Industries

Industry Reports

Stock Industry

Private Equity

Value Line Research Department | 12/31/2015

The Public/Private Equity Industry consists of specialty finance companies and alternative investment managers. Firms operating in this industry invest in other companies, fixed income securities, and various assets, usually collecting management and advisory fees, interest income, and investment gains.

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Wireless Networking

Value Line Research Department | 12/31/2015

Value Line's Wireless Networking Industry is a collection of companies that facilitate mobile communications and data management. They develop software, manufacture devices and equipment, build infrastructure, and provide services to the fast-expanding wireless sector.

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Diversified Natural Gas

Value Line Research Department | 12/30/2015

The Diversified Natural Gas Industry is comprised of companies that produce, market, and transport natural gas. Exploration and production activities are common in this industry. Barriers to entry in this industry are fairly high for new entrants to overcome. Large companies can benefit from economies of scale, and seasoned drillers often have the greatest operating efficiency.

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Railroad

Value Line Research Department | 12/31/2015

The Railroad Industry is engaged in hauling freight. Rail operators enable the efficient flow of goods from producers to consumers, and are therefore a vital part of the broad economy. With roots dating back to the 1800s, moving freight by rail is an old-line business that remains capital-intensive and cyclical.

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Steel

Value Line Research Department | 12/30/2015

The Steel Industry, as covered by Value Line, is broken into two groups, the Steel (General) and the Steel (Integrated) Industries. The former is largely a collection of recyclers, manufacturing semi-finished carbon steel from scrap, steel processors, and steel distributors. In the so-called nonintegrated steel manufacturing process, ferrous scrap is melted down to produce semi-finished steel in electric arc furnaces. The Steel (Integrated) Industry consists of companies that use iron ore and coal, as well as scrap, to produce carbon, semi-finished steel.

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