SOURCE: Russell Investments

Russell Investments

January 17, 2012 13:57 ET

Russell 3000® Index: Building Materials Subsector Reflected +3.5% Gain, Outperforming Materials & Processing Sector for Last Six Months as of January 13, 2012

SEATTLE, WA--(Marketwire - Jan 17, 2012) - The Building Materials subsector of the U.S broad market Russell 3000® Index reflected a 6 month gain of (+3.5%) from July 13, 2011 through January 13, 2012. The positive gain reflected by the Building Materials subsector helped stem the Materials & Processing sector's losses at (-5.4%) for the same time period.

Looking closer, the Real Estate subsector of the Financial Services sector reflected a relatively large loss of (-26%) while the Financial Services sector posted a (-5.6%) loss for the 6 month period of July 13, 2011 through January 13, 2012.

Overall, the Russell 3000 Index posted a 6 month return of (-2.4%) for July 13, 2011 through January 13, 2012.


Russell 3000 Index
6 Month Returns
( July 13, 2011 - January 13, 2012)
Russell 3000 -2.4%

Russell 3000 Index Sectors, Subsectors
6 Month Returns
( July 13, 2011 - January 13, 2012)
Financial Services Sector -5.6%
Real Estate Subsector -26.0%
Materials & Processing Sector -5.4%
Building Materials Subsector 3.5%

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