The worst performing sector as of midday Monday is the Energy sector, showing a 0.3% loss. Within that group, Southwestern Energy Company (Symbol: SWN) and EQT Corp (Symbol: EQT) are two large stocks that are lagging, showing a loss of 2.8% and 2.7%, respectively. Among energy ETFs , one ETF following the sector is the Energy Select Sector SPDR ETF (Symbol: XLE), which is up 0.1% on the day, and down 2.60% year-to-date. Southwestern Energy Company, meanwhile, is down 19.09% year-to-date, and EQT Corp, is down 4.27% year-to-date. Combined, SWN and EQT make up approximately 1.1% of the underlying holdings of XLE.
The next worst performing sector is the Services sector, not showing much of a gain. Among large Services stocks, Expedia Inc (Symbol: EXPE) and The Gap Inc (Symbol: GPS) are the most notable, showing a loss of 2.3% and 1.8%, respectively. One ETF closely tracking Services stocks is the iShares U.S. Consumer Services ETF ( IYC ), which is up 0.3% in midday trading, and up 4.72% on a year-to-date basis. Expedia Inc, meanwhile, is up 5.81% year-to-date, and The Gap Inc is up 7.64% year-to-date. Combined, EXPE and GPS 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:
Here's a snapshot of how the S&P 500 components within the various sectors are faring in afternoon trading on Monday. As you can see, seven sectors are up on the day, while one sector is down.
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