The Utilities Sector encompasses those companies considered electric, gas or water utilities, or companies that operate as independent producers and/or distributors of power.
|Last % Change||Market Cap||Market Weight||Weighting Recommendations|
|S&P Capital IQ||Ned Davis Research (PDF)|
Sector Commentary from Standard & Poor's
S&P Capital IQ recommends underweighting the S&P 500 Utilities sector. Year to
date through April 3, 2014, the S&P 500 Utilities Index, which represented
3.0% of the S&P 500 Index, was up 8.4% in price, compared with a 2.2% gain for
the S&P 500. In 2013, this sector index rose 8.8%, versus a price advance of
29.6% for the 500. There are four sub-industry indices in this sector. Electric Utilities is the largest, representing 56.6% of the sector's market
value, while Gas Utilities is the smallest, accounting for 1.2% of the sector.
|Sector Performance Against Benchmarks|
|Sector or Benchmark||1 Day||5 Days||1 Month||3 Month||YTD||1 Year||3 Year||5 Year|
|S&P 500 ® Index||0.41%||2.67%||0.70%||1.94%||1.69%||20.85%||40.54%||121.10%|
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