SOURCE: Russell Investments

Russell Investments

February 22, 2012 13:01 ET

The Russell 2000® Index: Index Gained 12% YTD 2012 as of Feb 21st; Growth & Dynamic Indexes Outperformed Value & Defensive, While Materials & Processing Led All Sectors

SEATTLE, WA--(Marketwire - Feb 22, 2012) - Year-to-date Russell 2000® Index performance as of February 21st, 2012:

  • The Russell 2000® Index gained +11.2% YTD.
  • The Russell 2000® Growth Index (+12.0%) outperformed the Russell 2000 Value® Index (+10.5%) by 1.5%.
  • The Russell 2000® Dynamic Index (+14.6%) outperformed the Russell 2000® Defensive Index (+8.3%) by 6.3%.
  • Within the Russell 2000® Index, the Materials & Processing (+15.2%), Consumer Discretionary (+14.6%) and Energy (+14.4%) sectors were the top three performers. The Utilities sector had the worst performance with a +1.9% return.
Russell Index YTD
(through February 21, 2012)
Russell 2000 Index 11.2%
Russell 2000 Growth Index 12.0%
Russell 2000 Value Index 10.5%
Russell 2000 Index Sectors YTD
(through February 21, 2012)
Materials & Processing 15.2%
Consumer Discretionary 14.6%
Energy 14.4%
Technology 13.9%
Producer Durables 11.6%
Health Care 10.6%
Financial Services 8.4%
Consumer Staples 3.6%
Utilities 1.9%
Index Returns - 2011 YTD
(through February 21, 2012)
Russell 2000 Defensive Index 3.8% 8.3%
Russell 2000 Dynamic Index -11.9% 14.6%

Source: Russell Investments

The Russell Global Index includes more than 10,000 securities in 48 countries and covers 98% of the investable global market. All securities in the index are classified according to size, region, country and sector. Daily Returns for the main components are available here: http://www.russell.com/indexes/data/daily_total_returns_global.asp
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