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Table: What's Real, What's Not...


Since the boom began in 1995, stock prices across much of the economy have performed well, while some sectors have given up most of their gains. Here's the breakdown:

Percent increase in stock prices, 1/3/95 - 7/2/02*

FINANCIAL SERVICES

Banks, brokerages, insurance companies: 224%

HEALTH CARE

Drugs, biotech, managed care: 202%

CONSUMER STAPLES

Food, housewares, personal care: 128%

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

Hardware, software, services: 125%

INDUSTRIALS

Machinery, transportation, business services: 115%

CONSUMER DISCRETIONARY

Autos, media, retailing, apparel: 107%

BASIC MATERIALS

Aluminum, chemicals, steel, paper products: 39%

UTILITIES

Gas and electric companies: 17%

TELECOM SERVICES

Telephone and wireless companies: 1%

* Based on S&P 500 Sector Indexes

Data: Bloomberg Financial Markets


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