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Top industries: Fast growers
1 Petroleum Refining 59.8
2 Metals 54.9
3 Oil and Gas Equipment, Services 52.6
4 Wholesalers: Diversified 45.7
5 Insurance: Life, Health (stock) 43.3
6 Mining, Crude-Oil Production 40.4
7 Aerospace and Defense 38.5
8 Computers, Office Equipment 36.2
9 Health Care: Insurance and Managed Care 33.9
10 Securities 32.6
11 Industrial and Farm Equipment 31.7
12 Insurance: Property and Casualty (stock) 24.5
13 Railroads 22.5
14 Hotels, Casinos, Resorts 20.8
15 Engineering, Construction 19.1
16 Energy 18.1
17 Food and Drug Stores 17.3
18 Medical Products and Equipment 17.2
19 Food Services 15.5
20 Chemicals 15.3
21 Motor Vehicles and Parts 12.8
22 Wholesalers: Health Care 12.8
23 Food Production 11.8
24 Beverages 11.0
25 General Merchandisers 10.3
26 Utilities: Gas and Electric 10.1
27 Food Consumer Products 8.9
28 Specialty Retailers 8.3
29 Household and Personal Products 7.7
30 Commercial Banks 7.0
31 Telecommunications 6.2
32 Information Technology Services 2.2
33 Diversified Financials 1.5
34 Pharmaceuticals 0.8
35 Health Care: Medical Facilities -0.6
36 Automotive Retailing, Services -1.0
37 Publishing, Printing -4.0
38 Homebuilders -31.1
From the May 5, 2008 issue
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