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