In afternoon trading on Monday, Materials stocks are the worst performing sector, showing a 0.4% loss. Within that group, Newell Brands Inc (Symbol: NWL) and Praxair Inc (Symbol: PX) are two large stocks that are lagging, showing a loss of 13.1% and 3.8%, respectively. Among the high volume ETFs , one ETF closely following materials stocks is the Materials Select Sector SPDR ETF (Symbol: XLB), which is up 0.1% on the day, and down 1.11% year-to-date. Newell Brands Inc, meanwhile, is down 23.80% year-to-date, and Praxair Inc is up 3.71% year-to-date. PX makes up approximately 7.6% of the underlying holdings of XLB.
The next worst performing sector is the Consumer Products sector, not showing much of a gain. Among large Consumer Products stocks, Kraft Heinz Co (Symbol: KHC) and Coty, Inc. (Symbol: COTY) are the most notable, showing a loss of 2.9% and 2.0%, respectively. One ETF closely tracking Consumer Products stocks is the iShares U.S. Consumer Goods ETF ( IYK ), which is flat on the day in midday trading, and down 2.73% on a year-to-date basis. Kraft Heinz Co , meanwhile, is down 17.85% year-to-date, and Coty, Inc., is down 30.09% year-to-date. Combined, KHC and COTY make up approximately 2.0% of the underlying holdings of IYK.
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, six sectors are up on the day, while one sector is down.
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