B (PAC) currently ranks B.

With 78% of the sector’s stocks (7 out of 9) rating a “buy,” the household products sector is one of the strongest. Out of the household products stocks, Clorox Company (CLX) and Church & Dwight Co., Inc. (CHD) are out front with A’s. Colgate-Palmolive Company (CL) also has a solid B.

Gas utilities is thriving this week with 76% of stocks in the sector (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.

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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