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Basic Industry Sector SharpPlot version is 2.43 Paint the paper ===== Border ===== Region ===== X-Axis Ticks ===== X-Axis tickmarks Y-Axis Ticks ===== Y-Axis tickmarks Axes ===== Y-axis labels 1 1.5 2 3 4 5 6 for X-axis labels 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 Heading, subheading and footnotes ===== Heading Basic Industry Sector Subheading Gross Profit Margin vs Stock Price Index Footnotes Comment Start of Line Chart =========== Points follow ... Line Y-Axis Ticks ===== Y-Axis tickmarks Axes ===== Y-axis labels 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 Start of Line Chart =========== Points follow ... Line bump key Key ===== Key - Line Key - Line Sector Price Index Gross Profit Margin Basic Industry Sector

Monday, December 4, 2017: The share price index of the Basic Industry Sector has advanced by 75% relative to the Otos Total Market Index since the January, 2016 low. Current relative price to sales is about mid-range in the record of the Sector.

Last week the share price index of the Basic Industry Sector advanced by 2.1% compared to a 1.5% advance for the Otos Total Market Index. Gaining stocks in the Basic Industry Sector numbered 161 or 71.2% of the Sector total compared to a 29.1% gaining stocks frequency across the 3979 stocks in the Otos U.S. stocks universe.

We have collected third quarter sales data for 217 of the 226 comparable record companies in the Basic Industry Sector representing 97% of the capital value. The Sector capital weighted average sales growth rate is 8.6%. The proportion of Sector market capital accounted for by rising sales growth companies is down to 79.5%, compared to 86.5% last quarter.

Currently, sales growth is high in the record of the Basic Industry Sector and higher than last quarter.

The proportion of total market capital accounted for by rising gross profit margin companies is up to 51.0% compared to 46.5% last quarter.

The Sector is recording a rising gross margin. Inventories are up, diminishing the chance of a future increase in the gross margin. SG&A expenses are high in the record of the Sector and falling. That implies that the Sector has further capability to accelerate EBITDA relative to sales with lower costs. Higher gross margins and lower SG&A expenses are producing a leveraged acceleration in EBITDA relative to sales. The shares have been correlated with the direction of the EBITDA profit margin. Interest costs are high in the record of the Sector and rising. Higher interest costs not only slow cash flow growth, but are often associated with lower valuation.

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Industries showing growing strength in fundamentals compared to this time last quarter are Gold & Silver and Railroads. The industries in this sector showing growing deterioration in fundamentals compared to this time last quarter are Packaging, Metals, Engineering & Construction, Machinery and Conglomerates.