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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
40.4%
3.4%
43.8%
Automobiles & Auto Parts
75.2%
2.6%
77.8%
Banking & Investment Services
43.9%
3.6%
47.5%
Chemicals
42.0%
2.3%
44.3%
Collective Investments
30.6%
3.4%
34.0%
Cyclical Consumer Products
58.5%
2.9%
61.4%
Cyclical Consumer Services
67.1%
1.2%
68.3%
Energy - Fossil Fuels
42.4%
1.8%
44.2%
Food & Beverages
29.4%
3.1%
32.5%
Food & Drug Retailing
36.1%
2.6%
38.7%
Healthcare Services & Equipment
41.2%
1.2%
42.4%
Industrial & Commercial Services
50.7%
1.7%
52.4%
Industrial Conglomerates
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Industrial Goods
56.9%
1.8%
58.7%
Insurance
19.4%
3.4%
22.8%
Investment Holding Companies
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Mineral Resources
25.6%
5.4%
31.0%
Personal & Household Products & Services
5.2%
1.5%
6.7%
Pharmaceuticals & Medical Research
31.9%
1.2%
33.1%
Real Estate
35.1%
3.0%
38.1%
Renewable Energy
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Retailers
64.6%
1.0%
65.6%
Software & IT Services
44.6%
1.7%
46.3%
Technology Equipment
57.7%
1.4%
59.1%
Telecommunications Services
34.5%
3.5%
38.0%
Transportation
64.6%
1.5%
66.1%
Uranium
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Utilities
14.4%
3.9%
18.3%
AVERAGE (ALL SECTORS)
40.7%
3.2%
43.9%
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