The worst performing sector as of midday Monday is the Utilities sector, showing a 0.3% loss. Within that group, Sempra Energy (Symbol: SRE) and NiSource Inc. (Symbol: NI) are two large stocks that are lagging, showing a loss of 2.9% and 0.7%, respectively. Among utilities ETFs , one ETF following the sector is the Utilities Select Sector SPDR ETF (Symbol: XLU), which is down 0.3% on the day, and up 4.93% year-to-date. Sempra Energy, meanwhile, is up 5.86% year-to-date, and NiSource Inc. is up 4.91% year-to-date. Combined, SRE and NI make up approximately 5.6% of the underlying holdings of XLU.
The next worst performing sector is the Services sector, showing a 0.1% loss. Among large Services stocks, Expedia Group Inc (Symbol: EXPE) and CBS Corp (Symbol: CBS) are the most notable, showing a loss of 2.8% and 2.7%, 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 7.67% on a year-to-date basis. Expedia Group Inc, meanwhile, is up 12.86% year-to-date, and CBS Corp is up 10.29% year-to-date. Combined, EXPE and CBS make up approximately 1.0% 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, five sectors are up on the day, while two sectors are down.
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