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Share performance by business sector

The following table provides a summary of how the various business sectors represented on the London Stock Exchange have fared over the past twelve months. Three figures are provided for each sector:


Price change

This is the average percentage change in share prices over the last twelve months for companies within the sector.


Dividend yield

Dividend yield refers to the latest annual dividend expressed as a percentage of the share price at the start of the year. For example, if the share price at the start of the year is £20 and during the year the company pays a £1 dividend, the dividend yield would be 5%. The figure shown is the average dividend yield over the last twelve months for companies within the sector.


Total return

This is the average total return shareholders have achieved over the past twelve months within the sector. It is the sum of the annual price change and the annual dividend yield.

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PERFORMANCE OVER LAST 12 MONTHS
BUSINESS SECTOR
PRICE CHANGE
DIVIDEND YIELD
TOTAL RETURN
Applied Resources
29.9%
2.6%
32.5%
Automobiles & Auto Parts
50.2%
1.5%
51.7%
Banking & Investment Services
31.2%
3.3%
34.5%
Chemicals
54.1%
2.3%
56.4%
Collective Investments
25.1%
3.3%
28.4%
Cyclical Consumer Products
43.4%
2.1%
45.5%
Cyclical Consumer Services
50.4%
1.0%
51.4%
Energy - Fossil Fuels
16.4%
1.9%
18.3%
Food & Beverages
24.1%
2.5%
26.6%
Food & Drug Retailing
2.5%
2.5%
5.0%
Healthcare Services & Equipment
47.9%
1.1%
49.0%
Industrial & Commercial Services
23.3%
1.4%
24.7%
Industrial Conglomerates
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Industrial Goods
40.5%
1.8%
42.3%
Insurance
20.6%
3.6%
24.2%
Investment Holding Companies
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Mineral Resources
38.3%
4.2%
42.5%
Personal & Household Products & Services
27.0%
1.5%
28.5%
Pharmaceuticals & Medical Research
32.5%
1.2%
33.7%
Real Estate
23.5%
2.9%
26.4%
Renewable Energy
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Retailers
64.9%
0.8%
65.7%
Software & IT Services
43.7%
1.6%
45.3%
Technology Equipment
56.6%
1.3%
57.9%
Telecommunications Services
24.2%
3.0%
27.2%
Transportation
65.5%
1.6%
67.1%
Uranium
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Utilities
9.3%
2.8%
12.1%
AVERAGE (ALL SECTORS)
32.4%
2.9%
35.3%
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