The weakest performances were in the materials producing and equipment manufacturing sectors. In contrast, contractors' shares showed some strength, with several enjoying double-digit gains over the course of the first three months of 2009.
However, even in this sector the losses outweighed the gains, and contractors' shares lost -5,21% of their value over the three month period.
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