Market Overview

Worst Performing Industries For October 27, 2016

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The Dow rose 0.08 percent to 18,213.89, while the NASDAQ composite index gained 0.22 percent to 5,261.82. The broader Standard & Poor's 500 index rose 0.10 percent to 2,141.54.

The worst performing industries in the market today are:

  • Industrial Equipment & Components: This industry slipped 4.1 percent by 11:00 am. The worst stock within the industry was General Cable Corporation (NYSE: BGC), which fell 1.1 percent. General Cable shares have declined 4.30 percent over the past 52 weeks, while the S&P 500 index has increased 3.56 percent in the same period.
  • Auto Parts Stores: This industry declined 2.7 percent by 11:00 am with O'Reilly Automotive Inc (NASDAQ: ORLY) moving down 4.3 percent. O'Reil posted downbeat Q3 earnings.
  • Synthetics: This industry fell 1.6 percent by 11:00 am ET. Lightbridge Corp (NASDAQ: LTBR) shares dropped 1.8 percent in today's trading. Lightbridge shares have declined 75.51 percent over the past 52 weeks, while the S&P 500 index has increased 3.56 percent in the same period.
  • Internet Software & Services: The industry dropped 1.5 percent by 11:00 am. The worst performer in this industry was QuinStreet Inc (NASDAQ: QNST), which declined 3.3 percent.
 

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