Friday Sector Leaders: Industrial, Energy

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The best performing sector as of midday Friday is the Industrial sector, higher by 0.4%. Within that group, TransDigm Group Inc (Symbol: TDG) and Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd (Symbol: NCLH) are two large stocks leading the way, showing a gain of 2.8% and 2.4%, respectively. Among industrial ETFs , one ETF following the sector is the Industrial Select Sector SPDR ETF (Symbol: XLI), which is up 0.2% on the day, and up 5.01% year-to-date. TransDigm Group Inc, meanwhile, is up 34.14% year-to-date, and Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd is up 3.78% year-to-date. TDG makes up approximately 0.7% of the underlying holdings of XLI.

The next best performing sector is the Energy sector, higher by 0.4%. Among large Energy stocks, Cimarex Energy Co (Symbol: XEC) and Apache Corp (Symbol: APA) are the most notable, showing a gain of 2.6% and 2.4%, respectively. One ETF closely tracking Energy stocks is the Energy Select Sector SPDR ETF ( XLE ), which is up 0.4% in midday trading, and up 4.04% on a year-to-date basis. Cimarex Energy Co, meanwhile, is down 24.51% year-to-date, and Apache Corp is up 9.83% year-to-date. Combined, XEC and APA make up approximately 1.9% of the underlying holdings of XLE.

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, five sectors are up on the day, while four sectors are down.

Sector % Change
Industrial +0.4%
Energy +0.4%
Financial +0.3%
Technology & Communications +0.3%
Materials +0.2%
Consumer Products -0.2%
Services -0.3%
Healthcare -0.4%
Utilities -0.7%

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The views and opinions expressed herein are the views and opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Nasdaq, Inc.

This article appears in: Investing , Investing Ideas
Referenced Symbols: XLE , TDG , NCLH , XLI , XEC

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