For reference purposes, below are two charts depicting quarterly Operating Margins and quarterly Sales Per Share for the Materials Sector of the S&P500, as depicted. Each chart begins in the third (September) quarter of 2010 and extends through the first quarter of 2013. The first quarter of 2013 data is estimated, as shown.
The underlying data is from Standard & Poor’s earnings estimates for the S&P500, from the update of June 13, 2013:
Companies in the S&P500 Materials Sector include:
|Air Products & Chem|
|CF Industries Hldgs|
|Cliffs Natural Resources|
|Freep’t McMoRan Copper&Gold’B’|
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