Our sector indices are always evolving and serve as precise measures of the market segments that drive and respond to market dynamics around the world. As industries grow and shift, the way we classify companies changes too.
Definitive Sector Measures
Since partnering with MSCI to introduce the Global Industry Classification Standard (GICS®) in 1999, our sector indices, including those based on the iconic S&P 500®, have tracked the sector ups and downs of economies around the world. From Consumer Staples to Health Care, each sector index offers a set of unique set of characteristics that are distinct from the broad-market index while also providing diversification that guards against the risk associated with single-stock investing. Indices tracking GICS sectors can be used both strategically and tactically.
Contains businesses that are more sensitive to ... More
Contains businesses that are more sensitive to economic cycles, including makers of automobiles, household durable goods, leisure equipment, and textiles and apparel. Also covers services such as hotels, restaurants, and other leisure facilities, as well as retailing. Less
Covers businesses that are less sensitive to ... More
Covers businesses that are less sensitive to economic cycles, including manufacturers and distributors of food, beverages and tobacco, and producers of non-durable household goods and personal products. Also includes food and drug retailers. Less
Covers companies engaged in the exploration and production, ... More
Covers companies engaged in the exploration and production, refining and marketing, and storage and transportation of oil and gas, and coal and consumable fuels. Also includes companies that offer oil and gas equipment and services. Less
Includes banks and thrifts, as well as providers of diversified ... More
Includes banks and thrifts, as well as providers of diversified financial services, specialized finance, consumer finance, asset management and custody of securities, investment banking and brokerage services, capital markets services, financial exchanges, data and analytics, insurance underwriters and brokers, and mortgage REITs. Less
Includes health-care providers and services, companies that ... More
Includes health-care providers and services, companies that manufacture and distribute health-care equipment and supplies, and health-care technology companies. Also includes pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies. Less
Includes manufacturers and distributors of capital ... More
Includes manufacturers and distributors of capital goods such as building products, electrical equipment and machinery, and aerospace and defense. Includes providers of commercial services such as construction and engineering, printing, environmental services, human resource services, research and consulting services, and transportation services. Less
Covers companies that offer software and ... More
Covers companies that offer software and information technology consulting and data processing, excluding internet services and home entertainment. Includes manufacturers and distributors of technology hardware and equipment such as communications equipment, cell phones, computers, electronic equipment and semiconductors. Less
Includes companies operating in real estate management and ... More
Includes companies operating in real estate management and development activities, and equity real estate investment trusts (REITs), including diversified, industrial, hotel & resort, office, health care, residential, rental, and specialized REITs, but excluding mortgage REITs. Less
Sectors for the Fourth Industrial Revolution
Rapid developments in artificial intelligence (AI) and robotics are helping to drive fundamental structural changes in the global economy, reshaping entire industries and creating new ones. These 21st century sectors are helping to lay the foundation for the Fourth Industrial Revolution.
The S&P Kensho New Economy Indices dynamically capture the companies that are propelling the Fourth Industrial Revolution.
S&P 500 Sectors and Their Performance
- -2.2% ▼ 143.84 Apr 03, 2020 05:10 PM EDT
- -1.47% ▼ 753.09 Apr 03, 2020 05:10 PM EDT
S5CONSS&P 500 Consumer Staples
SPNS&P 500 Energy
- -2.23% ▼ 325.95 Apr 03, 2020 05:10 PM EDT
S5HLTHS&P 500 Health Care
S5INDUS&P 500 Industrials
- -1.65% ▼ 1,355.6 Apr 03, 2020 05:10 PM EDT
S5MATRS&P 500 Materials
- -0.76% ▼ 181.9 Apr 03, 2020 05:10 PM EDT
S5UTILS&P 500 Utilities
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