Looking at the sectors faring worst as of midday Friday, shares of Energy companies are underperforming other sectors, showing a 0.3% loss. Within the sector, Cabot Oil & Gas Corp. (Symbol: COG) and Valero Energy Corp (Symbol: VLO) are two large stocks that are lagging, showing a loss of 3.6% and 1.4%, respectively. Among energy ETFs , one ETF following the sector is the Energy Select Sector SPDR ETF (Symbol: XLE), which is flat on the day on the day, and down 17.66% year-to-date. Cabot Oil & Gas Corp., meanwhile, is down 18.97% year-to-date, and Valero Energy Corp, is down 16.47% year-to-date. Combined, COG and VLO make up approximately 4.0% of the underlying holdings of XLE.
The next worst performing sector is the Materials sector, higher by 0.1%. Among large Materials stocks, Mosaic Co (Symbol: MOS) and Packaging Corp of America (Symbol: PKG) are the most notable, showing a loss of 1.2% and 1.1%, respectively. One ETF closely tracking Materials stocks is the Materials Select Sector SPDR ETF ( XLB ), which is up 0.3% in midday trading, and down 14.68% on a year-to-date basis. Mosaic Co , meanwhile, is up 14.22% year-to-date, and Packaging Corp of America, is down 28.39% year-to-date. Combined, MOS and PKG make up approximately 3.3% of the underlying holdings of XLB.
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 Friday. As you can see, eight sectors are up on the day, while one sector is down.
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