In Depth Sectors

The S&P 500 is comprised of 11 Sectors (GICS Level-1). An investor that buys an S&P 500 Index ETF (ex. SPY) or an S&P index fund is essentially gaining exposure to all 11 sectors according to each sector’s respective weighting in the index. We've included here the ability to drill down and view each Sector, Industry and Stock that makes up the S&P 500 index.

Sectors of the S&P 500


The energy sector consists of all companies that play a part in the oil, gas, and consumable fuels business. This includes companies that find, drill, and extract the commodity. It also includes the companies that refine the material and companies that provide or manufacturer the equipment used in the refinement process. Companies such as Exxon Mobil and Chevron extract and refine gas, while companies like Kinder Morgan transport fuel to gas stations.

Energy Sub-Industries


Oil & Gas Equipment & Services

Manufacturers of equipment, including drilling rigs and equipment, and providers of supplies and services to companies involved in the drilling, evaluation and completion of oil and gas wells.

Company Name Ticker
Baker Hughes Company Class A BKR
TechnipFMC Plc FTI
Halliburton Company HAL
National Oilwell Varco, Inc. NOV
Schlumberger NV SLB

Integrated Oil & Gas

Integrated oil companies engaged in the exploration & production of oil and gas, as well as at least one other significant activity in either refining, marketing and transportation, or chemicals.

Company Name Ticker
Chevron Corporation CVX
Occidental Petroleum Corporation OXY
Exxon Mobil Corporation XOM

Oil & Gas Exploration & Production

Companies engaged in the exploration and production of oil and gas not classified elsewhere.

Company Name Ticker
Apache Corporation APA
Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation COG
ConocoPhillips COP
Concho Resources Inc. CXO
Devon Energy Corporation DVN
EOG Resources, Inc. EOG
Diamondback Energy, Inc. FANG
Hess Corporation HES
Marathon Oil Corporation MRO
Noble Energy, Inc. NBL
Pioneer Natural Resources Company PXD

Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing

Companies engaged in the refining and marketing of oil, gas and/or refined products not classified in the Integrated Oil & Gas or Independent Power Producers & Energy Traders SubIndustries.

Company Name Ticker
HollyFrontier Corporation HFC
Marathon Petroleum Corporation MPC
Phillips 66 PSX
Valero Energy Corporation VLO

Oil & Gas Storage & Transportation

Companies engaged in the storage and/or transportation of oil, gas and/or refined products. Includes diversified midstream natural gas companies, oil and refined product pipelines, coal slurry pipelines and oil & gas shipping companies.

Company Name Ticker
Kinder Morgan Inc Class P KMI
Williams Companies, Inc. WMB


Companies within the materials sector provide the raw material needed for other sectors to function. This includes the mining companies that provide gold, zinc, and copper, and forestry companies that provide wood. Companies that are not typically associated with materials but are in the sector include container and packaging companies such as the Intertape Polymer Group, a company that produces tape.

Materials Sub-Industries


Commodity Chemicals

Companies that primarily produce industrial chemicals and basic chemicals. Including but not limited to plastics, synthetic fibers, films, commodity-based paints & pigments, explosives and petrochemicals. Excludes chemical companies classified in the Diversified Chemicals, Fertilizers & Agricultural Chemicals, Industrial Gases, or Specialty Chemicals Sub-Industries.

Company Name Ticker
Dow, Inc. DOW
LyondellBasell Industries NV LYB

Diversified Chemicals

Manufacturers of a diversified range of chemical products not classified in the Industrial Gases, Commodity Chemicals, Specialty Chemicals or Fertilizers & Agricultural Chemicals SubIndustries.

Company Name Ticker
Eastman Chemical Company EMN

Fertilizers & Agricultural Chemicals

Producers of fertilizers, pesticides, potash or other agriculturerelated chemicals not classified elsewhere.

