Looking at the sectors faring worst as of midday Friday, shares of Healthcare companies are underperforming other sectors, showing a 1.0% loss. Within that group, Endo International plc (Symbol: ENDP) and Perrigo Company plc (Symbol: PRGO) are two large stocks that are lagging, showing a loss of 41.2% and 4.5%, respectively. Among healthcare ETFs , one ETF following the sector is the Health Care Select Sector SPDR ETF (Symbol: XLV), which is down 0.6% on the day, and down 3.66% year-to-date. Endo International plc, meanwhile, is down 74.46% year-to-date, and Perrigo Company plc, is down 35.83% year-to-date. Combined, ENDP and PRGO make up approximately 0.7% of the underlying holdings of XLV.
The next worst performing sector is the Utilities sector, showing a 0.5% loss. Among large Utilities stocks, Southern Company (Symbol: SO) and Consolidated Edison, Inc. (Symbol: ED) are the most notable, showing a loss of 2.3% and 2.1%, respectively. One ETF closely tracking Utilities stocks is the Utilities Select Sector SPDR ETF ( XLU ), which is down 0.7% in midday trading, and up 13.60% on a year-to-date basis. Southern Company , meanwhile, is up 6.85% year-to-date, and Consolidated Edison, Inc. is up 16.17% year-to-date. Combined, SO and ED make up approximately 10.8% of the underlying holdings of XLU.
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, seven sectors are up on the day, while two sectors are down.
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