Stock Sectors: What to Know & How to Invest

Stanley Druckenmiller achieved over 30% returns for three decades without a single down year. He often stated, “The best economist I know is the inside of the stock market. I’m not that smart, the market is much smarter than me. I look to the market for signals.”

Take it from Stanley; if your goal is to beat the market, you must understand the components of the stock market. You must know the 11 different stock market sectors, their industries, and how and why they move.

In this post, I share what the 11 stock sectors are and the ETFs you can use to invest and trade them. I also discuss what industries comprise the sectors, and when to buy each sector based on historical performance. Finally, I also provide a non-exhaustive, but pretty good list of the companies in each sector at the bottom of the post with additional suggested resources.

If you’re only here for the data, you can download a csv file of the stock market sectors industries and companies.

What is a Stock Market Sector?

The Global Industry Classification Standard classifies businesses into different categories based upon the products or services they provide. The top-level categorization is a sector. There are 11 sectors defined by GICS.

The 11 market sectors can be further broken down into 24 industry groups, 68 industries, and 157 subindustries defined by GCIS.

Dividing the economy into different sectors enables a better understanding of how the individual components of the economy are functioning. Sector earnings and prices vary drastically over time as seen in the following PE Ratio by Sector visualization:

The 11 Stock Market Sectors and 68 Industries

Sector Industry
Communication Services Diversified Telecommunication Services
  Entertainment
  Interactive Media & Services
  Media
  Wireless Telecommunication Services
Consumer Discretionary Auto Components
  Automobiles
  Distributors
  Diversified Consumer Services
  Hotels, Restaurants & Leisure
  Household Durables
  Internet & Direct Marketing Retail
  Leisure Products
  Multiline Retail
  Specialty Retail
  Textiles, Apparel & Luxury Goods
Consumer Staples Beverages
  Food & Staples Retailing
  Food Products
  Household Products
  Personal Products
  Tobacco
Energy Energy Equipment & Services
  Oil, Gas & Consumable Fuels
Financial Banks
  Capital Markets
  Consumer Finance
  Diversified Financial Services
  Insurance
  Mortgage REITs
  Thrifts & Mortgage Finance
Health Care Biotechnology
  Health Care Equipment & Supplies
  Health Care Providers & Services
  Health Care Technology
  Life Sciences Tools & Services
  Pharmaceuticals
Industrials Aerospace & Defense
  Air Freight & Logistics
  Airlines
  Building Products
  Commercial Services & Supplies
  Electrical Equipment
  Industrial Conglomerates
  Machinery
  Marine
  Professional Services
  Road & Rail
  Trading Companies & Distributors
  Transportation Infrastructure
Information Technology Communication Equipment
  Electronic Equipment, Instruments & Components
  IT Services
  Semiconductors & Semiconductor Equipment
  Software
  Technology Hardware, Storage & Peripherals
Materials Chemicals
  Construction Materials
  Containers & Packaging
  Metals & Mining
  Paper & Forest Products
Real Estate Equity Real Estate Investment Trusts
  Real Estate Management & Development
Utilities Electric Utilities
  Gas Utilities
  Independent Power & Renewable Electricity Producers
  Multi-Utilities
  Water Utilities

Communication Services

Previously called the Telecommunications Sector, the Communications Services Sector contains companies like Verizon and Facebook that provide communications services primarily delivered through high bandwidth wireless or wired networks.

ETF: Communication Services Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLC)

Consumer Discretionary

The Consumer Discretionary Sector contains companies that rely heavily on discretionary spending and positive consumer sentiment.

Automobiles from Ford, Home remodels from Lowe’s, Jewelry from Tiffany’s, and your favorite meal from Darden Restaurants are examples of businesses that provide discretionary products.

ETF: Consumer Discretionary Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLY)

Consumer Staples

The Consumer Staples Sector is made up of businesses whose products and services are less sensitive to economic cycles.

Our favorite beverages from Coke, hair products from Proctor and Gamble, ketchup from Kraft Heinz, and shopping trips to Walmart are examples of companies in the consumer staples.

ETF: Consumer Staples Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLP)

Energy

The Energy Sector is made up of businesses that create equipment for or perform services that discover, create, store, or transport energy or fuels.

Like The Consumer Staples sector, the products and services from these businesses are nearly impossible to do without. Household names that are in this sector are Exxon Mobil, BP, Shell. Many of these companies pay large dividends and are highly dependent upon commodity prices such as oil, natural gas, and coal.

ETF: Energy Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLE)

Financial

The Financial Sector contains companies involved in banking, lending, investing, and real estate. Real estate has been reclassified into its own sector. As of September 2016, Real Estate companies were placed in a newly created Real Estate Sector and are no longer contained in the Financial Sector.

The Financial Sector’s performance is often tied to interest rates and the debt cycle. Bank of America, Visa, Goldman Sachs, Markel Insurance, and many regional banks are in this sector.

ETF: Financial Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLF)

Health Care

The Health Care Sector contains businesses that research and develops new pharmaceuticals and biotechnological products, and companies that create health care supplies & equipment, and provide health-care related services.

Amgen, Johnson & Johnson, Medtronic, and United Health are some of the more significant names in this sector.

ETF: Health Care Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLV)

Industrials

The Industrials Sector contains companies that manufacture and distribute capital goods, provide “heavy” commercial services or commercial supplies, and provide transportation services by air, road, rail, and marine.

The Industrials sector includes familiar companies like Boeing, UPS, Delta, Lockheed Martin, and Caterpillar.

ETF: Industrial Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLI)

Information Technology

The Information Technology Sector contains businesses that manufacture technology hardware and provide technology software and services.

Adobe, Cisco, Microsoft, Salesforce, and Intel are some of the familiar household names in this sector.

ETF: The Technology Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLK)

Materials

The Materials Sector contains businesses that manufacture chemicals, construction materials, glass, paper, forest products, and related packaging products, and metals, minerals and mining companies, including producers of steel.

