Global Industry Classification Standard

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The Global Industry Classification Standard (GICS) is an industry taxonomy developed by MSCI and Standard & Poor's (S&P) for use by the global financial community. The GICS structure consists of 10 sectors, 24 industry groups, 67 industries and 156 sub-industries [1]into which S&P has categorized all major public companies. The system is similar to ICB (Industry Classification Benchmark), a classification structure maintained by Dow Jones Indexes and FTSE Group.

GICS is used as a basis for S&P and MSCI financial market indexes in which each company is assigned to a sub-industry, and to a corresponding industry, industry group and sector, according to the definition of its principal business activity.

"GICS" is a registered trademark of McGraw-Hill and MSCI Inc.

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Table[edit]

Code Sector Subcode Industry Groups
10 Energy 1010 Energy
15 Materials 1510 Materials
20 Industrials 2010 Capital Goods
2020 Commercial & Professional Services
2030 Transportation
25 Consumer Discretionary 2510 Automobiles & Components
2520 Consumer Durables & Apparel
2530 Hotels Restaurants & Leisure
2540 Media
2550 Retailing
30 Consumer Staples 3010 Food & Staples Retailing
3020 Food, Beverage & Tobacco
3030 Household & Personal Products
35 Health Care 3510 Health Care Equipment & Services
3520 Pharmaceuticals & Biotechnology
40 Financials 4010 Banks
4020 Diversified Financials
4030 Insurance
4040 Real Estate
45 Information Technology 4510 Software & Services
4520 Technology Hardware & Equipment
4530 Semiconductors & Semiconductor Equipment
50 Telecommunication Services 5010 Telecommunication Services
55 Utilities 5510 Utilities

Revisions[edit]

S&P Dow Jones Indices and MSCI propose making a new sector for real estate, as well as adding a new sub-industry for copper, to be effective 2016.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.msci.com/resources/factsheets/MSCI_Global_Industry_Classification_Standard.pdf
  2. ^ "MSCI-Barra GICS Tables". Retrieved 2013-02-10. 
  3. ^ "MSCI-Barra GICS Sector Definitions" (PDF). Retrieved 2013-02-10. 

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