Global Industry Classification Standard (GICS)

The Global Industry Classification Standard (GICS) is an industry classification standard used by the global financial community.

The Global Industry Classification Standard (GICS) is an industry classification developed by Morgan Stanley Capital International (MSCI), and Standard & Poor's (S&P) for use by the global financial community. GICS uses 4 level classification: Sector, Industry Group, Industry and Sub-Industry.

Energy

Energy

Energy Equipment & Services

Oil & Gas Drilling

Drilling contractors or owners of drilling rigs that contract their services for drilling wells

Oil & Gas Equipment & Services

Manufacturers of equipment, including drilling rigs and equipment, and providers of supplies and services to companies involved in the drilling, evaluation and completion of oil and gas wells.

Oil, Gas & Consumable Fuels

Integrated Oil & Gas

Integrated oil companies engaged in the exploration & production of oil and gas, as well as at least one other significant activity in either refining, marketing and transportation, or chemicals.

Oil & Gas Exploration & Production

Companies engaged in the exploration and production of oil and gas not classified elsewhere.

Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing

Companies engaged in the refining and marketing of oil, gas and/or refined products not classified in the Integrated Oil & Gas or Independent Power Producers & Energy Traders Sub-Industries.

Oil & Gas Storage & Transportation

Companies engaged in the storage and/or transportation of oil, gas and/or refined products. Includes diversified midstream natural gas companies facing competitive markets, oil and refined product pipelines, coal slurry pipelines and oil & gas shipping companies.

Coal & Consumable Fuels

Companies primarily involved in the production and mining of coal, related products and other consumable fuels related to the generation of energy. Excludes companies primarily producing gases classified in the Industrial Gases Sub-Industry.

Materials

Materials

Chemicals

Commodity Chemicals

Companies that primarily produce industrial chemicals and basic chemicals. Including but not limited to plastics, synthetic fibers, films, commodity-based paints & pigments, explosives and petrochemicals. Excludes chemical companies classified in the Diversified Chemicals, Fertilizers & Agricultural Chemicals, Industrial Gases, or Specialty Chemicals Sub-Industries.

Diversified Chemicals

Manufacturers of a diversified range of chemical products not classified in the Industrial Gases, Commodity Chemicals, Specialty Chemicals or Fertilizers & Agricultural Chemicals Sub-Industries.

Fertilizers & Agricultural Chemicals

Producers of fertilizers, pesticides, potash or other agriculture-related chemicals not classified elsewhere.

Industrial Gases

Manufacturers of industrial gases.

Specialty Chemicals

Companies that primarily produce high value-added chemicals used in the manufacture of a wide variety of products, including but not limited to fine chemicals, additives, advanced polymers, adhesives, sealants and specialty paints, pigments and coatings.

Construction Materials

Construction Materials

Manufacturers of construction materials including sand, clay, gypsum, lime, aggregates, cement, concrete and bricks. Other finished or semi-finished building materials are classified in the Building Products Sub-Industry.

Containers & Packaging

Metal & Glass Containers

Manufacturers of metal, glass or plastic containers. Includes corks and caps.

Paper Packaging

Manufacturers of paper and cardboard containers and packaging.

Metals & Mining

Aluminum

Producers of aluminum and related products, including companies that mine or process bauxite and companies that recycle aluminum to produce finished or semi-finished products. Excludes companies that primarily produce aluminum building materials classified in the Building Products Sub-Industry.

Diversified Metals & Mining

Companies engaged in diversified production or extraction of metals and minerals not classified elsewhere.

Gold

Producers of gold and related products, including companies that mine or process gold and the South African finance houses which primarily invest in, but do not operate, gold mines.

Precious Metals & Minerals

Companies mining precious metals and minerals not classified in the Gold Sub-Industry. Includes companies primarily mining platinum.

Steel

Producers of iron and steel and related products

Paper & Forest Products

Forest Products

Manufacturers of timber and related wood products. Includes lumber for the building industry.

Paper Products

Manufacturers of all grades of paper. Excludes companies specializing in paper packaging classified in the Paper Packaging Sub-Industry.

Industrials

Capital Goods

Aerospace & Defense

Aerospace & Defense

Manufacturers of civil or military aerospace and defense equipment, parts or products. Includes defense electronics and space equipment.

