Markets & Finance

Sector: Basic Materials


Sector/

Industry

Index Value

% of S&P 1500

% Price Change For

Rankings

5(Best) to 1(Worst)

Analyst Rec.

(+) Pos.

(0) Neu.

(-) Neg.

1 Wk

13 Wks

YTD

'99

5 Yrs.

STARS

Relative Strength

Basic Materials

113.17

2.46

1.02

12.12

2.64

12.57

1.37

3.01

4

Underweight

Agricultural Products

177.77

0.1

1.63

31.55

3.52

25.98

11.42

3

5

-

Aluminum

200.51

0.34

0.38

27.22

11.06

19.15

14.34

2.99

3

0

Chemicals

123.58

0.84

1.21

6.67

8.17

17.28

2.31

3.05

3

0

Chemicals (Diversified)

141.72

0.11

2.67

10.97

5.46

22.16

6.86

3.63

4

+

Chemicals (Specialty)

99.07

0.22

1.52

10.34

0.35

7.58

1.34

3.37

3

+

Construction (Cement & Aggregates)

243.08

0.06

0.08

10.97

3.37

18.83

19.55

2.08

3

0

Containers & Packaging (Paper)

119.5

0.06

1.69

22.18

0.71

4.64

3.59

3

4

-

Gold & Precious Metals Mining

41.77

0.1

5.8

9.86

10.98

15.9

19.09

4

2

+

Iron & Steel

49.34

0.08

0.17

5.76

3.24

39.01

13.11

2.98

2

-

Metals Mining

61.37

0.07

0.06

20.54

2.88

30.26

9.91

2.5

3

0

Paper & Forest Products

116.05

0.45

3.41

9.59

5.19

16.16

3.62

2.6

3

-

Sector STARS: The weighted averages of company STARS in the sector or industry. A higher number is better.

Relative Strength: The index's 6-month performance versus the S&P 1500. A higher number is better.

Recommendations: Industry outlooks are S&P analysts' investment outlooks for index and non-index companies. Sector weightings reflect Standard & Poor's Investment Policy Committee input.

The Relative Strength Graph represents the sector's 52-week price performance vs. that of the S&P 1500 Super Composite. If the purple line moves below 100, the sector is underperforming the market, and if it moves above 100, the sector Is outperforming the market.

The S&P 1500 Super Composite normalized at 100

The sector's 52-week price performance

The relative-strength trend line over the last 200 days


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