Looking at the sectors faring best as of midday Tuesday, shares of Industrial companies are outperforming other sectors, higher by 0.6%. Within that group, Expeditors International of Washington, Inc. (Symbol: EXPD) and Jacobs Engineering Group, Inc. (Symbol: JEC) are two large stocks leading the way, showing a gain of 7.8% and 7.8%, respectively. Among industrial ETFs , one ETF following the sector is the Industrial Select Sector SPDR ETF (Symbol: XLI), which is up 0.5% on the day, and down 3.03% year-to-date. Expeditors International of Washington, Inc., meanwhile, is up 6.62% year-to-date, and Jacobs Engineering Group, Inc., is down 7.05% year-to-date. Combined, EXPD and JEC make up approximately 0.9% of the underlying holdings of XLI.
The next best performing sector is the Technology & Communications sector, higher by 0.1%. Among large Technology & Communications stocks, Gartner Inc (Symbol: IT) and DXC Technology Co (Symbol: DXC) are the most notable, showing a gain of 4.2% and 1.3%, respectively. One ETF closely tracking Technology & Communications stocks is the Technology Select Sector SPDR ETF ( XLK ), which is flat on the day in midday trading, and up 6.78% on a year-to-date basis. Gartner Inc, meanwhile, is up 4.72% year-to-date, and DXC Technology Co is up 8.41% year-to-date. Combined, IT and DXC make up approximately 0.7% of the underlying holdings of XLK.
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:
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, two sectors are up on the day, while seven sectors are down.
|Sector ||% Change |
|Industrial ||+0.6% |
|Technology & Communications ||+0.1% |
|Consumer Products ||-0.1% |
|Services ||-0.2% |
|Financial ||-0.2% |
|Materials ||-0.3% |
|Energy ||-0.9% |
|Healthcare ||-1.0% |
|Utilities ||-2.6% |
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