Market Overview

Top Performing Industries For August 26, 2016

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The Dow rose 0.40 percent to 18,522.57, while the NASDAQ composite index rose 0.36 percent to 5,230.75. The broader Standard & Poor's 500 index climbed 0.34 percent to 2,179.91.

The industries that are driving the market today are:

  • Publishing - Books: This industry gained 1.8 percent by 11:00 am. The top stock within the industry was Educational Development Corporation (NASDAQ: EDUC), which rose 2.5 percent. Educational Development shares have climbed 129.59 percent over the past 52 weeks, while the S&P 500 index has gained 11.95 percent in the same period.
  • Silver: The industry rose 1.8 percent by 11:00 am. The top performer in this industry was Great Panther Silver Ltd (NYSE: GPL), which gained 7.2 percent. Silver futures gained 2.4 percent to trade at $19.06 an ounce.
  • Nonmetallic Mineral Mining: This industry rose 1.5 percent by 11:00 am with Tantech Holdings Ltd (NASDAQ: TANH) moving up 5.4 percent. Tantech Holdings shares have dropped 86.60 percent over the past 52 weeks, while the S&P 500 index has gained 11.95 percent in the same period.
  • Internet Software & Services: This industry gained 1.4 percent by 11:00 am ET. Net Element International Inc (NASDAQ: NETE) shares rose 8.4 percent in today's trading. Net Element shares have declined 40.42 percent over the past 52 weeks, while the S&P 500 index has gained 11.95 percent in the same period.
 

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