S&P 500 Sectors Performance

| April 5, 2019

This report analyzes the performance of ten sectors of S&P 500 ranging from communication services to utilities. This analysis will help you get an idea of how individual stocks within sectors are expected to perform. Time range of data used in this report is for 1 year ending at 2019-04-05.

There are 2 sections in this report. Below is a table of contents to help you navigate.

  1. S&P 500 Sectors 10-Year Chart
  2. S&P 500 Sectors Performance Analysis

Note: The second section further contains 10 sub-sections each dedicated to a particular sector.

1 S&P 500 Sectors 10-Year Chart

The first section contains line charts representing the 10-year growth of the sectors. Since ten lines on a graph will look congested, we have created two charts one each for a set of five sectors. (You will find the sector names and color codes below the charts.)

S&P Sector Performance
Communication Services
Consumer Discretionary
Consumer Staples
Energy
Financials
S&P Sector Performance
Health Care
Industrials
Information Technology
Materials
Utilities

2 S&P 500 Sectors Performance Analysis

This section lists the individual sectors with growth for 1-year, 3-year, 5-year, and 10-year.terms. Along with the term wise growth figures, you will find the relative performance against the parent S&P 500 index.

1. Communication Services Sector:

YearCommunication Services Growth (%)Growth Relative To S&P 500 (%)
Year :17.74-18.01
Year :3-5.77-143.12
Year :53.64-66.23
Year :1047.33198.99

Note: To measure the relative performance against the S&P 500 index, we have subtracted the percentage growth of the S&P 500 from that of the sector.

S&P Sector Communication Services Year Performance

2. Consumer Discretionary Sector:

YearConsumer Discretionary Growth (%)Growth Relative To S&P 500 (%)
Year :116.4874.58
Year :346.37246.56
Year :577.33617.35
Year :10447.462726.66
S&P Sector Consumer Discretionary Year Performance

3. Consumer Staples Sector:

YearConsumer Staples Growth (%)Growth Relative To S&P 500 (%)
Year :16.87-27.22
Year :34.02-69.96
Year :529.38172.54
Year :10152.93866.08
S&P Sector Consumer Staples Year Performance

4. Energy Sector:

YearEnergy Growth (%)Growth Relative To S&P 500 (%)
Year :1-1.34-114.19
Year :37.92-40.81
Year :5-25.68-338.22
Year :1035.39123.56
S&P Sector Energy Year Performance

5. Financials Sector:

YearFinancials Growth (%)Growth Relative To S&P 500 (%)
Year :1-2.86-130.3
Year :344.04229.15
Year :545.91325.88
Year :10236.781395.77
S&P Sector Financials Year Performance

6. Health Care Sector:

YearHealth Care Growth (%)Growth Relative To S&P 500 (%)
Year :113.1138.88
Year :333.26148.58
Year :555.04410.58
Year :10280.351671
S&P Sector Health Care Year Performance

7. Industrials Sector:

YearIndustrials Growth (%)Growth Relative To S&P 500 (%)
Year :14.3-54.45
Year :333.6151.12
Year :541.43284.32
Year :10271.111612.63
S&P Sector Industrials Year Performance

8. Information Technology Sector:

YearInformation Technology Growth (%)Growth Relative To S&P 500 (%)
Year :117.9790.36
Year :378.43486.17
Year :5120.871021.24
Year :10414.852520.66
S&P Sector Information Technology Year Performance

9. Materials Sector:

YearMaterials Growth (%)Growth Relative To S&P 500 (%)
Year :12.42-74.36
Year :327.66106.73
Year :519.7383.02
Year :10152.15861.15
S&P Sector Materials Year Performance

10. Utilities Sector:

YearUtilities Growth (%)Growth Relative To S&P 500 (%)
Year :114.3852.33
Year :315.3714.87
Year :539.25264.1
Year :10119.28653.51
S&P Sector Utilities Year Performance

Conclusion:

Investors, especially the medium and long term investors often analyze the performance of sector indices for a long time range (like 5 or 10 years). This analysis will help those investors in identifying future stocks. If you are one of those investors, we hope this report will help you.

Recommended for further reading: S&P 500 One Year Fastest Growing Sectors Report.

Disclaimer:

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