How industries stack up since Oct. 9, 2007

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Posted: Mar 05, 2013 5:42 PM

The Dow Jones industrial average set a record, closing above its previous all-time high set on Oct. 9, 2007. But the Dow is a measure of just 30 large company stocks. Here's how the industry groups in the broader Standard & Poor's 500 index have performed over the same period. Stocks that depend on consumer spending have led the way, while financial stocks are still feeling the hangover from the financial crisis.

— Consumer discretionary: up 37.4 percent

— Consumer staples: up 37.1 percent

— Health care: up 21.9 percent

— Information technology: up 13.2 percent

— Energy: down 1.6 percent

— Industrials: down 6.1 percent

— Utilities: down 8.5 percent

— Raw materials: down 9.2 percent

— Telecommunications: down 12.6 percent

— Financials: down 49.9 percent

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Source: FactSet