Company Name Ticker
CF Industries Holdings, Inc. CF
Corteva Inc CTVA
FMC Corporation FMC
Mosaic Company MOS

Industrial Gases

Manufacturers of industrial gases.

Company Name Ticker
Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. APD
Linde plc LIN

Specialty Chemicals

Companies that primarily produce high value-added chemicals used in the manufacture of a wide variety of products, including but not limited to fine chemicals, additives, advanced polymers, adhesives, sealants and specialty paints, pigments and coatings.

Company Name Ticker
Albemarle Corporation ALB
Celanese Corporation CE
DuPont de Nemours, Inc. DD
Ecolab Inc. ECL
International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. IFF
PPG Industries, Inc. PPG
Sherwin-Williams Company SHW

Construction Materials

Manufacturers of construction materials including sand, clay, gypsum, lime, aggregates, cement, concrete and bricks. Other finished or semi-finished building materials are classified in the Building Products Sub-Industry.

Company Name Ticker
Martin Marietta Materials, Inc. MLM
Vulcan Materials Company VMC

Metal & Glass Containers

Manufacturers of metal, glass or plastic containers. Includes corks and caps.

Company Name Ticker
Ball Corporation BLL

Paper Packaging

Manufacturers of paper and cardboard containers and packaging.

Company Name Ticker
Avery Dennison Corporation AVY
International Paper Company IP
Packaging Corporation of America PKG
Sealed Air Corporation SEE
WestRock Company WRK


Companies involved primarily in copper ore mining.

Company Name Ticker
Freeport-McMoRan, Inc. FCX


Producers of gold and related products, including companies that mine or process gold and the South African finance houses which primarily invest in, but do not operate, gold mines

Company Name Ticker
Newmont Corporation NEM


Producers of iron and steel and related products, including metallurgical (coking) coal mining used for steel production.

Company Name Ticker
Nucor Corporation NUE


Industrials include a wide range of companies, from airlines and railroad companies to military weapons manufacturers. Since the range of companies is so large, the sector has 14 different industries. Two of the largest industries are Aerospace & Defense and Construction & Engineering. The best known names within this sector are Delta Air Lines and Southwest Airlines, FedEx Corporation, and Boeing Company.

Industrials Sub-Industries


Aerospace & Defense

Manufacturers of civil or military aerospace and defense equipment, parts or products. Includes defense electronics and space equipment.

Company Name Ticker
Boeing Company BA
Carrier Global Corp. CARR
General Dynamics Corporation GD
Huntington Ingalls Industries, Inc. HII
Howmet Aerospace Inc. HWM
L3Harris Technologies Inc LHX
Lockheed Martin Corporation LMT
Northrop Grumman Corporation NOC
Otis Worldwide Corporation OTIS
Raytheon Technologies Corporation RTX
TransDigm Group Incorporated TDG
Teledyne Technologies Incorporated TDY
Textron Inc. TXT

Building Products

Manufacturers of building components and home improvement products and equipment. Excludes lumber and plywood classified under Forest Products and cement and other materials classified in the Construction Materials Sub-Industry.

Company Name Ticker
Allegion PLC ALLE
A. O. Smith Corporation AOS
Fortune Brands Home & Security, Inc. FBHS
Johnson Controls International plc JCI
Masco Corporation MAS

Construction & Engineering

Companies engaged in primarily non-residential construction. Includes civil engineering companies and large-scale contractors. Excludes companies classified in the Homebuilding Sub-Industry.

Company Name Ticker
Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. J
Quanta Services, Inc. PWR

Electrical Components & Equipment

Companies that produce electric cables and wires, electrical components or equipment not classified in the Heavy Electrical Equipment Sub-Industry.

Company Name Ticker
Emerson Electric Co. EMR
Eaton Corp. Plc ETN
Rockwell Automation, Inc. ROK

Industrial Conglomerates

Diversified industrial companies with business activities in three or more Sectors, none of which contributes a majority of revenues. Stakes held are predominantly of a controlling nature and stake holders maintain an operational interest in the running of the subsidiaries.

