OptionsHouse

Groups

Stocks categorized by industry and sector

Grouping lies at the heart of researchLAB


Stocks move heavily according to their broader industry groups and sectors. Good news in one stock is usually good news for others within that broader group, and the reverse is usually true as well.

There are groups such as "iPhone Suppliers," and "Credit Rating Firms" that move closely together and track developments in key areas. Our categories can be highly specialized, such as "Light-emitting Diodes," "Satellite Media," "Education Stocks" and even "Snowmobiles." Others are broad, such as "Semiconductors" and "Gold Miners."

researchLAB identifies specific groups according to real sentiment and investor perceptions.

Anyone who has researched companies on their own knows how important it is to understand these relationships. But this requires reading news stories and web sites in search of them. researchLAB does that work for you, and provides information in a context that would otherwise take considerable time to discover.

When new themes emerge in the news, like "Shale gas" or "Cloud computing," we create new groups of member stocks. This approach can offer a big advantage over traditional static indexing.


How to find groups

  • The Search tickers or groups box appears in the upper right corner of every page. Simply begin typing a company name, ticker symbol or topic ("semiconductor", "telecom", "etf") to see potential matches.


  • The Groups page lists all groups within researchLAB. You can sort groups by performance over different time periods by clicking column headings. Click a heading again to reverse the sort order.

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  • Hover over a group name to see its member stock tickers.

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  • Click a group name anywhere within researchLAB to see a popup overview and member companies.

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  • Click the Group details link at the bottom of the Groups popup overview for details about the group's member stocks, including news events, performance, current options prices, and trader's network sentiments.


  • Click a ticker symbol or company name anywhere within researchLAB to see details about that company, including news events, performance, current options prices, trader's network sentiments, and related companies.

