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Stock Group Winners and Losers

Best- and worst-performing industries and companies in each group, with closing stock price, for the week ended Sept. 13. Only stocks trading for $1 or higher are included.

BEST PERFORMERS 1) Entertainment: +1.9% Artra Group (8 1/8): +25% 2) Business equipment: +1.9% Comtrex Systems (1 1/2): +20% 3) Airlines: +1.4% Airlease (13): +9.5% 4) Apparel: +1.1% 50-Off Stores: (34 3/4) +17.8% 5) Savings and loan: +1% Cent Holdings (1 1/4): +25% 6) Automotive: +0.8% Larizza (1 1/8): +12.5% 7) Real estate investing: +0.8% Realty Sth Inv (3 1/8): +38.9% 8) Precision instruments: +0.8% New Brunswk Sci (6 3/4): +28.6% 9) Shipping: +0.6% Swift Transport (14 1/4): +9.6% 10) Communications: +0.6% Westcott Comm (9): +30.9%

WORST PERFORMERS 1) Aerospace: -4.7% Northrop Corp. (22 7/8): -15.3% 2) Rare metals: -3.8% Sphinx Nat Res (1 1/4): -16.7% 3) Heavy construction: -3.3% Beazer (5 7/8): -14.6% 4) Publishing: -2.9% Tribune Co. (39 7/8): -9.4% 5) Cosmetics: -2.8% Beauticontrol (16): -15.8% 6) Real estate: -2.6% Riverside Group (3 1/2): -17.7% 7) Meats, dairy products: -2.6% Alpine Lace (5 3/4): -11.5% 8) Electrical equipment: -2.5% Amistar (1 7/16): -16.1% 9) Food production: -2.3% Stewart Sand (2): -11.1% 10) Discount drugstores: -2.3% Fay’s (11 3/8): -10.8% Source: Media General Financial Services


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