S&P 500 Sector Peformance 1979 – 2019

The table below lists the historical annual performance of the S&P 500 sectors . The performance is the annual equally weighted total return of S&P 500 companies by GICS sector. In 2019, the best performing sector was Information Technology that provided total return of 40.63%. The worst performing sector was Energy with a total return of 13.84%. The total return of the market cap weighted S&P 500 index was 31.49%. For sector returns since 1979, check our S&P 500 Sector & Industry Key Valuation Metrics data subscription.

S&P 500 Annual Sector Performance (Equal Weight)

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