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Group 1 day 1 week 2 week 1 month 3 month 6 month 12 month YTD
Cruise Ships 2.90% 4.75% 4.25% 0.68% 3.64% -18.19% -18.31% -27.15%
Motor Homes 2.61% 2.31% 3.10% -0.95% 20.21% 15.63% 41.09% 30.84%
Cancer Treatment 2.51% 6.71% 11.61% 17.08% 41.25% 61.34% 25.47% 10.42%
Disk Drive Makers 2.10% 3.92% 5.38% 19.42% 56.71% 16.22% -14.39% -1.80%
Flash Memory 1.94% 0.96% 3.08% 0.96% 21.40% 3.02% -67.08% -14.98%
Airlines 1.87% -0.01% -3.12% 0.50% 14.75% -10.40% 6.11% -3.60%
Consumer Video Chips 1.75% -3.12% -0.02% 3.26% 34.46% 46.94% 69.10% 45.24%
Internet 1.62% -0.13% -0.15% 4.32% 24.61% 19.04% 48.85% 15.52%
Solar 1.61% 4.88% -3.13% -7.22% -4.51% -23.81% -19.71% -43.47%
Snowmobiles 1.57% 2.61% -0.39% -10.61% -5.28% -17.94% -36.53% -12.55%
Auto Part Retailers 1.53% 1.72% 0.45% -2.97% 0.60% -3.96% 2.92% 4.43%
Technology Distributors 1.43% -0.50% 3.89% -1.25% 8.01% 0.75% 18.73% 13.64%
Newspaper Companies 1.40% 2.10% 2.17% 0.30% 10.29% 12.76% 22.78% 3.48%
China Tech 1.39% 2.51% 3.68% 8.15% 30.28% 21.70% 51.54% 8.23%
Chinese English Academies 1.09% 0.03% 6.71% 13.47% 15.71% 34.05% 129.25% 48.06%
E-Commerce 0.98% 0.86% 0.29% 4.14% 27.39% 27.72% 47.28% 19.93%
Fiber Optics 0.91% -2.29% 1.59% 13.28% 71.96% 26.84% 99.26% 51.63%
3-D Printers 0.84% 3.39% 6.46% 2.06% 24.25% -6.79% 30.82% 25.49%
Vitamins 0.83% -1.93% -2.55% -1.43% -11.71% -25.41% -33.91% -27.12%
Firearms 0.82% -3.44% -2.45% -13.00% -2.85% -12.08% 23.38% 5.54%
Beverages 0.81% 0.60% -1.90% -3.55% 1.91% -2.02% 9.19% -0.81%
Telecom Suppliers 0.77% 3.08% 0.53% -2.10% 11.46% -2.61% 14.06% 0.45%
Discount Retailer 0.73% -0.82% -1.80% -9.43% -10.66% -12.03% 8.89% -3.76%
Software as a Service 0.72% 0.63% 1.76% 5.39% 33.69% 47.64% 39.59% 25.30%
Outsourcing 0.65% -0.43% -2.87% -4.68% -9.23% -17.55% -13.84% -10.18%
Shoe Retailers 0.65% -1.40% -1.75% -10.38% 6.45% -6.99% -5.24% 5.91%
Biotech 0.61% 6.94% 8.68% 15.25% 48.61% 49.68% 20.22% 6.30%
Semiconductor 0.61% -0.24% 1.52% -0.58% 23.54% 26.70% 55.13% 30.25%
Big Box Retail 0.60% -1.28% -2.21% -6.37% -2.70% -4.45% 0.32% 5.74%
Home Improvement 0.60% -0.69% -2.39% -7.99% -3.30% -6.41% 8.58% -6.01%
IT Networking 0.55% 1.43% 3.28% 5.63% 25.96% 22.51% 31.15% 21.77%
Athletic Clothing 0.55% -0.68% -2.28% -8.39% 6.15% -9.54% -12.06% -6.96%
iPhone Suppliers 0.52% -4.63% 3.74% -2.52% 27.54% 13.67% 31.91% 27.80%
Cloud Enterprise 0.48% 1.58% 2.96% 6.53% 52.74% 48.51% 28.03% 33.55%
Medical Services 0.47% 0.19% -1.45% -2.51% 0.45% -2.97% -3.69% -14.23%
