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Tuesday Sector Leaders: Utilities, Services


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In afternoon trading on Tuesday, Utilities stocks are the best performing sector, losing just 0.2%. Within the sector, American Water Works Co, Inc. (Symbol: AWK) and Duke Energy Corp (Symbol: DUK) are two of the day's stand-outs, showing a gain of 0.9% and 0.8%, respectively. Among utilities ETFs , one ETF following the sector is the Utilities Select Sector SPDR ETF (Symbol: XLU), which is down 0.1% on the day, and down 3.54% year-to-date. American Water Works Co, Inc., meanwhile, is down 7.48% year-to-date, and Duke Energy Corp, is down 7.07% year-to-date. Combined, AWK and DUK make up approximately 10.6% of the underlying holdings of XLU.

The next best performing sector is the Services sector, losing just 0.8%. Among large Services stocks, Kohl's Corp. (Symbol: KSS) and Carmax Inc. (Symbol: KMX) are the most notable, showing a gain of 1.8% and 1.6%, respectively. One ETF closely tracking Services stocks is the iShares U.S. Consumer Services ETF ( IYC ), which is down 1.0% in midday trading, and up 4.40% on a year-to-date basis. Kohl's Corp., meanwhile, is up 23.66% year-to-date, and Carmax Inc. is up 6.53% year-to-date. Combined, KSS and KMX make up approximately 0.7% 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:

Portfolio Channel

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, none of the sectors are up on the day, while nine sectors are down.

Sector % Change
Utilities -0.2%
Services -0.8%
Energy -0.8%
Technology & Communications -1.0%
Consumer Products -1.2%
Healthcare -1.6%
Industrial -1.7%
Materials -1.7%
Financial -2.3%

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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: IYC , AWK , DUK , XLU , KSS


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