Tuesday Sector Leaders: Services, Consumer Products

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The best performing sector as of midday Tuesday is the Services sector, higher by 0.7%. Within the sector, Kroger Co (Symbol: KR) and H & R Block, Inc. (Symbol: HRB) are two of the day's stand-outs, showing a gain of 3.0% and 2.9%, respectively. Among the largest ETFs , one ETF closely following services stocks is the iShares U.S. Consumer Services ETF (Symbol: IYC), which is up 0.8% on the day, and up 3.23% year-to-date. Kroger Co , meanwhile, is up 2.06% year-to-date, and H & R Block, Inc., is down 1.39% year-to-date. Combined, KR and HRB make up approximately 0.9% of the underlying holdings of IYC.

The next best performing sector is the Consumer Products sector, up 0.5%. Among large Consumer Products stocks, Under Armour Inc (Symbol: UAA) and Under Armour Inc (Symbol: UA) are the most notable, showing a gain of 15.9% and 14.5%, respectively. One ETF closely tracking Consumer Products stocks is the iShares U.S. Consumer Goods ETF ( IYK ), which is down 0.1% in midday trading, and down 3.61% on a year-to-date basis. Under Armour Inc, meanwhile, is up 14.35% year-to-date, and Under Armour Inc is up 13.26% year-to-date. Combined, UAA and UA make up approximately 0.3% of the underlying holdings of IYK.

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, seven sectors are up on the day, while two sectors are down.

Sector % Change
Services +0.7%
Consumer Products +0.5%
Technology & Communications +0.4%
Industrial +0.4%
Financial +0.3%
Utilities +0.1%
Healthcare +0.1%
Materials -0.1%
Energy -0.6%

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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
Referenced Symbols: IYK , KR , HRB , IYC , UAA

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