Top Performing Industries For May 4, 2015
At 10:30 am, the Dow climbed 0.45 percent to 18,105.27, the broader Standard & Poor's 500 index moved up 0.49 percent to 2,118.58 and the NASDAQ composite index rose 0.62 percent to 5,036.48.
The industries that are driving the market today are:
Electronic Equipment: This industry moved up 3.1 percent by 10:30 am. The top performer in this industry was Energous Corp (NASDAQ: WATT), which gained 5.7 percent. Energous Corporation is expected to report Q1 financial results on May 11, 2015.
Building Materials Wholesale: The industry gained 2.5 percent by 10:30 am. The top performer in this industry was Louisiana-Pacific Corporation (NYSE: LPX), which gained 2.8 percent. Louisiana-Pacific is expected to announce its Q1 financial results on May 5, 2015.
Semiconductor- Memory Chips: This industry jumped 2.4 percent by 10:30 am. The top performer in this industry was Netlist, Inc. (NASDAQ: NLST), which rose 2 percent. Netlist shares have dropped 67.48 percent over the past 52 weeks, while the S&P 500 index has gained 11.87 percent in the same period.
Consumer Services: This industry rose 2.2 percent by 10:30 am ET. The top performer in this industry was Envirostar Inc (NYSE: EVI), which gained 3.9 percent. Envirostar's trailing-twelve-month ROE is 42.68 percent.
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