Stock Industry Rank

We've painstakingly grouped all U.S.-listed stocks based on their business focus, company structure, geographical origin, and other factors. The proprietary industry categories below are ranked by the market cap-weighted average POWR Rating™ of their constituents.

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Rank Industry Name # of Stocks Avg POWR Rating POWR 1Wk Ago POWR Jan. 1
1 Advertising 6 B Buy B Buy C Neutral
2 Agriculture 27 C Neutral C Neutral C Neutral
3 Air Freight & Shipping Services 9 B Buy B Buy D Sell
4 Air/Defense Services 68 B Buy B Buy D Sell
5 Airlines 21 B Buy B Buy D Sell
6 Aluminum 5 C Neutral C Neutral F Strong Sell
7 Asset Management 39 B Buy B Buy D Sell
8 Athletics & Recreation 31 B Buy B Buy C Neutral
9 Auto & Vehicle Manufacturers 25 B Buy B Buy C Neutral
10 Auto Dealers & Rentals 15 B Buy B Buy D Sell
11 Auto Parts 48 B Buy B Buy C Neutral
12 Beverages 27 B Buy B Buy C Neutral
13 Biotech 328 B Buy B Buy D Sell
14 Chemicals 61 C Neutral B Buy C Neutral
15 China 101 B Buy B Buy D Sell
16 Coal 9 D Sell D Sell D Sell
17 Consumer Financial Services 46 NR Not Rated NR Not Rated NR Not Rated
18 Consumer Goods 26 B Buy B Buy B Buy
19 Energy - Drilling 22 D Sell D Sell F Strong Sell
20 Energy - Oil & Gas 99 C Neutral C Neutral D Sell
21 Energy - Services 61 D Sell D Sell F Strong Sell
22 Entertainment - Broadcasters 9 C Neutral C Neutral D Sell
23 Entertainment - Casinos/Gambling 20 B Buy B Buy D Sell
24 Entertainment - Media Producers 20 B Buy B Buy NR Not Rated
25 Entertainment - Movies/Studios 10 C Neutral C Neutral D Sell
26 Entertainment - Publishing 12 C Neutral C Neutral D Sell
27 Entertainment - Radio 11 B Buy B Buy F Strong Sell
28 Entertainment - Sports & Theme Parks 14 B Buy B Buy B Buy
29 Entertainment - Toys & Video Games 13 B Buy B Buy D Sell
30 Entertainment - TV & Internet Providers 14 B Buy B Buy D Sell
31 Fashion & Luxury 66 B Buy B Buy C Neutral
32 Financial Marketplaces 6 B Buy B Buy B Buy
33 Financial Services (Enterprise) 113 B Buy B Buy C Neutral
34 Food Makers 56 B Buy B Buy C Neutral
35 Foreign Banks 44 B Buy B Buy C Neutral
36 Foreign Consumer Finance 9 B Buy B Buy D Sell
37 Foreign Oil & Gas 32 B Buy B Buy C Neutral
38 Grocery/Big Box Retailers 18 A Strong Buy A Strong Buy C Neutral
39 Home Improvement & Goods 66 B Buy B Buy D Sell
40 Homebuilders 22 B Buy A Strong Buy D Sell
41 Industrial - Building Materials 40 B Buy B Buy D Sell
42 Industrial - Equipment 57 B Buy B Buy D Sell
43 Industrial - Machinery 55 B Buy B Buy C Neutral
44 Industrial - Manufacturing 38 B Buy B Buy D Sell
45 Industrial - Metals 33 C Neutral C Neutral C Neutral
46 Industrial - Packaging 17 B Buy B Buy C Neutral
47 Industrial - Paper 8 B Buy B Buy D Sell
48 Industrial - Services 35 B Buy B Buy D Sell
49 Industrial - Textiles 5 B Buy B Buy D Sell
50 Industrial - Wood 3 A Strong Buy A Strong Buy D Sell
51 Insurance - Accident & Supplemental 8 B Buy B Buy C Neutral
52 Insurance - Brokers 8 B Buy B Buy B Buy
53 Insurance - Life 23 B Buy B Buy D Sell
54 Insurance - Property & Casualty 55 A Strong Buy A Strong Buy C Neutral
55 Insurance - Reinsurance 7 B Buy B Buy C Neutral
56 Insurance - Title 6 A Strong Buy A Strong Buy C Neutral
57 Internet 53 B Buy B Buy D Sell
58 Internet - Services 35 C Neutral C Neutral D Sell