Most often in the business-to-business space and not as well known to the average consumer, BHP Group, Rio Tinto, Vale, Dupont and Sherwin-Williams, and Dow Chemical are some of the largest companies in this space.

ETF: Materials Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLB)

Real Estate

The Real Estate Sector contains all non-mortgage REITs, which remain in the Financial Sector. Additionally, the Real Estate Sector includes Real Estate Management and Development services.

Simon Properties, Howard Hughes Corporation, and Brookfield Property partners are a few of the companies in this space.

ETF: The Real Estate Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLRE)

Utilities

The Utilities Sector contains businesses considered as power producers or distributors, or water, gas or electric utilities.

Companies in this sector are often regional and highly regulated, having large cash flows but limited upside. PG&E, Duke Energy, and NRG are some of the larger players in this sector.

ETF: Utilities Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLU)

Sector Rotation Strategies

With an understanding of stock market sectors and industries, how do we use this information to beat the market? We first need to understand the business cycle.

Mastering The Market Cycle author and famed debt investor Howard Marks says that while we can’t know exactly where we are in the market cycle, we can get a general idea to help put the odds in our favor.

When consumers and businesses are optimistic, lending is easy, and lots of discretionary goods and services are produced and purchased. When it overheats, lending gets tight, and businesses cut back their budgets.

If you’re interested in learning more about the credit cycle, I highly suggest watching How the Economic Machine Works by Ray Dalio.

The Business Cycle Framework

The Business Cycle Framework

Sector Performance by Business Cycle Phase

Sector Performance by Business Cycle Phase

Source: The Business Cycle Approach to Equity Sector Investing

By analyzing where we are at in the business cycle, we can potentially predict what businesses will do best in the next market cycle. Market prices usually lead 6-9 months ahead of the business cycle as participants are trying to predict what will happen with economic output in advance.

If you’re not interested in predicting the market, you can apply a systematic sector momentum rotational strategy.

How to Visualize Sector and Industry Rotation

A relative rotation graph is the best way to visualize how the sectors and industries are changing. Stockcharts.com and other sites provide relative rotation graphs to help visualize market changes. Stockcharts.com allows you to drill down into the members of each sector after reviewing the sector. You will need a membership, however, in order to access all of the information.

Stockcharts Relative Rotation Graph for Sectors

Stockcharts Relative Rotation Graph for Stocks

Should You Use a Sector Rotation Strategy?

My personal opinion is yes and no. I believe sectors are too expansive and industry rotation should be used. Let’s look at the Real Estate sector as an example. XLRE contains both real estate investment trusts and real estate developers.

The certain, steady cash flows provided to an investor from established REITs would be an excellent holding in an uncertain recession; however, real estate developers that were too aggressive could be overburdened and perform poorly in a recession. One industry would do poorly while the other thrived. Due to this, I like to get more granular and instead of use sector rotation, use industry rotation.

List of Stocks by Sector and Industry

Here’s a non-exhaustive list of S&P 500 companies organized by sector, industry category, and industry group.