Network Security 0.45% 1.39% 0.29% 0.88% 27.66% 21.68% 3.87% 9.26%
Pharmacy Benefit Managers 0.43% 0.32% -4.17% -3.56% 1.09% -3.52% -7.18% -13.81%
Prepaid Wireless 0.42% 1.08% -0.87% 4.50% 36.30% 57.41% 48.21% 51.82%
Cloud Computing 0.40% 0.05% 1.06% -0.41% 38.10% 24.01% 7.83% 18.54%
Parcel Shipping 0.40% 5.17% 3.84% 2.74% 12.44% 5.73% 17.22% 15.40%
Videogames 0.40% 1.07% 3.30% 6.05% 22.58% 26.02% 44.69% 22.29%
Software 0.37% 1.91% 0.53% 0.89% 13.66% 5.71% 26.98% 9.20%
Traditional Media 0.36% 0.10% -2.18% -4.57% -0.34% -7.12% 1.77% -2.67%
Specialty Retail 0.36% -3.97% -4.29% -13.74% 4.15% -22.94% -13.05% -14.04%
Toy Makers 0.36% 0.87% -1.69% -4.55% 6.67% 3.13% 20.02% 13.75%
China 0.35% 1.69% 0.84% 4.24% 25.04% 19.58% 45.43% 19.78%
Shipping & logistics 0.35% 2.42% -0.06% 0.07% 2.12% -1.23% 5.60% 12.38%
Analog Chip Stocks 0.34% -0.77% 3.40% 1.33% 29.54% 20.15% 42.93% 26.79%
Insurance 0.32% 0.06% -0.96% -1.05% 3.39% -0.25% 14.10% 6.34%
Department Stores 0.30% 1.32% 0.77% -4.26% 17.93% -20.07% -24.60% 3.74%
Trash Haulers 0.30% -0.20% -0.71% -2.46% 3.17% 9.24% 31.03% 28.76%
Tool Companies 0.30% 0.10% -0.11% -1.07% 17.63% 14.84% 36.07% 20.16%
Funeral Homes 0.29% 1.32% 2.20% -0.52% 5.02% 9.91% 6.41% 0.07%
Electrical Connectors 0.28% 0.70% 0.20% -5.68% 11.23% 7.79% 22.10% 11.61%
Treasury Bond Funds 0.27% 1.19% 0.82% -0.31% -0.79% 2.70% 5.00% 7.02%
Hospital Operators 0.26% -2.98% -4.31% -2.50% -9.67% -13.52% -24.61% -13.14%
Industrial gases 0.26% -0.06% -1.63% -5.06% 9.42% 1.69% 16.85% 13.86%
Tires 0.26% 1.14% 2.50% 7.74% 26.31% -1.85% 3.71% -3.34%
Cinemas 0.25% -1.22% -0.14% 0.86% 12.60% 9.51% 31.60% 24.41%
Brokerage Firms 0.24% -1.63% -2.71% 0.66% 27.28% 3.09% 2.43% -3.63%
Mall Retailers 0.24% -2.99% -3.93% -10.61% 9.63% -21.36% -10.43% -7.28%
Medical Equipment 0.24% 0.93% 1.25% 1.82% 14.76% 29.34% 50.95% 32.46%
Staffing, Temping 0.22% 2.62% 0.80% -1.65% 14.20% -10.65% 1.37% -8.14%
Defense Contractors 0.21% 1.77% 1.94% 0.10% 5.97% 14.72% 28.98% 15.47%
Social Networking 0.20% 1.49% 1.27% 5.21% 22.01% 32.50% 47.80% 10.47%
Education Companies 0.19% -0.09% -0.56% -1.35% 20.35% 11.02% 143.55% 12.11%
Insurance Brokers 0.18% 0.94% -0.03% 1.07% 9.28% 8.93% 25.07% 20.23%
Credit Cards 0.17% -0.09% -1.94% 1.18% 14.27% 5.17% 3.01% -0.96%
Water 0.17% 1.93% 4.45% 1.66% 1.11% 11.84% 41.05% 28.58%
Life Insurance 0.15% -1.58% -2.08% 3.85% 38.49% 23.92% 0.51% 1.84%
Regional Banks 0.13% -1.57% -2.73% -0.09% 17.56% 13.97% 8.02% 2.44%
