Standard & Poors Stock Market Sectors

 

Sector

Industries

Examples

Consumer Discretionary

Autos & Trucks, Homebuilders, Hotels, Media & Entertainment, Restaurants, Retailers

General Motors, Home Depot, McDonald’s,  Wal-Mart, Walt Disney

Consumer Staples

Beverages, Foods, Grocery & Drug Stores, Household Products

Altria Group, Coca-Cola, Procter & Gamble

Energy

Oil & Natural Gas, Drillers, Energy Equipment

Exxon Mobil

Financial

Banks, Insurance, Brokerage, Consumer Finance & Lending

American Express, American Intl Group, Citigroup, JP Morgan Chase

Health Care

Biotechnology, Hospitals, Pharmaceuticals, Medical Supplies, Managed Care

Johnson & Johnson, Merck, Pfizer

Industrial

Aerospace & Defense, Airlines, Construction Equipment, Transportation, Machinery, Industrial Conglomerates

Boeing, Caterpillar, General Electric, Honeywell, 3M, United Technologies

Information Technology

Computer Equipment, Software, Electronics, Data Processing, Semiconductors, Wireless Telecommunications Equipment

Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Intel, Microsoft, Motorola

Materials

Paper, Metals, Chemicals

Alcoa, DuPont, Intl. Paper

Telecommunication Services

Telephone Companies, Wireless Services

A T & T, Verizon

Utilities

Electric, Water, Natural Gas Delivery

FPL Group, Consolidated Edison