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Friday Sector Leaders: Consumer Products, Healthcare

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Looking at the sectors faring best as of midday Friday, shares of Consumer Products companies are outperforming other sectors, higher by 1.2%. Within that group, Monster Beverage Corp (Symbol: MNST) and Mattel Inc (Symbol: MAT) are two of the day's stand-outs, showing a gain of 5.3% and 3.6%, respectively. Among consumer products ETFs , one ETF following the sector is the iShares U.S. Consumer Goods ETF (Symbol: IYK), which is up 1.1% on the day, and down 6.18% year-to-date. Monster Beverage Corp , meanwhile, is down 12.13% year-to-date, and Mattel Inc is up 10.86% year-to-date. Combined, MNST and MAT make up approximately 1.4% of the underlying holdings of IYK.

The next best performing sector is the Healthcare sector, higher by 0.6%. Among large Healthcare stocks, Allergan PLC (Symbol: AGN) and Boston Scientific Corp. (Symbol: BSX) are the most notable, showing a gain of 3.4% and 2.9%, respectively. One ETF closely tracking Healthcare stocks is the Health Care Select Sector SPDR ETF ( XLV ), which is up 0.5% in midday trading, and up 3.16% on a year-to-date basis. Allergan PLC, meanwhile, is up 4.07% year-to-date, and Boston Scientific Corp. is up 28.76% year-to-date. Combined, AGN and BSX make up approximately 3.0% 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, seven sectors are up on the day, while two sectors are down.

Sector % Change
Consumer Products +1.2%
Healthcare +0.6%
Services +0.5%
Materials +0.3%
Financial +0.2%
Industrial +0.2%
Technology & Communications +0.1%
Utilities -0.2%
Energy -0.6%

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