INVESTING | Industrials Sector
A Sector is a broad selection of companies with similar characteristics. An Industry is a subset of Sectors where companies are grouped in more specifically than Sectors.
Investors can use Sectors and Industries to efficiently classify and compare companies. Comparing companies with shared Sector and Industry allows an investor to identify relative strengths and weaknesses. Comparing companies across different Sectors and Industries can help identify relationships and trends.
The Industrials Sector includes companies engaged in industry through the manufacture, among others, aerospace, defense, and tools and machinery products and is sub-divided into the following fourteen industries:
Aerospace & Defense Industry
Air Freight & Logistics Industry
Building Products Industry
Commercial Services & Supplies Industry
Construction & Engineering Industry
Electrical Equipment Industry
Industrial Conglomerates Industry
Professional Services Industry
Road & Rail Industry
Trading Companies & Distributors Industry
Transportation Infrastructure Industry
The total value of the Industrials Sector in the United States is approximately $3.8 trillion and includes well-known companies like Boeing, Union Pacific, and Caterpillar.