Materials sector

9548.011
CHANGE
-109.501 (-1.13%)
20 minute delayed prices during trading hours
VOLUME
162.4M
DAY'S HIGH
9657.5
DAY'S LOW
9503.7
Materials COMPARED TO..

Materials Movement

52-week low
8198.8
52-week high
9983
52-week range
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