The Industry Rankings page allows you to screen for stocks by grouping, which can help classify stocks in the same type of business for comparison purposes.
Barchart provides rankings by Industry Groups and SIC Codes, each ranked by weighted alpha (recalculated every 10 minutes.) You can view a chart of the weighted alpha for each sector by clicking on the Flipcharts button.
The number of stocks contained within each sector is represented as volume on the charts. Barchart maintains approximately two years of sector history for charting purposes. An industry must have at least 2 stocks to be considered on the Industry Groups page.
Barchart classifies stocks into Industry groups, which are similar to the S&P Sectors but do not limit stocks to just those found in the major market Indices—including the Dow Jones Complex, Nasdaq 100 and S&P Indexes. An industry group helps you classify stocks in the same type of business for comparison purposes.
The Industry Groups page lists Industries sorted by Weighted Alpha. You'll see the number of stocks contained in the Industry Group. Clicking on a group will open a page showing you all the stocks in that sector.
By default, only those sectors that contain 10 or more stocks will be included on the Industry Groups page. This is done to prevent a single stock from having too great an effect on the ranking of the list. Use the checkbox at the top of the page to include all sectors, including those with less than 10 stocks. In addition, ETF sector groups only contain ETFs whose leverage is single-long and will exclude ETFs who are short, double-long or triple-long.
Industry SIC Codes
Another method of sectoring stocks is using Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) Codes. A SIC Code is a standardized method of classifying a company's type of business (they appear in a company's EDGAR filings).
The Industry SIC Codes page ranks two-digit SIC codes (the first two letter of the four-digit code) by Weighted Alpha. Click on the 2-digit code to see all of the four-digit SIC codes, where you can then drill-down to the stocks within each four-digit sector. Only those sectors that contain 10 or more stocks will be included on the Industry SIC Groups page. This is done to prevent a single stock from having too great an effect on the ranking of the list.
About Weighted Alpha
Weighted Alpha is a measure of how much a stock has risen or fallen over a one-year period. The original research was restricted to large cap stocks, so the corresponding rise in the S&P 500 index was subtracted; however, as there are a number of interesting stocks that do not fit well into any category, and others that fit into more than one category, the results are presented without subtracting any index.
Barchart.com takes this Alpha (measure of how much a stock has changed in the one-year period) and weights this, assigning more weight to recent activity, and less (0.5 factor) to activity at the beginning of the period. Thus the weighted alpha is a measure of one year growth with an emphasis on the most recent price activity.
A stock whose price has risen over the one-year period will have a positive Weighted Alpha. A stock whose price has not changed in the period will have a small Weighted Alpha and a stock whose price has dropped over the period will have a negative Weighted Alpha.
Note: The Weighted Alpha is limited in the amount it may change from one day to the next, thus eliminating large price jumps from the calculation.
For pages showing Intraday views, we use the current session's data with new price data appear on the page as indicated by a "flash". Stocks: 15 minute delay (Cboe BZX data for U.S. equities is real-time), ET. Volume reflects consolidated markets. Futures and Forex: 10 or 15 minute delay, CT.
The list of symbols included on the page is updated every 10 minutes throughout the trading day. However, new stocks are not automatically added to or re-ranked on the page until the site performs its 10-minute update.
For reference, we include the date and timestamp of when the list was last updated at the top right of the page.
Pages are initially sorted in a specific order (depending on the data presented). You can re-sort the page by clicking on any of the column headings in the table.
Most data tables can be analyzed using "Views." A View simply presents the symbols on the page with a different set of columns. Site members can also display the page using Custom Views. (Simply create a free account, log in, then create and save Custom Views to be used on any data table.)
Each View has a "Links" column on the far right to access a symbol's Quote Overview, Chart, Options Quotes (when available), Barchart Opinion, and Technical Analysis page. Standard Views found throughout the site include:
- Main View: Symbol, Name, Last Price, Change, Percent Change, High, Low, Volume, and Time of Last Trade.
- Technical View: Symbol, Name, Last Price, Today's Opinion, 20-Day Relative Strength, 20-Day Historic Volatility, 20-Day Average Volume, 52-Week High and 52-Week Low.
- Performance View: Symbol, Name, Last Price, Weighted Alpha, YTD Percent Change, 1-Month, 3-Month and 1-Year Percent Change.
- Fundamental View: Available only on equity pages, shows Symbol, Name, Market Cap, P/E Ratio (trailing 12 months). Earnings Per Share (trailing 12 months), Net Income, Beta, Annual Dividend, and Dividend Yield.
Note: For all markets except U.S. equities, fundamental data is not licensed for downloading. Your .csv file will show "N/L" for "not licensed" when downloading from a Canadian, UK, Australian, or European stocks page.
- Mini-Chart View: Available for Barchart Premier Members, this view displays 12 small charts per page for the symbols shown in the data table. You may change the bar type and time frame for the Mini-Charts as you scroll through the page. The default settings for Mini-Charts are found in your Site Preferences, under "Overview Charts".
View Symbol More Data (+)
Unique to Barchart.com, data tables contain an option that allows you to see more data for the symbol without leaving the page. Click the "+" icon in the first column (on the left) to view more data for the selected symbol. Scroll through widgets of the different content available for the symbol. Click on any of the widgets to go to the full page. The "More Data" widgets are also available from the Links column of the right side of the data table.
Also unique to Barchart, Flipcharts allow you to scroll through all the symbols on the table in a chart view. While viewing Flipcharts, you can apply a custom chart template, further customizing the way you can analyze the symbols. Flipcharts are a free tool available to Site Members.
Note: Flipcharts, unlike the full-page chart or Dashboard, does not stream updated data to the chart.
Download is a free tool available to Site Members. This tool will download a .csv file for the View being displayed. For dynamically-generated tables (such as a Stock or ETF Screener) where you see more than 1000 rows of data, the download will be limited to only the first 1000 records on the table. For other static pages (such as the Russell 3000 Components list) all rows will be downloaded.
Free members are limited to 5 downloads per day, while Barchart Premier Members may download up to 100 .csv files per day.
Note: Due to licensing restrictions, Canadian fundamental data cannot be downloaded from Barchart.com. You will see "N/L" in a downloaded column when this is the case.
Should you require more than 100 downloads per day, please contact Barchart Sales at 866-333-7587 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or additional options about historical market data.