Building Products

Building Products

Manufacturers of building components and home improvement products and equipment. Excludes lumber and plywood classified under Forest Products and cement and other materials classified in the Construction Materials Sub-Industry.

Construction & Engineering

Construction & Engineering

Companies engaged in primarily non-residential construction. Includes civil engineering companies and large-scale contractors. Excludes companies classified in the Homebuilding Sub-Industry.

Electrical Equipment

Electrical Components & Equipment

Companies that produce electric cables and wires, electrical components or equipment not classified in the Heavy Electrical Equipment Sub-Industry.

Heavy Electrical Equipment

Manufacturers of power-generating equipment and other heavy electrical equipment, including power turbines, heavy electrical machinery intended for fixed-use and large electrical systems. Excludes cables and wires, classified in the Electrical Components & Equipment Sub-Industry.

Industrial Conglomerates

Industrial Conglomerates

Diversified industrial companies with business activities in three or more sectors, none of which contributes a majority of revenues. Stakes held are predominantly of a controlling nature and stake holders maintain an operational interest in the running of the subsidiaries.

Machinery

Construction & Farm Machinery & Heavy Trucks

Manufacturers of heavy duty trucks, rolling machinery, earth-moving and construction equipment, heavy farm machinery and manufacturers of related parts. Includes non-military shipbuilding.

Industrial Machinery

Manufacturers of industrial machinery and industrial components. Includes companies that manufacture presses, machine tools, compressors, pollution control equipment, elevators, escalators, insulators, pumps, roller bearings and other metal fabrications.

Trading Companies & Distributors

Trading Companies & Distributors

Trading companies and other distributors of industrial equipment and products.

Commercial & Professional Services

Commercial Services & Supplies

Commercial Printing

Companies providing commercial printing services. Includes printers primarily serving the media industry.

Data Processing Services -- Discontinued effective 04/30/2003.

Providers of commercial electronic data processing services.

Diversified Commercial & Professional Services -- Discontinued effective 08/31/2008

Companies primarily providing commercial, industrial and professional services to businesses and governments not classified elsewhere. Includes commercial cleaning services, consulting services, correctional facilities, dining & catering services, document & communication services, equipment repair services, security & alarm services, storage & warehousing, and uniform rental services.

Human Resource & Employment Services -- Discontinued effective 08/31/2008

Companies providing business support services relating to human capital management. Includes employment agencies, employee training, payroll & benefit support services, retirement support services and temporary agencies.

Environmental & Facilities Services

Companies providing environmental and facilities maintenance services. Includes waste management, facilities management and pollution control services. Excludes large-scale water treatment systems classified in the Water Utilities Sub-Industry.

Office Services & Supplies

Providers of office services and manufacturers of office supplies and equipment not classified elsewhere.

Diversified Support Services

Companies primarily providing labor oriented support services to businesses and governments. Includes commercial cleaning services, dining & catering services, equipment repair services, industrial maintenance services, industrial auctioneers, storage & warehousing, transaction services, uniform rental services, and other business support services.

Security & Alarm Services

Companies providing security and protection services to business and governments. Includes companies providing services such as correctional facilities, security & alarm services, armored transportation & guarding. Excludes companies providing security software classified under the Systems Software Sub-Industry and home security services classified under the Specialized Consumer Services Sub-Industry. Also excludes companies manufacturing security system equipment classified under the Electronic Equipment & Instruments Sub-Industry.

Commercial & Professional Services

Professional Services

Human Resource & Employment Services

Companies providing business support services relating to human capital management. Includes employment agencies, employee training, payroll & benefit support services, retirement support services and temporary agencies.

Research & Consulting Services

Companies primarily providing research and consulting services to businesses and governments not classified elsewhere. Includes companies involved in management consulting services, architectural design, business information or scientific research, marketing, and testing & certification services. Excludes companies providing information technology consulting services classified in the IT Consulting & Other Services Sub-Industry.

Transportation

Air Freight & Logistics

Air Freight & Logistics

Companies providing air freight transportation, courier and logistics services, including package and mail delivery and customs agents. Excludes those companies classified in the Airlines, Marine or Trucking Sub-Industries.

