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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
32.5%
3.2%
35.7%
Automobiles & Auto Parts
67.3%
1.6%
68.9%
Banking & Investment Services
32.4%
3.3%
35.7%
Chemicals
54.1%
2.2%
56.3%
Collective Investments
27.2%
3.3%
30.5%
Cyclical Consumer Products
50.6%
2.3%
52.9%
Cyclical Consumer Services
58.4%
1.0%
59.4%
Energy - Fossil Fuels
13.5%
1.9%
15.4%
Food & Beverages
24.8%
2.8%
27.6%
Food & Drug Retailing
22.0%
2.6%
24.6%
Healthcare Services & Equipment
46.5%
1.1%
47.6%
Industrial & Commercial Services
33.0%
1.5%
34.5%
Industrial Conglomerates
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Industrial Goods
41.8%
1.7%
43.5%
Insurance
21.4%
3.6%
25.0%
Investment Holding Companies
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Mineral Resources
33.1%
3.9%
37.0%
Personal & Household Products & Services
41.3%
1.5%
42.8%
Pharmaceuticals & Medical Research
34.0%
1.2%
35.2%
Real Estate
28.7%
2.9%
31.6%
Renewable Energy
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Retailers
76.8%
0.9%
77.7%
Software & IT Services
47.1%
1.7%
48.8%
Technology Equipment
57.9%
1.3%
59.2%
Telecommunications Services
26.9%
3.2%
30.1%
Transportation
77.7%
1.9%
79.6%
Uranium
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Utilities
12.0%
3.5%
15.5%
AVERAGE (ALL SECTORS)
36.2%
3.0%
39.2%
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