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How industries stack up since Oct. 9, 2007

How industries stack up since Oct. 9, 2007

March 29th, 2013 in News

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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Source: FactSet