Airlines

Airlines

Companies providing primarily passenger air transportation.

Marine

Marine

Companies providing goods or passenger maritime transportation. Excludes cruise-ships classified in the Hotels, Resorts & Cruise Lines Sub-Industry.

Road & Rail

Railroads

Companies providing primarily goods and passenger rail transportation.

Trucking

Companies providing primarily goods and passenger land transportation. Includes vehicle rental and taxi companies.

Transportation Infrastructure

Airport Services

Operators of airports and companies providing related services.

Highways & Railtracks

Owners and operators of roads, tunnels and railtracks.

Marine Ports & Services

Owners and operators of marine ports and related services.

Consumer Discretionary

Automobiles & Components

Auto Components

Auto Parts & Equipment

Manufacturers of parts and accessories for automobiles and motorcycles. Excludes companies classified in the Tires & Rubber Sub-Industry.

Tires & Rubber

Manufacturers of tires and rubber.

Automobiles

Automobile Manufacturers

Companies that produce mainly passenger automobiles and light trucks. Excludes companies producing mainly motorcycles and three-wheelers classified in the Motorcycle Manufacturers Sub-Industry and heavy duty trucks classified in the Construction & Farm Machinery & Heavy Trucks Sub-Industry.

Motorcycle Manufacturers

Companies that produce motorcycles, scooters or three-wheelers. Excludes bicycles classified in the Leisure Products Sub-Industry.

Consumer Durables & Apparel

Household Durables

Consumer Electronics

Manufacturers of consumer electronics products including TVs, VCRs, hi-fi equipment, game consoles and related products. Excludes personal home computer manufacturers classified in the Computer Hardware Sub-Industry, and electric household appliances classified in the Household Appliances Sub-Industry.

Home Furnishings

Manufacturers of soft home furnishings or furniture, including upholstery, carpets and wall-coverings.

Homebuilding

Residential construction companies. Includes manufacturers of prefabricated houses and semi-fixed manufactured homes.

Household Appliances

Manufacturers of electric household appliances and related products. Includes manufacturers of power and hand tools, including garden improvement tools. Excludes TVs and other audio and video products classified in the Consumer Electronics Sub-Industry and personal computers classified in the Computer Hardware Sub-Industry.

Housewares & Specialties

Manufacturers of durable household products, including cutlery, cookware, glassware, crystal, silverware, utensils, kitchenware and consumer specialties not classified elsewhere.

Leisure Equipment & Products

Leisure Products

Manufacturers of leisure products and equipment including sports equipment, bicycles and toys.

Photographic Products

Manufacturers of photographic equipment and related products.

Textiles, Apparel & Luxury Goods

Apparel, Accessories & Luxury Goods

Manufacturers of apparel, accessories & luxury goods. Includes companies primarily producing designer handbags, wallets, luggage, jewelry and watches. Excludes shoes classified in the Footwear Sub-Industry.

Footwear

Manufacturers of footwear. Includes sport and leather shoes.

Textiles

Manufacturers of textile and related products not classified in the Apparel, Accessories & Luxury Goods, Footwear or Home Furnishings Sub-Industries.

Consumer Services

Hotels, Restaurants & Leisure

Casinos & Gaming

Owners and operators of casinos and gaming facilities. Includes companies providing lottery and betting services.

Hotels, Resorts & Cruise Lines

Owners and operators of hotels, resorts and cruise-ships. Includes travel agencies, tour operators and related services not classified elsewhere . Excludes casino-hotels classified in the Casinos & Gaming Sub-Industry.

Leisure Facilities

Owners and operators of leisure facilities, including sport and fitness centers, stadiums, golf courses and amusement parks not classified in the Movies & Entertainment Sub-Industry.

Restaurants

Owners and operators of restaurants, bars, pubs, fast-food or take-out facilities. Includes companies that provide food catering services.

Diversified Consumer Services

Education Services

Companies providing educational services, either on-line or through conventional teaching methods. Includes, private universities, correspondence teaching, providers of educational seminars, educational materials and technical education. Excludes companies providing employee education programs classified in the Human Resources & Employment Services Sub-Industry

Specialized Consumer Services

Companies providing consumer services not classified elsewhere. Includes residential services, home security, legal services, personal services, renovation & interior design services, consumer auctions and wedding & funeral services.

