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Bloomberg Adds Access to S&P/MSCI Barra’s GICS Classifications

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Bloomberg has added access to the Global Industry Classification Standard (GICS), jointly developed by Standard & Poor’s and MSCI Barra, to its Bloomberg Professional market data terminal service.

The GICS methodology classifies more than 33,500 active companies and 37,500 securities by sector, industry group, industry and sub-industry, enabling users to conduct qualitative and quantitative analyses such as return attribution, asset allocation, profitability trends, sector-specific exposure and peer comparisons. Each company is classified in one of 10 sectors, 24 industry groups, 64 industries and 139 GICS sub-industries.

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