Company Name Ticker
General Electric Company GE
Honeywell International Inc. HON
3M Company MMM
Roper Technologies, Inc. ROP

Construction Machinery & Heavy Trucks

Manufacturers of heavy duty trucks, rolling machinery, earthmoving and construction equipment, and manufacturers of related parts. Includes non-military shipbuilding.

Company Name Ticker
Caterpillar Inc. CAT
Cummins Inc. CMI
Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies Corporation WAB

Agricultural & Farm Machinery

Companies manufacturing agricultural machinery, farm machinery, and their related parts. Includes machinery used for the production of crops and agricultural livestock, agricultural tractors, planting and fertilizing machinery, fertilizer and chemical application equipment, and grain dryers and blowers.

Company Name Ticker
Deere & Company DE

Industrial Machinery

Manufacturers of industrial machinery and industrial components. Includes companies that manufacture presses, machine tools, compressors, pollution control equipment, elevators, escalators, insulators, pumps, roller bearings and other metal fabrications.

Company Name Ticker
Dover Corporation DOV
Flowserve Corporation FLS
Fortive Corp. FTV
IDEX Corporation IEX
Ingersoll Rand Inc. IR
Illinois Tool Works Inc. ITW
Parker-Hannifin Corporation PH
Pentair plc PNR
Snap-on Incorporated SNA
Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. SWK
Trane Technologies plc TT
Xylem Inc. XYL

Trading Companies & Distributors

Trading companies and other distributors of industrial equipment and products.

Company Name Ticker
Fastenal Company FAST
W.W. Grainger, Inc. GWW
United Rentals, Inc. URI

Environmental & Facilities Services

Companies providing environmental and facilities maintenance services. Includes waste management, facilities management and pollution control services. Excludes large-scale water treatment systems classified in the Water Utilities Sub-Industry.

Company Name Ticker
Rollins, Inc. ROL
Republic Services, Inc. RSG
Waste Management, Inc. WM

Diversified Support Services

Providers of office services and manufacturers of office supplies and equipment not classified elsewhere.

Company Name Ticker
Copart, Inc. CPRT
Cintas Corporation CTAS

Human Resource & Employment Services

Companies providing business support services relating to human capital management. Includes employment agencies, employee training, payroll & benefit support services, retirement support services and temporary agencies.

Company Name Ticker
Robert Half International Inc. RHI

Research & Consulting Services

Companies primarily providing research and consulting services to businesses and governments not classified elsewhere. Includes companies involved in management consulting services, architectural design, business information or scientific research, marketing, and testing & certification services. Excludes companies providing information technology consulting services classified in the IT Consulting & Other Services Sub-Industry.

Company Name Ticker
Equifax Inc. EFX
IHS Markit Ltd. INFO
Nielsen Holdings Plc NLSN
Verisk Analytics Inc VRSK

Air Freight & Logistics

Companies providing air freight transportation, courier and logistics services, including package and mail delivery and customs agents. Excludes those companies classified in the Airlines, Marine or Trucking Sub-Industries.

Company Name Ticker
C.H. Robinson Worldwide, Inc. CHRW
Expeditors International of Washington, Inc. EXPD
FedEx Corporation FDX
United Parcel Service, Inc. Class B UPS


Companies providing primarily passenger air transportation.

Company Name Ticker
American Airlines Group, Inc. AAL
Alaska Air Group, Inc. ALK
Delta Air Lines, Inc. DAL
Southwest Airlines Co. LUV
United Airlines Holdings, Inc. UAL


Companies providing primarily goods and passenger rail transportation.

Company Name Ticker
CSX Corporation CSX
Kansas City Southern KSU
Norfolk Southern Corporation NSC
Union Pacific Corporation UNP


Companies providing primarily goods and passenger land transportation. Includes vehicle rental and taxi companies.