Media

Media

Advertising

Companies providing advertising, marketing or public relations services.

Broadcasting

Owners and operators of television or radio broadcasting systems, including programming. Includes, radio and television broadcasting, radio networks, and radio stations.

Cable & Satellite

Providers of cable or satellite television services. Includes cable networks and program distribution.

Movies & Entertainment

Companies that engage in producing and selling entertainment products and services, including companies engaged in the production, distribution and screening of movies and television shows, producers and distributors of music, entertainment theaters and sports teams.

Publishing

Publishers of newspapers, magazines and books, and providers of information in print or electronic formats.

Retailing

Distributors

Distributors

Distributors and wholesalers of general merchandise not classified elsewhere. Includes vehicle distributors.

Internet & Catalog Retail

Catalog Retail

Mail order and TV home shopping retailers. Includes companies that provide door-to-door retail.

Internet Retail

Companies providing retail services primarily on the internet, not classified elsewhere.

Multiline Retail

Department Stores

Owners and operators of department stores.

General Merchandise Stores

Owners and operators of stores offering diversified general merchandise. Excludes hypermarkets and large-scale super centers classified in the Hypermarkets & Super Centers Sub-Industry.

Specialty Retail

Apparel Retail

Retailers specialized mainly in apparel and accessories.

Computer & Electronics Retail

Owners and operators of consumer electronics, computers, video and related products retail stores.

Home Improvement Retail

Owners and operators of home and garden improvement retail stores. Includes stores offering building materials and supplies.

Specialty Stores

Owners and operators of specialty retail stores not classified elsewhere. Includes jewelry stores, toy stores, office supply stores, health & vision care stores, and book & entertainment stores.

Automotive Retail

Owners and operators of stores specializing in automotive retail. Includes auto dealers, gas stations, and retailers of auto accessories, motorcycles & parts, automotive glass, and automotive equipment & parts.

Homefurnishing Retail

Owners and operators of furniture and home furnishings retail stores. Includes residential furniture, homefurnishings, housewares, and interior design. Excludes home and garden improvement stores, classified in the Home Improvement Retail Sub-Industry.

Consumer Staples

Food & Staples Retailing

Food & Staples Retailing

Drug Retail

Owners and operators of primarily drug retail stores and pharmacies.

Food Distributors

Distributors of food products to other companies and not directly to the consumer.

Food Retail

Owners and operators of primarily food retail stores.

Hypermarkets & Super Centers

Owners and operators of hypermarkets and super centers selling food and a wide-range of consumer staple products. Excludes Food and Drug Retailers classified in the Food Retail and Drug Retail Sub-Industries, respectively.

Food, Beverage & Tobacco

Beverages

Brewers

Producers of beer and malt liquors. Includes breweries not classified in the Restaurants Sub-Industry.

Distillers & Vintners

Distillers, vintners and producers of alcoholic beverages not classified in the Brewers Sub-Industry.

Soft Drinks

Producers of non-alcoholic beverages including mineral waters. Excludes producers of milk classified in the Packaged Foods Sub-Industry.

Food Products

Agricultural Products

Producers of agricultural products. Includes crop growers, owners of plantations and companies that produce and process foods but do not package and market them. Excludes companies classified in the Forest Products Sub-Industry and those that package and market the food products classified in the Packaged Foods Sub-Industry.

Meat, Poultry & Fish (discontinued, effective March 28 2002)

Companies that raise livestock or poultry, fishing companies and other producers of meat, poultry or fish products.

Packaged Foods & Meats

Producers of packaged foods including dairy products, fruit juices, meats, poultry, fish and pet foods.

Tobacco

Tobacco

Manufacturers of cigarettes and other tobacco products.

Household & Personal Products

Household Products

Household Products

Producers of non-durable household products, including detergents, soaps, diapers and other tissue and household paper products not classified in the Paper Products Sub-Industry.

Personal Products

Personal Products

Manufacturers of personal and beauty care products, including cosmetics and perfumes.

Health Care

Health Care Equipment & Services

Health Care Equipment & Supplies

Health Care Equipment

Manufacturers of health care equipment and devices. Includes medical instruments, drug delivery systems, cardiovascular & orthopedic devices, and diagnostic equipment.

