Sector: Technology

Performances and investment outlooks for the Technology sector and its industries.

Sector/

Industry

Index Value % of S&P 1500 % Price Change For

Rankings

5(Best) to 1(Worst)

Analyst Rec.

(+) Pos.

(0) Neu.

(-) Neg.

1 Wk 13 Wks YTD '99 5 Yrs. STARS Relative Strength
Communication Equipment 208.27 2.8 –14.86 –32.31 –17.73 –55.66 15.2 3.97 1 +
Computers (Hardware) 355.54 3.67 N / A –14.39 16.42 –36.46 24.32 3.59 1 +
Computers (Networking) 359.29 1.77 0.19 –45.2 –25.47 –26.05 26.14 4.84 1 0
Computers (Peripherals) 729.49 1.04 –3.6 –33.56 –14.33 7.13 40.8 4.91 1 +
Computers (Software & Services) 409.68 5.24 –0.67 –16.75 11.05 –49.75 30.03 3.36 2 +
Electronics (Component Distributors) 110.74 0.07 –2.49 –5.88 3.09 –17.54 0.65 3 2 0
Electronics (Defense) 92.66 0.13 –0.04 5.53 4.54 25.41 –4.19 3 4 +
Electronics (Instrumentation) 249.3 0.34 –3.33 0.29 –10.59 20.16 18.9 3.82 2 +
Electronics (Semiconductors) 398.75 4.04 1.76 –17.13 4.01 –18.69 31.88 3.65 1 +
Equipment (Semiconductor) 346.57 0.6 13.49 9.01 25.38 –40.12 30.95 3.23 1 0
Photography/Imaging 45.73 0.16 –0.85 –7.38 19.52 –56.82 –14.77 2.79 1 -
Services (Computer Systems) 196 0.48 0.03 11.66 11.25 –36.69 12.43 3.82 3 +
Services (Data Processing) 226.78 0.94 0.95 –4.84 –0.52 20.67 16.75 3.78 3 +

Sector STARS: The weighted averages of company STARS in the sector or industry. A higher number is better.

Relative Strength: The index's 6-month performance versus the S&P 1500. A higher number is better.

Recommendations: Industry outlooks are S&P analysts' investment outlooks for index and non-index companies. Sector weightings reflect Standard & Poor's Investment Policy Committee input.

The Relative Strength Graph represents the sector's 52-week price performance vs. that of the S&P 1500 Super Composite. If the purple line moves below 100, the sector is underperforming the market, and if it moves above 100, the sector Is outperforming the market.

The S&P 1500 Super Composite normalized at 100

The sector's 52-week price performance

The relative-strength trend line over the last 200 days

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