Company Name Ticker
J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc. JBHT
Old Dominion Freight Line, Inc. ODFL

Consumer Discretionary

Discretionary consumer products are luxury items or services that are not necessary for survival. The demand for these items depends on economic conditions and the wealth of individuals. Products include cars, jewelry, sporting goods, and electronic devices. Luxury experiences include trips, stays at hotels, or dining in a posh restaurant. Most companies in this sector are easily recognized. Some examples include Starbucks, Best Buy, and Amazon.

Consumer Discretionary Sub-Industries

Consumer Discretionary

Auto Parts & Equipment

Manufacturers of parts and accessories for automobiles and motorcycles. Excludes companies classified in the Tires & Rubber Sub-Industry.

Company Name Ticker
BorgWarner Inc. BWA
Consumer Discretionary

Automobile Manufacturers

Companies that produce mainly passenger automobiles and light trucks. Excludes companies producing mainly motorcycles and three-wheelers classified in the Motorcycle Manufacturers Sub-Industry and heavy duty trucks classified in the Construction Machinery & Heavy Trucks Sub-Industry.

Company Name Ticker
Ford Motor Company F
General Motors Company GM
Consumer Discretionary

Consumer Electronics

Manufacturers of consumer electronics products including TVs, home audio equipment, game consoles, digital cameras, and related products. Excludes personal home computer manufacturers classified in the Technology Hardware, Storage & Peripherals Sub-Industry, and electric household appliances classified in the Household Appliances Sub-Industry.

Company Name Ticker
Garmin Ltd. GRMN
Consumer Discretionary

Home Furnishings

Manufacturers of soft home furnishings or furniture, including upholstery, carpets and wall-coverings.

Company Name Ticker
Leggett & Platt, Incorporated LEG
Mohawk Industries, Inc. MHK
Consumer Discretionary


Residential construction companies. Includes manufacturers of prefabricated houses and semi-fixed manufactured homes.

Company Name Ticker
D.R. Horton, Inc. DHI
Lennar Corporation Class A LEN
PulteGroup, Inc. PHM
Consumer Discretionary

Household Appliances

Manufacturers of electric household appliances and related products. Includes manufacturers of power and hand tools, including garden improvement tools. Excludes TVs and other audio and video products classified in the Consumer Electronics Sub-Industry and personal computers classified in the Technology Hardware, Storage & Peripherals Sub-Industry.

Company Name Ticker
Whirlpool Corporation WHR
Consumer Discretionary

Housewares & Specialties

Manufacturers of durable household products, including cutlery, cookware, glassware, crystal, silverware, utensils, kitchenware and consumer specialties not classified elsewhere.

Company Name Ticker
Newell Brands Inc NWL
Consumer Discretionary

Leisure Products

Manufacturers of leisure products and equipment including sports equipment, bicycles and toys.

Company Name Ticker
Hasbro, Inc. HAS
Consumer Discretionary

Apparel, Accessories & Luxury Goods

Manufacturers of apparel, accessories & luxury goods. Includes companies primarily producing designer handbags, wallets, luggage, jewelry and watches. Excludes shoes classified in the Footwear Sub-Industry.

Company Name Ticker
Hanesbrands Inc. HBI
Ralph Lauren Corporation Class A RL
Tapestry, Inc. TPR
Under Armour, Inc. Class C UA
Under Armour, Inc. Class A UAA
V.F. Corporation VFC
Consumer Discretionary


Manufacturers of footwear. Includes sport and leather shoes.

Company Name Ticker
NIKE, Inc. Class B NKE
Consumer Discretionary

Casinos & Gaming

Owners and operators of casinos and gaming facilities. Includes companies providing lottery and betting services.

Company Name Ticker
Las Vegas Sands Corp. LVS
MGM Resorts International MGM
Wynn Resorts, Limited WYNN
Consumer Discretionary

Hotels, Resorts & Cruise Lines

Owners and operators of hotels, resorts and cruise-ships. Includes travel agencies, tour operators and related services not classified elsewhere. Excludes casino-hotels classified in the Casinos & Gaming Sub-Industry.