ticker name sector industry_category industry_group
CF CF Industries Holdings Inc Basic Materials Chemicals Agricultural Chemicals
MOS Mosaic Company Basic Materials Chemicals Agricultural Chemicals
APD Air Products & Chemicals Inc. Basic Materials Chemicals Chemicals - Major Diversified
CE Celanese Corp Basic Materials Chemicals Chemicals - Major Diversified
DD DuPont de Nemours Inc Basic Materials Chemicals Chemicals - Major Diversified
DOW Dow Chemical Co. Basic Materials Chemicals Chemicals - Major Diversified
EMN Eastman Chemical Co Basic Materials Chemicals Chemicals - Major Diversified
FMC FMC Corp. Basic Materials Chemicals Chemicals - Major Diversified
ALB Albemarle Corp. Basic Materials Chemicals Specialty Chemicals
IFF International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. Basic Materials Chemicals Specialty Chemicals
LYB LyondellBasell Industries NV Basic Materials Chemicals Specialty Chemicals
PPG PPG Industries, Inc. Basic Materials Chemicals Specialty Chemicals
SHW Sherwin-Williams Co. Basic Materials Chemicals Specialty Chemicals
NBL Noble Energy Inc Basic Materials Energy Independent Oil & Gas
APA Apache Corp. Basic Materials Energy Independent Oil & Gas
COG Cabot Oil & Gas Corp. Basic Materials Energy Independent Oil & Gas
COP Conoco Phillips Basic Materials Energy Independent Oil & Gas
DVN Devon Energy Corp. Basic Materials Energy Independent Oil & Gas
EOG EOG Resources, Inc. Basic Materials Energy Independent Oil & Gas
FANG Diamondback Energy Inc Basic Materials Energy Independent Oil & Gas
HES Hess Corporation Basic Materials Energy Independent Oil & Gas
MRO Marathon Oil Corporation Basic Materials Energy Independent Oil & Gas
OXY Occidental Petroleum Corp. Basic Materials Energy Independent Oil & Gas
PXD Pioneer Natural Resources Co. Basic Materials Energy Independent Oil & Gas
XEC Cimarex Energy Co. Basic Materials Energy Independent Oil & Gas
CVX Chevron Corp. Basic Materials Energy Major Integrated Oil & Gas
XOM Exxon Mobil Corp. Basic Materials Energy Major Integrated Oil & Gas
CXO Concho Resources Inc Basic Materials Energy Oil & Gas Drilling & Exploration
HP Helmerich & Payne, Inc. Basic Materials Energy Oil & Gas Drilling & Exploration
FTI TechnipFMC plc Basic Materials Energy Oil & Gas Equipment & Services
HAL Halliburton Co. Basic Materials Energy Oil & Gas Equipment & Services
NOV National Oilwell Varco Inc. Basic Materials Energy Oil & Gas Equipment & Services
SLB Schlumberger Ltd. Basic Materials Energy Oil & Gas Equipment & Services
KMI Kinder Morgan Inc Basic Materials Energy Oil & Gas Pipelines
WMB Williams Cos Inc Basic Materials Energy Oil & Gas Pipelines
HFC HollyFrontier Corp Basic Materials Energy Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing
MPC Marathon Petroleum Corp Basic Materials Energy Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing
PSX Phillips 66 Basic Materials Energy Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing
VLO Valero Energy Corp. Basic Materials Energy Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing
ARNC Arconic Inc Basic Materials Metals & Mining Aluminum
FCX Freeport-McMoRan Inc Basic Materials Metals & Mining Copper
NEM Newmont Mining Corp. Basic Materials Metals & Mining Gold
NUE Nucor Corp. Basic Materials Metals & Mining Steel & Iron
F Ford Motor Co. Consumer Goods Automotive Auto Manufacturers - Major
GM General Motors Company Consumer Goods Automotive Auto Manufacturers - Major
APTV Aptiv PLC Consumer Goods Automotive Auto Parts
BWA Borg Warner Inc Consumer Goods Automotive Auto Parts
LKQ LKQ Corp Consumer Goods Automotive Auto Parts
HOG Harley-Davidson, Inc. Consumer Goods Automotive Recreational Vehicles
PCAR Paccar Inc. Consumer Goods Automotive Trucks & Other Vehicles
WHR Whirlpool Corp. Consumer Goods Consumer Durables Appliances
AVY Avery Dennison Corp. Consumer Goods Consumer Durables Business Equipment
AAPL Apple Inc Consumer Goods Consumer Durables Electronic Equipment
FBHS Fortune Brands Home & Security Inc Consumer Goods Consumer Durables Home Furnishings & Fixtures
LEG Leggett & Platt, Inc. Consumer Goods Consumer Durables Home Furnishings & Fixtures
MHK Mohawk Industries, Inc. Consumer Goods Consumer Durables Home Furnishings & Fixtures
CLX Clorox Co. Consumer Goods Consumer Durables Housewares & Accessories
NWL Newell Brands Inc Consumer Goods Consumer Durables Housewares & Accessories
HAS Hasbro, Inc. Consumer Goods Consumer Durables Toys & Games
CHD Church & Dwight Co., Inc. Consumer Goods Consumer NonDurables Cleaning Products
ECL Ecolab, Inc. Consumer Goods Consumer NonDurables Cleaning Products
AMCR Amcor Plc Consumer Goods Consumer NonDurables Packaging & Containers
BLL Ball Corp. Consumer Goods Consumer NonDurables Packaging & Containers
IP International Paper Co. Consumer Goods Consumer NonDurables Packaging & Containers
OI Owens-Illinois, Inc. Consumer Goods Consumer NonDurables Packaging & Containers
PKG Packaging Corp Of America Consumer Goods Consumer NonDurables Packaging & Containers
SEE Sealed Air Corp. Consumer Goods Consumer NonDurables Packaging & Containers
WRK WestRock Co Consumer Goods Consumer NonDurables Packaging & Containers
CL Colgate-Palmolive Co. Consumer Goods Consumer NonDurables Personal Products
COTY Coty Inc Consumer Goods Consumer NonDurables Personal Products
EL Estee Lauder Cos., Inc. Consumer Goods Consumer NonDurables Personal Products
KMB Kimberly-Clark Corp. Consumer Goods Consumer NonDurables Personal Products
PG Procter & Gamble Co. Consumer Goods Consumer NonDurables Personal Products
CPRI Capri Holdings Ltd Consumer Goods Consumer NonDurables Textile - Apparel Clothing
HBI Hanesbrands Inc Consumer Goods Consumer NonDurables Textile - Apparel Clothing
PVH PVH Corp Consumer Goods Consumer NonDurables Textile - Apparel Clothing
RL Ralph Lauren Corp Consumer Goods Consumer NonDurables Textile - Apparel Clothing
UA Under Armour Inc Consumer Goods Consumer NonDurables Textile - Apparel Clothing
VFC VF Corp. Consumer Goods Consumer NonDurables Textile - Apparel Clothing
