SOURCE: Russell Investments

Russell Investments

February 12, 2013 14:09 ET

Earnings Season: Health Care, Energy & Producer Durables Sectors Led Russell 1000® Index Sector Returns for 2013 as of February 11th

SEATTLE, WA--(Marketwire - Feb 12, 2013) - As the fourth quarter 2012 corporate earnings reporting session continues, the Health Care sector has led U.S. large-cap sectors, as reflected by the Russell 1000® Index, year-to-date as of February 11th.

The Russell 1000® Index of large-cap U.S. stocks has returned +6.85% year-to-date as of February 11th. Within the Index, the Health Care sector has led with a +8.55% return year-to-date, followed by the Energy (+8.51%) and Producer Durables and Financial Services (+7.90%) sectors for the same period.

And the Russell 1000® Index Health Care, Consumer Staples and Consumer Discretionary sectors have all reached all-time historical price level highs since the beginning of the year.*

Index / Sector 2013 Year-to-Date as of 2/11/13
Russell 1000 Index 6.85%
Russell 1000 Index Health Care Sector 8.55%
Russell 1000 Index Energy Sector 8.51%
Russell 1000 Index Producer Durables Sector 7.90%
Russell 1000 Index Financial Services Sector 7.90%
Russell 1000 Index Consumer Staples Sector 7.83%
Russell 1000 Index Consumer Discretionary Sector 6.80%
Russell 1000 Index Utilities Sector 5.54%
Russell 1000 Index Materials & Processing Sector 4.74%
Russell 1000 Index Technology Sector 3.26%

Source: Russell Investments
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*The Russell 1000® Index Health Care sector reached an all-time price high of 1455.07 on February 1st, the Consumer Staples sector reached an all-time price high of 2124.07 on February 5th and the Consumer Discretionary sector reached an all-time high of 1593.27 on January 25th.

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