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3 Sectors With the Largest Fair Value Increases

While few companies’ fair value estimates increased, some sectors saw particularly strong gains.

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Corporations saw the rate of increase in their fair values slow as basic materials, energy and real estate sectors had the most businesses rise in value, according to a review of fourth-quarter earnings by Morningstar analysts.

The average fair value estimate of a company increased by 2.6%, down from 3.3% in the previous quarter and 5.6% from the prior year. Basic materials and energy firms gained on an uptick in near-term commodity prices, and the real estate sector advanced as occupancy rates increased at a faster pace.

Jakir Hossain does not own (actual or beneficial) shares in any of the securities mentioned above. Find out about Morningstar’s editorial policies.