Important characteristics of the broad sectors of the S&P 500 along with the S&P Mid Cap and Small Cap indices.
Sector weight changes during November were minimal.
IF one considers the 2011 decline a full-fledged bear market, then it follows the new bull market is only 22 months old. After all, we’re seeing some “immature” market behavior, and some atypical bear warnings.
Year-over-year EPS growth rate for companies with Q2 reports (with about 65% in) currently stands at +4.2%, while revenue growth has come in at a better than expected +2.6%.
Consumer Discretionary’s weight increased the most in the S&P 500, rising 0.5%. Health Care rose the most in Mid Caps (+0.3%), while Information Technology rose the most in Small Caps (+0.7%).