Health Care Supplies

Manufacturers of health care supplies and medical products not classified elsewhere. Includes eye care products, hospital supplies, and safety needle & syringe devices.

Health Care Providers & Services

Health Care Distributors

Distributors and wholesalers of health care products not classified elsewhere.

Health Care Services

Providers of patient health care services not classified elsewhere. Includes dialysis centers, lab testing services, and pharmacy management services. Also includes companies providing business support services to health care providers, such as clerical support services, collection agency services, staffing services and outsourced sales & marketing services

Health Care Facilities

Owners and operators of health care facilities, including hospitals, nursing homes, rehabilitation centers and animal hospitals.

Managed Health Care

Owners and operators of Health Maintenance Organizations (HMOs) and other managed plans.

Health Care Technology

Health Care Technology

Companies providing information technology services primarily to health care providers. Includes companies providing application, systems and/or data processing software, internet-based tools, and IT consulting services to doctors, hospitals or businesses operating primarily in the Health Care Sector

Pharmaceuticals, Biotechnology & Life Sciences

Biotechnology

Biotechnology

Companies primarily engaged in the research, development, manufacturing and/or marketing of products based on genetic analysis and genetic engineering. Includes companies specializing in protein-based therapeutics to treat human diseases

Pharmaceuticals

Pharmaceuticals

Companies engaged in the research, development or production of pharmaceuticals. Includes veterinary drugs.

Life Sciences Tools & Services

Life Sciences Tools & Services

Companies enabling the drug discovery, development and production continuum by providing analytical tools, instruments, consumables & supplies, clinical trial services and contract research services. Includes firms primarily servicing the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries.

Financials

Banks

Commercial Banks

Diversified Banks

Commercial banks whose businesses are derived primarily from commercial lending operations and have significant business activity in retail banking and small and medium corporate lending. Excludes banks classified in the Regional Banks and Thrifts & Mortgage Finance sub-industries. Also excludes investment banks classified in the Investment Banking & Brokerage Sub-Industry.

Regional Banks

Commercial banks whose businesses are derived primarily from commercial lending operations and have significant business activity in retail banking and small and medium corporate lending. Regional banks tend to operate in limited geographic regions. Excludes companies classified in the Diversified Banks and Thrifts & Mortgage Banks sub-industries. Also excludes investment banks classified in the Investment Banking & Brokerage Sub-Industry.

Thrifts & Mortgage Finance

Thrifts & Mortgage Finance

Financial institutions providing mortgage and mortgage related services. These include financial institutions whose assets are primarily mortgage related, savings & loans, mortgage GSE's (government sponsored enterprises), mortgage lending institutions, building societies and companies providing insurance to mortgage banks.

Diversified Financials

Diversified Financial Services

Consumer Finance -- Discontinued effective 04/30/2003.

Providers of consumer finance services, including personal credit, credit cards, lease financing, mortgage lenders, travel-related money services and pawn shops.

Other Diversified Financial Services

Providers of a diverse range of financial services and/or with some interest in a wide range of financial services including banking, insurance and capital markets, but with no dominant business line.

Multi-Sector Holdings

A company with significantly diversified holdings across three or more sectors, none of which contributes a majority of profit and/or sales. Stakes held are predominantly of a non-controlling nature. Includes diversified financial companies where stakes held are of a controlling nature. Excludes other diversified companies classified in the Industrials Conglomerates Sub-Industry.

Specialized Finance

Providers of specialized financial services. Includes credit agencies, stock exchanges and specialty boutiques. Companies in this Sub-Industry derive a majority of revenue from one, specialized line of business.

Consumer Finance

Consumer Finance

Providers of consumer finance services, including personal credit, credit cards, lease financing, travel-related money services and pawn shops. Excludes mortgage lenders classified in the Thrifts & Mortgage Banks Sub-Industry.

Capital Markets

Asset Management & Custody Banks

Financial institutions primarily engaged in investment management and/or related custody and securities fee-based services. Includes companies operating mutual funds, closed-end funds and unit investment trusts. Excludes banks and other financial institutions primarily involved in commercial lending, investment banking, brokerage and other specialized financial activities.

