SOURCE: Russell Investments

Russell Investments

September 20, 2011 09:12 ET

Russell 3000 Index: Building Materials Sub-Sector Declines for Five Straight Months

SEATTLE, WA--(Marketwire - Sep 20, 2011) - The materials and processing sector of the U.S. broad-market Russell 3000® Index reflected a return of (-1.6%) month-to-date through September 16th, underperforming the Russell 3000 Index (-0.3%) through September 16, 2011. Building materials, a sub-sector of the Russell 3000 Index's materials and processing sector, has also reflected negative returns for September, posting a loss of (-5.4%) for the month-to-date.

Since April 2011, the building materials sub-sector of the Russell 3000 Index has continuously underperformed the broad market (as defined by the Russell 3000 Index), with the largest declines in July and August where the sub-sector reflected returns of (-7.9 %) and (-7.7%) respectively.

Date Russell 3000 Index Russell 3000
Sector:
US Materials & Processing
Sub-sector:
US Building Materials
MTD2011 (9/16) -0.3% -1.6% -5.4%
Aug-11 -6.0% -6.9% -7.7%
Jul-11 -2.3% -3.0% -7.9%
Jun-11 -1.8% -0.8% -6.4%
May-11 -1.1% -2.5% -2.7%
Apr-11 3.0% 2.4% -0.5%
Mar-11 0.5% 2.5% 2.5%
Feb-11 3.6% 3.0% 4.6%
Jan-11 2.2% 0.3% -1.7%
Dec-10 6.8% 9.7% 13.0%
Nov-10 0.6% 1.7% 5.0%
Oct-10 3.9% 6.6% 2.4%
Sep-10 9.4% 8.9% 5.2%

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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