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Sector Shuffle

March 25, 1997

A ranking of 12 key sectors representing the U.S. economy, based on the last five days of trading on major equity markets.

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5-day Rev. EPS Sector %chg P/E Yield P/Book ROE Q/chg Q/chg Energy 1.6 19.4 2.8 3.2 17.0 28.3 37.3 Conglomerates -0.4 23.1 1.9 4.7 19.5 12.2 15.4 Utilities -0.6 14.8 5.4 1.7 12.1 19.6 6.8 Healthcare -0.7 27.7 1.7 7.3 25.1 16.0 20.8 Capital Goods -0.8 20.1 1.6 3.5 18.9 18.8 20.4 Services -0.8 24.5 2.6 3.9 14.6 19.5 14.1 Transportation -0.9 20.1 1.9 2.5 15.0 11.2 17.9 Financial -1.3 17.0 2.1 2.5 16.3 14.0 18.1 Basic Materials -2.0 22.9 2.3 3.8 19.7 6.3 1.9 Consumer Cyc -2.0 18.9 2.6 3.3 17.8 9.8 21.5 Cons/Non-Cyc -2.3 29.9 2.0 10.7 34.2 8.2 13.3 Technology -3.5 29.5 1.0 6.4 22.7 23.3 32.9

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Source: Market Guide; all data as of Friday

Note: Each sector includes several industry groups, which in turn are made up of individual stocks. You can examine the industry groups and individual stocks that make up each sector at http://www.marketguide.com/MGI/HOT/sector.htm on the World Wide Web.

Chart explanation: Sectors and sector data are weighted by market capitalization.

NM: Not meaningful; P/E: Friday price divided by most recent trailing one--year earnings; Yield: Annual return of dividend based on most recent stock price and recent dividend information; P/Book: Price-to-book; price divided by latest available quarterly book value per share; ROE: Return on equity, most recent available trailing 12-month period; Rev. and EPS: Revenue and earnings per share, percentage change in most recent quarter versus year-ago quarter.

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