S&P500 Materials Sector – Operating Margins And Sales Per Share Charts

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:

S&P500 Materials Sector Operating Margins 6-13-13

S&P500 Materials Sector Sales Per Share 6-13-13


Companies in the S&P500 Materials Sector include:

Air Products & Chem
Airgas Inc
Alcoa Inc
Allegheny Technologies
Ball Corp
Bemis Co
CF Industries Hldgs
Cliffs Natural Resources
Dow Chemical
Eastman Chemical
Ecolab Inc
FMC Corp
Freep’t McMoRan Copper&Gold’B’
Intl Flavors/Fragr
Intl Paper
LyondellBasell Industries’A’
MeadWestvaco Corp
Monsanto Co
Mosaic Co
Newmont Mining
Nucor Corp
PPG Indus
Praxair Inc
Sealed Air
U.S. Steel
Vulcan Materials


StratX, LLC offers the above commentary for informational purposes only, and does not necessarily agree with the views expressed by outside parties.


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