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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
36.1%
3.2%
39.3%
Automobiles & Auto Parts
74.8%
1.6%
76.4%
Banking & Investment Services
36.0%
3.4%
39.4%
Chemicals
51.8%
2.2%
54.0%
Collective Investments
28.4%
3.3%
31.7%
Cyclical Consumer Products
58.4%
2.3%
60.7%
Cyclical Consumer Services
69.8%
1.0%
70.8%
Energy - Fossil Fuels
16.1%
2.0%
18.1%
Food & Beverages
27.5%
2.8%
30.3%
Food & Drug Retailing
24.3%
2.6%
26.9%
Healthcare Services & Equipment
43.3%
1.1%
44.4%
Industrial & Commercial Services
37.4%
1.6%
39.0%
Industrial Conglomerates
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Industrial Goods
46.6%
1.8%
48.4%
Insurance
25.5%
3.7%
29.2%
Investment Holding Companies
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Mineral Resources
33.7%
3.9%
37.6%
Personal & Household Products & Services
43.0%
1.5%
44.5%
Pharmaceuticals & Medical Research
34.5%
1.3%
35.8%
Real Estate
31.4%
2.9%
34.3%
Renewable Energy
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Retailers
82.1%
0.9%
83.0%
Software & IT Services
49.4%
1.7%
51.1%
Technology Equipment
60.2%
1.3%
61.5%
Telecommunications Services
31.2%
3.3%
34.5%
Transportation
84.0%
1.9%
85.9%
Uranium
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Utilities
9.4%
3.5%
12.9%
AVERAGE (ALL SECTORS)
39.4%
3.0%
42.4%
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