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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Harley-Davidson, Inc. (HOG) Falls on Lower Shipment Forecast

Shares of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, based Harley-Davidson, Inc. (HOG) fell on Tuesday against the backdrop of a mixed day in stocks overall. The stock lost $6.05 per share, down 9.79% to close at 55.72 on volume of 15,471,892 shares. The company has forecast lower shipments for 2015 as a result of aggressive discounting from foreign competitors, ... READ MORE

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April 25, 1850:
Paul Julius Reuter, founder of the Reuters news agency, uses 40 pigeons to carry stock market prices between Brussels and Aachen.