The Industry Classification Benchmark* (ICB) -- which comprises 10 industries, 18 supersectors, 40 sectors and 114 subsectors -- provides accurate and globally accepted industry and sector classifications.

In the past, market trends indicated that stocks within the same geographical area performed similarly. For that reason, investors found it useful to compare stock performance by region or country. Investors still find geographic comparisons useful, but frequently find it more useful to compare stock performance by industry.

To compare stock performance by industry, review the sector and industry breakdowns in the table below and choose an industry, supersector, sector  or subsector. You also may choose from the pull-down menus.

The Industry Classification Benchmark (ICB)

Industry Supersector Sector Subsector
* The Industry Classification Benchmark is proprietary to FTSE International Limited and Dow Jones & Company, Inc. and has been licensed for use.