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Best Sector in 2012: Consumer Cyclicals

NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The consumer cyclical, financial services and technology sectors have been the best performs so far in 2012, according to Morningstar.

The consumer cyclical sector has a total return year to date of 17.19%. Financial services returned 16.47% while technology has a total return of 15.87%.

Some of the best-performing consumer cyclical stocks year-to-date include Tata Motors (TTM), Magna International (MGA - Get Report) and Delphi Automotive (DLPH - Get Report).

Tata Motors

India's largest carmaker has had a 61.54% total return year to date.

"We believe that investment case for Tata Motors' Class A shares (or DVRs) has strengthened as current 48% discount to ordinary shares is close to peak since listing as well as highest compared to global companies," Bank of America Merrill Lynch analysts wrote in a Feb. 28 report. "We already have a Buy on Tata Motors given its exciting business prospects, but Class-A shares seem a more attractive way to play this theme."

The one analyst who covers the company rated it hold.

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