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Tuesday Sector Laggards: Consumer Products, Financial


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The worst performing sector as of midday Tuesday is the Consumer Products sector, up 0.3%. Within that group, Mattel Inc (Symbol: MAT) and Hasbro, Inc. (Symbol: HAS) are two of the day's laggards, showing a loss of 1.4% and 1.3%, respectively. Among consumer products ETFs , one ETF following the sector is the iShares U.S. Consumer Goods ETF (Symbol: IYK), which is up 0.1% on the day, and down 4.14% year-to-date. Mattel Inc, meanwhile, is down 5.62% year-to-date, and Hasbro, Inc., is down 3.74% year-to-date. Combined, MAT and HAS make up approximately 0.7% of the underlying holdings of IYK.

The next worst performing sector is the Financial sector, higher by 0.3%. Among large Financial stocks, Comerica, Inc. (Symbol: CMA) and Regions Financial Corp (Symbol: RF) are the most notable, showing a loss of 3.7% and 2.6%, respectively. One ETF closely tracking Financial stocks is the Financial Select Sector SPDR ETF ( XLF ), which is up 0.1% in midday trading, and down 0.71% on a year-to-date basis. Comerica, Inc., meanwhile, is up 7.00% year-to-date, and Regions Financial Corp is up 4.66% year-to-date. Combined, CMA and RF make up approximately 1.1% of the underlying holdings of XLF.

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 Tuesday. As you can see, nine sectors are up on the day, while none of the sectors are down.

Sector % Change
Technology & Communications +1.7%
Materials +1.2%
Services +1.1%
Utilities +1.0%
Healthcare +0.8%
Industrial +0.7%
Energy +0.5%
Consumer Products +0.3%
Financial +0.3%

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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: XLF , MAT , HAS , IYK , CMA


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