Investment Banking & Brokerage

Financial institutions primarily engaged in investment banking & brokerage services, including equity and debt underwriting, mergers and acquisitions, securities lending and advisory services. Excludes banks and other financial institutions primarily involved in commercial lending, asset management and specialized financial activities.

Diversified Capital Markets

Financial institutions primarily engaged in diversified capital markets activities, including a significant presence in at least two of the following area: large/major corporate lending, investment banking, brokerage and asset management. Excludes less diversified companies classified in the Asset Management & Custody Banks or Investment Banking & Brokerage sub-industries. Also excludes companies classified in the Banks or Insurance industry groups or the Consumer Finance Sub-Industry.

Insurance

Insurance

Insurance Brokers

Insurance and reinsurance brokerage firms.

Life & Health Insurance

Companies providing primarily life, disability, indemnity or supplemental health insurance. Excludes managed care companies classified in the Managed Health Care Sub-Industry.

Multi-line Insurance

Insurance companies with diversified interests in life, health and property and casualty insurance.

Property & Casualty Insurance

Companies providing primarily property and casualty insurance.

Reinsurance

Companies providing primarily reinsurance.

Real Estate

Real Estate -- Discontinued effective 04/28/2006

Real Estate Investment Trusts -- Discontinued effective 04/28/2006

Real estate investment trusts (REITs). Includes Property Trusts.

Real Estate Management & Development -- Discontinued effective 04/28/2006

Companies engaged in real estate ownership, development or management.

Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs)

Diversified REIT's

A company or Trust with significantly diversified operations across two or more property types.

Industrial REIT's

Companies or Trusts engaged in the acquisition, development, ownership, leasing, management and operation of industrial properties. Includes companies operating industrial warehouses and distribution properties.

Mortgage REIT's

Companies or Trusts that service, originate, purchase and/or securitize residential and/or commercial mortgage loans. Includes trusts that invest in mortgage-backed securities and other mortgage related assets.

Office REIT's

Companies or Trusts engaged in the acquisition, development, ownership, leasing, management and operation of office properties.

Residential REIT's

Companies or Trusts engaged in the acquisition, development, ownership, leasing, management and operation of residential properties including multifamily homes, apartments, manufactured homes and student housing properties

Retail REIT's

Companies or Trusts engaged in the acquisition, development, ownership, leasing, management and operation of shopping malls, outlet malls, neighborhood and community shopping centers.

Specialized REIT's

Companies or Trusts engaged in the acquisition, development, ownership, leasing, management and operation of properties not classified elsewhere. Includes trusts that operate and invest in health care, leisure, hotel/resort and storage properties. It also includes REITs that do not generate a majority of their revenues and income from real estate rental and leasing operations.

Real Estate Management & Development

Diversified Real Estate Activities

Companies engaged in a diverse spectrum of real estate activities including real estate development & sales, real estate management, or real estate services, but with no dominant business line.

Real Estate Operating Companies

Companies engaged in operating real estate properties for the purpose of leasing & management.

Real Estate Development

Companies that develop real estate and sell the properties after development. Excludes companies classified in the Homebuilding Sub-Industry.

Real Estate Services

Real estate service providers such as real estate agents, brokers & real estate appraisers.

Information Technology

Software & Services

Internet Software & Services

Internet Software & Services

Companies developing and marketing internet software and/or providing internet services including online databases and interactive services, web address registration services, database construction and internet design services. Excludes companies classified in the Internet Retail Sub-Industry.

IT Services

IT Consulting & Other Services

Providers of information technology and systems integration services not classified in the Data Processing & Outsourced Services or Internet Software & Services Sub-Industries. Includes information technology consulting and information management services.

Data Processing & Outsourced Services

Providers of commercial electronic data processing and/or business process outsourcing services. Includes companies that provide services for back-office automation.

Software

Application Software

Companies engaged in developing and producing software designed for specialized applications for the business or consumer market. Includes enterprise and technical software. Excludes companies classified in the Home Entertainment Software Sub-Industry. Also excludes companies producing systems or database management software classified in the Systems Software Sub-Industry.

Systems Software

Companies engaged in developing and producing systems and database management software.

