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Encyclopedia > Global Industry Classification Standard

The Global Industry Classification Standard (GICS) was developed by Morgan Stanley Capital International (MSCI), a premier independent provider of global indices and benchmark-related products and services, and Standard & Poor's (S&P), an independent international financial data and investment services company and a leading provider of global equity indices.


Structure

The GICS structure consists of 10 sectors, 24 industry groups, 64 industries and 139 sub-industries.


Sectors

10 Energy 15 Materials 20 Industrials 25 Consumer Discretionary 30 Consumer Staples 35 Health Care 40 Financials 45 Information Technology 50 Telecommunication Services 55 Utilities


External links

  • MSCI page on GICS
  • S&P page on GICS

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The Global Industry Classification Standard (GICS) was developed by Morgan Stanley Capital International (MSCI), a premier independent provider of global indices and benchmark-related products and services, and Standard and Poor's (SandP), an independent international financial data and investment services company and a leading provider of global equity indices.
The GICS structure consists of 10 sectors, 24 industry groups, 64 industries and 139 sub-industries.
This page was last modified 12:48, 3 February 2006.
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