NKE Nike, Inc. Consumer Goods Consumer NonDurables Textile - Apparel Footwear & Accessories
TPR Tapestry Inc Consumer Goods Consumer NonDurables Textile - Apparel Footwear & Accessories
TAP Molson Coors Brewing Company Consumer Goods Food & Beverage Beverages - Brewers
KO Coca-Cola Co Consumer Goods Food & Beverage Beverages - Soft Drinks
MNST Monster Beverage Corp. Consumer Goods Food & Beverage Beverages - Soft Drinks
PEP Pepsico Inc. Consumer Goods Food & Beverage Beverages - Soft Drinks
BF.B Brown-Forman Corp. Consumer Goods Food & Beverage Beverages - Wineries & Distillers
STZ Constellation Brands Inc Consumer Goods Food & Beverage Beverages - Wineries & Distillers
HSY Hershey Company Consumer Goods Food & Beverage Confectioners
MDLZ Mondelez International Inc. Consumer Goods Food & Beverage Confectioners
ADM Archer Daniels Midland Co. Consumer Goods Food & Beverage Farm Products
KHC Kraft Heinz Co Consumer Goods Food & Beverage Food - Major Diversified
LW Lamb Weston Holdings Inc Consumer Goods Food & Beverage Food Wholesale
HRL Hormel Foods Corp. Consumer Goods Food & Beverage Meat Products
TSN Tyson Foods, Inc. Consumer Goods Food & Beverage Meat Products
CAG Conagra Brands Inc Consumer Goods Food & Beverage Processed & Packaged Goods
CPB Campbell Soup Co. Consumer Goods Food & Beverage Processed & Packaged Goods
GIS General Mills, Inc. Consumer Goods Food & Beverage Processed & Packaged Goods
K Kellogg Co Consumer Goods Food & Beverage Processed & Packaged Goods
MKC McCormick & Co., Inc. Consumer Goods Food & Beverage Processed & Packaged Goods
SJM J.M. Smucker Co. Consumer Goods Food & Beverage Processed & Packaged Goods
MO Altria Group Inc. Consumer Goods Tobacco Cigarettes
PM Philip Morris International Inc Consumer Goods Tobacco Cigarettes
BAC Bank Of America Corp. Financial Banking Money Center Banks
C Citigroup Inc Financial Banking Money Center Banks
CMA Comerica, Inc. Financial Banking Money Center Banks
JPM JPMorgan Chase & Co. Financial Banking Money Center Banks
PNC PNC Financial Services Group Financial Banking Money Center Banks
STI Suntrust Banks, Inc. Financial Banking Money Center Banks
WFC Wells Fargo & Co. Financial Banking Money Center Banks
CFG Citizens Financial Group Inc Financial Banking Regional - Mid-Atlantic Banks
FITB Fifth Third Bancorp Financial Banking Regional - Midwest Banks
HBAN Huntington Bancshares, Inc. Financial Banking Regional - Midwest Banks
KEY Keycorp Financial Banking Regional - Midwest Banks
USB U S Bancorp Financial Banking Regional - Midwest Banks
MTB M & T Bank Corp Financial Banking Regional - Northeast Banks
SIVB SVB Financial Group Financial Banking Regional - Pacific Banks
ZION Zions Bancorporation N.A Financial Banking Regional - Pacific Banks
RF Regions Financial Corp. Financial Banking Regional - Southeast Banks
PBCT People`s United Financial Inc Financial Banking Savings & Loans
AMG Affiliated Managers Group Inc. Financial Financial Services Asset Management
AMP Ameriprise Financial Inc Financial Financial Services Asset Management
BEN Franklin Resources, Inc. Financial Financial Services Asset Management
BK Bank Of New York Mellon Corp Financial Financial Services Asset Management
BLK Blackrock Inc. Financial Financial Services Asset Management
IVZ Invesco Ltd Financial Financial Services Asset Management
NTRS Northern Trust Corp. Financial Financial Services Asset Management
STT State Street Corp. Financial Financial Services Asset Management
TROW T. Rowe Price Group Inc. Financial Financial Services Asset Management
AXP American Express Co. Financial Financial Services Credit Services
COF Capital One Financial Corp. Financial Financial Services Credit Services
DFS Discover Financial Services Financial Financial Services Credit Services
EFX Equifax, Inc. Financial Financial Services Credit Services
MA Mastercard Incorporated Financial Financial Services Credit Services
PYPL PayPal Holdings Inc Financial Financial Services Credit Services
SYF Synchrony Financial Financial Financial Services Credit Services
TSS Total System Services Inc Financial Financial Services Credit Services
V Visa Inc Financial Financial Services Credit Services
WU Western Union Company Financial Financial Services Credit Services
CBOE Cboe Global Markets Inc. Financial Financial Services Diversified Investments
ICE Intercontinental Exchange Inc Financial Financial Services Diversified Investments
NDAQ Nasdaq Inc Financial Financial Services Diversified Investments
CME CME Group Inc Financial Financial Services Investment Brokerage - National
ETFC E TRADE Financial Corp. Financial Financial Services Investment Brokerage - National
GS Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. Financial Financial Services Investment Brokerage - National
MKTX MarketAxess Holdings Inc. Financial Financial Services Investment Brokerage - National
SCHW Charles Schwab Corp. Financial Financial Services Investment Brokerage - National
RJF Raymond James Financial, Inc. Financial Financial Services Investment Brokerage - Regional
AFL Aflac Inc. Financial Insurance Accident & Health Insurance
AIZ Assurant Inc Financial Insurance Accident & Health Insurance
UNM Unum Group Financial Insurance Accident & Health Insurance
AJG Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. Financial Insurance Insurance Brokers
AON Aon plc Financial Insurance Insurance Brokers
MMC Marsh & McLennan Cos., Inc. Financial Insurance Insurance Brokers
WLTW Willis Towers Watson Public Limited Co Financial Insurance Insurance Brokers
LNC Lincoln National Corp. Financial Insurance Life Insurance
MET Metlife Inc Financial Insurance Life Insurance
PFG Principal Financial Group Inc Financial Insurance Life Insurance
PRU Prudential Financial Inc. Financial Insurance Life Insurance
AIG American International Group Inc Financial Insurance Property & Casualty Insurance
ALL Allstate Corp (The) Financial Insurance Property & Casualty Insurance
BRK.B Berkshire Hathaway Inc. Financial Insurance Property & Casualty Insurance
CB Chubb Corp. Financial Insurance Property & Casualty Insurance
