List of Major Stock Market Sectors

Here is a list of the major stock market sectors. Sectors are distinct subsets of the market whose components share similar characteristics. Stocks are grouped into different sectors depending upon the company's business. Click on any sector to learn more about that sector, including the industries and companies within that sector, and what stocks are recently making news.
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DSW (DSW) Up on Better Than Expected Revenues and Earnings

Shares of Columbus, Ohio, based DSW Inc. (DSW) rose on Tuesday, on a slightly higher day on Wall Street. DSW stock was up $2.62 per share, rising 9.24%, to close at $30.99 on volume of 8,503,841 shares. The company reported higher than expected sales and net income for its fiscal second quarter, as well as
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