How industries stack up since Oct. 9, 2007
Friday, March 29, 2013
The Standard & Poor’s 500 index set a record Thursday, closing at 1,569.19. Here’s how the industry groups in the index have performed since the previous all-time high set on Oct. 9, 2007. Stocks that depend on consumer spending have led the way, while financial stocks are still feeling the hangover from the financial crisis.
— Consumer staples: up 41.3 percent
— Consumer discretionary: up 40.4 percent
— Health care: up 26.6 percent
— Information technology: up 13.9 percent
— Energy: flat
— Industrials: down 5.1 percent
— Utilities: down 5.5 percent
— Raw materials: down 8 percent
— Telecommunications: down 11.6 percent
— Financials: down 49.1 percent
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