CINF Cincinnati Financial Corp. Financial Insurance Property & Casualty Insurance
HIG Hartford Financial Services Group Inc. Financial Insurance Property & Casualty Insurance
L Loews Corp. Financial Insurance Property & Casualty Insurance
PGR Progressive Corp. Financial Insurance Property & Casualty Insurance
RE Everest Re Group Ltd Financial Insurance Property & Casualty Insurance
TRV Travelers Companies Inc. Financial Insurance Property & Casualty Insurance
CBRE CBRE Group Inc Financial Real Estate Property Management
AMT American Tower Corp. Financial Real Estate REIT - Diversified
VNO Vornado Realty Trust Financial Real Estate REIT - Diversified
HCP HCP Inc Financial Real Estate REIT - Healthcare Facilities
VTR Ventas Inc Financial Real Estate REIT - Healthcare Facilities
WELL Welltower Inc Financial Real Estate REIT - Healthcare Facilities
HST Host Hotels & Resorts Inc Financial Real Estate REIT - Hotel/Motel
DRE Duke Realty Corp Financial Real Estate REIT - Industrial
EXR Extra Space Storage Inc. Financial Real Estate REIT - Industrial
PLD Prologis Inc Financial Real Estate REIT - Industrial
ARE Alexandria Real Estate Equities Inc. Financial Real Estate REIT - Office
BXP Boston Properties, Inc. Financial Real Estate REIT - Office
DLR Digital Realty Trust Inc Financial Real Estate REIT - Office
AIV Apartment Investment & Management Co. Financial Real Estate REIT - Residential
AVB Avalonbay Communities Inc. Financial Real Estate REIT - Residential
EQR Equity Residential Properties Trust Financial Real Estate REIT - Residential
ESS Essex Property Trust, Inc. Financial Real Estate REIT - Residential
MAA Mid-America Apartment Communities, Inc. Financial Real Estate REIT - Residential
UDR UDR Inc Financial Real Estate REIT - Residential
FRT Federal Realty Investment Trust Financial Real Estate REIT - Retail
KIM Kimco Realty Corp. Financial Real Estate REIT - Retail
MAC Macerich Co. Financial Real Estate REIT - Retail
O Realty Income Corp. Financial Real Estate REIT - Retail
REG Regency Centers Corporation Financial Real Estate REIT - Retail
SLG SL Green Realty Corp. Financial Real Estate REIT - Retail
SPG Simon Property Group, Inc. Financial Real Estate REIT - Retail
ALXN Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc. Healthcare Drugs Biotechnology
AMGN AMGEN Inc. Healthcare Drugs Biotechnology
BIIB Biogen Inc Healthcare Drugs Biotechnology
CELG Celgene Corp. Healthcare Drugs Biotechnology
GILD Gilead Sciences, Inc. Healthcare Drugs Biotechnology
ILMN Illumina Inc Healthcare Drugs Biotechnology
INCY Incyte Corp. Healthcare Drugs Biotechnology
NKTR Nektar Therapeutics Healthcare Drugs Biotechnology
REGN Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Healthcare Drugs Biotechnology
VRTX Vertex Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Healthcare Drugs Biotechnology
IDXX Idexx Laboratories, Inc. Healthcare Drugs Diagnostic Substances
ABBV Abbvie Inc Healthcare Drugs Drug Manufacturers - Major
BMY Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. Healthcare Drugs Drug Manufacturers - Major
JNJ Johnson & Johnson Healthcare Drugs Drug Manufacturers - Major
LLY Lilly(Eli) & Co Healthcare Drugs Drug Manufacturers - Major
MRK Merck & Co Inc Healthcare Drugs Drug Manufacturers - Major
PFE Pfizer Inc. Healthcare Drugs Drug Manufacturers - Major
PRGO Perrigo Company plc Healthcare Drugs Drug Related Products
AGN Allergan plc Healthcare Drugs Drugs - Generic
MYL Mylan N.V. Healthcare Drugs Drugs - Generic
ZTS Zoetis Inc Healthcare Drugs Drugs - Generic
ANTM Anthem Inc Healthcare Health Services Health Care Plans
CI Cigna Corp. Healthcare Health Services Health Care Plans
CNC Centene Corp. Healthcare Health Services Health Care Plans
CVS CVS Health Corp Healthcare Health Services Health Care Plans
HUM Humana Inc. Healthcare Health Services Health Care Plans
UNH Unitedhealth Group Inc Healthcare Health Services Health Care Plans
WCG Wellcare Health Plans Inc. Healthcare Health Services Health Care Plans
HCA HCA Healthcare Inc Healthcare Health Services Hospitals
UHS Universal Health Services, Inc. Healthcare Health Services Hospitals
ABMD Abiomed Inc. Healthcare Health Services Medical Appliances & Equipment
ABT Abbott Laboratories Healthcare Health Services Medical Appliances & Equipment
ALGN Align Technology, Inc. Healthcare Health Services Medical Appliances & Equipment
BSX Boston Scientific Corp. Healthcare Health Services Medical Appliances & Equipment
EW Edwards Lifesciences Corp Healthcare Health Services Medical Appliances & Equipment
HOLX Hologic, Inc. Healthcare Health Services Medical Appliances & Equipment
ISRG Intuitive Surgical Inc Healthcare Health Services Medical Appliances & Equipment
MDT Medtronic Plc Healthcare Health Services Medical Appliances & Equipment
RMD Resmed Inc. Healthcare Health Services Medical Appliances & Equipment
SYK Stryker Corp. Healthcare Health Services Medical Appliances & Equipment
VAR Varian Medical Systems, Inc. Healthcare Health Services Medical Appliances & Equipment
ZBH Zimmer Biomet Holdings Inc Healthcare Health Services Medical Appliances & Equipment
BAX Baxter International Inc. Healthcare Health Services Medical Instruments & Supplies
BDX Becton, Dickinson And Co. Healthcare Health Services Medical Instruments & Supplies
COO Cooper Companies, Inc. Healthcare Health Services Medical Instruments & Supplies
MTD Mettler-Toledo International, Inc. Healthcare Health Services Medical Instruments & Supplies
TFX Teleflex Incorporated Healthcare Health Services Medical Instruments & Supplies
XRAY DENTSPLY Sirona Inc Healthcare Health Services Medical Instruments & Supplies
WAT Waters Corp. Healthcare Health Services Medical Instruments & Supplies
A Agilent Technologies Inc. Healthcare Health Services Medical Laboratories & Research
DGX Quest Diagnostics, Inc. Healthcare Health Services Medical Laboratories & Research
IQV IQVIA Holdings Inc Healthcare Health Services Medical Laboratories & Research
LH Laboratory Corp. Of America Holdings Healthcare Health Services Medical Laboratories & Research