59 Investment Brokerage 28 B Buy B Buy D Sell
60 Medical - Consumer Goods 13 C Neutral D Sell C Neutral
61 Medical - Devices & Equipment 132 B Buy B Buy C Neutral
62 Medical - Diagnostics/Research 51 B Buy B Buy C Neutral
63 Medical - Drug Stores 4 C Neutral C Neutral C Neutral
64 Medical - Health Insurance 10 B Buy B Buy C Neutral
65 Medical - Hospitals 7 B Buy B Buy C Neutral
66 Medical - Pharmaceuticals 215 B Buy B Buy C Neutral
67 Medical - Services 63 B Buy B Buy D Sell
68 Mid-Atlantic Regional Banks 53 A Strong Buy A Strong Buy D Sell
69 Midwest Regional Banks 53 B Buy B Buy D Sell
70 Miners - Diversified 15 C Neutral C Neutral D Sell
71 Miners - Gold 29 B Buy B Buy C Neutral
72 Miners - Silver 10 B Buy C Neutral B Buy
73 MLPs - Gas 7 B Buy B Buy D Sell
74 MLPs - Oil & Gas 56 C Neutral C Neutral C Neutral
75 MLPs - Other 19 B Buy B Buy D Sell
76 Money Center Banks 11 A Strong Buy A Strong Buy D Sell
77 Northeast Regional Banks 83 B Buy B Buy D Sell
78 Outsourcing - Business Services 58 B Buy B Buy C Neutral
79 Outsourcing - Education Services 27 C Neutral C Neutral C Neutral
80 Outsourcing - Management Services 6 B Buy B Buy C Neutral
81 Outsourcing - Staffing Services 16 B Buy B Buy D Sell
82 Outsourcing - Tech Services 14 B Buy B Buy C Neutral
83 Pacific Regional Banks 51 B Buy B Buy D Sell
84 Private Equity 55 A Strong Buy A Strong Buy C Neutral
85 Railroads 14 B Buy B Buy C Neutral
86 Real Estate Services 30 B Buy B Buy C Neutral
87 REITs - Data Centers 6 B Buy A Strong Buy C Neutral
88 REITs - Diversified 49 B Buy B Buy B Buy
89 REITs - Healthcare 16 B Buy A Strong Buy B Buy
90 REITs - Hotel 18 B Buy B Buy D Sell
91 REITs - Industrial 21 B Buy B Buy C Neutral
92 REITs - Mortgage 30 A Strong Buy B Buy B Buy
93 REITs - Office 16 A Strong Buy A Strong Buy C Neutral
94 REITs - Residential 20 A Strong Buy A Strong Buy B Buy
95 REITs - Retail 40 B Buy B Buy C Neutral
96 Restaurants 45 C Neutral C Neutral B Buy
97 Semiconductor & Wireless Chip 89 B Buy B Buy C Neutral
98 Shipping 44 B Buy B Buy D Sell
99 Software - Application 64 B Buy B Buy C Neutral
100 Software - Business 44 B Buy C Neutral C Neutral
101 Software - SAAS 10 D Sell D Sell D Sell
102 Software - Security 21 C Neutral C Neutral D Sell
103 Solar 13 C Neutral C Neutral D Sell
104 Southeast Regional Banks 42 A Strong Buy A Strong Buy D Sell
105 Southwest Regional Banks 29 B Buy B Buy D Sell
106 Specialty Retailers 34 C Neutral C Neutral D Sell
107 Steel 23 C Neutral C Neutral D Sell
108 Technology - 3D Printing 6 C Neutral C Neutral D Sell
109 Technology - Communication/Networking 50 C Neutral C Neutral C Neutral
110 Technology - Electronics 35 B Buy B Buy C Neutral
111 Technology - Hardware 27 B Buy B Buy D Sell
112 Technology - Services 48 B Buy B Buy D Sell
113 Technology - Storage 8 B Buy B Buy D Sell
114 Telecom - Domestic 25 B Buy B Buy C Neutral
115 Telecom - Foreign 36 B Buy B Buy B Buy
116 Tobacco 10 C Neutral C Neutral D Sell
117 Travel - Cruises 5 C Neutral C Neutral D Sell
118 Travel - Hotels/Resorts 15 B Buy B Buy D Sell
119 Trucking Freight 19 B Buy A Strong Buy D Sell
120 Utilities - Domestic 63 A Strong Buy A Strong Buy B Buy
121 Utilities - Foreign 19 B Buy B Buy C Neutral
122 Waste Disposal 12 B Buy B Buy C Neutral
123 Water 14 B Buy B Buy C Neutral
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