Consumer Staples 0.13% 0.12% -1.40% -5.19% -1.69% 1.80% 18.16% 9.56%
Storage REITs 0.13% 5.47% 4.43% 2.87% -7.68% -13.02% 15.64% -2.48%
Wireless Towers 0.13% 2.77% 0.99% -0.85% 4.06% 10.53% 20.12% 10.95%
Enterprise Software 0.12% 0.39% -0.15% -1.34% 23.97% 17.38% 30.98% 22.26%
Apartment REITs 0.11% 4.91% 5.56% 3.86% 4.53% 2.11% 18.90% 8.69%
Aerospace 0.10% 0.40% -2.32% -2.22% 9.49% 0.52% 4.14% -5.56%
Clothing Makers 0.10% -2.26% -4.46% -7.80% 7.82% -4.56% -5.95% 1.66%
Financial REITs 0.10% 1.71% 2.17% 0.02% 9.10% 15.36% 6.91% 11.37%
Medical Research 0.09% 3.17% 4.35% 13.25% 31.02% 20.12% 7.25% 5.04%
Commercial Property Management 0.08% 1.17% 1.02% -0.92% 16.03% 0.81% -17.67% -16.26%
Home Builders 0.08% 4.36% 0.78% -0.19% 17.38% 11.35% -1.34% 1.77%
Semiconductor Materials 0.07% 2.69% 4.31% 1.67% 18.67% 19.44% 38.24% 13.79%
Credit Ratings 0.04% 0.34% 0.46% 3.14% 24.87% 19.99% 29.02% 17.68%
Megabanks 0.04% -1.50% -4.50% -1.57% 17.65% 6.76% -8.49% -13.19%
HMO/Health Insurance 0.03% 0.76% 0.89% 0.92% 5.12% 2.83% 11.59% 8.37%
Local TV Broadcasters 0.03% -3.02% -2.97% -2.55% 7.42% 0.51% 9.09% -11.22%
Chip Gear & Software -0.01% 1.12% 1.46% 0.76% 16.38% 13.80% 34.78% 21.56%
Financial Exchanges -0.01% 0.94% 2.00% 3.75% 16.18% 13.49% 28.74% 17.69%
Indian Stocks -0.02% -1.61% -4.10% 1.05% 7.60% 4.23% 13.57% 5.01%
Railroads -0.02% 0.93% -0.35% -1.82% 16.94% 8.65% 12.34% 16.87%
Tobacco -0.03% 0.86% -1.07% -1.51% -0.52% 0.76% 14.50% 7.21%
Countries -0.04% 0.84% -0.54% -1.11% 11.43% 4.69% 10.96% 12.34%
Currency ETFs -0.04% 0.48% -0.15% -0.48% 0.53% -0.36% 1.61% 2.55%
High Yield Corporate Credit -0.07% 0.48% 0.29% -0.41% 5.34% 6.09% 3.29% 7.20%
Select SPDR Funds -0.08% 0.44% -1.02% -1.87% 5.95% 3.86% 14.39% 6.57%
Mutual Funds -0.09% -1.93% -3.31% -3.21% 11.40% -2.71% 1.10% -1.71%
Telecom -0.09% 2.43% -0.82% 0.53% 1.07% 0.25% 24.82% 17.17%
Electronic Contract Manufacturers -0.12% -0.08% 2.92% 1.83% 16.84% 11.73% 14.82% 16.29%
Home Construction Supplies -0.12% 1.54% -1.13% -4.67% 12.73% 10.58% 18.19% 8.55%
Drugstores -0.13% 0.16% -3.93% -1.33% -1.16% -2.96% 8.06% -6.42%
Loan Servicers -0.13% -2.14% -1.26% 2.14% 42.21% 16.95% -16.68% -17.64%
Reinsurers -0.14% 0.15% -1.13% 0.13% 10.84% -0.17% 5.39% 1.53%
Rental Companies -0.17% -1.41% -2.32% -3.49% 9.23% -2.93% -14.68% -3.21%
Hotels -0.20% -1.71% -2.42% -8.14% 8.71% 0.66% 10.48% 6.21%
Key Indexes -0.20% 0.55% -0.21% -0.54% 10.37% 5.26% 12.69% 6.49%
Chemicals -0.22% -0.81% -2.59% -3.28% 19.58% 13.05% 29.10% 20.26%
