Materials sector

7920.849
CHANGE
-497.635 (-5.91%)
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VOLUME
223.2M
DAY'S HIGH
8418.5
DAY'S LOW
7911.4
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Materials Movement

52-week low
6067.5
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8434.9
52-week range
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