Company Name Ticker
Carnival Corporation CCL.U
Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc HLT
Marriott International, Inc. Class A MAR
Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. NCLH
Royal Caribbean Group RCL
Consumer Discretionary


Owners and operators of restaurants, bars, pubs, fast-food or take-out facilities. Includes companies that provide food catering services.

Company Name Ticker
Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. CMG
Domino's Pizza, Inc. DPZ
Darden Restaurants, Inc. DRI
McDonald's Corporation MCD
Starbucks Corporation SBUX
Yum! Brands, Inc. YUM
Consumer Discretionary

Specialized Consumer Services

Companies providing consumer services not classified elsewhere. Includes residential services, home security, legal services, personal services, renovation & interior design services, consumer auctions and wedding & funeral services.

Company Name Ticker
H&R Block, Inc. HRB
Consumer Discretionary


Distributors and wholesalers of general merchandise not classified elsewhere. Includes vehicle distributors.

Company Name Ticker
Genuine Parts Company GPC
LKQ Corporation LKQ
Consumer Discretionary

Internet & Direct Marketing Retail

Companies providing retail services primarily on the Internet, through mail order, and TV home shopping retailers. Also includes companies providing online marketplaces for consumer products and services.

Company Name Ticker, Inc. AMZN
Booking Holdings Inc. BKNG
eBay Inc. EBAY
Expedia Group, Inc. EXPE
Consumer Discretionary

Department Stores

Owners and operators of department stores.

Company Name Ticker
Kohl's Corporation KSS
Consumer Discretionary

General Merchandise Stores

Owners and operators of stores offering diversified general merchandise. Excludes hypermarkets and large-scale super centers classified in the Hypermarkets & Super Centers Sub-Industry.

Company Name Ticker
Dollar General Corporation DG
Dollar Tree, Inc. DLTR
Target Corporation TGT
Consumer Discretionary

Apparel Retail

Retailers specialized mainly in apparel and accessories.

Company Name Ticker
Gap, Inc. GPS
L Brands, Inc. LB
Ross Stores, Inc. ROST
TJX Companies Inc TJX
Consumer Discretionary

Computer & Electronics Retail

Owners and operators of consumer electronics, computers, video and related products retail stores.

Company Name Ticker
Best Buy Co., Inc. BBY
Consumer Discretionary

Home Improvement Retail

Owners and operators of home and garden improvement retail stores. Includes stores offering building materials and supplies.

Company Name Ticker
Home Depot, Inc. HD
Lowe's Companies, Inc. LOW
Consumer Discretionary

Specialty Stores

Owners and operators of specialty retail stores not classified elsewhere. Includes jewelry stores, toy stores, office supply stores, health & vision care stores, and book & entertainment stores.

Company Name Ticker
Tiffany & Co. TIF
Tractor Supply Company TSCO
Ulta Beauty Inc ULTA
Consumer Discretionary

Automotive Retail

Owners and operators of stores specializing in automotive retail. Includes auto dealers, gas stations, and retailers of auto accessories, motorcycles & parts, automotive glass, and automotive equipment & parts.

Company Name Ticker
Advance Auto Parts, Inc. AAP
AutoZone, Inc. AZO
CarMax, Inc. KMX
O'Reilly Automotive, Inc. ORLY

Consumer Staples

Consumer staples companies provide all the necessities of life. This includes food and beverage companies, household product providers, and personal product providers. Consumer staple companies are well known, since people see their products in stores regularly. For example, Procter & Gamble is a famous company within this sector, which produces bleach and laundry detergent under brand names such as Dawn and Tide. Another example is Kroger, which is the largest supermarket chain in the U.S.

Consumer Staples Sub-Industries

Consumer Staples

Drug Retail

Owners and operators of primarily drug retail stores and pharmacies.

