Monday Sector Leaders: Energy, Healthcare

In afternoon trading on Monday, Energy stocks are the best performing sector, up 1.6%. Within that group, Halliburton Company (Symbol: HAL) and Diamondback Energy, Inc. (Symbol: FANG) are two large stocks leading the way, showing a gain of 3.3% and 2.9%, respectively. Among energy ETFs, one ETF following the sector is the Energy Select Sector SPDR ETF (Symbol: XLE), which is up 1.0% on the day, and up 8.34% year-to-date. Halliburton Company, meanwhile, is down 15.54% year-to-date, and Diamondback Energy, Inc. is up 10.20% year-to-date. Combined, HAL and FANG make up approximately 3.1% of the underlying holdings of XLE.

The next best performing sector is the Healthcare sector, up 0.8%. Among large Healthcare stocks, Incyte Corporation (Symbol: INCY) and ABIOMED, Inc. (Symbol: ABMD) are the most notable, showing a gain of 5.5% and 2.8%, respectively. One ETF closely tracking Healthcare stocks is the Health Care Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLV), which is up 0.4% in midday trading, and up 6.33% on a year-to-date basis. Incyte Corporation, meanwhile, is up 28.92% year-to-date, and ABIOMED, Inc., is down 20.62% year-to-date. Combined, INCY and ABMD make up approximately 0.7% of the underlying holdings of XLV.

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, four sectors are up on the day, while four sectors are down.

Sector % Change
Energy +1.6%
Healthcare +0.8%
Services +0.4%
Technology & Communications +0.4%
Financial -0.0%
Industrial -0.1%
Consumer Products -0.2%
Utilities -0.3%
Materials -0.6%

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