PKI Perkinelmer, Inc. Healthcare Health Services Medical Laboratories & Research
TMO Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. Healthcare Health Services Medical Laboratories & Research
DVA DaVita Inc Healthcare Health Services Specialized Health Services
NOC Northrop Grumman Corp. Industrial Goods Aerospace/Defense Aerospace/Defense - Major Diversified
TXT Textron Inc. Industrial Goods Aerospace/Defense Aerospace/Defense - Major Diversified
BA Boeing Co. Industrial Goods Aerospace/Defense Aerospace/Defense Products & Services
GD General Dynamics Corp. Industrial Goods Aerospace/Defense Aerospace/Defense Products & Services
HII Huntington Ingalls Industries Inc Industrial Goods Aerospace/Defense Aerospace/Defense Products & Services
LMT Lockheed Martin Corp. Industrial Goods Aerospace/Defense Aerospace/Defense Products & Services
RTN Raytheon Co. Industrial Goods Aerospace/Defense Aerospace/Defense Products & Services
TDG Transdigm Group Incorporated Industrial Goods Aerospace/Defense Aerospace/Defense Products & Services
UTX United Technologies Corp. Industrial Goods Aerospace/Defense Aerospace/Defense Products & Services
LIN Linde Plc Industrial Goods Chemicals Basic Materials Wholesale
AME Ametek Inc Industrial Goods Manufacturing Diversified Machinery
CMI Cummins Inc. Industrial Goods Manufacturing Diversified Machinery
DHR Danaher Corp. Industrial Goods Manufacturing Diversified Machinery
DOV Dover Corp. Industrial Goods Manufacturing Diversified Machinery
ETN Eaton Corporation plc Industrial Goods Manufacturing Diversified Machinery
FLS Flowserve Corp. Industrial Goods Manufacturing Diversified Machinery
GE General Electric Co. Industrial Goods Manufacturing Diversified Machinery
HON Honeywell International Inc Industrial Goods Manufacturing Diversified Machinery
IEX Idex Corporation Industrial Goods Manufacturing Diversified Machinery
IR Ingersoll-Rand Plc Industrial Goods Manufacturing Diversified Machinery
ITW Illinois Tool Works, Inc. Industrial Goods Manufacturing Diversified Machinery
MMM 3M Co. Industrial Goods Manufacturing Diversified Machinery
ROK Rockwell Automation Inc Industrial Goods Manufacturing Diversified Machinery
ROP Roper Technologies Inc Industrial Goods Manufacturing Diversified Machinery
XYL Xylem Inc Industrial Goods Manufacturing Diversified Machinery
CAT Caterpillar Inc. Industrial Goods Manufacturing Farm & Construction Machinery
DE Deere & Co. Industrial Goods Manufacturing Farm & Construction Machinery
AOS A.O. Smith Corp. Industrial Goods Manufacturing Industrial Electrical Equipment
EMR Emerson Electric Co. Industrial Goods Manufacturing Industrial Electrical Equipment
PH Parker-Hannifin Corp. Industrial Goods Manufacturing Industrial Equipment & Components
PNR Pentair plc Industrial Goods Manufacturing Industrial Equipment & Components
SWK Stanley Black & Decker Inc Industrial Goods Manufacturing Machine Tools & Accessories
SNA Snap-on, Inc. Industrial Goods Manufacturing Small Tools & Accessories
MAS Masco Corp. Industrial Goods Materials & Construction General Building Materials
MLM Martin Marietta Materials, Inc. Industrial Goods Materials & Construction General Building Materials
VMC Vulcan Materials Co. Industrial Goods Materials & Construction General Building Materials
PWR Quanta Services, Inc. Industrial Goods Materials & Construction General Contractors
WY Weyerhaeuser Co. Industrial Goods Materials & Construction Lumber, Wood Production
DHI D.R. Horton Inc. Industrial Goods Materials & Construction Residential Construction
LEN Lennar Corp. Industrial Goods Materials & Construction Residential Construction
PHM PulteGroup Inc Industrial Goods Materials & Construction Residential Construction
RSG Republic Services, Inc. Industrial Goods Materials & Construction Waste Management
WM Waste Management, Inc. Industrial Goods Materials & Construction Waste Management
ADS Alliance Data System Services Diversified Services Business Services
BKNG Booking Holdings Inc Services Diversified Services Business Services
CTAS Cintas Corporation Services Diversified Services Business Services
FISV Fiserv, Inc. Services Diversified Services Business Services
FLT Fleetcor Technologies Inc Services Diversified Services Business Services
GPN Global Payments, Inc. Services Diversified Services Business Services
JCI Johnson Controls International plc Services Diversified Services Business Services
MCO Moody`s Corp. Services Diversified Services Business Services
ROL Rollins, Inc. Services Diversified Services Business Services
SPGI S&P Global Inc Services Diversified Services Business Services
VRSK Verisk Analytics Inc Services Diversified Services Business Services
HRB H&R Block Inc. Services Diversified Services Personal Services
URI United Rentals, Inc. Services Diversified Services Rental & Leasing Services
ALLE Allegion plc Services Diversified Services Security & Protection Services
PAYX Paychex Inc. Services Diversified Services Staffing & Outsourcing Services
RHI Robert Half International Inc. Services Diversified Services Staffing & Outsourcing Services
JEC Jacobs Engineering Group, Inc. Services Diversified Services Technical Services
EXPE Expedia Inc. Services Leisure Lodging
HLT Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc Services Leisure Lodging
MAR Marriott International, Inc. Services Leisure Lodging
CCL Carnival Corp. Services Leisure Resorts & Casinos
MGM MGM Resorts International Services Leisure Resorts & Casinos
NCLH Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd Services Leisure Resorts & Casinos
RCL Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. Services Leisure Resorts & Casinos
WYNN Wynn Resorts Ltd. Services Leisure Resorts & Casinos
CMG Chipotle Mexican Grill Services Leisure Restaurants
DRI Darden Restaurants, Inc. Services Leisure Restaurants
MCD McDonald`s Corp Services Leisure Restaurants
YUM Yum Brands Inc. Services Leisure Restaurants
SBUX Starbucks Corp. Services Leisure Specialty Eateries
IPG Interpublic Group Of Cos., Inc. Services Media Advertising Agencies
