Top Performing Industries For April 16, 2015
At 11:30 am, the Dow slipped 0.15 percent to 18,086.38, the broader Standard & Poor's 500 index moved down 0.16 percent to 2,103.19 and the NASDAQ composite index fell 0.1 percent to 5,005.64.
The industries that are still afloat in the market today are:
Cigarettes: This industry rose 3.3 percent by 11:30 am ET. The top performer in this industry was Philip Morris International Inc. (NYSE: PM), which gained 4 percent. Philip Morris reported stronger-than-expected earnings for the first quarter.
Regional Airlines: This industry moved up 1.5 percent by 11:30 am. The top performer in this industry was SkyWest, Inc. (NASDAQ: SKYW), which gained 2.3 percent. SkyWest's trailing-twelve-month revenue is $3.24 billion.
Long Distance Carriers: This industry jumped 1.2 percent by 11:30 am. The top performer in this industry was Elephant Talk Communications Corp (NYSE: ETAK), which rose 1.3 percent. Elephant Talk Communications shares have dropped 50.38 percent over the past 52 weeks, while the S&P 500 index has gained 12.97 percent in the same period.
Independent Oil & Gas: The industry gained 1.1 percent by 11:30 am. The top performer in this industry was Fieldpoint Petroleum Corporation (NYSE: FPP), which gained 4.6 percent.
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