Looking at the sectors faring worst as of midday Monday, shares of Healthcare companies are underperforming other sectors, showing a 0.1% loss. Within that group, Biogen Inc (Symbol: BIIB) and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Symbol: REGN) are two large stocks that are lagging, showing a loss of 3.8% and 2.9%, respectively. Among healthcare ETFs , one ETF following the sector is the Health Care Select Sector SPDR ETF (Symbol: XLV), which is down 0.4% on the day, and up 2.68% year-to-date. Biogen Inc, meanwhile, is up 3.40% year-to-date, and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc., is down 0.58% year-to-date. Combined, BIIB and REGN make up approximately 3.2% of the underlying holdings of XLV.
The next worst performing sector is the Services sector, up 0.1%. Among large Services stocks, L Brands, Inc (Symbol: LB) and Ulta Beauty Inc (Symbol: ULTA) are the most notable, showing a loss of 2.5% and 2.5%, respectively. One ETF closely tracking Services stocks is the iShares U.S. Consumer Services ETF ( IYC ), which is up 0.1% in midday trading, and up 2.74% on a year-to-date basis. L Brands, Inc, meanwhile, is down 18.48% year-to-date, and Ulta Beauty Inc is up 3.73% year-to-date. Combined, LB and ULTA make up approximately 0.8% 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, eight sectors are up on the day, while one sector is down.
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