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 8 B Buy B Buy B Buy
2 Agriculture 27 B Buy B Buy B Buy
3 Air Freight & Shipping Services 9 A Strong Buy A Strong Buy B Buy
4 Air/Defense Services 65 B Buy B Buy B Buy
5 Airlines 22 C Neutral C Neutral B Buy
6 Aluminum 5 B Buy A Strong Buy C Neutral
7 Asset Management 45 B Buy B Buy A Strong Buy
8 Athletics & Recreation 34 A Strong Buy A Strong Buy A Strong Buy
9 Auto & Vehicle Manufacturers 34 A Strong Buy A Strong Buy A Strong Buy
10 Auto Dealers & Rentals 16 B Buy B Buy B Buy
11 Auto Parts 51 B Buy B Buy B Buy
12 Beverages 29 B Buy B Buy B Buy
13 Biotech 389 C Neutral C Neutral B Buy
14 Chemicals 69 B Buy B Buy B Buy
15 China 115 B Buy B Buy B Buy
16 Coal 9 C Neutral C Neutral C Neutral
17 Consumer Financial Services 46 A Strong Buy B Buy A Strong Buy
18 Consumer Goods 34 B Buy B Buy B Buy
19 Energy - Drilling 20 C Neutral C Neutral C Neutral
20 Energy - Oil & Gas 97 C Neutral C Neutral B Buy
21 Energy - Services 60 C Neutral C Neutral B Buy
22 Entertainment - Broadcasters 9 B Buy B Buy B Buy
23 Entertainment - Casinos/Gambling 22 B Buy B Buy B Buy
24 Entertainment - Media Producers 21 B Buy B Buy C Neutral
25 Entertainment - Movies/Studios 11 C Neutral B Buy C Neutral
26 Entertainment - Publishing 9 B Buy B Buy B Buy
27 Entertainment - Radio 11 B Buy B Buy B Buy
28 Entertainment - Sports & Theme Parks 15 A Strong Buy A Strong Buy B Buy
29 Entertainment - Toys & Video Games 15 B Buy B Buy B Buy
30 Entertainment - TV & Internet Providers 14 B Buy A Strong Buy B Buy
31 Fashion & Luxury 65 B Buy B Buy B Buy
32 Financial Marketplaces 5 B Buy B Buy B Buy
33 Financial Services (Enterprise) 236 B Buy B Buy B Buy
34 Food Makers 58 B Buy B Buy B Buy
35 Foreign Banks 44 B Buy B Buy B Buy
36 Foreign Consumer Finance 9 B Buy B Buy B Buy
37 Foreign Oil & Gas 32 C Neutral C Neutral B Buy
38 Grocery/Big Box Retailers 18 A Strong Buy A Strong Buy A Strong Buy
39 Home Improvement & Goods 69 B Buy B Buy B Buy
40 Homebuilders 21 B Buy B Buy B Buy
41 Industrial - Building Materials 42 A Strong Buy B Buy B Buy
42 Industrial - Equipment 59 B Buy A Strong Buy B Buy
43 Industrial - Machinery 61 B Buy B Buy A Strong Buy
44 Industrial - Manufacturing 38 A Strong Buy A Strong Buy B Buy
45 Industrial - Metals 33 A Strong Buy A Strong Buy B Buy
46 Industrial - Packaging 19 A Strong Buy B Buy B Buy
47 Industrial - Paper 9 B Buy A Strong Buy B Buy
48 Industrial - Services 35 A Strong Buy B Buy B Buy
49 Industrial - Textiles 5 B Buy B Buy C Neutral
50 Industrial - Wood 3 B Buy B Buy B Buy
51 Insurance - Accident & Supplemental 8 B Buy B Buy B Buy
52 Insurance - Brokers 11 B Buy B Buy B Buy
53 Insurance - Life 25 B Buy B Buy B Buy
54 Insurance - Property & Casualty 59 B Buy B Buy A Strong Buy
55 Insurance - Reinsurance 8 B Buy B Buy A Strong Buy
56 Insurance - Title 6 C Neutral C Neutral B Buy
57 Internet 59 B Buy B Buy B Buy
58 Internet - Services 35 B Buy B Buy B Buy
59 Investment Brokerage 27 A Strong Buy A Strong Buy B Buy
60 Medical - Consumer Goods 14 B Buy B Buy C Neutral
61 Medical - Devices & Equipment 143 B Buy B Buy B Buy