Home Entertainment Software

Manufacturers of home entertainment software and educational software used primarily in the home.

Technology Hardware & Equipment

Communications Equipment

Communications Equipment

Manufacturers of communication equipment and products, including LANs, WANs, routers, telephones, switchboards and exchanges.

Networking Equipment -- Discontinued effective 04/30/2003.

Manufacturers of computer networking equipment and products, including LANs, WANs and routers.

Telecommunications Equipment -- Discontinued effective 04/30/2003.

Manufacturers of telecommunication equipment, including telephones, switchboards and exchanges. Excludes companies classified in the Networking Equipment Sub-Industry.

Computers & Peripherals

Computer Hardware

Manufacturers of personal computers, servers, mainframes and workstations. Includes manufacturers of Automatic Teller Machines (ATMs). Excludes manufacturers of copiers, faxes and related products classified in the Office Electronics Sub-Industry.

Computer Storage & Peripherals

Manufacturers of electronic computer components and peripherals. Includes data storage components, motherboards, audio and video cards, monitors, keyboards, printers and other peripherals. Excludes semiconductors classified in the Semiconductors Sub-Industry.

Electronic Equipment, Instruments & Components

Electronic Equipment & Instruments

Manufacturers of electronic equipment and instruments including analytical, electronic test and measurement instruments, scanner/barcode products, lasers, display screens, point-of-sales machines, and security system equipment.

Electronic Components

Manufacturers of electronic components. Includes electronic components, connection devices, electron tubes, electronic capacitors and resistors, electronic coil, printed circuit board, transformer and other inductors, signal processing technology/components.

Electronic Manufacturing Services

Producers of electronic equipment mainly for the OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturers) markets.

Technology Distributors

Distributors of technology hardware and equipment. Includes distributors of communications equipment, computers & peripherals, semiconductors, and electronic equipment and components.

Office Electronics

Office Electronics

Manufacturers of office electronic equipment including copiers and faxes.

Semiconductor Equipment & Products -- Discontinued effective 04/30/2003.

Semiconductor Equipment -- Discontinued effective 04/30/2003.

Manufacturers of semiconductor equipment.

Semiconductors -- Discontinued effective 04/30/2003.

Manufacturers of semiconductors and related products.

Semiconductors & Semiconductor Equipment

Semiconductors & Semiconductor Equipment

Semiconductor Equipment

Manufacturers of semiconductor equipment.

Semiconductors

Manufacturers of semiconductors and related products.

Telecommunication Services

Telecommunication Services

Diversified Telecommunication Services

Alternative Carriers

Providers of communications and high-density data transmission services primarily through a high bandwidth/fiber-optic cable network.

Integrated Telecommunication Services

Operators of primarily fixed-line telecommunications networks and companies providing both wireless and fixed-line telecommunications services not classified elsewhere.

Wireless Telecommunication Services

Wireless Telecommunication Services

Providers of primarily cellular or wireless telecommunication services, including paging services. Examples of CMDA network providers are Sprint and Verizon Wireless. Examples of GSM network providers include Afghan Wireless and Zambia Telecommunications Company.

Utilities

Utilities

Electric Utilities

Electric Utilities

Companies that produce or distribute electricity. Includes both nuclear and non-nuclear facilities.

Gas Utilities

Gas Utilities

Companies whose main charter is to distribute and transmit natural and manufactured gas. Excludes companies primarily involved in gas exploration or production classified in the Oil & Gas Exploration & Production Sub-Industry. Also excludes diversified midstream natural gas companies classified in the Oil & Gas Storage & Transportation Sub-Industry.

Multi-Utilities

Multi-Utilities

Utility companies with significantly diversified activities in addition to core Electric Utility, Gas Utility and/or Water Utility operations.

Water Utilities

Water Utilities

Companies that purchase and redistribute water to the end-consumer. Includes large-scale water treatment systems.

Independent Power Producers & Energy Traders

Independent Power Producers & Energy Traders

Companies that operate as Independent Power Producers (IPPs), Gas & Power Marketing & Trading Specialists and/or Integrated Energy Merchants. Excludes electric transmission companies and utility distribution companies classified in the Electric Utilities Sub-Industry.

Source: GICS, 05-26-2010

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