The worst performing sector as of midday Monday is the Utilities sector, showing a 0.7% loss. Within that group, FirstEnergy Corp (Symbol: FE) and Public Service Enterprise Group Inc (Symbol: PEG) are two large stocks that are lagging, showing a loss of 1.4% and 1.4%, respectively. Among utilities ETFs , one ETF following the sector is the Utilities Select Sector SPDR ETF (Symbol: XLU), which is down 0.7% on the day, and up 10.63% year-to-date. FirstEnergy Corp, meanwhile, is up 3.38% year-to-date, and Public Service Enterprise Group Inc is up 2.48% year-to-date. Combined, FE and PEG make up approximately 5.5% of the underlying holdings of XLU.
The next worst performing sector is the Consumer Products sector, showing a 0.6% loss. Among large Consumer Products stocks, Hasbro, Inc. (Symbol: HAS) and Mattel Inc (Symbol: MAT) are the most notable, showing a loss of 9.6% and 3.5%, respectively. One ETF closely tracking Consumer Products stocks is the iShares U.S. Consumer Goods ETF ( IYK ), which is down 0.5% in midday trading, and up 11.42% on a year-to-date basis. Hasbro, Inc., meanwhile, is up 36.20% year-to-date, and Mattel Inc, is down 21.45% year-to-date. Combined, HAS and MAT make up approximately 0.9% 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, two sectors are up on the day, while six sectors are down.
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