Company Name Ticker
Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc WBA
Consumer Staples

Food Distributors

Distributors of food products to other companies and not directly to the consumer.

Company Name Ticker
Sysco Corporation SYY
Consumer Staples

Food Retail

Owners and operators of primarily food retail stores.

Company Name Ticker
Kroger Co. KR
Consumer Staples

Hypermarkets & Super Centers

Owners and operators of hypermarkets and super centers selling food and a wide-range of consumer staple products. Excludes Food and Drug Retailers classified in the Food Retail and Drug Retail Sub-Industries, respectively.

Company Name Ticker
Costco Wholesale Corporation COST
Walmart Inc. WMT
Consumer Staples


Producers of beer and malt liquors. Includes breweries not classified in the Restaurants Sub-Industry.

Company Name Ticker
Molson Coors Beverage Company Class B TAP
Consumer Staples

Distillers & Vintners

Distillers, vintners and producers of alcoholic beverages not classified in the Brewers Sub-Industry.

Company Name Ticker
Brown-Forman Corporation Class B BF.B
Constellation Brands, Inc. Class A STZ
Consumer Staples

Soft Drinks

Producers of non-alcoholic beverages including mineral waters. Excludes producers of milk classified in the Packaged Foods Sub-Industry.

Company Name Ticker
Coca-Cola Company KO
Monster Beverage Corporation MNST
PepsiCo, Inc. PEP
Consumer Staples

Agricultural Products

Producers of agricultural products. Includes crop growers, owners of plantations and companies that produce and process foods but do not package and market them. Excludes companies classified in the Forest Products Sub-Industry and those that package and market the food products classified in the Packaged Foods Sub-Industry.

Company Name Ticker
Archer-Daniels-Midland Company ADM
Consumer Staples

Packaged Foods & Meats

Producers of packaged foods including dairy products, fruit juices, meats, poultry, fish and pet foods.

Company Name Ticker
Conagra Brands, Inc. CAG
Campbell Soup Company CPB
General Mills, Inc. GIS
Hormel Foods Corporation HRL
Hershey Company HSY
Kellogg Company K
Kraft Heinz Company KHC
Lamb Weston Holdings, Inc. LW
Mondelez International, Inc. Class A MDLZ
McCormick & Company, Incorporated MKC
J.M. Smucker Company SJM
Tyson Foods, Inc. Class A TSN
Consumer Staples


Manufacturers of cigarettes and other tobacco products.

Company Name Ticker
Altria Group Inc MO
Philip Morris International Inc. PM
Consumer Staples

Household Products

Producers of non-durable household products, including detergents, soaps, diapers and other tissue and household paper products not classified in the Paper Products Sub-Industry.

Company Name Ticker
Church & Dwight Co., Inc. CHD
Colgate-Palmolive Company CL
Clorox Company CLX
Kimberly-Clark Corporation KMB
Procter & Gamble Company PG
Consumer Staples

Personal Products

Manufacturers of personal and beauty care products, including cosmetics and perfumes.

Company Name Ticker
Coty Inc. Class A COTY
Estee Lauder Companies Inc. Class A EL

Health Care

Health care consists of medical supply companies, pharmaceutical companies, and scientific-based operations or services that aim to improve the human body or mind. Familiar names include Johnson & Johnson, a medical device and pharmaceutical company that owns Tylenol, and Abiomed, which manufactures medical implant devices.Cannabis companies are a new, but rapidly growing, part of the health care sector. Currently, the more well-known ones include Canopy Growth Corp. and Aurora Cannabis, with market caps of $23 billion and $12 billion, respectively.

Health Care Sub-Industries

Health Care

Health Care Equipment

Manufacturers of health care equipment and devices. Includes medical instruments, drug delivery systems, cardiovascular & orthopedic devices, and diagnostic equipment.

Company Name Ticker
Abbott Laboratories ABT
Baxter International Inc. BAX
Becton, Dickinson and Company BDX
Boston Scientific Corporation