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20-Day Moving Average Analysis: Top Industries With Bullish And Bearish Momentum

Contextuall analyzed moving average data for more than 4200 companies, and combined these data points to arrive at an industry view of moving average trends. The following is a list of high momentum industries, based on the 20-day simple moving average (SMA20)).

There are two ways to categorize industries: upward momentum (trades above the SMA20) and downward momentum (trades below the SMA20).

We've sorted the momentum rankings of more than 220 industries, and compiled this list of the upper and lower extremes.

If you would like to access a list of stocks included in the industry ranking, click on any of the links below. (Premium Members: Download the entire list of ranked industries on the top right)

Up Momentum Industries: Highest Number of Stocks Trading Above The SMA20

Jewelry Stores: 6/6 stocks above SMA20 (100%)
Residential Construction: 16/16 stocks above SMA20 (100%)
Silver: 10/10 stocks above SMA20 (100%)
Foreign Banks: 9/10 stocks above SMA20 (90%)
Data Storage Devices: 15/17 stocks above SMA20 (88.24%)
Auto Manufacturers: 7/8 stocks above SMA20 (87.5%)
Radio Broadcasting: 7/8 stocks above SMA20 (87.5%)
Business Equipment: 7/8 stocks above SMA20 (87.5%)
Retail REITs: 27/31 stocks above SMA20 (87.1%)
Air Service Companies: 6/7 stocks above SMA20 (85.71%)

Industries With The Lowest Number of Stocks Trading Above The SMA20 (Downward Momentum)

General Entertainment: 1/7 stocks above SMA20 (14.29%)
Healthcare Facilities REITs: 2/11 stocks above SMA20 (18.18%)
Movie Production & Movie Theaters: 2/8 stocks above SMA20 (25%)
Electric Utilities: 13/48 stocks above SMA20 (27.08%)
Companies Selling Drug Related Products: 2/7 stocks above SMA20 (28.57%)
Cigarettes: 2/7 stocks above SMA20 (28.57%)
Trucking: 6/20 stocks above SMA20 (30%)
Diversified Utilities: 7/23 stocks above SMA20 (30.43%)
Sporting Goods: 2/6 stocks above SMA20 (33.33%)
Major Airlines: 2/6 stocks above SMA20 (33.33%)

Disclosure: I have no positions in any stocks mentioned, and no plans to initiate any positions within the next 72 hours.