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.
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. Only those sectors that contain 3 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. 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 3 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.
Barchart Data Table
Data tables on Barchart follow a familiar format to view and access extensive information for the symbols in the table.
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, Weighted Alpha, Market Cap, P/E Ratio. Earnings Per Share, Beta, Return on Equity, and Price/Sales
Data Table Expand
Unique to Barchart.com, data tables contain an "expand" option. Click the "+" icon in the first column (on the left) to "expand" the table 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.
Horzontal Scroll on Wide Tables
Especially when using a custom view, you may find that the number of columns chosen exceeds the available space to show all the data. In this case, the table must be horizontally scrolled (left to right) to view all of the information. To do this, you can either scroll to the bottom of the table and use the table's scrollbar, or you can scroll the table using your browser's built-in scroll:
- Left-click with your mouse anywhere on the table.
- Use your keyboard's left and right arrows to scroll the table.
- Repeat this anywhere as you move through the table to enable horizontal scrolling.
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.
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 10 downloads per day, while Barchart Premier members may download up to 50 .csv files per day.
Should you require more than 50 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.