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An Examination Of The S&P 500 Sector Allocation As Of 2/27/15

Based on GICS sectors. Source: S&P Dow Jones Indices

Below is a table containing the sector allocation of the S&P 500 as of 2/27/15.

As of 2/27/2015. Based on GICS sectors. Source: S&P Dow Jones Indices
Sector % of S&P 500
Technology 19.9
Financials 16.0
Health Care 14.8
Consumer Discretionary 12.5
Industrials 10.3
Consumer Staples 9.8
Energy 8.1
Materials 3.3
Utilities 3.0
Telecom 2.3
  • The technology sector continues to grow and now represents almost 20% of the index.
  • In February, the weights of the technology and consumer discretionary sectors increased the most. Each sectors weight increased by 0.4 percentage points. Technology increased from 19.5% to 19.9% and consumer discretionary increased from 12.1% to 12.5%.
  • In February, the weight of the utilities sector fell the most. Utilities gave up 0.4 percentage points, which reduced the sectors weight from 3.4% to 3.0%.
  • The largest three sectors - technology, financials, and health care - combine to represent 50.7% of the index.
  • The telecommunications sector remains the smallest sector in the index. As of 2/27/15, telecom represents only 2.3% of the S&P 500.

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