The worst performing sector as of midday Monday is the Healthcare sector, showing a 0.7% loss. Within the sector, Incyte Corporation (Symbol: INCY) and Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc. (Symbol: ALXN) are two large stocks that are lagging, showing a loss of 4.1% and 3.8%, 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 up 9.92% year-to-date. Incyte Corporation, meanwhile, is up 17.12% year-to-date, and Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc. is up 1.34% year-to-date. Combined, INCY and ALXN make up approximately 1.7% of the underlying holdings of XLV.
The next worst performing sector is the Services sector, showing a 0.3% loss. Among large Services stocks, Charter Communications Inc (Symbol: CHTR) and Scripps Networks Interactive Inc (Symbol: SNI) are the most notable, showing a loss of 3.2% and 2.6%, respectively. One ETF closely tracking Services stocks is the iShares U.S. Consumer Services ETF ( IYC ), which is down 0.2% in midday trading, and up 9.98% on a year-to-date basis. Charter Communications Inc , meanwhile, is up 12.58% year-to-date, and Scripps Networks Interactive Inc, is down 0.62% year-to-date. Combined, CHTR and SNI make up approximately 2.4% 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, two sectors are up on the day, while six sectors are down.
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