Market Overview

Top Performing Industries For August 15, 2016

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At 10:30 am, the Dow rose 0.48 percent to 18,665.64, the broader Standard & Poor's 500 index moved up 0.41 percent to 2,192.90 and the NASDAQ composite index climbed 0.61 percent to 5,264.84.

The industries that are driving the market today are:

  • Photographic Equipment & Supplies: This industry gained 3.9 percent by 10:30 am. The top stock within the industry was GoPro Inc (NASDAQ: GPRO), which gained 4.7 percent. GoPro’s PEG ratio is 0.66.
  • Cement: This industry rose 2.9 percent by 10:30 am ET. The top performer in this industry was James Hardie Industries plc (ADR) (NYSE: JHX), which gained 4.6 percent. Citigroup upgraded James Hardie Industries from Sell to Neutral.
  • Foreign Utilities: The industry gained 1.6 percent by 10:30 am. The top performer in this industry was CPFL Energia S.A. (ADR) (NYSE: CPL), which gained 1.6 percent. CPFL Energia shares have surged 51.28 percent over the past 52 weeks, while the S&P 500 index has gained 3.88 percent in the same period.
  • Building Materials Wholesale: This industry moved up 1.4 percent by 10:30 am. The top performer in this industry was Huttig Building Products Inc (NASDAQ: HBP), which rose 2.5 percent.
 

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