OMC Omnicom Group, Inc. Services Media Advertising Agencies
NWS News Corp Services Media Broadcasting - TV
CHTR Charter Communications Inc Services Media CATV Systems
DISCK Discovery Inc Services Media CATV Systems
DISH Dish Network Corp Services Media CATV Systems
NFLX NetFlix Inc Services Media CATV Systems
CBS CBS Corp. Services Media Entertainment - Diversified
CMCSA Comcast Corp Services Media Entertainment - Diversified
DIS Walt Disney Co (The) Services Media Entertainment - Diversified
FOXA Twenty-First Century Fox Inc Services Media Entertainment - Diversified
VIAB Viacom Inc. Services Media Entertainment - Diversified
GPS Gap, Inc. Services Retail Apparel Stores
JWN Nordstrom, Inc. Services Retail Apparel Stores
LB L Brands Inc Services Retail Apparel Stores
ROST Ross Stores, Inc. Services Retail Apparel Stores
AAP Advance Auto Parts Inc Services Retail Auto Parts Stores
AZO Autozone Inc. Services Retail Auto Parts Stores
ORLY O`Reilly Automotive, Inc. Services Retail Auto Parts Stores
AMZN Amazon.com Inc. Services Retail Catalog & Mail Order Houses
KSS Kohl`s Corp. Services Retail Department Stores
M Macy`s Inc Services Retail Department Stores
TJX TJX Companies, Inc. Services Retail Department Stores
COST Costco Wholesale Corp Services Retail Discount, Variety Stores
DG Dollar General Corp. Services Retail Discount, Variety Stores
DLTR Dollar Tree Inc Services Retail Discount, Variety Stores
TGT Target Corp Services Retail Discount, Variety Stores
WMT Walmart Inc Services Retail Discount, Variety Stores
WBA Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc Services Retail Drug Stores
BBY Best Buy Co. Inc. Services Retail Electronics Stores
KR Kroger Co. Services Retail Grocery Stores
HD Home Depot, Inc. Services Retail Home Improvement Stores
CPRT Copart, Inc. Services Specialty Retail Auto Dealerships
KMX Carmax Inc Services Specialty Retail Auto Dealerships
TIF Tiffany & Co. Services Specialty Retail Jewelry Stores
EBAY EBay Inc. Services Specialty Retail Specialty Retail, Other
GPC Genuine Parts Co. Services Specialty Retail Specialty Retail, Other
TSCO Tractor Supply Co. Services Specialty Retail Specialty Retail, Other
ULTA Ulta Beauty Inc Services Specialty Retail Specialty Retail, Other
CHRW C.H. Robinson Worldwide, Inc. Services Transportation Air Delivery & Freight Services
EXPD Expeditors International Of Washington, Inc. Services Transportation Air Delivery & Freight Services
FDX Fedex Corp Services Transportation Air Delivery & Freight Services
UPS United Parcel Service, Inc. Services Transportation Air Delivery & Freight Services
AAL American Airlines Group Inc Services Transportation Major Airlines
DAL Delta Air Lines, Inc. Services Transportation Major Airlines
UAL United Continental Holdings Inc Services Transportation Major Airlines
CSX CSX Corp. Services Transportation Railroads
KSU Kansas City Southern Services Transportation Railroads
NSC Norfolk Southern Corp. Services Transportation Railroads
UNP Union Pacific Corp. Services Transportation Railroads
WAB Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies Corp Services Transportation Railroads
ALK Alaska Air Group Inc. Services Transportation Regional Airlines
LUV Southwest Airlines Co Services Transportation Regional Airlines
JBHT J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc. Services Transportation Trucking
ABC Amerisource Bergen Corp. Services Wholesale Drugs Wholesale
CAH Cardinal Health, Inc. Services Wholesale Drugs Wholesale
MCK Mckesson Corporation Services Wholesale Drugs Wholesale
SYY Sysco Corp. Services Wholesale Food Wholesale
FAST Fastenal Co. Services Wholesale Industrial Equipment Wholesale
GWW W.W. Grainger Inc. Services Wholesale Industrial Equipment Wholesale
HSIC Henry Schein Inc. Services Wholesale Medical Equipment Wholesale
NTAP Netapp Inc Technology Computer Hardware Data Storage Devices
STX Seagate Technology Plc Technology Computer Hardware Data Storage Devices
WDC Western Digital Corp. Technology Computer Hardware Data Storage Devices
ANET Arista Networks Inc Technology Computer Hardware Diversified Computer Systems
HPE Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co Technology Computer Hardware Diversified Computer Systems
HPQ HP Inc Technology Computer Hardware Diversified Computer Systems
CSCO Cisco Systems, Inc. Technology Computer Hardware Networking & Communication Devices
JNPR Juniper Networks Inc Technology Computer Hardware Networking & Communication Devices
ADBE Adobe Inc. Technology Computer Software & Services Application Software
ANSS Ansys Inc. Technology Computer Software & Services Application Software
CDNS Cadence Design Systems, Inc. Technology Computer Software & Services Application Software
CRM Salesforce.Com Inc Technology Computer Software & Services Application Software
DXC DXC Technology Co Technology Computer Software & Services Application Software
FTNT Fortinet Inc Technology Computer Software & Services Application Software
INTU Intuit Inc Technology Computer Software & Services Application Software
ORCL Oracle Corp. Technology Computer Software & Services Application Software
ADP Automatic Data Processing Inc. Technology Computer Software & Services Business Software & Services
CTSH Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp. Technology Computer Software & Services Business Software & Services
CTXS Citrix Systems, Inc. Technology Computer Software & Services Business Software & Services
FFIV F5 Networks, Inc. Technology Computer Software & Services Business Software & Services
IRM Iron Mountain Inc. Technology Computer Software & Services Business Software & Services
JKHY Jack Henry & Associates, Inc. Technology Computer Software & Services Business Software & Services
MSFT Microsoft Corporation Technology Computer Software & Services Business Software & Services
CERN Cerner Corp. Technology Computer Software & Services Healthcare Information Services
BR Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc. Technology Computer Software & Services Information & Delivery Services
