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Monday Sector Laggards: Utilities, Energy

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The worst performing sector as of midday Monday is the Utilities sector, higher by 0.7%. Within that group, SCANA Corp (Symbol: SCG) and PG&E Corp (Symbol: PCG) are two of the day's laggards, showing a loss of 0.7% and 0.4%, respectively. Among utilities ETFs , one ETF following the sector is the Utilities Select Sector SPDR ETF (Symbol: XLU), which is up 0.8% on the day, and down 5.43% year-to-date. SCANA Corp, meanwhile, is down 5.47% year-to-date, and PG&E Corp , is down 4.29% year-to-date. Combined, SCG and PCG make up approximately 4.4% of the underlying holdings of XLU.

The next worst performing sector is the Energy sector, up 1.0%. Among large Energy stocks, Williams Cos Inc (Symbol: WMB) and Apache Corp (Symbol: APA) are the most notable, showing a loss of 1.0% and 0.7%, respectively. One ETF closely tracking Energy stocks is the Energy Select Sector SPDR ETF ( XLE ), which is up 1.1% in midday trading, and down 5.89% on a year-to-date basis. Williams Cos Inc , meanwhile, is down 15.63% year-to-date, and Apache Corp, is down 12.39% year-to-date. Combined, WMB and APA make up approximately 2.8% of the underlying holdings of XLE.

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, nine sectors are up on the day, while none of the sectors are down.

Sector % Change
Technology & Communications +1.9%
Services +1.8%
Financial +1.8%
Industrial +1.6%
Materials +1.5%
Consumer Products +1.4%
Healthcare +1.2%
Energy +1.0%
Utilities +0.7%

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