Friday Sector Leaders: Consumer Products, Services

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The best performing sector as of midday Friday is the Consumer Products sector, higher by 0.7%. Within that group, PVH Corp (Symbol: PVH) and General Motors Co (Symbol: GM) are two of the day's stand-outs, showing a gain of 8.6% and 7.7%, respectively. Among consumer products ETFs , one ETF following the sector is the iShares U.S. Consumer Goods ETF (Symbol: IYK), which is up 0.3% on the day, and up 3.42% year-to-date. PVH Corp, meanwhile, is up 15.55% year-to-date, and General Motors Co is up 11.81% year-to-date. Combined, PVH and GM make up approximately 2.9% of the underlying holdings of IYK.

The next best performing sector is the Services sector, higher by 0.3%. Among large Services stocks, Netflix Inc (Symbol: NFLX) and Target Corp (Symbol: TGT) are the most notable, showing a gain of 4.2% and 2.2%, respectively. One ETF closely tracking Services stocks is the iShares U.S. Consumer Services ETF ( IYC ), which is down 0.1% in midday trading, and up 5.46% on a year-to-date basis. Netflix Inc, meanwhile, is up 26.41% year-to-date, and Target Corp is up 5.60% year-to-date. Combined, NFLX and TGT make up approximately 5.4% of the underlying holdings of IYC.

Comparing these stocks and ETFs on a trailing twelve month basis, below is a relative stock price performance chart, with each of the symbols shown in a different color as labeled in the legend at the bottom:

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Here's a snapshot of how the S&P 500 components within the various sectors are faring in afternoon trading on Friday. As you can see, four sectors are up on the day, while four sectors are down.

Sector % Change
Consumer Products +0.7%
Services +0.3%
Financial +0.2%
Technology & Communications +0.1%
Materials -0.0%
Healthcare -0.1%
Industrial -0.2%
Energy -0.5%
Utilities -0.6%

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This article appears in: Investing , Investing Ideas
Referenced Symbols: IYC , PVH , GM , IYK , NFLX

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