LDOS Leidos Holdings Inc Technology Computer Software & Services Information & Delivery Services
NLSN Nielsen Holdings plc Technology Computer Software & Services Information & Delivery Services
ACN Accenture plc Technology Computer Software & Services Information Technology Services
FIS Fidelity National Information Services, Inc. Technology Computer Software & Services Information Technology Services
IBM International Business Machines Corp. Technology Computer Software & Services Information Technology Services
IT Gartner, Inc. Technology Computer Software & Services Information Technology Services
XRX Xerox Corp Technology Computer Software & Services Information Technology Services
ATVI Activision Blizzard Inc Technology Computer Software & Services Multimedia & Graphics Software
EA Electronic Arts, Inc. Technology Computer Software & Services Multimedia & Graphics Software
TTWO Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. Technology Computer Software & Services Multimedia & Graphics Software
SYMC Symantec Corp. Technology Computer Software & Services Security Software & Services
ADSK Autodesk Inc. Technology Computer Software & Services Technical & System Software
APH Amphenol Corp. Technology Electronics Diversified Electronics
GLW Corning, Inc. Technology Electronics Diversified Electronics
TEL TE Connectivity Ltd Technology Electronics Diversified Electronics
FLIR Flir Systems, Inc. Technology Electronics Scientific & Technical Instruments
FTV Fortive Corp Technology Electronics Scientific & Technical Instruments
GRMN Garmin Ltd Technology Electronics Scientific & Technical Instruments
KEYS Keysight Technologies Inc Technology Electronics Scientific & Technical Instruments
AMD Advanced Micro Devices Inc. Technology Electronics Semiconductor - Broad Line
AVGO Broadcom Inc Technology Electronics Semiconductor - Broad Line
INTC Intel Corp. Technology Electronics Semiconductor - Broad Line
MCHP Microchip Technology, Inc. Technology Electronics Semiconductor - Broad Line
MXIM Maxim Integrated Products, Inc. Technology Electronics Semiconductor - Broad Line
QRVO Qorvo Inc Technology Electronics Semiconductor - Broad Line
TXN Texas Instruments Inc. Technology Electronics Semiconductor - Broad Line
ADI Analog Devices Inc. Technology Electronics Semiconductor - Integrated Circuits
SWKS Skyworks Solutions, Inc. Technology Electronics Semiconductor - Integrated Circuits
XLNX Xilinx, Inc. Technology Electronics Semiconductor - Integrated Circuits
NVDA NVIDIA Corp Technology Electronics Semiconductor - Specialized
AMAT Applied Materials Inc. Technology Electronics Semiconductor Equipment & Materials
IPGP IPG Photonics Corp Technology Electronics Semiconductor Equipment & Materials
KLAC Kla-Tencor Corp. Technology Electronics Semiconductor Equipment & Materials
LRCX Lam Research Corp. Technology Electronics Semiconductor Equipment & Materials
SNPS Synopsys, Inc. Technology Electronics Semiconductor Equipment & Materials
MU Micron Technology Inc. Technology Electronics Semiconductor- Memory Chips
AKAM Akamai Technologies Inc Technology Internet Internet Information Providers
FB Facebook Inc Technology Internet Internet Information Providers
GOOG Alphabet Inc Technology Internet Internet Information Providers
INFO IHS Markit Ltd Technology Internet Internet Information Providers
TRIP TripAdvisor Inc. Technology Internet Internet Information Providers
TWTR Twitter Inc Technology Internet Internet Information Providers
VRSN Verisign Inc. Technology Internet Internet Information Providers
EQIX Equinix Inc Technology Internet Internet Software & Services
MSI Motorola Solutions Inc Technology Telecommunications Communication Equipment
QCOM Qualcomm, Inc. Technology Telecommunications Communication Equipment
CCI Crown Castle International Corp Technology Telecommunications Diversified Communication Services
SBAC SBA Communications Corp Technology Telecommunications Diversified Communication Services
CTL CenturyLink Inc Technology Telecommunications Telecom Services - Domestic
VZ Verizon Communications Inc Technology Telecommunications Telecom Services - Domestic
TMUS T-Mobile US Inc Technology Telecommunications Wireless Communications
ES Eversource Energy Utilities Utilities Diversified Utilities
EXC Exelon Corp. Utilities Utilities Diversified Utilities
NI Nisource Inc. (Holding Co.) Utilities Utilities Diversified Utilities
NRG NRG Energy Inc. Utilities Utilities Diversified Utilities
PEG Public Service Enterprise Group Inc. Utilities Utilities Diversified Utilities
SRE Sempra Energy Utilities Utilities Diversified Utilities
AEE Ameren Corp. Utilities Utilities Electric Utilities
AEP American Electric Power Company Inc. Utilities Utilities Electric Utilities
AES AES Corp. Utilities Utilities Electric Utilities
CMS CMS Energy Corporation Utilities Utilities Electric Utilities
D Dominion Energy Inc Utilities Utilities Electric Utilities
DTE DTE Energy Co. Utilities Utilities Electric Utilities
DUK Duke Energy Corp. Utilities Utilities Electric Utilities
ED Consolidated Edison, Inc. Utilities Utilities Electric Utilities
EIX Edison International Utilities Utilities Electric Utilities
ETR Entergy Corp. Utilities Utilities Electric Utilities
EVRG Evergy Inc Utilities Utilities Electric Utilities
FE Firstenergy Corp. Utilities Utilities Electric Utilities
LNT Alliant Energy Corp. Utilities Utilities Electric Utilities
NEE NextEra Energy Inc Utilities Utilities Electric Utilities
PNW Pinnacle West Capital Corp. Utilities Utilities Electric Utilities
PPL PPL Corp Utilities Utilities Electric Utilities
SO Southern Company Utilities Utilities Electric Utilities
WEC WEC Energy Group Inc Utilities Utilities Electric Utilities
XEL Xcel Energy, Inc. Utilities Utilities Electric Utilities
ATO Atmos Energy Corp. Utilities Utilities Gas Utilities
CNP Centerpoint Energy Inc. Utilities Utilities Gas Utilities
OKE Oneok Inc. Utilities Utilities Gas Utilities
AWK American Water Works Co. Inc. Utilities Utilities Water Utilities

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