1955 Full list
401 Richardson-Vicks 65.4 5.9
402 US Pharmaceuticals 65.4 9.3
403 Interlake Iron 65.2 3.1
404 Solar Aircraft 65.1 2.0
405 Tennessee Corp. 64.9 6.5
406 Crowell-Collier Publishing 64.8 -2.4
407 American Zinc, Lead & Smelting 64.5 1.8
408 Georgia-Pacific 64.3 1.8
409 International Silver 64.1 3.2
410 Niles-Bement-Pond 63.6 4.3
411 Stromberg-Carlson 63.5 2.0
412 Houdaille Industries 63.1 1.2
413 Magnavox 63.0 2.1
414 Joy Technologies 62.8 3.6
415 Joslyn Manufacturing & Supply 62.7 2.3
416 Kroehler Manufacturing 62.7 2.3
417 Joy Global 62.5 2.6
418 Daystrom 62.5 1.5
419 Bristol-Myers Squibb 62.4 3.6
420 Celotex 62.3 3.2
421 Lees (James) & Sons 62.2 2.8
422 Calumet & Hecia 61.4 2.2
423 Burrus Mills 61.0 1.2
424 Bibb Manufacturing 60.8 1.1
425 U.S. Industries 60.6 1.6
426 Cuban Atlantic Sugar 60.5 2.7
427 Dole 60.1 1.9
428 Elgin National Watch 60.1 1.6
429 Lehigh Portland Cement 59.7 8.0
430 American Enka 59.7 5.0
431 Ekco Products 59.7 4.6
432 LTV 59.2 2.9
433 Clevite 59.2 2.7
434 Cummins 59.2 2.9
435 Ideal Basic Industries 59.0 11.1
436 Robertshaw Controls 58.2 3.7
437 American Forest Products 58.2 1.6
438 Pennwalt Corp 58.1 3.4
439 United Engineering & Foundry 58.1 3.4
440 Atlas Powder 57.6 2.6
441 Harbison-Walker Refractories 57.5 4.5
442 Lily-Tulip Cup 57.4 4.7
443 Freeport Sulphur 57.3 10.1
444 Gould-National Batteries 57.2 2.7
445 Mohasco 57.0 0.8
446 Times Mirror 56.7 1.9
447 National Automotive Fibers 56.7 -0.5
448 Stanley Home Products 56.6 3.1
449 Continental Foundry & Machine 56.6 3.5
450 Dayco 55.9 1.2
451 Square D 55.9 4.7
452 Publicker Industries 55.5 2.3
453 Armstrong Rubber 55.4 1.7
454 Godchaux Sugars 55.3 0.5
455 Avon Products 55.1 4.9
456 Carey (Philip) Manufacturing 54.8 2.5
457 Anderson-Prichard Oil 54.7 3.3
458 Midland-Ross 54.6 2.7
459 P.R. Mallory 54.6 1.1
460 Consolidated Papers 54.4 4.5
461 Oxford Paper 54.2 3.4
462 Lear 54.2 2.2
463 Cutler-Hammer 54.2 4.1
464 Sutherland Paper 54.0 3.9
465 Gilfillan Bros. 54.0 N.A.
466 USM 53.9 8.0
467 Bates Manufacturing 53.9 1.8
468 Motor Wheel 53.9 1.7
469 Reeves Brothers 53.9 1.1
470 Congoleum 53.8 1.7
471 Harshaw Chemical 53.6 1.6
472 Young (L.A.) Spring & Wire 53.5 1.3
473 Barium Steel 53.5 -0.4
474 Arvin Industries 53.4 2.2
475 Climax Molybdenum 53.2 15.6
476 Erwin Mills 53.1 -0.9
477 S & W Fine Foods 53.1 0.5
478 Columbian Carbon 52.9 4.6
479 South Penn Oil 52.6 5.1
480 National Homes 52.5 2.4
481 Crown Central 52.4 1.4
482 Udylite 51.9 0.8
483 Bird & Son 51.7 1.6
484 Detroit Steel 51.7 1.2
485 Mullins Manufacturing 51.7 2.3
486 Commercial Solvents 51.6 2.7
487 Fuller Brush 51.5 2.3
488 Liquid Carbonic 51.4 2.8
489 Consolidated Cigar 51.0 1.8
490 Langendorf United Bakeries 50.7 0.9
491 Truax-Traer Coal 50.5 2.5
492 Mansfield Tire & Rubber 50.4 0.9
493 Blue Bell 50.3 1.7
494 Warner-Lambert 50.3 4.3
495 Trane 50.2 3.4
496 Signal Oil Gas 50.2 9.3
497 Bullard 50.2 4.8
498 Cuban-American Sugar 50.1 0.7
499 Goodall-Sanford 49.7 -2.7
500 Copperweld Steel 49.7 0.9
 
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