Truckers/Logistics -0.22% -3.20% -2.37% 0.83% 17.72% -4.04% 2.60% 13.08%
Datacenter REITs -0.23% 0.77% -0.71% -0.41% -4.45% 10.43% 48.30% 28.78%
Key ETFs -0.25% 1.00% -0.86% -1.21% 10.82% 8.69% 19.06% 16.95%
Uniforms -0.26% -0.44% -0.33% 0.02% 23.56% 22.93% 29.16% 25.15%
Industrial REITs -0.28% 3.98% 3.37% 1.84% 10.54% 22.26% 43.68% 32.10%
Luxury Mattress -0.28% -1.22% -2.94% -5.79% 30.65% 26.43% 10.95% 11.51%
Drug Makers -0.28% 0.33% -0.76% -0.71% 5.32% 7.87% 9.04% -0.43%
Retail REITs -0.30% 2.69% 1.07% -0.21% 7.91% 7.02% 19.01% 11.03%
Weight Loss -0.31% 2.31% 1.60% -0.07% 12.96% 10.91% 32.13% 5.15%
Industry ETFs -0.33% 1.30% -0.73% -0.78% 12.69% 13.71% 23.93% 21.77%
Programmable Chips -0.34% 0.12% 2.42% 2.78% 26.22% 17.69% 47.24% 10.64%
Packaging -0.35% 0.56% 0.77% 1.74% 18.12% 12.76% 23.35% 8.88%
Retail Brokerage -0.35% -1.74% -0.17% 3.43% 20.27% 3.58% 4.35% -9.63%
Office REITs -0.36% 3.77% 1.43% 0.58% 9.89% 13.18% 17.49% 14.64%
Clinical Testing -0.37% 1.19% 0.80% 1.98% 7.65% 19.25% 37.43% 11.14%
Utilities -0.37% 2.29% 3.92% 2.45% 1.35% 1.56% 19.12% 16.75%
Advertising -0.38% 1.11% -1.57% -2.11% 6.37% -0.85% 10.72% 4.97%
Automakers -0.38% 0.45% -2.25% -0.26% 16.94% 10.91% 16.85% 0.84%
Supermarkets -0.40% -1.64% -0.11% -10.79% -5.98% -20.28% -15.91% -24.66%
Billboards -0.46% 2.55% 1.03% -1.17% 2.44% 16.98% 22.68% 26.54%
Obesity Drugs -0.46% 9.68% 13.40% 12.68% 10.37% -5.89% -16.68% 6.31%
Nuclear Energy -0.47% 2.63% 4.40% 3.44% 3.06% 0.66% 22.50% 19.60%
Online Lenders -0.51% -1.60% 3.46% 2.05% 33.99% 1.29% -33.56% -15.12%
Shipping Companies -0.51% 4.88% 3.08% 18.56% 60.13% 38.35% -52.38% 20.28%
Car Retailers -0.52% 0.10% -0.55% 2.51% 23.06% 7.29% -11.63% -5.37%
Packaged Foods -0.55% 0.26% -1.00% -5.09% -4.13% 5.45% 18.37% 13.59%
Private Equity -0.57% -2.47% -5.22% -5.95% 11.29% -4.87% -7.76% -2.66%
Latin American Banks -0.58% 1.83% -1.43% -3.05% 16.51% 18.21% 68.33% 49.26%
Fast Food -0.59% 2.10% 1.10% -0.06% 8.70% 5.63% 7.33% 4.64%
Agricultural Machinery -0.61% 0.43% -0.59% -6.31% 6.76% 3.26% 6.45% 19.65%
Electric Generators -0.61% 1.85% 0.72% 1.25% -2.25% -2.62% 9.89% 11.17%
Argentina -0.62% 1.69% 2.50% 0.57% 6.38% 14.08% 62.81% 20.82%
Fertilizer -0.62% -0.73% -5.34% -4.28% 3.80% -0.81% 7.97% -0.99%
Online Gambling -0.63% 3.62% 4.54% 13.45% 26.53% 25.48% 19.40% 34.15%
Agriculture -0.64% -0.23% -3.29% -4.81% 1.84% -2.14% 2.78% -0.99%
Forest Products -0.66% 2.16% -0.28% -1.34% 16.84% 13.83% 26.89% 16.39%
