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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
39.1%
2.8%
41.9%
Automobiles & Auto Parts
79.8%
1.8%
81.6%
Banking & Investment Services
50.2%
3.4%
53.6%
Chemicals
68.2%
2.3%
70.5%
Collective Investments
40.2%
3.7%
43.9%
Cyclical Consumer Products
68.7%
2.0%
70.7%
Cyclical Consumer Services
71.8%
1.0%
72.8%
Energy - Fossil Fuels
44.0%
2.3%
46.3%
Food & Beverages
37.3%
2.5%
39.8%
Food & Drug Retailing
0.3%
1.1%
1.4%
Healthcare Services & Equipment
30.2%
1.0%
31.2%
Industrial & Commercial Services
42.8%
1.5%
44.3%
Industrial Conglomerates
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Industrial Goods
58.0%
1.9%
59.9%
Insurance
35.2%
3.8%
39.0%
Investment Holding Companies
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Mineral Resources
74.8%
5.0%
79.8%
Personal & Household Products & Services
48.6%
1.7%
50.3%
Pharmaceuticals & Medical Research
42.7%
1.2%
43.9%
Real Estate
23.3%
3.1%
26.4%
Renewable Energy
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Retailers
104.8%
0.7%
105.5%
Software & IT Services
67.8%
1.6%
69.4%
Technology Equipment
84.6%
1.2%
85.8%
Telecommunications Services
37.9%
2.3%
40.2%
Transportation
88.5%
1.1%
89.6%
Uranium
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Utilities
28.4%
3.6%
32.0%
AVERAGE (ALL SECTORS)
49.9%
3.1%
53.0%
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