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Monday Sector Leaders: Consumer Products, Services

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In afternoon trading on Monday, Consumer Products stocks are the best performing sector, up 0.5%. Within the sector, HanesBrands Inc (Symbol: HBI) and Mattel Inc (Symbol: MAT) are two large stocks leading the way, showing a gain of 6.0% and 4.5%, respectively. Among consumer products ETFs , one ETF following the sector is the iShares U.S. Consumer Goods ETF (Symbol: IYK), which is flat on the day on the day, and down 8.98% year-to-date. HanesBrands Inc, meanwhile, is down 12.08% year-to-date, and Mattel Inc, is down 11.96% year-to-date. Combined, HBI and MAT make up approximately 0.5% of the underlying holdings of IYK.

The next best performing sector is the Services sector, higher by 0.5%. Among large Services stocks, Michael Kors Holdings Ltd (Symbol: KORS) and Discovery Inc (Symbol: DISCK) are the most notable, showing a gain of 4.3% and 2.8%, respectively. One ETF closely tracking Services stocks is the iShares U.S. Consumer Services ETF ( IYC ), which is up 0.1% in midday trading, and up 3.31% on a year-to-date basis. Michael Kors Holdings Ltd, meanwhile, is up 7.77% year-to-date, and Discovery Inc is up 4.23% year-to-date. DISCK makes up approximately 0.2% 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, three sectors are up on the day, while four sectors are down.

Sector % Change
Consumer Products +0.5%
Services +0.5%
Healthcare +0.3%
Utilities -0.0%
Energy 0.0%
Financial -0.1%
Industrial -0.2%
Materials -0.4%
Technology & Communications -0.7%

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