Oil Refiners -0.67% -6.42% -4.19% 2.79% 15.86% -13.98% -29.27% -31.77%
Nursing/Senior Homes -0.68% 4.45% 1.55% -0.83% 9.48% 14.62% 12.38% 8.97%
Railroad Suppliers -0.68% 1.80% 1.17% -2.59% 19.65% 7.02% -0.74% -5.95%
Office Furniture -0.72% -12.23% -13.58% -15.53% 1.02% -0.35% -5.17% 6.87%
Construction -0.75% 1.21% -0.16% -3.74% 9.65% 6.45% 13.28% 9.38%
Bulk Materials -0.85% 3.00% -0.13% -6.71% 6.05% 4.45% 16.60% 18.17%
Auto Part Makers -0.89% 0.08% 0.46% 1.41% 23.64% -1.20% 2.55% -3.35%
Latin American Utilities -0.89% 2.99% 4.17% 7.42% 24.26% 32.98% 86.20% 71.28%
Coal Miners and Related -0.91% 2.59% 1.59% 13.77% 43.44% 109.01% 40.44% 103.72%
European Lenders -0.96% -1.45% -8.57% -1.61% 13.02% -7.28% -29.24% -25.42%
Ethanol -0.97% 0.07% -2.66% 1.15% 43.89% 52.42% 35.64% 32.52%
Gold Miners -1.08% 2.51% -2.34% -2.11% -4.17% 26.72% 139.36% 109.20%
Agricultural Processors -1.16% -0.53% -3.62% -3.53% 5.55% 9.84% -7.85% 0.67%
Car Rental Companies -1.27% -0.11% 0.04% 0.54% 28.43% 47.85% -7.99% 7.27%
Casual Dining -1.28% 2.23% 0.12% -2.74% 8.18% -1.15% 1.61% 6.69%
Pipelines -1.28% 2.29% 0.09% 1.87% 11.17% 34.25% 18.75% 27.68%
Truck Makers -1.28% 2.08% 3.04% 7.05% 31.68% 20.86% 31.33% 44.39%
Aluminum Makers -1.31% 2.70% 0.83% 4.49% 21.82% 7.83% 17.85% 10.14%
Iron Ore -1.54% 4.65% 3.23% -0.32% 22.60% 48.95% 63.53% 130.41%
Senior Living -1.64% -1.23% -1.49% -0.81% 14.34% -2.39% -21.47% -20.99%
Liquefied natural gas -1.65% -3.10% -5.96% -0.64% 33.13% 20.29% -17.42% 21.74%
Japanese Banks -1.71% 5.19% -0.23% 3.11% 25.55% 14.38% -10.66% -13.21%
Latam Food -1.90% 5.78% 4.88% 0.24% 25.58% 19.83% 33.23% 44.97%
Copper Miners -1.92% 3.50% -0.68% -1.68% 6.53% 2.11% 4.22% 21.46%
Basic Metals -1.96% 4.28% 1.81% -0.04% 19.31% 27.68% 49.62% 75.95%
Steel Makers -2.00% 8.25% 5.99% 0.77% 20.00% 13.53% 64.02% 72.02%
Casinos -2.02% 5.93% 4.92% 8.10% 17.26% -1.03% 25.62% 4.63%
Oil Field Service -2.24% -0.51% -4.66% -6.20% 4.19% 3.28% -0.32% 5.16%
Oil Tankers -2.53% -0.15% -3.37% -3.64% -5.22% -21.28% -47.16% -43.74%
Silver Miners -3.22% 0.43% -4.81% -3.34% 16.37% 89.29% 208.04% 217.61%
Ocean Drillers -3.53% 2.71% -6.10% -9.78% -24.89% -22.13% -36.09% -28.28%
Natural Gas -3.54% 1.31% -4.90% 0.34% 20.23% 35.76% 20.97% 34.62%
Wildcat Oil Companies -3.79% 1.75% -8.69% -2.17% 21.31% 53.64% 15.23% 37.48%
Fracking -3.85% -3.58% -8.94% -2.28% 13.37% 80.82% 64.29% 72.70%
Land Drillers -4.00% -0.75% -5.55% -5.29% -13.78% 5.91% 2.56% 0.83%
Shale Gas Companies -4.69% 1.52% -7.81% 6.85% 8.13% 45.71% 22.02% 60.22%