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Romance Industry

2.23k followers12 symbols Watchlist by Yahoo Finance

This basket consists of companies tied to modern and traditional romance in the US.

Curated by Yahoo Finance

Background

This watch list looks at the new intersection of love and technology, acknowledging that meeting “the one” can come after swiping right on Tinder and that date night can consist of an evening watching Netflix. This list also includes companies involved with traditional date-night rituals like movies, luxury hotels, and flowers.

How did we choose these stocks?

Each of these stocks was chosen by the Yahoo Finance editorial staff.

Who made these selections?

Yahoo Finance is the most-read business website in the US, garnering roughly 75 million unique visitors every month. The site has extensive coverage of the markets, travel, technology and general business.

How are these weighted?

The stocks in this watchlist are weighted equally.

Performance

WatchlistChange today1-month return1-year returnTotal return
Romance Industry+1.16%+23.25%-4.90%+20.80%
^GSPC+1.05%-3.37%+10.82%+3465.13%

12 symbols

SymbolCompany nameLast priceChange% changeMarket timeVolumeAvg vol (3-month)Market cap
HDThe Home Depot, Inc.273.31+0.96+0.35%4:00 pm GMT-42.91M3.51M294.21B
NFLXNetflix, Inc.491.17+3.82+0.78%4:00 pm GMT-43.48M7.40M216.61B
MARMarriott International, Inc.95.5+2.48+2.67%4:00 pm GMT-43.61M3.41M30.97B
HSYThe Hershey Company137.43+0.43+0.31%4:00 pm GMT-4610.81k1.01M28.59B
MTCHMatch Group, Inc.106.51-0.34-0.32%4:00 pm GMT-42.67M3.72M27.69B
TIFTiffany & Co.116.27+1.06+0.92%4:03 pm GMT-41.75M1.57M14.11B
DRIDarden Restaurants, Inc.89.98+2.20+2.51%4:02 pm GMT-41.46M2.37M11.70B
LBL Brands, Inc.30.55+1.10+3.74%4:03 pm GMT-44.63M6.09M8.49B
FLWS1-800-FLOWERS.COM, Inc.24.4+0.86+3.65%4:00 pm GMT-4662.95k748.33k1.57B
SIGSignet Jewelers Limited17.86+0.54+3.12%4:00 pm GMT-41.30M1.88M934.85M
AMCAMC Entertainment Holdings, Inc.5.21-0.11-2.07%4:00 pm GMT-42.00M6.89M569.55M
RUTHRuth's Hospitality Group, Inc.11.37+0.77+7.21%4:00 pm GMT-41.18M1.44M403.98M
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