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A group of comparable securities, such as stocks in a particular sector or specific industry. A sector is a segment of the economy where companies engage in similar or related commercial activities, produce, or services . Economists can assess the financial activities within various sectors of an economy by dividing it into those sectors. As a result, sector analysis shows whether an economy is growing overall or if some sectors are facing economic downturn. The 11 sectors in the U.S economy, listed in order of size, are Information Technology, Health Care, Financials, Consumer Discretionary, Communication Services, Industrials, Consumer Staples, Energy, Utilities, Real Estate, and Materials.

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