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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
22.8%
3.1%
25.9%
Automobiles & Auto Parts
19.9%
1.9%
21.8%
Banking & Investment Services
23.0%
3.2%
26.2%
Chemicals
20.4%
2.2%
22.6%
Collective Investments
19.8%
3.1%
22.9%
Cyclical Consumer Products
20.3%
2.8%
23.1%
Cyclical Consumer Services
23.3%
0.9%
24.2%
Energy - Fossil Fuels
23.5%
1.6%
25.1%
Food & Beverages
19.3%
2.9%
22.2%
Food & Drug Retailing
27.7%
1.0%
28.7%
Healthcare Services & Equipment
28.4%
1.2%
29.6%
Industrial & Commercial Services
33.2%
1.6%
34.8%
Industrial Conglomerates
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Industrial Goods
27.8%
1.7%
29.5%
Insurance
-0.2%
3.3%
3.1%
Investment Holding Companies
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Mineral Resources
17.7%
5.2%
22.9%
Personal & Household Products & Services
-5.9%
1.7%
-4.2%
Pharmaceuticals & Medical Research
33.2%
1.3%
34.5%
Real Estate
24.8%
2.8%
27.6%
Renewable Energy
-41.6%
0.0%
-41.6%
Retailers
32.3%
0.8%
33.1%
Software & IT Services
27.2%
1.8%
29.0%
Technology Equipment
32.0%
1.3%
33.3%
Telecommunications Services
23.0%
2.6%
25.6%
Transportation
26.8%
1.5%
28.3%
Uranium
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Utilities
20.7%
3.1%
23.8%
AVERAGE (ALL SECTORS)
22.7%
3.0%
25.7%
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