List of Major Stock Market Industries

Here is a list of the major stock market industries. The 32 sectors are broken down into these smaller subsets called industries, which are simply the basic categories of business activity. Click on any industry to learn more about that industry, including the companies within that sector, and what stocks are recently making news.
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Ocwen Financial (OCN) Plummets on Backdating Allegations

Shares of Atlanta, Georgia, based Ocwen Financial Corp. (OCN) fell sharply on Tuesday, bucking the strong rise in stocks across the board. Ocwen’s stock closed down 18.20%, falling $4.78 per share to close at $21.48 per share on volume of 23,268,561 shares. A New York state regulator is alleging that the company backdated thousands of
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October 22, 1998:
Oil company Conoco, spun off from DuPont, goes public in the largest IPO in U.S. history, raising $4.4 billion.