Materials

The Materials Sector encompasses a wide range of commodity-related manufacturing industries. Included in this sector are companies that manufacture chemicals, construction materials, glass, paper, forest products and related packaging products, and metals, minerals and mining companies, including producers of steel.

Reasons to Invest in the Materials Sector

  • Generally more sensitive to economic cycles
  • Invest as part of a sector rotation strategy (i.e., mid- and late-cycle)
  • Potentially gain exposure to a secular investing theme, such as emerging market economic growth

Today's Top 10 Performing Materials Stocks

  • as of 04:06 PM ET 04/17/2014
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Symbol Security Type Price Performance Today Equity Summary Score
BUR Common Stock +10.29%
MTL Depository Receipt +9.89%
TRQ Common Stock +4.92%
GMO Common Stock +4.72%
PPG Common Stock +4.09%
ARSD Common Stock +3.89%
GGB Depository Receipt +3.89%
LXU Common Stock +3.84%
FBR Depository Receipt +3.31%
SXT Common Stock +3.27%
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Today's Top 10 includes stocks with a market capitalization greater than $100 million. Price performance today - percent change is scheduled for calculation once per minute and is based on delayed price if not logged in. If the market is closed, percentage price change is based on last trading day closing price. The Equity Summary Score is provided for informational purposes only.

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