62 Medical - Diagnostics/Research 58 B Buy B Buy B Buy
63 Medical - Drug Stores 4 B Buy B Buy B Buy
64 Medical - Health Insurance 9 B Buy B Buy A Strong Buy
65 Medical - Hospitals 8 A Strong Buy A Strong Buy A Strong Buy
66 Medical - Pharmaceuticals 240 B Buy B Buy B Buy
67 Medical - Services 70 B Buy B Buy B Buy
68 Mid-Atlantic Regional Banks 51 B Buy B Buy A Strong Buy
69 Midwest Regional Banks 53 B Buy B Buy A Strong Buy
70 Miners - Diversified 17 B Buy B Buy B Buy
71 Miners - Gold 30 C Neutral C Neutral B Buy
72 Miners - Silver 11 D Sell D Sell B Buy
73 MLPs - Gas 7 B Buy B Buy B Buy
74 MLPs - Oil & Gas 56 B Buy B Buy B Buy
75 MLPs - Other 18 B Buy B Buy B Buy
76 Money Center Banks 10 B Buy B Buy A Strong Buy
77 Northeast Regional Banks 81 B Buy B Buy A Strong Buy
78 Outsourcing - Business Services 57 B Buy B Buy B Buy
79 Outsourcing - Education Services 31 C Neutral C Neutral D Sell
80 Outsourcing - Management Services 6 C Neutral C Neutral B Buy
81 Outsourcing - Staffing Services 16 A Strong Buy B Buy B Buy
82 Outsourcing - Tech Services 14 A Strong Buy A Strong Buy B Buy
83 Pacific Regional Banks 52 B Buy B Buy A Strong Buy
84 Private Equity 55 A Strong Buy B Buy A Strong Buy
85 Railroads 14 A Strong Buy A Strong Buy A Strong Buy
86 Real Estate Services 44 B Buy B Buy B Buy
87 REITs - Data Centers 6 C Neutral C Neutral B Buy
88 REITs - Diversified 51 C Neutral B Buy A Strong Buy
89 REITs - Healthcare 17 B Buy B Buy B Buy
90 REITs - Hotel 18 B Buy B Buy B Buy
91 REITs - Industrial 21 B Buy B Buy NR Not Rated
92 REITs - Mortgage 31 C Neutral C Neutral A Strong Buy
93 REITs - Office 15 B Buy B Buy A Strong Buy
94 REITs - Residential 21 B Buy B Buy B Buy
95 REITs - Retail 41 C Neutral C Neutral B Buy
96 Restaurants 49 B Buy A Strong Buy B Buy
97 Semiconductor & Wireless Chip 86 B Buy B Buy A Strong Buy
98 Shipping 46 C Neutral C Neutral B Buy
99 Software - Application 96 B Buy B Buy B Buy
100 Software - Business 48 B Buy B Buy B Buy
101 Software - SAAS 11 B Buy B Buy D Sell
102 Software - Security 23 B Buy B Buy C Neutral
103 Solar 19 B Buy B Buy C Neutral
104 Southeast Regional Banks 42 B Buy B Buy A Strong Buy
105 Southwest Regional Banks 29 B Buy B Buy A Strong Buy
106 Specialty Retailers 36 B Buy B Buy C Neutral
107 Steel 28 A Strong Buy B Buy B Buy
108 Technology - 3D Printing 6 B Buy B Buy C Neutral
109 Technology - Communication/Networking 53 B Buy B Buy C Neutral
110 Technology - Electronics 38 A Strong Buy A Strong Buy B Buy
111 Technology - Hardware 30 B Buy B Buy A Strong Buy
112 Technology - Services 54 C Neutral C Neutral D Sell
113 Technology - Storage 8 B Buy B Buy B Buy
114 Telecom - Domestic 25 B Buy B Buy B Buy
115 Telecom - Foreign 35 B Buy B Buy B Buy
116 Tobacco 9 B Buy B Buy A Strong Buy
117 Travel - Cruises 5 C Neutral C Neutral A Strong Buy
118 Travel - Hotels/Resorts 14 B Buy B Buy A Strong Buy
119 Trucking Freight 20 B Buy B Buy B Buy
120 Utilities - Domestic 62 B Buy B Buy A Strong Buy
121 Utilities - Foreign 18 B Buy B Buy B Buy
122 Waste Disposal 14 B Buy A Strong Buy B Buy
123 Water 13 B Buy B Buy A Strong Buy
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