Looking at the sectors faring worst as of midday Friday, shares of Utilities companies are underperforming other sectors, showing a 0.5% loss. Within the sector, SCANA Corp (Symbol: SCG) and AES Corp. (Symbol: AES) are two large stocks that are lagging, showing a loss of 2.9% and 1.3%, respectively. Among utilities ETFs , one ETF following the sector is the Utilities Select Sector SPDR ETF (Symbol: XLU), which is down 0.5% on the day, and up 17.65% year-to-date. SCANA Corp, meanwhile, is down 37.87% year-to-date, and AES Corp., is down 4.39% year-to-date. Combined, SCG and AES make up approximately 1.9% of the underlying holdings of XLU.
The next worst performing sector is the Healthcare sector, showing a 0.1% loss. Among large Healthcare stocks, AmerisourceBergen Corp. (Symbol: ABC) and Envision Healthcare Corp (Symbol: EVHC) are the most notable, showing a loss of 1.9% and 1.3%, respectively. One ETF closely tracking Healthcare stocks is the Health Care Select Sector SPDR ETF ( XLV ), which is down 0.2% in midday trading, and up 19.35% on a year-to-date basis. AmerisourceBergen Corp., meanwhile, is up 1.68% year-to-date, and Envision Healthcare Corp, is down 54.38% year-to-date. Combined, ABC and EVHC make up approximately 0.6% of the underlying holdings of XLV.
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, five sectors are up on the day, while four sectors are down.
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